Corrected entry: Why are Stamper's people filming the murders of the surviving sailors? If that footage is released, it would be strange, because the Chinese would of course never film killing British sailors. Furthermore the Chinese were only present in planes, and Carver is trying to make it look like it was the planes that sank the ship and killed the crew. How would the Chinese film the killing from planes?Jacob La Cour
Corrected entry: Stamper's men do their best to do damage to Bond's BMW in the parking garage using hammers and gunfire, but nothing happens. Later, in the car chase, the windows are smashed by bullets. So why change the windows from bulletproof to destructible? It can't have to do something with Bond's security system since it would be illogical that the car is indestructible with engines off but the driver can be shot sitting in the car.
Corrected entry: In the opening scene it is discussed whether the soviet nuclear torpedoes will explode when hit by the cruise missile. One of the officers says it might. But nuclear bombs can't go off unless the actual trigger mechanism is activated. They do not contain powder or dynamite or anything which can explode when heated.Jacob La Cour
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when the cruise missile is fired against the "terrorist marketplace," that missile cannot be ordered to self-destruct because it is out of range. But as a tomahawk cruise missile can only fly 880 km/h it can't at that time be more than 30 km away. That can not possibly be out of range.Jacob La Cour
Corrected entry: Wai-Lin passes Bond the 'detonators' for the mines they planted on the stealth ship to destroy it; but the mines they planted were timed mines, not remote mines, and Carver had already sent his men to have them removed anyway.
Corrected entry: Towards the end, Bond fires with a silencer but the shot is much louder than it should.
Corrected entry: Bond is shown meeting his American colleague at a US Air Force base in the 'South China Sea.' In actual fact, the base you see in the background is RAF Lakenheath, in Suffolk, England, as shown by the 'LN' tailcodes on the F-15s.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when the cruise missile is fired against the "terrorist marketplace," that missile cannot be ordered to self-destruct (by the famous "red button") because it is out of range. However, the on-board camera of the missile seems to be still within range, because it continues to transmit "live coverage" from its flight, which can be received and displayed in acceptable quality at the command post.
Corrected entry: In the opening scene when Bond is flying the jet and the guy in the back is choking him with the garroting wire, when Bond ejects the guy the wire is still wrapped around his neck, and as the other pilot was holding the wire pretty tight, surely the force of the upward motion combined with the tightness of the wire would rip Bond's head clean off, resulting in no more 007.
Corrected entry: Bond and Wai Lin should have had one hell of a bend or an embolism when they popped up out of the water after diving on the Devonshire. Not only did they unnecessarily ditch their diving gear (they could have just pushed the tanks in front of them to get up that pipe) but they had an uncontrolled ascent from well over 30 metres depth. Yet they show no signs of any decompression illnesses and carry on as normal when they reach the surface. Impossible.
Corrected entry: When preparing for the HALO jump, Bond is told that there is a danger of him getting tangled in his parachute and drowning when he hits the water. This is extremely unlikely since he is already breathing from the cylinders on his back via regulator which is firmly attached to his face. There's no way the parachute or any of the cords would be able to constrict the HP air hoses on the diving gear.
Corrected entry: Right at the end of the film M is told that "Carver went down with the ship" and that Bond got out alive, M dictates a short statement to Moneypenny. After this, in the next scene, the British fleet is looking for Bond and Wei Lin.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Carver dies, why would the designer of the stealth boat make it possible for the drill to come all the way into the control room?
Corrected entry: The officer who says "Sound the general alarm" right at the beginning of the film on HMS Devonshire is wearing a badge of the rank Lieutenant Commander when he is announcing that the MIGs are flying over. A second later when he says "officer of the watch, maximum speed" his rank has changed to Commander.
Corrected entry: When Bond and the Asian girl have jumped out of the window, they grab the banner to escape and rip it. A few shots later we can see the banner and it's not ripped.
Corrected entry: In the first scene when Bond tries to get into the plane, the ladder falls during the fight. In the next scene it is intact.
Corrected entry: In the car chase, whenever tires get blown out, you can see that explosives were used. When tires blow out in real life, there is not a bright orange and yellow flash.
Corrected entry: When Bond and the girl are trapped in the sunken ship, they take a big breath from their tanks and swim up the tunnel- why couldn't they put the tanks up the tunnel and then swim up below them?
Corrected entry: In the opening scene with Bond hijacking the fighter plane he knocks out the pilot who then slumps in his seat. In the next scene Bond gets into the seat but the pilot's body is nowhere in sight.
Corrected entry: When the baddies are trying to break into the BMW in the hotel car park, sledgehammers are used to try and break the windscreen but they can't do it. Then a machine gun is tried on the bodywork but makes no impact. When Bond is driving it machine gun fire shatters the windscreen as if it is a normal one.
Corrected entry: When Bond goes for the missile in the final showdown, a guard comes down from a catwalk, and Bond shoots him using his silenced Walther. However, despite the silencer, the gunshots can be heard , and it is not that the silencer seems to have been worn down, which would have made the gunshots audible.
Corrected entry: Carver gives off the impression that he is a very intelligent man, (as most megalomaniacs do), yes he is not smart enough to run out of the way when a huge drill is coming towards him. Bond punches him and leaves him to die, yet theres nothing stopping him from taking 2 steps to the right and avoiding the drill, which is several feet in front of him when Bond leaves. He just stands there and screams like a child, letting it kill him.Padzter
Corrected entry: In Wai Lin's apartment she tells Bond that Carver said he was moving his plans forward to midnight, but what he actually said was that he was moving his plans forward by 'a few hours'. He didn't specify what time.
Corrected entry: In the scene with the Chinese agent at her apartment where she has all the gadgets and weapons, he needs her to type on the computer keyboard because he implies that he does not know Chinese. However, in one of the earliest Bond movies, he asserts that he studied and commanded the Chinese language at Oxford University. There are two variations in the Chinese written language, but every literate person is expected to know both.
Corrected entry: In the opening scene with the MiGs harassing the frigate, the stealth ship closes in. The stealth would be clearly visible from the frigate, yet no lookout announces its presence to the bridge. Even with modern defences/radar, lookouts are required.
Corrected entry: How could a false GPS signal go unnoticed in the area of some of the world's busiest shipping lanes? Are we to believe that that one British ship had the only GPS receiver within range of that satellite?
Corrected entry: This isn't really a mistake, but why does Bond take a silencer equipped pistol if he is going to clobber the first guard he meets, steal his machine gun and start a fire fight with it? Isn't half the point of espionage to get out without the bad guys knowing you were there?
Corrected entry: In the engine room Wai Lin shows that she has only one bullet left. She shoots once, jumps behind another computer (with no bullet left - there's no sound of her picking up a gun) then shoots again, which is the second shot from a gun with one bullet.
Corrected entry: When they jump out of the window, Bond's left hand is cuffed to her right hand. In the bike ride afterwards it's his right hand cuffed to her left hand.
Corrected entry: There is a scene where the Chinese agent and James jump down from a building while they are handcuffed. However when they break through the glass, she goes through one pane, and he through another, with a bar in between them. The bar never appears to be broken.
Corrected entry: In the sequence with the Chinese MiGs confronting the British ship for being off position and in Chinese territory, how come the Chinese planes don't also think they're in international waters, like the ship does? Surely the Chinese don't have their own independent GPS system to locate their planes? If the ship is out of position, then the planes should be similarly out of position, thus ruining the story line.
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