Corrected entry: In the casino, Bond disables and disarms the guy who attacks him. Problem is, the guy has another gun on him, which Bond (and the audience) saw earlier when he looked at the guy with his x-ray glasses. Where did it disappear to? Or did Bond forget about it?
Corrected entry: When Bond and Denise Richard's character are on the rig in the pipeline, they are travelling at 70 mph. When they jump off the rig into the pipe, they roll head-over-heels; however, doing that at 70 mph would certainly break your neck. You'd have to roll on your side to stand a chance of survival.
Corrected entry: Submarines would have absolutely no reason to maintain a fuel rod making shop on board, nor is there any way of changing fuel rods without the services of a dry-dock.
Corrected entry: The gun that Elektra uses near the climax and which Bond takes from her is a Colt Mk IV Series 70. However, when he's on the submarine, it turns into a regular M1911A1. Compare the finish on the wood grips and the fact that the Series 70 has a stainless barrel, whereas the 1911 doesn't.TheHeartbreakKid15
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond and Christmas Jones jump out of the pipeline after the bomb has gone off, Bond asks Christmas "What are you doing here in Kazakhstan?" But as we have seen earlier in the film (on Elecktra's map) the King Pipeline goes from Baku through Azerbaijan to the Bosphorous. He should say "What are you doing here in Azerbaijan?"
Corrected entry: When Bond is being chased by the parahawks in the mountains, it is beautiful and sunny in one shot and then it shows a quick shot of rain, then cuts back to sunny.
Corrected entry: In the beginning when King's money explodes, it blows a hole through the wall. This is impossible because the walls in the M16 building (Vauxhaull) are "bombproof" and wouldn't be destroyed by such an explosion.
Corrected entry: When Bond begins the boat chase, they are travelling east to west along the Thames (evident from the placement of the Houses of Parliament). However, Bond travels west to east along the roads to reach the Dome (you can see this on his radar).
Corrected entry: If the fertiliser that was on King's money made Bond's ice cubes foam was on Bond's fingers, and therefore on the outside of the ice cubes, why didn't they start foaming immediately? In the first shot of his drink there is no (or only very little) foaming, whereas it foams a lot more when he is about to drink.Jacob La Cour
Corrected entry: In the beginning where Bond detonates the stun grenade in his gun and he's got the Swiss banker, how did he not see the woman throw the knife into the man's neck? Even if she went to the door, Bond should have been suspicious that she was trying to get away. And in the next shot where the camera shows the actual knife, it looks like the handle is the only thing sticking out. Either A: The woman has a strong arm, so the knife point would be pointing out of the front of the banker's neck anyway, or B: She was at close range, so Bond should have plainly saw her take out the knife and done something about it.
Corrected entry: During the boat chase at the beginning, Bond's special boat is seen to have a feature that allows it to dip down and under the surface of the water, effectively turning it into a short-duration submarine. Unfortunately, the designers of the boat failed to equip it with any kind of sealed cockpit for the operator. What could possibly be the advantage of an open-cockpit boat that can also completely submerge? The driver could not effectively see to operate the controls, nor could he hold his breath long enough to travel any reasonable distance. Additionally, at any speed above "extremely slow", the force of the water rushing by the driver's face and body would be quite painful indeed! And it would be impossible to quickly drain the water out of the hull to allow it to float on top of the surface again. About the only useful purpose this function would serve is conveniently exactly what happened in the movie. What an amazing bit of foresight on behalf of Q-Branch.
Corrected entry: When Bond fell from the balloon, he landed on his right side. Furthermore, he stopped his fall from the dome by grabbing a wire with his right hand, forcing the arm to be yanked upward. So why is his left arm the one in a sling?
Corrected entry: On the subject of the X-ray specs, think back to when Bond first tries them on, before we know what they are. He puts them on (with Q and R), and seems to take a good look at John Cleese before he gives them back. Seemed innocent enough at the time, but what was he REALLY looking at? John Cleese often did sketches for Monty Python's flying circus where he had lingerie on under his clothes...
Corrected entry: On the special edition DVD of the movie as soon as James puts on the sun glasses in the casino press play or pause and it will take you to a little behind the scene footage on how they shot the x-ray vision scene.
Corrected entry: In the intro, Bond sets off the grenade and takes out the guards. When he goes for the Swiss Banker, the Banker is still holding a cigar. Why?
Corrected entry: Bond was literally within an inch of his life while sitting in the torture chair, very nearly strangled. It would have taken him a few seconds to regain his bearings - he should have been taking in huge breaths of air, etc. Yet he's able to leap into action as soon as he gets out of the chair.
