Ghostbusters: Afterlife
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Continuity mistake: While driving around the city, Trevor wonders if the ghost wasn't really a racoon. Podcast has his ecto-googles on his head, but a shot later, when Trevor suddenly stops, he has them on his eyes.

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Continuity mistake: The mini Puft makes a hole in the marshmallow bag between the letters H and M. In further shots the hole is fixed and it's now between the A and the L.

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Other mistake: When Gary is about to test the trap check the bus door on the right: there's a reflection of what seems to be his shirt, but it's a long sleeved wrinkled shirt, not the short sleeved he's wearing. What's even more bizarre: when Gary moves around, the reflection stays completely still and, drumroll, a shot later, from the very same angle, the reflection disappears. Either it was a crew member hiding, or a CGI-made reflection placed to hide some unwanted crew or equipment reflection.

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Continuity mistake: At Walmart, when Gary finds the sentinel his eyes are looking down. There's a close-up of him slowly looking upwards and finally staring at the creature. Shot changes, and he is looking down again and repeating all previous movements.

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Continuity mistake: When Gary is testing the trap on the car, he puts his hand very close to it. A shot later it's further away, and he's reaching for the trap again.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Gary opens the trap next to the 2 school buses, he is wearing a cable attached to an earpiece on the right side of his head. The kind of cable actors wear to receive instructions from the crew. There's no reason plot-wise for him to be wearing it (he isn't receiving any instructions from the kids, who are right next to him).

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Continuity mistake: When Gary and Phoebe are trying to open the trap the two cables hanging down the fender and bonnet are either close together or apart, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: Trevor is driving the Ecto-1 and complains that Podcast is breathing on him. We see Podcast very close to him. The shot cuts and Podcast is now further away.

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Continuity mistake: After getting Ecto 1 out of the police station they have the lights and siren on. The next shot it's off, then on again right after that.

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Suggested correction: This isn't a continuous shot though. After they come out of the garage area, the next shot is of them driving down a dirt road. Then the next shot is of them crossing a bridge.

Bishop73

Suggested correction: Yes, probably because the vehicle is still in bad shape and everything on it is not working properly.

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Trevor's classmate: What are you doing here in Summerville?
Trevor: Honestly, my mom won't say it, but we're completely broke. And the only thing that's left in our name is this creepy old farmhouse my grandfather left us in the middle of nowhere.

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Trivia: The same advertisement for Stay-Puft Marshmallows in the original movie is visible on the side of one of the buildings in the town. It's in roughly the same shape as the billboard in the 1984 film.

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Question: When Phoebe is on the phone with Ray, he mentions that the Ghostbusters fire house is now a Starbucks. In the post-credits scene, we see that Winston has purchased the fire house so the Ghostbusters can get back to business, but the fire house looks like it has been abandoned for several years and no other company ever took it over. Did I miss something here?

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Answer: Ray was probably being sarcastic, and was simply making a general comment about gentrification in the area.

Answer: It's been 40 years since the Ghostbusters disbanded, Ray mostly likely passed by the old place and saw a Starbucks there. It has since shut down.

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