Continuity mistake: When Superman moves the school bus away from the void, the wide shot shows a different fence and wreckage, with a long piece of fence missing. The close shot shows a missing space that is slightly bigger than the bus.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman saves the wrecked plane, from the outside shots the window has droplets of water, but from the copilot's POV the glass is clean.

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Continuity mistake: When Ms. Teschmaker is watching the Metropolis news, the glass by the TV swaps from being behind the sun-lotion cream to in front of it.

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Continuity mistake: When Luthor takes the kryptonite out of the box, from a side view he holds it at waist level, from a front shot he holds it at chest level.

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Continuity mistake: In the wheat field, the clothes inside the cocoon change from being tucked inside a corner to visible.

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Continuity mistake: When baby Clark is greeting the Kents inside the cocoon, Martha's hands change from resting on the sides to up.

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Continuity mistake: In the footbal field, one of the megaphones that Clark kicks down appears on the bench in the following shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the player takes Susie with him, a bucket appears from nowhere on the right side of the bench.

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Continuity mistake: When the football game ends, Clark is holding a bundle of towels. A frame later, the towel is neatly folded.

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Continuity mistake: Before Superman enters Luthor's lair, Teschmacher is laying on the couch and a bottle of Ambre Solaire is facing straight close to the TV. In the next shot the bottle is turned to the left.

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Continuity mistake: The first day Clark Kent works in the Daily Planet, he sits by his desk and then a close-up shows Lois placing her hair behind her ear. In the next shot the hair has changed and is now is covering her ear.

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Continuity mistake: The day young Clark Kent leaves his parents' home, there's a shot where mother is watching him from inside the house. The clouds and sky colour reflected on the glass is different to the one we see in the following angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman catches the cat burglar, when viewed from inside the window the soles of his boots are red. After Superman saves Lois and flies away from the daily planet building his soles are black.

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Suggested correction: After he flies away from Lois, the bottoms of his boots are visible for only a couple of frames. Mistakes that require freeze framing are not valid.

Continuity mistake: Just after Supes heard Lex with the ultrasound, he flies down to the street but at the last second he disappears.


Continuity mistake: After Superman gets soaked in Lex's pool he also gets his hair wet and messy, but when he flies up his hair is dry and combed and his clothes are dry.


Factual error: When Superman is turning back time by flying around the Earth, right before he starts orbiting the Earth is spinning way faster than it actually should be. If the Earth actually spun that fast, a day would pass by every 1.44 minutes.

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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: 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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