Superman

Continuity mistake: The close shot of the dogs and the garbage bins shows stuff on top of the bins. In the next angle they're gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois is hanging from the helicopter, she looks down and sees some cars on the pavement, by the entrance of the Daily Planet. From a ground view the cars are gone.

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Continuity mistake: The morning Clark leaves the home farm, the sky keeps changing throughout the sequence: Dawning, clouds, sunny, dawn again, cloudy, back to sunny.

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Continuity mistake: Mr. White dismisses the surrounding people while holding a cigar in his hand. From the opposite angle it's in his mouth. (01:20:26)

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Continuity mistake: When Teschmacher climbs the bridge she is barefoot, but when she arrives to the truck she is wearing high heels which were nowhere to be seen in her utility belt.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman arrives at Lois' place she says "Don't fly away" and her hands are against her chest. A shot later her arms are extended.

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Continuity mistake: When Johnathan Kent has a heart attack he passes by a harvest machine, walks several meters and collapses next to the house. In the close-up where he grabs his arm he's moved several meters behind and is next to the machine.

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Continuity mistake: After Clark jumps over the railroad track there's a close-up of the train speeding by and it's obviously empty, no sign of the people that were previously seating inside.

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Continuity mistake: In prison while Otis repeats what Luthor says he has a cop's hand on his shoulder or not, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When baby Clark lifts up the truck, Martha's grip on his husband changes: In the close-up she grabs his chest, but in the wide angle she grabs his ribcage. This changes back and forth several times.

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Continuity mistake: In the extended version, where Martha is preparing breakfast, she places a box of Cheerios on the table. Then she looks out the window at Clark. The shot changes to an exterior shot of her looking out the window, but there is a pitcher of milk next to the box of Cheerios that was not there before.

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Continuity mistake: While Lex is telling Superman his plans with the missiles at his home, he is touching his cane with both hands then only then both hands back again.

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Continuity mistake: While Lois and Superman are being mugged in the alley, Lois kicks the thief and protects herself leaning with her face against the wall and her arms widely spread. A frame later, when Clark grabs the bullet, her arms are close to her head.

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Continuity mistake: In the extended version, in the scene where Martha is preparing breakfast, in the interior shot, she places a box of Cheerios on the table. Then she looks out the window at Clark. The shot changes to an exterior shot of her looking out the window, but the angle of the box of Cheerios has changed. (00:38:35)

Continuity mistake: In the extended edition, before Superman enters Lex's lair his hair is short, then when he's being shot at, his hair is much longer and bulkier. When he finally enters the place, it's back to short.

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Continuity mistake: The two cops are following Otis at Grand Central Station and two girls, one in yellow, pass by their left side. When the angle changes to a closer one, the girls are in the back and pass by again.

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Factual error: When Clark speaks to Jor-El for the first time in the Fortress, Jor-El says "I will have been dead for many thousands of your years..." Fine in theory - Baby Kal-El travelled to Earth at above light speed so time passed differently for him. However, as such, wouldn't Jor-El have seen Earth as it was thousands of years ago? Which also makes there a problem with all the things Kal-El was taught during his voyage to Earth, as Jor-El references Einstein by name, for instance, and he would not have existed at the point when Jor-El sent him to Earth.

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Perry White: I want the name of this flying whatchamacallit to go with the Daily Planet like bacon and eggs, franks and beans, death and taxes, politics and corruption.

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Trivia: Jeff East, who plays teenage Clark Kent, was dubbed over with Christopher Reeves' voice. The only time Jeff's actual voice is heard is when he shouts in excitement after jumping past the speeding train.

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Question: Why didn't Superman spin the world (and time) backwards enough to prevent the nuke from exploding in the first place? Wouldn't that have saved a lot more lives?

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Answer: Just to clarify: Superman didn't spin the Earth backwards. We just see the world turning backwards when he went back in time. Of course this doesn't answer your question and it shows how difficult it is to write a good time travel story that doesn't leave the audience thinking of better ways to solve problems.

I guess the way they wrote it, Superman got to be the hero and also get the girl, not really too bad of an outcome.

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Answer: Well yes. This is actually a perfect thing to submit for a Stupidity. Cause it's just bad writing all around.

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