Corrected entry: How do the "bugs" manage to invade the Earth? Supposedly they hurl meteors through space that land on Earth and cause massive destruction. But the bugs, even though they are huge and intelligent, have no technology. How could they harness the meteor, let alone make sure that it travelled through space accurately enough to hit the Earth?
Corrected entry: Why the heck would a military force that can cross the galaxy rely on infantry soldiers with projectile weapons? Even in the 21st century, we have tanks that could have mopped up all of those bugs, not to mention a myriad of unmanned weapons that could keep grunts out of harm's way. (01:01:20)
Corrected entry: In the scene when the asteroid hits Buenos Aires, the news shows footage of people in burning debris who are helped up. This can't be Buenos Aires, because an asteroid that's big enough to destroy a city would blow everything away in a ring of several kilometers. After the explosion all air in an ever bigger ring would be sucked to the center of the explosion, causing a vacuum and thereby killing all the people. There should be no survivors and fires. (00:52:40)
Corrected entry: When the bugs are attacking the outpost on Planet P, Diz is occupied for the majority of the fight with the task of calling in support. When the rescue ship is on route, she is one of the last to join in the firefight, but reports being totally out of ammo after depleting her first clip. Even Johnny has a spare to give her which negates the possibility of more time passing than is seen, either she only brought a single clip or totally forgot about those around her belt. (01:32:35)
Corrected entry: Again, when the bugs attack the planet P outpost, the troopers are unable to hold off the seemingly relentless wave of bugs. Such to the point that the bugs are able to make their way to the outpost's upper level by climbing over one another, you see troopers frantically trying to repel them with standard machine fire, yet everyone seems to have forgotten about the underbarrel shotgun or similar projectile launcher that has already proven greater stopping power and in such close quarters surely it could have bought them some more time. (01:06:40 - 01:31:20)
Corrected entry: During the scene when Carmen and Xander are on their "third watch" the "gravity field" is strong enough to move all the coffee but not the cup? (00:46:10)
Corrected entry: As it would take many years for an object to travel, even at the speed of light, to the other side of the galaxy and given that the Federation Fleet use warp drive to get to Klendethu, how were the Bugs able to shoot an asteroid out of their orbit to bomb Earth presumably a short time after?
Corrected entry: In the scene where the infantry are mopping up after fleet has blasted the planet the troopers form a large ring around a group of bugs and concentrate all their fire on the centre. Would of thought this would result in quite a few troopers shooting each other?
Corrected entry: When Carmen and Xander man the emergency evasive system to take the Roger Young out of the bug asteroid's path, why did they have to count down from five before punching the system button? If they had just punched it straight away, the ship would have cleared the asteroid safely without getting its communications tower blown off.
Corrected entry: Rico uses a grenade to kill the tanker bug at one stage, seemingly part of his normal equipment. But at the final battle when hundreds of bugs are massed at the walls of the compound, making a perfect target, no-one thinks to use one.
Corrected entry: Just before the bug asteroid hits the Roger Young, Carmen and the other pilot are rapidly examining their instruments to determine where the gravity field is coming from. Yet, moments later, we see that the asteroid is coming from straight ahead of the ship and is fully visible through the front windows of the bridge. Couldn't one of the pilots have seen it coming?
Corrected entry: In the scene where they find a body with its brains removed, the original lieutenant sticks the fingers of his robotic hand into the hole in the head and says: They sucked his brains out. Obviously the giant Brain Bug did this, but the only way in that room was through a door probably only 6.5 feet tall and a short hallway of the same size. The brain bug was 15 to 20 feet tall. How did it get in there? Did they take the live person outside, suck out his brain, drag him back inside and sit him in his chair? I don't think so.
Corrected entry: It is very interesting that at the beginning of the movie, in the battle of Klendathu, it takes upwards of 15 soldiers to bring down a "bug" after about ten seconds of continuous firepower. At the end of the movie, however, the three that rescue Carmen from the brain bug, and Carmen herself, are able to massacre what looks like about 60 bugs, just by themselves, in about 30 seconds. Did intelligence invent weapons that were 30 times better in a really short period of time?
Corrected entry: Someone else pointed out that it seems unlikely an interstellar military force would use infantry troops with projectile weapons to fight the bugs. Well, I have perhaps a larger problem with the "reality" of the film. When it becomes clear that the bugs are a threat to humanity, the Mobile Infantry is sent in to fight them. These forces are promptly slaughtered. In a later scene we see some kind of aircraft flying over the surface of the planet, dropping bombs, and THEN the Mobile Infantry goes into the bombed area. Um, haven't we been using airpower to bombard an area, THEN sending in infantry to claim it, since World War II? Isn't that like basic war-making?
Corrected entry: In the shower scene, Diz comes in, takes off her T-shirt and starts showering. Do you leave your pants on to shower ?
Corrected entry: Not a mistake, but I love how the three main characters, Rico, Carmen, and Carl (Doogie Howser) all become high ranking officers after just one year in the military. Especially Carl - Colonel after just one year. I like that army. Carmen - Captain of a major starship, and Rico - Lieutenant.
Corrected entry: In the film, Buenos Aires suffers a meteor strike, and Rico's parents die. But the house were they live is near mountains. And the nearest mountains are as far as 1700 km from Buenos Aires...(the pampas are VERY plain). So, or they are alive and well, or the meteor hit The Andes. And not Buenos Aires...
Corrected entry: At the start of the film when there's an advert for the Mobile Infantry, we see that there are clips in background of parts in the film that haven't even happened yet, featuring Rico, Ace and Dizz, these things didn't happen until after the attack on Klendathu, this bit is meant to be set just before the attack, well actually when the forces are preparing to attack, this makes no sense...the advert seems to see into the future.
Corrected entry: In the cavern scene at the end, Carmen is rescued by Rico and his homies. When they come in, she is holding Xander's knife, but when she runs back to join them, she is holding an assault rifle.