Godzilla (2014)

15 mistakes

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Factual error: In the cardiac resuscitation scene with Brian Cranston, someone says "he's in atrial fibrillation... Give him 1 milligram of epinephrine." Wrong drug, in fact one that would very likely kill him immediately (maybe that's why he didn't make it!).

Terry Fotre

Continuity mistake: When Juliette Binoche is running for her life in the tunnel near the beginning of the movie, when the running starts you can see all men run pass Juliette and then she's the last runner. There's even a shot when she's looking back at the leaking water and is last, with no-one behind her. A second later she's in the front of the running group.


Continuity mistake: When Sam is loaded onto the school bus by his mother, her work friend 'Laura' is on the bus. Later, on the bridge, she seems to have disappeared.

Salvatore Kingston-Basile

Factual error: Due to the specific type of suspension bridge it is, the road deck of the Golden Gate Bridge would have collapsed entirely after Godzilla severed the bridge's main cables, instead of remaining level as seen in the film.

James Letkeman

Factual error: San Francisco Bay's deepest spot is 360 feet deep and that is directly under the Golden Gate bridge. Godzilla is only 355 feet. His head would be under water when he stood up in next to the bridge. Also the bay is fairly shallow everywhere else - most parts only reach 45 to 50 feet deep. His dorsal fins alone at 34 to 37 feet tall. So there is no way he swam all the way up to the bridge and then stood up in the water with it only being below his belly. He also couldn't have displaced that much water for it to cover him.


Factual error: During Ford's rescue from the boat Search and Rescue is able to find him, hoist him, and vacate the area within the 5min left on the nuke. Having done this in real life it takes a tad longer.


Factual error: When Ford and his dad are in the Blackhawk/Seahawk, they are talking at just above a whisper. There is no way to "whisper" in a black/seahawk.


Factual error: When the nuclear bomb goes off, the main character is on the rescue helicopter in clear view of the blast. They are close enough to the blast, with the view they showed, that the helicopter would have been blown out of the sky.

Factual error: In the ending credits, the USS Ronald Reagan is listed with the hull number CVN-70. Its actual hull number is CVN-76.

Frederick King

Factual error: When the 6 service members are carrying the warhead to the boat, they hold it with ease. In reality an actual warhead weighs more than 2,400lbs, so that mean they would each be carrying more than 400lbs each with no apparent effort.


Continuity mistake: When Godzilla collapses to the ground before the nuke goes off he is right next to the water, but when they show him the next day he is in the city, about a quarter mile away from the water.


Factual error: A United States aircraft carrier with the name U.S.S. Saratoga is shown onscreen. This is a real carrier (CV-60), but the number painted on the carrier's island is 88.

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Factual error: In the scene where the SEALs perform a HALO jump from what appears to be 27,000+ to 30K feet, (based on their average on-screen time in freefall), they are not wearing balaclavas over their heads, thus exposing their foreheads and necks to the sub-zero temperatures at that approximate altitude, added to the significant wind-chill effect of 110 to 127 MPH in flared freefall at the thin atmosphere of those heights. Frosbite would have been almost instantaneous.


Other mistake: When the father and son sneak into the quarantine area, they are wearing radiation masks. The father's mask is a slip over face mask (not entire face, hood and shoulders one-piece like the son's) that shows some exposed skin in a gap between the hood and mask, yet they speak about how severe the radiation is expected to be. The father using a meter detects no radiation and he dramatically slips that mask type off to breath the air. If there was severe radiation as they anticipated, he would have already been harshly exposed.

Character mistake: All the characters wearing gas masks are wearing them with the straps over the hoods. I was army trained, and you always wear the mask next to the skin for best seal, with the hood over the top.

Ishiro Serizawa: The arrogance of man is thinking that nature is in our control and not the other way around. Let them fight.

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Trivia: Ken Watanabe is named "Dr. Ishiro Serizawa." His first name "Ishiro" comes from the director of several previous Godzilla films, Ishiro Honda. The last name "Serizawa" is the name of the character in the 1954 original film who invents a device to kill Godzilla, Dr. Daisuke Serizawa.

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Question: When the soldiers were skydiving into the city why did they have red flares attached to their boots?

Answer: Due to the storm, it became difficult for the soldiers to see one another. The flares were used to help them keep track of their positions during the skydive.

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