Wonder Woman 1984

Other mistake: The contest begins with 9 Amazons, but there are only 6 horses on the beach. One could think then that maybe it's an elimination game and it's done on purpose to weed out the slowpokes who finished last the first part of the race. Then again...they race to pick up their bow and arrows from seven racks. (00:03:20)

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Other mistake: To win the race, the 9 Amazons need to shoot color coded targets from a wheel that has 7 possible 'arrows'. That seems already rather impossible, since the colors are unique to the contestants. Moreover, Diana's color, blue, is consistently on top in the 12 o'clock position, but their rivals' insignia in yellow and red change position, adding an unfair advantage to the heroine, or to be precise, they are at 10 and 2 the first time, 4 and 7 the rest of the time. (00:05:55)

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Other mistake: In the end credits, two actors are credited as "Camaro driver" and "Camaro passenger." The sports car that appeared in the movie (without a mandatory front license plate) was however a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. (00:11:35 - 02:26:00)

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Other mistake: Wonder Woman is downtown in DC saving random people. She kicks a red sports car that was probably going to run over a hideously dressed jogger. She kicks it from the right side. The car spins towards the middle of the crossroads, and its hood faces the left turn of the crossroads. For a moment we see Wonder Woman go 'woosh' crossing the road in front of the car that is at a full stop in that position. It does not even begin to make sense, she is not coming from the same part of the road she was at. (00:11:45)

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Other mistake: Wonder Woman pushes the cute kid to safety onto a big FAO Schwarz plush. She then lassos the two baddies and springs to the opposite side of the mall hall to capture the last two, then turns to her left and exchanges knowing looks and complicit winks with that kid that is still sunken into the plush toy. They should be nowhere near close enough for her to do that. (00:16:00 - 00:16:40)

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Other mistake: Steve is amazed by the mere sight of modern planes, and by the fact he just learns that there are planes that can fly from the US to Cairo directly (unlike the plane he steals later, incidentally) and in a certain time (which he somehow surmises, it is not displayed on the ticket he is looking at), showing that he absolutely has no prior knowledge of modern aviation. Even for 80s camp, the concept that a WW1 pilot who never even knew of jet planes sits on the cockpit and figures out how it all works in a minute by flipping switches...is totally bogus. (01:08:00)

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Other mistake: Flying the jet plane, Steve is surprised by the lights in the sky and needs Diana to explain to him that it's fireworks and it's the 4th of July. Fireworks are something that has existed for centuries, and Steve himself was the one who found the plane ticket for the 4th commenting "If this date is right." (01:11:30)

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Suggested correction: He didn't realise it was the 4th of July, he's just surprised to see fireworks, not that he doesn't know what they are. The date on the plane ticket he just forgot.

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He asks "What's that?" when the fireworks are visible and can't really be mistaken as anything else, and he himself was fully aware of the date before they headed to the hangar, but Diana says "The 4th" and he asks "The 4th of July?" like it's the first time he even thinks which month is it. If you listen to it, the emphasis is on the question in the delivery of the line as in "It's the 4th of July?", not as in "Oh, the 4th of July, right!"

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She says it's the fourth and he instantly realises it's fireworks for the fourth of July. There is no indication whatsoever that Steve doesn't know what fireworks are and your movie mistake suggests the makers intended Steve not to know what fireworks are, which is ridiculous. Your interpretation of the scene is just wrong.

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He does not instantly realise it's fireworks for the fourth of July. She has to reassure him that "oh it's OK, it's just fireworks", then she says "The 4th, of course" and he replies, as I said "The 4th of July?" with huge emphasis on the surprise. Sorry if you find my interpretation of the scene 'just wrong', but if they did not have his character call attention on the date literally 5 minutes earlier in the movie (it is a fact), I would have not reported it just for the fireworks part alone (which is more subjective, we read differently, and I respect your position).

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Other mistake: Steve and Diana get a wonderful view of the fireworks flying through them. They are on a jet plane and Steve is actively flying it with the engines on, but they get the kind of view you'd get driving lazily a car on a country road. (01:11:30)

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Other mistake: Barbara in her rage against the dangerous drunk throws him against a parked truck. The impact is so strong it deforms the truck bed. By a LOT, and yet the guy is able to get up (on his knees at least). That impact should have pulverized his ribs, he's not a superhero. (01:15:25)

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Other mistake: The Emir wishes his ancestral land to be returned to him and the heathens to be kept out, but the wall that magically appears has 'heathens' on both sides of it, so his wish does not seem to be fulfilled. (01:19:00)

