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).

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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)

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Continuity mistake: During the fight inside the spider, West wraps one of Loveless' men in a chain and kicks him out the door. You clearly see that the chain comes completely off its roll and falls to the ground, presumably with the body. Yet later on in a wide shot of the spider you can see the body and chain still suspended from the spider. Then when it crashes, West uses the hanging body to save himself.

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Suggested correction: We do actually not see it fall to the ground, just vanish outside. It could be that the end of the chain got caught onto something just beneath the opening.

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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: The film underwent costly reshoots to emphasize the humor when test audiences weren't sure if the movie was a comedy.

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Question: To play Loveless, were Kenneth Branagh's legs removed digitally with a blue/green screen?

Answer: Assuming it's the same technique used for Gary Sinse in Forrest Gump, Mr. Branagh was probably wearing blue leggings which was used to digitize out his legs.

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