Corrected entry: When Wolverine is falling down the side of the Statue of Liberty during his fight with Sabertooth (again), and he impales his claws into the side of the structure, they show up on the other side between Jean and Cyclops' faces vertically. However, it looks as though he put them in the structure horizontally when shown from the outside. (01:23:16)

Correction: Watch the scene in slow motion and you will see that he put his claws in vertically.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Sabretooth has Storm against the glass and she's controlling the weather, he roars and you can see he has a metal cap or filling on a molar. Sabretooth has regeneration powers, so he doesn't need dental work.

Correction: Jean Grey says in her speech to the Senate that mutations manifest at puberty therefore it is possible for Sabretooth to get fillings as a child that would remain with him even after his mutation since teeth do not heal.

Corrected entry: During the scene with Rogue in her bedroom describing her trip through Canada to Alaska, she says that she will stop at Niagara Falls on the way. Niagara Falls is located on the east side of North America on the border of Canada and New York state. On her map of North America, she has a Niagara Falls postcard tacked onto the West side of the country. (00:04:27)

Correction: Her map is correct. When she says Niagara Falls you can see the picture of it next to a picture of the Statue of Liberty and the Twin Towers. It just that when she says she'll go up the Canadian Rockies it cuts to a wide shot and she is already pointing to the west side of her map.

Corrected entry: When we first see Wolverine, his sideburns are thick and full, but when he wakes up in Xavier's school, his sideburns are not nearly that thick, in fact, they look rather scrubby. They change back to thick at the end of the movie, when Logan puts on the X-men uniform. (00:22:10)

Correction: They used the same make-up/hair pieces for Wolverine through the whole movie. The variations in thickness are an optical illusion, based on the lighting conditions (more light makes them look thinner, less light makes them look thicker).

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Corrected entry: Senator Kelly makes a phone call while he's in the helicopter, unaware that Guyrich is really Mystique. Before she transforms to her normal form, Kelly hands her (still in the form of Guyrich) his phone, which is placed in a pocket. Mystique transforms and... the phone is gone. Where would it go? (00:30:37)

Correction: She could have just pretended to pocket it. We see Senator Kelly look away for a moment after he gives her the phone, so that gave her a chance to do something else with it (i.e. put it behind the seat or something).

Corrected entry: When Hugh Jackman first finds Professor X's office he jumps over a couch to open it. In the next shot, the students leave the room with no problems. (00:24:49)

Correction: He doesn't come straight down the hallway, he approaches at an angle, camera angles make this difficult to see.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Storm and Cyclops go to find Rogue at the train station, you can see that it's still daylight. When Toad uses his tongue to steal Cyclops' visor, the optic blast shoots through the roof of the station, as seen from the outside, though when you see it from the outside, it is night. The rest of the scene is still day-time.

Correction: The entire scene happens at night, from when Wolverine steals the motorcycle to when Magneto escapes by helicopter.

Corrected entry: At then end of the movie, Cyclops is watching Senator Kelly on the news, only to find out that it's really Mystique. He sees this because Kelly's eyes flash yellow, like Mystique's. Now, he saw this on national television. If Cyclops noticed this, then certainly anybody else watching would have also noticed that the Senator's eyes flashed yellow. And for anyone who says that it could be explained via 'colour distortion,' certainly the reporters who were actually there would have seen his eyes change color, even for a split second.


Correction: They noticed it because they were looking for it. They know Kelly is dead, so they assume it's Mystique. For one thing, they paused the frame, and for another thing the camera pushed in on the T.V. making the image appear bigger than it would be just watching it from your living room. As for anyone there, it was a bust scene. If anyone thought they saw it, for a spilt-second, why would they think it wasn't a trick of the light. The reporters don't know Kelly is dead, and they know nothing about Mystique.

Corrected entry: Credit to the film makers for giving Wolverine a Canadian Dog Tag to wear (as opposed to the multiple tags as worn by U.S. soldiers). Unfortunately, Wolverine is wearing the bottom half of a broken Canadian Dog Tag which has been engraved upside down. A Canadian dog tag is one piece with two halves designed to be broken in half on a horizontal score across its centre. The top half has two holes (one in each corner) for the chain to pass through and remains with a deceased soldier. The bottom half, which is not attached to a chain, although it has a long slot centred at the bottom, is returned for registration. Wolverine wears the bottom half of a Canadian Dog tag, the half which would be removed or lost when the tag is broken (this is easily identified by the long slot at the bottom, which the way he wears it is at the top where he has the chain passing through it). Even if Wolverine had somehow lost the top of his dog tag and kept the bottom, the name engraved would be upside down when he has it hanging from the bottom slot. Also, a Canadian dog tag is not worn on a small chain hanging from the neck chain - they hang directly from the neck chain. The dog tag should also say CDN FORCES CDN under his name (if it was printed right side up in the first place). Another interesting bit of trivia about this...his Dog Tag has a Social Insurance Number as opposed to a Service Number - which indicates he served prior to the re - introduction of service numbers in 1991. Also, since his Social Insurance Number begins with the number 4, we know he was born in the province of Ontario. Good effort on detail, if not 100% right on all counts. (00:16:29)

Correction: We see in the second movie that Wolverine was not in the armed services and his dog tag was actually a result of the experiment with Stryker and his adamantium skeleton. Seeing as that Stryker is not one to play by all the rules, it can be said that he didn't care about whether he hooked up the right side to the chain or not.

