Independence Day: Resurgence

New this week Continuity mistake: The former president's daughter is shooting her semi-automatic pistol at the downed alien craft. Her pistol runs out of ammo and the slide locks open. She then sees her boyfriend get out of the ship. Once she recognizes him in the next shot, the pistol slide is closed as if it is not out of ammo.

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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.

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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.

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

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Continuity mistake: Lt. Whitmore fires 2 rounds at an alien fighter before her weapon locks back in the empty position. In her next shot the weapon is in the fire position.


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Suggested correction: There was plenty of time for her to release the slide forwards.

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.

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Charles Austin Miller



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