Independence Day: Resurgence

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when the mothership takes off the central saucer section is in place, yet we saw the queen alien fly off in it earlier on.

Factual error: When the new president talks to the world on shortwave radio, some kids are adjusting a TV antenna in one shot. Shortwave radios wouldn't work with TV antennas, they use two significantly different frequencies. Shortwave is a much longer wavelength and would require larger antennas to work.

manthabeat Premium member
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Suggested correction: After 20 years of reverse engineering alien technology, humans probably found ways to make antennae smaller.

You still cannot alter the laws of physics. An effective antenna must have a certain size, which is controlled by the wavelength of the radio waves.

Noman Premium member

The aliens obviously altered the laws of physics by traveling faster than light and hovering over cities in 15 mile diameter spaceships, smaller antennae don't seem like much of a stretch.

Other mistake: Just before Patricia Whitmore's plane (no. 107) is shot down, it is briefly shown with its number mirrored.

Dristarg

Factual error: When David and Catherine are heading to the alien city destroyer in Umbutu, which used to be part of the Congo, they are surrounded by desert landscape similar to the southwestern US. No such landscape exits anywhere in the Congo. The country is covered in rainforests and grasslands. You can even see the Sandia Mountains which are in New Mexico in some shots.

Continuity mistake: Early in the film, as Jake and Charlie are towing a new weapon system to its destination on the Moon, we see Earth in the background, more than half illuminated by the Sun. Jake says they are 7 miles away and closing on their lunar destination (which should only take a matter of moments). A few moments later, as Jake and Charlie are still in approach, we see Earth in the background again, but it is now in a waning crescent, only 1/3 illuminated by the Sun. This would indicate over a week's passage of time.

Charles Austin Miller

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