Superman

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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Continuity mistake: Lois exits Perry's office and Clark enters to talk about salary. His hat swaps from facing up to down between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark is about to jump in front of the train, there's a crossing sign shaped as an X. Depending on the shot the front upper left part is either bent and about to break, straight, or missing.

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Continuity mistake: When the Kent's stop the truck and see the cradle, the sky swaps from sunny and clear to heavily cloudy in a second.

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Continuity mistake: When Kent's father pulls over his car, he holds the steering wheel with his right hand on the top. From the side, barely a frame before, he has his left hand on the side.

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Continuity mistake: The way the bags are positioned in the Kent's pickup differs between the side and back angles.

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Continuity mistake: When hanging from the bridge, the damage on the school bus' hood is different depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Ms. Teschmaker is sunbathing, the trolley by her side is close to her thigh. In the wider angle is by her ankle.

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Continuity mistake: When Jimmy runs towards Hoover Dam his hair is long. A fraction of a second later it's very short.

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Continuity mistake: After Jor-el talks to Von-Dah he places his hands on a man's chest. In the following shot they're on his shoulders.

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Continuity mistake: In the gas station, the "closed" sign falls down but appears up in the next shot (you'll find it in the right side of the screen).

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Continuity mistake: When the burglar falls from the building, his flashlight is sometimes swinging, but other times it's flat against his body revealing the camera was tilted.

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Continuity mistake: When the gas station falls down, watch the right side: A green car with an open hood suddenly gets replaced by a red car.

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Continuity mistake: When the school bus smashes the Golden Gate fence, the aerial shot from the back shows the fence complete, the shot from the front shows it smashed.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois dies, the first time Superman sees her the left side of her face has sand and rocks around her cheek. When the angle changes they are at shoulder level.

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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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Trivia: When discussing his grand plans, Lex Luthor makes a throw-away line and names a country to be blown up apparently at random. Not quite so random - it was changed in each country of release.

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Question: Maybe I haven't watched this film properly, but I never got why the Krypton Council don't believe Jor-el when he says Krypton is going to explode. Why would they question someone as powerful as him, someone who was shown to be in charge of the punishment of Zod and Co.?

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Chosen answer: The Council believed that Jor-El was being an alarmist, that the changes in Krypton's core would only result in the planet's magnetic fields shifting rather than the beginnings of a chain reaction that would destroy the world.

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