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Other mistake: You'd think that a road in the middle of a desert wasteland in Egypt would be boring, but the day when a giant wall appears in the country and tanks blow up at hearing distance (especially, again, being in the middle of nowhere), kids can't be bothered and just keep on playing football in the middle of said road. A missile is fired literally seconds before and explodes right there, and yet they are still oblivious and play ball. Same thing for the adults; people casually walk around and look when WWIII has been happening meters away from them. (01:25:40)

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Other mistake: In a classic physics mistake that superhero comics already dealt with in the early 70s, Wonder Woman to 'save' the kids pounces them at the speed of (literally) a rocket, faster than a car, and even falls with them in an uncontrolled tumble on the asphalt. Those kids should have been reduced to a pulp. (01:25:40)

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Other mistake: Barbara is on the phone with Diana (which per se is already a feat, an international call from a public phone in 1984) and tells her what she discovered. It's broad daylight for both of them and meanwhile the TV announces that Max came into possession of half of the world's oil reserves, which were in Arabia. Let's assume he had someone from his escort party wish him there, but then again, if he could just teleport, he wouldn't take planes and helicopters as he keeps doing throughout the movie. And the news say that a "instability resulted in a nationwide run on gas." Already? It barely just happened now. Timing seems all over the place. (01:27:10)

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Other mistake: The clocks inside the Oval office and the one you can see behind Carl as he is giving Diana the boring tour point at different times despite the two scenes happening simultaneously. (01:43:45)

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Other mistake: It is a comic book world and all that, but the plot device used here references the real world "particle beam technology" from the Strategic Defense Initiative "Star Wars" program. If the US had, in 1984 even, the capacity to generate enough particles and use them that way, it's hardly possible that the rest of the DCU could have evolved to be like our normal world as shown in the following movies; the quantity of energy alone to irradiate the whole planet at once is enormous. This technology also makes computers receive a TV signal, evidently, since we see normal desk computers and monitors broadcast his speech. Let's not forget that this apparatus was built, in a working state and ready to be used even before any crazy magic was involved. (01:46:00)

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Other mistake: Max broadcasts his speech in English, but everyone in the world understands him just fine. The movie never established that Max can be understood by anyone at the same time, and we hear the broadcast in English (if the movie wanted to convey that to other people he sounds in his own language, they would have showed that). (02:02:40)

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Other mistake: The irritable Irish guy wishes the diner's owner to drop dead as Max commences his speech. A long battle after, paramedics are hilariously still there trying to revive her. Moreover, she wished for the Irish like him to be deported, but he's still there. (02:03:30 - 02:19:30)

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Other mistake: Since Max renounced his wish, it is implied and shown that he had to give up also all the benefits he gained from his role, still he uses the Marine One presidential heli to get back to land. There's also no way he'd know where his son was, considering that in the lasso's vision he was running on a highway, and he happens to find him at the White House lawn. (02:20:00)

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Other mistake: In the final credits, the song "Cars (Music Video) " has its iconic singer Gary Numan misspelled as "Gary Newman." Funnily enough, exactly facing this mistake (left column of the same frame) there's also the song "M.E." written by Numan, and his last name there is spelled appropriately. (02:30:10)

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Other mistake: Fireworks use heated metals to produce the various colors seen when they explode - Iron, Nickel, Cryolite, magnesium and copper filings. Flying a jet engine through exploding fireworks would cause serious damage to the engine.

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Suggested correction: Diana had conjured an invisibility shield around the jet that would likely protect it from the fireworks.

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Agreed, the spell does obviously do more than just make the plane invisible. When looking at the invisibility of Themyscira, the spell obviously filters out the atmosphere and only can't keep out solid objects like planes and ships.

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If the cloak of invisibility "filters out the atmosphere", how is the air needed to run the engines getting in?

It filters the atmosphere, not keep it away. So it keeps the atmosphere that comes in clean.

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Factual error: The video games Operation Wolf and Rampage were visible in the Family Amusement Center arcade during the opening. However, this would not be possible during the movie's 1984 setting since Rampage wasn't released until 1986 and Operation Wolf wasn't released until 1987. (00:12:48)

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Trivia: Panning around Diana's apartment, the camera briefly lingers on a photo of her with an elderly lady, with no elaboration of its significance. But look closely and you'll realise the woman in the photo is Etta from the first movie, again played by Lucy Davis, just made up to look 67 years older.

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Answer: When Barbara Minerva wished to be just like Diana, she was granted the same strength and powers as Wonder Woman. Barbara additionally became less humane and even more powerful and dangerous after morphing into "Cheetah." Diana needed the armor to outmatch and defeat Barbara. She was also expecting to fight a multitude of soldiers to get to Max. The armor was originally Asteria's, who needed the extra protection when she battled an army to save the other Amazons.

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