Superman II

Continuity mistake: Inside the bar in East Houston, Zod pushes a man backwards, but the next shot shows the man flying as if he had been thrown upwards.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman falls on the Marlboro truck, the part reading "Ma" gets more crumpled after Superman leaves the truck compared to when he landed on it.

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Continuity mistake: When the News Beat reporter arrives, the shadow on the satellite dish changes significantly in a couple of seconds.

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Continuity mistake: When the elevator falls down the shaft with Lois trapped underneath, Superman flies up to rescue her. He stops the elevator, and when he does, Lois climbs off from the bottom of the elevator and runs to hug him. Problem is, when she climbed off the bottom of the elevator, there should have been nothing but air underneath her.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie begins Zod breaks the red glass and there's a brief shot of Ursa looking in fear. Her hair is longer than in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the villains are trapped in the phantom zone (filmed by Richard Donner) Zod, Non and Ursa (from left to right) are tightly pressed against a glass. When the elevator explodes and are about to be released (filmed by Richard Lester) not only are they not pressed, but neither in line, having changed positions (and looks, as already listed): Non now stands above Zod and Ursa.

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Continuity mistake: In Krypton when Non breaks the guard's neck the guard presses an emergency button. In the wide angle all of his fingers are extended, but in the close-up only the index is. This changes back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: At the Fortress, when the 3 villains extend their arms to send a laser beam to Superman, there's a very brief shot on Ursa and her hair style is completely different. Very short and with her forehead very clear.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is putting the antenna back in place, watch the right of the platform with a bunch of metal parts and cables sparking. In the closeup they disappear.

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Continuity mistake: The branch that Superman cuts to save Lois from drowning swaps from bright milky chocolate colour to pale dark brown depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the balloon, after Luthor says "Due North", Teschmaker's arm swaps from raised to lowered.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois is cutting oranges the glass jumps from being on the right side of the table to being on the far left.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is crossing the street and a taxi crashes against him, the passers-by are not continuous between shots. Check the African American girl in a pink dress who appears randomly on every single corner of the streets around.

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Continuity mistake: After Lois asks the Paris spokesperson about the bomb he turns around and talks to her. Then it suddenly cuts to a closeup of his face and he's now talking to the journalists that were on the left, without having turned his head or body.

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Continuity mistake: At the Eiffel Tower Lois approaches the spokesperson, cut to a wide angle where he is facing left. Then as she arrives there's a close up of him turning around. Then back to the previous wide angle where he is facing left again.

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Continuity mistake: Perry White is telling Clark about the terrorists while composing the headlines. Note the cut-out of the word IN under Paris. It swaps from straight to slanted between angles.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight in Metropolis, Zod throws a concrete wall which Superman explodes. When debris falls, a taxi stops but a grey car behind keeps moving. In the close-up the grey car is parked several meters behind the yellow one.

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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.

Visible crew/equipment: In the town in Idaho when General Zod and his crew first visit, watch when the boy's father (elevated by Zod's finger) falls to the ground. You can see the pad under the dirt when he hits it.

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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: Some of Gene Hackman's scenes were actually filmed with a body double. That's because Gene Hackman quit before all of his scenes were shot.

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