Corrected entry: During the brothel scene, Loveless is seen near the cart containing nitro-glycerine. We see him pull the hinge out of the cart and the cart rolls down the hill and into the brothel. Now there's two things wrong with this scene. First, it wasn't a small hill, it was a small cliff that was near the brothel. And second, where did the horses pulling the cart go?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Grant is trying to drive the railroad spike in at Promontory Point, current 50-state US flags are visible on the train.
Corrected entry: Unlike in the movie, President Grant did not actually attend the "golden spike" ceremony at Promontory, Utah.
Corrected entry: After the demonstration of his tank, Loveless requests 1,000 kg of gold from each country who wants to join him in his little war and bring it within four days at his secret lab. Now, since most of them were from Europe, how can they ever bring that amount of gold over to the U.S.? It would take weeks to cross the ocean, let alone days until they reach the secret lab.
Corrected entry: I don't believe that those blades that were sent flying after Will Smith and Kevin Kline's magnets on their necks were as much as a threat as was indicated. The circular blades would do severe damage to the 2 guys if they were flying at a high enough velocity but they're velocity would slow down significantly once they were changing direction. If the guys were to duck and the blade was to overshoot its target, the blade would slow down significantly as it reversed its direction, especially if it was going at such a fast velocity to begin with. In the scene, the blades were travelling unrealistically fast the whole time.
Corrected entry: In the train, after Rita says goodnight. You see that Jim and Arty each glance to the side as they talk to each other, as if their couches are on different sides of the car. However, both couches are obviously on the same side of the car, since each man is lying close to the left side of the screen (against the back part of his couch). They should be looking ahead to face each other, not to the side.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jim is talking to the Oriental girl at Loveless's party, he shoots behind and all around the room, but never up. But when he walks out of the room, a man falls from the ceiling. How did he get shot?
Corrected entry: During the scene when Loveless is talking about taking over the U.S. and he mentions some states and Arizona is one of them. Arizona was not a state when Grant was president. (He may have mentioned others that weren't states yet, but this is the only one I remember completely.)
Corrected entry: When West and Gordon are running away from the giant saw blades, how do they end up on opposite sides of the cliff?
Corrected entry: In Loveless' demonstration, he refers to the armoured vehicle as a "tank." When these vehicles were first delivered in World War I, they were described in official documentation as "water tanks" to maintain secrecy. The name stuck. Unless Loveless tried the same deception, he wouldn't call it a tank.
Corrected entry: At the end of the feature, the two main characters (Jim West and Artemis) are supposed to go to Washington DC. But the film shows them riding off into the sunset, which is in the west. (The sun sets in the west) This is wrong, since Washington DC is in the east.
Corrected entry: After Artemis gets rid of Loveless' lady henchmen, the Pres. tells him to come over and drive. While trying, he pulls the middle lever, and the sound of the fireball and explosion is heard. Earlier, when Loveless was destroying the town, he pulled one of the levers to the side to launch the fireball.
Corrected entry: In the scene after Will Smith stops the horses before going of the cliff, after the horses pull him up from the cliff, we see Will look into the brothel. Then before that scene ends we see him walk towards the brothel to confront Bloodbath McGrath, and technically right off the cliff.
Corrected entry: When West and Gordon are about to look through the severed head of a scientist, Gordon shows West the metal collar that was supposedly found 10 feet (I'm not exactly sure what he said) away from his head, connected to his body. Yet in the beginning, when McGrath takes the blade that beheaded our poor scientist, the collar is shown still connected to the mans neck.
Corrected entry: When Arliss Loveless makes his appearance at a gathering, a giant bust of Abraham Lincoln is wheeled out. The head on this bust explodes and we see Loveless's head pop out in place of where Lincoln's was. When we see a close up of it, we see what was left of the bust around Loveless's head, yet instantly afterward in a wider shot, the remains of the bust disappear.
Corrected entry: In the shot where Jim returns to the train after being shot in the chest he steps on a belt. When you see the belt you also see a battery on the floor. I thought there weren't electronics that time.
Corrected entry: When Jim was stopping the horses that were carrying the nitro in the wagon, Jim stopped the horses right near a little drop off, which made him fall off holding on to the horses reigns. What I don't get is why he made the horses pull him back up. Why didn't he just jump off, it was only a couple of feet down. It's not like it was a cliff or something.
Corrected entry: In the scene where West and Gordon are being chased into the cornfield by the flying blades, West runs into the field without his hat, but has it on as he is running through the cornfield.
Corrected entry: When Jim West and Artemis Gordon are riding away from the train, you can see that Jim is a doll. He's too stiff when he's riding to be a real person.
Corrected entry: After Jim and Artemus get the collars off their necks, they are walking through the desert. When Artemus says that a powerful magnet such as the one he has could come in handy, he is pulled by the magnet to Loveless's private track. However, since he is pulled horizontally into the track, that means they must have been walking parallel to the track, so why does it react only at that moment?
Corrected entry: When U. S. Grant is trying to drive in the last stake of the transcontinental railroad, the spike "jumps" out of the hole a few times, each when the 80 ft. tarantula puts a leg down to step causing a Jurassic Park-like vibration. The problem is that the way how the spider walk causes one leg to be put down almost immediately after the previous leg was set down while the vibrations during the railroad ceremony come with long pauses. I can't see why Loveless would hurry to get to Grant then take his time for the last little bit.
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