Continuity mistake: When Selina returns home from work she takes milk out of the fridge and pours her cat some, leaving the carton on the worktop. She then runs to work, and when she returns after being changed to 'catwoman', the milk has vanished from the worktop. The dishes also move and plant pots appear on the window sill. (00:22:50 - 00:28:45)Hamster
Continuity mistake: In Batman's first battle with the Red Triangle Circus gang he manages to escape from a fire eater by turning his batmobile around and burning the guy with the rear exhaust jet. He does this by flicking a switch (outlined in caution symbols) next to the steering wheel. When the Penguin takes Batman for a ride there is a television screen where the switch is supposed to be. When Batman blows the Batmobile apart to get though a narrow alley the switch is back in place. Not only that but the switch seems to control just about every major system on the car including the lights, shield cover, gun turrets (in the first movie), canopy etc.
Continuity mistake: Selina grabs some stuffed animals and throws them in the sink, where she starts jamming a monkey down the garborator. We cut to her face, and when we cut back to the sink, all the other stuffed animals are gone, but we know she hasn't had a chance to shred them because she is still shredding the last of the monkey.
Revealing mistake: Catwoman breaks into the department store to blow it up. She punches her fingers through a metal access panel to get to the gas lines. Look closely at the panel - the holes are already in place at the exact locations where she punches through, they're just covered with white paint or putty. (00:55:15)
Other mistake: When the Penguin is talking on the staircase to his audience of voters, he gives a badge to one young woman. As he lifts it up it is clearly a pin-on design button, however the Penguin leans forward as presses the badge against her blouse as if it were a stick-on design. The badge then stays on the blouse and doesn't fall. (01:00:30)Hamster
Visible crew/equipment: After the scene where Selina shocks the clown henchman with the taser, it cuts to the Mayor thanking Batman. As they walk down off of the walkway and continue down the road, if you look on the floor behind Batman you can see black camera tracks on the floor of the raised, bridge walkway. (00:16:15)Hamster
Continuity mistake: Just after Bruce has spoken to Alfred about him letting Vicky Vale into the Batcave in the past, we see him pulling his jacket on from behind. He puts his right arm in, then starts to reach behind himself to get his left arm in. The shot then cuts to seeing him from the front, and we see him reach behind himself again.
Continuity mistake: When the circus and Batman first make their appearance, one of the circus men grabs Selina Kyle and threatens Batman with a Stun Gun. After the man is knocked unconscious, Selina "zaps" the man. I don't know how many of your are familiar with stun guns but when they are activated on someone or something they don't spark or make a sound. The sound is only heard if held up in the air and is not in contact with anything. Yet when she zaps the man, there is a clear shocking sound.
Continuity mistake: When there's an overhead shot of the crowd in front of the Hall of Records, there is a person in bright red clothing amidst the people near the doors, pushing against a police officer, but in the next shot when Shreck is speaking to the press, the person is nowhere to be found and could not have exited the crowd in that short time.
Audio problem: When Selina returns home from work the first time and Miss Kitty comes in through the window, Selina pours some milk into the cat bowl and Miss Kitty begins to lap the milk (out of shot). Then, without a break in the lapping, Miss Kitty meows again as a cue for one of Selina's lines, but the lapping sounds continue underneath the meow. It's an open-mouth meow, too, and, as far as I know, no cat can both meow and drink at the same time. (00:22:45)
Continuity mistake: At Wayne Manor, Bruce receives the projected bat signal while in his study. As he stands up, the circle of light hits only the last shelf on the bookshelf behind Bruce. But in the next shot, the light circle is much lower and hits almost the entire bookshelf. (00:13:10)
Revealing mistake: During the climax, when a rocket hits the "Arctic World" sign and explodes, subsequently causing the polar-bear statue to fall, look closely. The scale of the fire and smoke (particularly the smoke, which looks similar to cigarette-smoke size and not the enormous plumes that such an explosion would create), in addition to the unnatural movements of the alleged large "statue" reveal that this effect was achieved with a rather obvious miniature set.
Audio problem: When the mayor's baby is first stolen, the audience gasps in a very fake way. When the Penguin reveals his plan to steal the first-born sons to the party members later in the movie, they gasp the exact same sound effect. They actually do it a third time, later in Penguin's speech, but it's very quiet.
Continuity mistake: When Oswald starts shooting bullets out of his umbrella at his failed mayor speech, the crowd ducks down on the stairs, at the edge of the red stage, laying down their campaign signs. In the next shot some of the crowd and signs have vanished from around the stage, then reappear in the next shot. (01:27:15)Hamster
Continuity mistake: At the point where the Penguin controls Batman's car from his trailer, we see shots from the inside and outside of his trailer. The Penguin rides the mini-Batmobile in his trailer like crazy, therefore the trailer shakes like hell from the outside, however, the shots inside show ONLY the mini-Batmobile shaking, the floor and trailer seem rock-solid.
Continuity mistake: When Batman is fighting some goons right before his boomerang is stolen by a poodle, one of the goons attacks him with a metal pipe, which both opponents take hold of in one shot. Batman then delivers a blow to the assailant, the view shifts further away, and we can see that neither Batman or the goon have the pipe, and it is nowhere on the ground nearby. After this, Batman turns to his right to defend against another goon and we see another enemy coming at him from behind, but after the view shifts to another shot and then back to Batman, this enemy is nowhere to be found.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Batmobile diagnostics detects a foreign object, it shows it being located approximately to the front-left of the windshield. It is also a 2D plan view. Yet Batman automatically knows it is BELOW the car and punches through the floor directly beneath him, which is nowhere near where the Batmobile detects it. (01:21:35)
Continuity mistake: When the baby basket is floating through the sewers, there are shadows but no lights, except for one scene where the lights are under water.
Other mistake: At the end as Penguin is dying after coming up out of the water, blue/black "blood" is coming from his mouth. However the cuts and bruises on his face have red blood coming from them, indicating the inconsistency of what color blood he should be bleeding.
Revealing mistake: When the penguins emerge to carry the Penguin (character) to the water after he dies, the penguins are blatantly little people in costumes. Their "skin" crinckles unnaturally, and the spot where their arms meet their bodies is very flat and fake-looking.
Revealing mistake: When Batman is driving the Bat-boat, just after he dodges the two rockets the penguins launch at him, as the Bat-boat slams back down into the water in the background, the scale of the water-splash reveal that this effect was achieved using a miniature set and miniature Bat-boat model. The scale of the water splash, and the enormous "drops" that splash up give the effect away.
Revealing mistake: When the penguins launch the rockets/missiles in the end, watch carefully. In the second wideshot of the rockets launching (right after the bats begin to attack Danny DeVito), you can see two of the rockets hanging in midair, not moving. At the beginning of the shot, you can even see one of them spurting some fire. The rockets (attached to visible guided wires by the effects crew) got stuck in mid air right before the shot began, a few seconds before this second volley of rockets fire off.
Revealing mistake: When The Penguin (character) is first introduced, feeding the other (real) penguins, watch closely. While some of the penguins are real, it's blatantly obvious that some of them (particularly the ones to the left of the screen when Penguin says "Hi") are animatronic puppets, as they have very unnatural neck movements and don't waddle around like the rest. A few shots later, when Penguin says, "I believe the word you're looking for is...", you can even see an animatronic penguin on the left side of the screen that is unnaturally leaning slightly forward, yet never falls, revealing it's a puppet that was mounted to the ground.
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