Corrected entry: Magneto's entire plan revolves around placing the Mutation Device in the torch of the Statue of Liberty, even going as far as to have Toad fix up a replica of the torch bottom. Yet when they get to Liberty Island, they leave the real bottom of the torch on the ground in plain sight, and the false bottom that Toad painted is very off-color. After such a cunning plan, they made such foolish and obvious mistakes?

Correction: These mistakes would not be obvious to those on Ellis Island. The only people remaining on Liberty Island were the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants and they all knew the plan anyway. It would be impossible to be perfect in any plan, but it only has to be good enough to work. Imperfect is more realistic.

Corrected entry: In the third scene of the movie, Dr. Jean Grey is speaking before the Senate. Senator Kelly interrupts her by calling her Miss Grey. Later on in the movie, he refers to her as Dr. Grey, which shows that he knows her status as a doctor. Most people, especially of his station, would know better than to ever call someone with a Doctorate degree "Miss" instead of "Doctor".

Correction: Senator Kelly does this on purpose; he is deliberately being degrading to her in front of the Assembly to show he doesn't have respect for her, her position, or her opinions on mutants.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Rouge stays after class to talk to Storm. Pyro's frozen fire ball has disappeared. (00:29:49)

Correction: This is a deleted scene, and thus really has no bearing as a mistake, though one could guess that it melted as class progressed.

Corrected entry: At the end where Magneto and Xavier are playing chess, the professor moves his rook in the same row as Magneto's king, Magneto has to either A. move his king or B. block it somehow because he is in check, but Magneto instead takes Xavier's pawn with his knight.

Correction: If Magneto doesn't want to do A or B, he can C. take the rook that is menacing his king. Magneto does that with another rook. Then the professor moves his pawn, Magneto takes it with his knight, the professor takes it with another pawn and... check mate!

Corrected entry: When Sabertooth kills the harbour patrol guard he throws the guard down right next to him and looks at him for a few seconds, you then get a shot of Sabertooth taken from the water and this gives you a large area around Sabertooth to see. Sabertooth begins to walk off and the dead guard is no longer there even though no attempts to move the guard out of sight were made. Where did the guard go? (01:06:06)

Correction: The guard is still there with the rocks.

Corrected entry: When Logan found Rogue after she ran away, he comforted her by touching the back of her head with his hand, letting her rest her head on his shoulder. Granted he was wearing a jacket, but he still had his hand on her, touching her. Shouldn't Rogue start absorbing his powers?

Correction: She was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Her head was in the hood the entire time. Logan never actually touched her head or her hair (which wouldn't matter since it doesn't occur through her hair).

Corrected entry: In the chess game at the end of the film, both of Xavier's bishops are on clear squares as opposed to one on clear, one on frosted.

Correction: This is possible. When a pawn reaches the back file it does not become a queen, it becomes any piece the player wishes. We only see the endgame so Xavier could have lost his frosted bishop and promoted a pawn to a bishop on a clear square.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jean Grey is examining Wolverine, he attacks her and she is panting heavily, however her mouth movements do not match the breathing. At one point there is a loud pant and her mouth is obviously closed.

Correction: It is Wolverine who is breathing hard.

Corrected entry: When Cyclops is at the train station looking at the train schedule board you can see a boy looking at his viser. The boy is rather chubby-cheeked. Then when Cyclops looks down at the boy and smile the kid smiles back, but this boy is a thinner than the kid in the first shot. then in the next shot when the boy's mother drags him away it is the same chubby-cheeked kid from the first shot.

Correction: There are two kids with the mother.

Corrected entry: When Wolverine first comes into Professor X's room, there are students there, then they leave through the door. One girl turns back for something, then runs THROUGH the door. Maybe she can change her own molecular structure, but what about that of her backpack? Her clothes might not be real--like the men's suit Mystique appears to wear when she's Gyrich - but surely the backpack is.


Correction: The girl who went through the door was Kitty Pryde (she had more scenes in the movie, but they were deleted). Her mutant power is the ability to phase through solid objects. This power also transcends to anything that is physically touching her, like the back pack.

Corrected entry: Why is Storm only limited to lightning blasts when Magneto traps the X-Men inside the Statue of Liberty? Couldn't she just conjure up a windstorm? And why couldn't Jean Grey do anything as well? (01:19:10)

Correction: Lightning bolts were her only damaging attack that were precise enough to hit only Magneto. Simply pushing him out would be ineffective as he can use his magnetic ability to simulate flying by pushing off the EM field of Earth.

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Continuity mistake: When young Magneto is struggling with the guards at the concentration camp, the father's star switches from one side of his chest to the other. (00:01:46)

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[Trapped inside the Statue of Liberty.]
Cyclops: Storm, fry him!
Magneto: Oh yes! A bolt of lightening into a huge copper conductor. I thought you lived at a school?

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Trivia: When Logan meets Professor Xavier for the first time, the girl who forgets her bag and then goes through the closed door is Kitty Pryde, aka Shadowcat.

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Chosen answer: It comes down to the simple fact that Halle Berry can't do accents worth squat. Storm comes from Kenya, so Berry is attempting some form of Kenyan accent in this first movie, but even here it is uneven and inconsistent. The decision was apparently made in 2 and 3 not to use the accent at all.

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