Factual error: James Franciscus arrives at a New York City subway station called Queensborough Plaza. Queensborough Plaza is an above ground station. Queens Plaza is the name of an underground station in New York City. (They are located within walking distance of each other, but are definitely distinct stations).
Factual error: Brent enters the underground area via Queensborough Plaza. He and Nova walk some distance through (sewers?) and emerge outside the main branch of the New York Public Library, located on 5th Avenue and 41st St. in Manhattan. I'll concede that that's possible, since we don't really know how much tunnel they walked through. (It's about 2 miles and includes crossing the East River.) Only moments later, they're in front of the New York Stock Exchange, which is at 20 Broad Street, easily four miles to the south. In the next shot they're walking past Radio City Music Hall, on 6th Avenue and 50th Street. That's roughly a half-mile NORTH of the Library. I know stuff got shook up in the nuclear blast, but that's a bit much...
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Plot hole: Brent discovers that Taylor is on the planet and has a connection to Nova through the dog tags she is wearing. However, throughout the first movie, Taylor never had any dog tags on his person. Also, his ship was destroyed, and he only managed to retrieve a life raft and supplies. His belongings and clothing were taken from him when he was apprehended by the apes. Taylor should never have had any dog tags to give to Nova or for Brent to discover.
Continuity mistake: When Zaius and the general are in the sauna, as Zaius says "Well, General. I only pray you know what you're doing" and the general says "How can you have any doubt, Dr. Zaius", Zaius' hands are on his lap. Next shot, his right hand is suddenly placed on his face.
Continuity mistake: Taylor walks over to the stone wall and tries to hit it with the rifle. In the close-up, as he aims the rifle at the stone wall, you can see his left hand is wrapped around the butt of the rifle. Between this shot and the next shot, Taylor's hand switches which side of the rifle butt it is holding.
Continuity mistake: When Brent hears a horse in the distance, he goes to take cover behind the wreckage of the ship. In the mid-shot from the side, Brent looks over the ship and just to the left of the huge tear in the ship is some sort of scratching in the ship's paint. In the previous shot, as Brent ran over to the ship for cover, the scratching marks were never there.
Other mistake: As Taylor realises what man did in the years from his leaving until his return, he is slamming his fist on the dirt screaming "Damn you all to hell." In the first Apes movie, he didn't give this final line until he was amid the surf waters, but here the water was a couple feet from him.
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