Superman II

Continuity mistake: When the antenna falls, two men close to the pram by a yellow car hide next to a blue car. A shot later they're next to a yellow car, but a shot later they're running towards the blue car again.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman rescues the kid in Niagara and holds him in his arms, in the wide shot the kid's waist rests in Superman's arm, but in the immediate close-up he is crouched and now the head rests on the arm.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursa says to the Cosmonaut "What kind of creature are you?" her whole body is facing forward. He responds "Just a man" and in the next shot of her, her body has turned left. Then when she goes to grab his patch her body is facing forward again.

Continuity mistake: As Ursa goes to sit at the table in town, she starts to put her elbow on the table. After the cut, she starts to do it again.

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Continuity mistake: The kid fell backwards off the ledge and down toward the falls, but the distance shot he's face down rather than face up. It's also easy to see that it's a dummy because the hair color is different, as well as the body structure and limb movements are all wrong for a human.

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Continuity mistake: After the Cosmonaut settles in front of Zod, there is nothing reflected in the visor if the helmet. A second later, after looking at Zod from the human's point of view, Zod and the moon buggy are reflected, even though the Cosmonaut didn't move the helmet.

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Continuity mistake: During the Marlboro truck scene, a woman with a violet dress and curly hair is inside her car laughing at the fight. This lady appears in almost every single angle of the flying sewers scene with no continuity at all: sometimes standing, sometimes falling, other times somewhere opposite to where she was before.

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Continuity mistake: The hole which Non and Superman go through is square, and smooth inside. A frame later, from a different angle, its side is covered in bulky rocks and it's rounded.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Ursa cries "Superman" and is about to throw the sewer lid at him, a man with a white jacket and a big afro runs from right to left and hides behind her. When the angle changes, he is on the very far right side of the street, many meters away, running towards Ursa, repeating all previous movements.

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Continuity mistake: When Zod is trying to heat up the truck's gas tank, while Superman tries to cool it the number of cars around changes dramatically, with no order whatsoever.

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Continuity mistake: During the big street fight, Ursa grabs a flag pole. It is either in the shadows or lit, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: During the street fight, after the sewer lid scene, Zod lands on a car with his legs next to each other. A frame later they're spread apart.

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Continuity mistake: When Non grabs Superman from behind, Supermans hands are down to his sides. When Ursa comes to hit Superman with the flagpole, Superman's hands are now up by his chest and under Nons grip.

Continuity mistake: When Clark walks down to the river to help Lois get out of the water, he falls on the water and she is swimming 4 meters away. When the angle cuts she is half a meter away.

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Continuity mistake: Non enters Perry's office and kicks a plant which makes the coat hanger next to it wiggle, but not fall. When the angle changes, about a frame later, it is on the floor, several feet away from the first position.

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Continuity mistake: Superman is putting the antenna back on the Empire State. first its base is brightly lightened, despite the antenna being on top. When he is about to anchor it, a split second afterwards, the base is totally dark.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman holds the antenna falling on the woman's pram, in a matter of 3 seconds the parked cars she was standing in between (a yellow cab and a black car) come much closer together.

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Continuity mistake: Lois is in the diner and the waiter serves her a Coke and leaves. Angle changes, the bad guy sits next to her and the waiter appears serving the Coke again. In the next shot, the angle changes again and he disappears.

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Revealing mistake: In the final scene, Superman is returning the White House's flag to its rightful place, flying over the fountain on the lawn...which is frozen solid in place. Obviously a photo backdrop.

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General Zod: I win. I always win. Is there no-one on this planet to even challenge me?

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Trivia: Sarah Douglas' voice was dubbed over by actress Annie Ross who would play Vera Webster in Superman 3. Sarah's own voice was used in Superman 2: The Richard Donner Cut.

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Question: How did Superman get his powers back? I don't understand what that green crystal did.

Answer: In the theatrical cut, nobody really knows why the green crystal restored his powers. However if you watch the Richard Donner cut, it is explained that the green crystal is a communication device that helps Superman talks to the residual essence/spirit/ghost of his father Jor-El. Before he died, Jor-El gave the crystal to his son. Jor-El anticipated that Kal-El might give up his powers, and he also anticipated that Zod might eventually escape the Phantom Zone, so Jor-El lets his son absorb the leftover energy of his spirit, thus restoring all his Kryptonian powers.

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