Corrected entry: At the end of the boat-chase the boat of the assassin is about to hit the fence near the Millennium Dome. In a split second during a front shot you can see the fence already damaged, probably from a previous take.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond is in the pipe line, chasing after the runaway plutonium, the map shows Bond and the Bomb travelling east to west. When Bond stops, and the Bomb explodes it is in front of him, accelerating away from him. But when Bond helps his partner out of the pipeline, they come out of the west section of pipe. They could only do this if they were in front of the bomb when it exploded.
Corrected entry: Prior to the explosion from Bullion's case (in Valentin's Istanbul headquarters), Dr. Jones has her hair tied up in a bun, but in all scenes after the explosion it's loose, without any time for her to change it (short of the explosion untying whatever's holding her hair up without injuring her in the slightest).Shay
Corrected entry: In Goldeneye, we learn that Valentin Zukovsky was shot in the leg by Bond, and he consequently has a limp and describes himself as a cripple. In The World Is Not Enough he has a cane, but a) he walks quite ably and hardly seems to use the cane at all, and b) he considering the much more active role he plays in this movie (which is obviously the reason they "forgot" about his limp), he wouldn't have lasted five seconds as a cripple.
Corrected entry: When we see the cigar girl aiming at the MI6 building from her boat there is no sun on her. In the final shot of her firing, the boat is bathed in sunshine. (00:07:15)
Corrected entry: The skiing scene is obviously shot in Vallee Blanche and other places next to Chamonix. They would have had a really long helicopter journey to France. Also, the mountains seen during the flight are Aiguilles du Chamonix.
Corrected entry: When the inflatable ball saves Bond and Electra from the avalanche, when they climb out, what happened to their skis? (00:45:56)
Corrected entry: When Electra calls M on the videophone through her computer, M sees Electra in a white gown and her hair frazzled. But, in the next scene when we see Electra turning off her computer and getting up from her chair, she is wearing a purple outfit and her hair is neat.
Corrected entry: When Bond gets to the building in the ocean to rescue Denise Richards, she's wearing a sexy purple cocktail dress and her makeup is perfect. They weren't carrying luggage - where did all that come from? In fact, given the location shooting there are unbelievable costume changes throughout the film.
Corrected entry: In the final love scene with Christmas and Bond, there is a slight error. As M is watching the screen, she sees that the bodies go from orange to red; only then do the bodies start moving. In reality, the bodies would have moved before changing color because as all of us know, biologically, Bond would have to move into Christmas before a change in body heat.
Corrected entry: Plutonium is an extremely unstable and volatile metal. In the presence of oxygen it combusts spontaneously, giving off an extremely radioactive smoke. Breathing this smoke even in tiny quantities virtually guarantees developing a fatal lung cancer. It emits a level of alpha radiation, which is deadly without protective shielding of some sort. This type of radiation usually causes bone cancers. it will also cause hair and teeth to fall out. Throughout the movie characters handle it without any sort of precautions. Poor Bond isn't going to live long.
Corrected entry: When Bond shoots Electra King, he does it straight into her face. Even though this should have caused her head to practically explode, there is no blood on the bed or on Bond's hand when he runs it through her hair.
Corrected entry: When Bond and Electra fly to the top of the mountain to ski the pipeline the helicopter pilot says that he can't land because it's too windy. However, shortly afterwards, they are chased by a number of Parahawks with soft parachute canopies. If the wind and weather was too rough for a large helicopter there's no way you could fly a Parahawk in the same kind of weather. Even if you could fly it and stay in the air, if it was facing into the wind (up slope) the ground speed of the Parahawk would be pitifully slow and you could out run it on foot, let alone skis. If you were on the down slope side the rotoring air over the mountain would probably just slam the Parahawk into the ground. No problem for our heroes either way.
Corrected entry: When the Thames chase scene is about to end, right before Bond's boat starts driving on the pavement, he rampages through a warehouse. From the driver's point of view all the boxes slide up the boat, as if there were glass there. It's obvious that there was a glass protecting the camera, but in reality things should have crashed against Bond's face.
Corrected entry: After Bond grabs the pistol (a Colt .45ACP with a 7+1 capacity) from Electra even though 2 rounds were expended to shoot Valentine Bond still has 6 rounds to kill Electra's guards and at least 1 remaining otherwise the slide would have locked open. Then he dives into the water so where did he get exra ammunition from to kill Renard's men? (01:44:09)
Corrected entry: When 007 falls down the Millennium dome, it is solid. In real life, the dome is made out of several flexible panels to it doesn't crack in the wind, meaning the dome would bend under 007's weight.
Corrected entry: Bond's boat goes through a fish market during the chase scene. The camera shot (from his point of view) shows water and fish splashing over a windshield. The boat doesn't have a windshield.
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