Corrected entry: When the US special forces team is approaching the Russian sub that a MUTO has dragged into the jungle on Hawaii, team members are wearing night vision goggles. But they are also using flashlights.
Corrected entry: The military wants to use a nuclear bomb to lure the creatures away and then detonate it. They say they want it 20 miles offshore to be safe. Later in the movie, the main character manages to get on the boat with the bomb to pilot it away from San Francisco. They show the time left on the bomb is about 13 and a half minutes. He would have had to been going 90 mph to get 20 miles away in that time, and the boat he was on would have never been able to go that fast.
Corrected entry: When the soldiers go to Yucca mountain to look for the other MUTO, they find a hole where it had busted out and was heading to Vegas. Why didn't they see this gigantic creature across the desert while on the way to Yucca mountain?
Corrected entry: It's stated that the safe distance for the nuclear bomb would be 20 miles. Just assuming it was a one megaton bomb, the deadly pressure change shockwave would extend 30+ miles. It would be strong enough to destroy houses and kill people. The lethal radiation radius would be in the 250+ mile range. The movie says this bomb is a multi-megaton bomb so I would assume those numbers would be even greater.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Ford and Joe return to their home in the quarantine zone 15 years after the incident, Joe sees the Happy Birthday sign that Ford made hanging on the wall. This sign was never hung, as Joe woke up early that morning, preventing Ford from hanging it.Amy Sanford Reynolds
Corrected entry: There is a scene where the bus with the main character's kid is on the Golden Gate Bridge trying to flee. An errant missile breaks one of the massive bridge cables and blocks the path. You can see that there is enough space between the cable and tank to walk between and that is it. In the next shot, the driver floors it to escape and somehow the cable is gone.
Corrected entry: Railway bridge scene Sergeant Tre Morales drops his rifle down into the valley below. The muto pops up and the two officers are lying on their backs. Sergeant Tre Morales has hands clutched firmly on the rifle he just dropped.
Corrected entry: In the school bus scene on the Golden Gate Bridge, the bus travels northbound from San Francisco to Sausilito carrying the son of the main character. We later learn that the son ends up at Oakland Colosseum. Unless they took an unreasonably long route through the San Rafael Bridge east and then south again, they would have taken the Bay Bridge Eastboun to Oakland.
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