Wild Wild West

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Will Smith first jumps aboard the rear of Loveless's train, as he climbs onto the roof of it you can see contrails from a jet aeroplane in the sky (top left).

Revealing mistake: It's painfully obvious that CGI backgrounds in panorama shots are fake. A good example is just after they get their magnetic collars off and are walking through the desert.

Revealing mistake: When Loveless removes the pin connecting the cart to the horses with the nitro in crates, it begins to roll down the cliff. There are already tracks for the cart to follow as it goes off the edge.

Revealing mistake: After removing their magnetic collars, Gordon gets dragged across the floor. Check the sand and you'll notice a trail ahead of him from previous shots.

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Revealing mistake: When the saw blade thrower begins powering up after Jim West steps out of the magnetic boundary, the gears beneath the saw blade rise and begin to spin, which are meant to engage the saw blades' rotation, but in a single frame, these gears are shown instantaneously back in their resting places, as the saw spins on its own freely before being flung from the machine. (01:02:20)

Cody Erb

Visible crew/equipment: When Jim West is hanging by the rains of the horse you can see the rider's boot as Jim West is telling the horses to back up.

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Capt. James West: Never drum on a white lady's boobies at a big redneck dance. Got it.

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Trivia: In the good guys' train, where you see all the guns in the wall you will see a noisy cricket (from Men in Black) and when he gets back to the train in the empty gun case you will see in the foam the shape of the noisy cricket after it was removed by the bad guy, just before Jim West has to settle for the belt gun and the belly dancer's dress.

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Question: During the big fight scene near the end, one of the henchman Will Smith fights lifts a wrench to strike, only to randomly die for seemingly no reason. He screams, some sparks shoot out of his ears, and he's dead. What killed him? I've seen some people say he electrocuted himself on the equipment around him, but that's not true - the wrench is nowhere near hitting anything. Did he just... randomly blow a fuse or something?

TedStixon

Answer: He's some sort of robot or cyborg, and he's shorted out from the damage he received in the brawl.

Brian Katcher

Answer: In the original script, Jim West simply sidestepped the menacing MetalHead henchman, who plunged through the doorway, falling to his death. Apparently, this wasn't a spectacular enough way to end the brawl, so the scene was revised to add the huge machine wrench and electrical sparking effects. West intentionally hands the wrench to MetalHead, who grabs it with both hands and raises it to strike; he then shorts-out with electrical sparking effects before falling out the door. I believe the implication is that, when MetalHead grabbed the wrench with both hands, it completed an exposed electrical circuit that caused him to quickly short-out.

Charles Austin Miller

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