Continuity mistake: After Batman rescues Vicky he has a voice remote for the Batmobile. As the car approaches he orders the car to stop by speaking into the remote and then lowers it to his side. When the camera shot changes showing the car stopping right in front of him, he is still holding the remote to his mouth. (01:09:20)
Continuity mistake: When the "automated" Batmobile is sent into Axis Chemicals to blow it up, six of the Joker's men are shooting at it before it explodes, killing or seriously injuring everyone. Three of these same henchmen are also on the Joker's parade float at the very same time or very shortly afterwards in Gotham Plaza and one of them flies the Joker's escape copter at the end of the movie.
Continuity mistake: When Joker is at the top of the building and taunting them, his chin is red (presumably from his blood when Batman socked him in the jaw.) After he falls off the building, and we see him lying on the ground, his chin is not covered in blood like it was before. (01:50:45 - 01:54:35)
Revealing mistake: Right after Joker falls off the top of the cathedral, Batman and Vicky fall too and we catch them three times before Batman's grapple digs into the stone. On the second and third time you can actually notice Vicky's face expression doesn't look one bit scared, so you know they're not falling. You can also see there's a screen in the background. (01:58:40)BigOLB
Continuity mistake: When Batman jumps off of the remaining bell at the top of the cathedral, the goon uses Batman's momentum to throw him into a set of stairs, his trajectory parallel with the near wall. Since the goon wasn't standing near the wall when he threw Batman, this angle would not be possible to achieve.
Visible crew/equipment: When Batman comes through the skylights in the museum just after Vicki throws water on Joker's face, you can see the stunt cable that lowers Batman down. Batman does use a system of cables and grappling hooks because he has no superpowers, but the cable lowering him down disappears as soon as he hits the ground. It was used to lower the actor down safely, not the character.THGhost
Plot hole: Right after the Joker goes into the cathedral with Vicky, Batman follows him with no one else entering in between the two parties. How then did Joker's goons get to the top of the cathedral before Batman or the chopper? They couldn't have planned it since Joker had to tell them where to pick him up, and they didn't know he would chase after Vicky to that particular location.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joker has broken in on the mayor's televised speech to the citizens of Gotham to challenge Batman to a "big duke-a-roo", Bruce freezes the live broadcast on a close-up of the Joker. He then flashes back to his parents murder. After the flashback, he looks again at the freeze frame picture of the Joker, but it is a different picture. When he freezes it, Joker's eyes are closed. When he comes back to the picture, his eyes are open.
Continuity mistake: At the cathedral scene, when Batman & Vicky are hanging at the ridge, and the Joker is about to be picked up by the helicopter, the color of Joker's jacket changes from purple (front shot) to red/orange (shot from above) and back again. The orange one may be his blouse, as it has the same colour visible under his jacket in the front shot. Then, the same jacket and hat are seen hung over the gargoyle just a few seconds later.
Continuity mistake: When Batman and Vicky are running from Joker's museum plot, and are running from Joker's henchmen, he shoots a cable up to a walkway. As the camera shows him firing, he fires the rope at a 45 degree angle, yet when he and Vicky are going up on the rope, the walkway is directly above them and the rope is perpendicular to the ground.
Revealing mistake: When Batman drives the Batmobile into the Axis Chemicals factory, watch closely when he slams through the first gate - you can see the gate is swaying and starting to open before the batmobile hits it, indicating it wasn't really closed and was left unlocked and partially open to make it easier for the stunt-driver to drive the Batmobile through it.Dr Wilson
Continuity mistake: At one point during the car chase through downtown Gotham City, the Batmobile maneuvers a sharp turn with the aid of a cable that launches from the driver's side and hooks onto a steel beam structure nearby. But as the Batmobile starts cornering, notice how the cable appears fastened in a different manner. Between shots, it has tied itself completely around the beam instead. (01:08:15)ryguy_1983
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the gunfire exchange scene at Axis Chemicals - from the point at which Joker was pondering an escape on the catwalk until Batman turns around to see the shadow of a police officer closing in on him - notice how the exit bears an altogether different appearance between views. (00:27:35 - 00:29:40)ryguy_1983
Revealing mistake: When Jack falls into the chemical vat it's obvious the vat is quite shallow as he doesn't actually sink into the chemicals but instead just kind of lands and then sits there as liquid splashes out around him. To top it off, the subsequent shot of him disappearing into the chemicals is reversed as several bubbles can be seen 'unpopping' and growing smaller.
Continuity mistake: Vicky Vale's first name is V-I-C-K-I in the credits. On the cover of the magazine, it's spelled V-I-C-K-Y.
Continuity mistake: When Batman collects the balloons' cables in his flying vehicle's anterior contraption, he gets 6 or 7 cables caught, but when he closes the scissor-like mechanism, there are only 5 visible cables. Also, when he collects them, they gather at the back of the mechanism, but when he closes it, they are neatly caught in small notches.
Continuity mistake: Whenever shots show the view looking down on the ground when Batman and Vicky are hanging from the cathedral, it only shows two spotlights shining upwards from the ground. In other shots just showing the upper part of the cathedral, there are three or four beams visible. Also, the movement of the beams from the ground and the ones actually on the actors don't correlate between shots.
Revealing mistake: When the Batjet crashes, if you pay close attention to the scale of the jet, cars and buildings in relation to the scale of the fire and explosions, it is very clear that this scene was created with models.
Audio problem: Knox is thrown from the hood of Vicki's car into a pile of garbage. He cries "No, no, no." He is obviously dubbed, as his cries continue briefly after he has already landed in the garbage.
Continuity mistake: After rescuing Vicki from the museum, Batman leads Joker's henchmen on a downtown chase with the Batmobile. One car on his tail causes a major pileup at the intersection near Monarch Theatre. A short time later when the unmanned Batmobile is making its way down the street, it passes right through that very same intersection. This time, however, there are no indications that a pileup ever took place just moments before. All mangled vehicles and debris have disappeared. (01:08:20 - 01:12:00)ryguy_1983
Continuity mistake: While Vicky is talking with Bruce at the Batcave she has some tears on her face which disappear between shots.
Revealing mistake: After the Batmobile's pair of machine guns riddles a straight line of bullet holes through a bay door of Axis Chemicals, it drives in and eventually goes on to blow up the plant. It might seem like the bullet holes themselves would weaken the bay door enough for the Batmobile to push through. But instead - as the bay door falls to the ground - notice how a ready-made seam splits apart directly above the line of bullet holes. (01:34:15)ryguy_1983
Other mistake: In the scene at the beginning, when the robbers take Harold's wallet, the robber who had the gun says "American express card" but, when he says "don't leave home without it" the subtitles say the goon on the left says it, even though you can see the goon on the right move his mouth. (01:04:30)Tony
Continuity mistake: While Bruce is talking with Vicky at the Batcave he is clean shaven, but after he attacks Axis chemicals he has some stubble on his face.
Continuity mistake: During the Batmobile car chase scene, Batman bangs a left from the side street near Monarch Theatre, leading Joker's henchmen and several patrol cars on a straight path for a few seconds. But right before the car pileup in front of Monarch Theatre, Batman is seen turning left onto the very same side street he came from to begin with. (01:08:00)ryguy_1983
You may like...
Join the mailing list
Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.