Superman II

Audio problem: As Superman's mom speaks in the recording, the reflection immediately to the hologram's right appears slightly out of sync with the main image. Also, there's one word the image says that the reflection's mouth doesn't mimic.

Movie Nut

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.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: As Zod bends down to pick up the Cosmonaut, the action is repeated in the reflection on the helmet.

Movie Nut

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.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: The Cosmonaut Zod meets first pulls at his supply line. As he does, if you look closely the black wire used to make the hose move is visible.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: As the astronaut that Ursa meets moves, the wires used to make him float are visible.

Movie Nut

Other mistake: As Lois goes to climb under the lift, the one support she climbs over is bowed down a bit, whereas the others are straight, as if there were more than one take done.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: In a close-up shot of the kid falling into the falls, one can notice the kid is just a dummy. Notice how his face is a lot paler than it was before. (00:39:35)

Casual Person

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.

Sacha Premium member

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.

Sacha Premium member

Revealing mistake: The hole that Non and Superman go through is already patched, as it's a different colour from the rest of the pavement (either from previous takes or to allow the effect).

Sacha Premium member

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.

Sacha Premium member

Revealing mistake: During the Marlboro truck scene, Zod's stunt double has very noticeably longer, darker and bulkier hair, plus a thicker beard.

Sacha Premium member

Revealing mistake: After coming out of the Marlboro truck, Superman grabs Zod by his feet. When he sends him flying away, Zod's been replaced by an obvious doll.

Sacha Premium member

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.

Sacha Premium member
Superman II mistake picture

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

Sacha Premium member

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.

Sacha Premium member

Revealing mistake: In the first scene when the villains are at the console, you can see Ursa's nose disappear, then reappear when Non walks behind her, then it disappears again. (01:44:30)

Repo_Man

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.

Revealing mistake: There are two times in the New York battle when you can see the actors are being filmed in front of a screen: 1. when Superman kicks Non, Superman in on film and Non is hovering in front of the screen. 2. When Ursa is flying towards Non and Superman with the flagpole, she is hovering in front of the screen.

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

More quotes from Superman II

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.

More trivia for Superman II

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.