Corrected entry: I don't understand how Spidey is able to go back up the web, when he does the cool hanging upside down thing with the criminal who stole the money. He sort of grabs the web a bit higher and he goes straight up. He can't reel web back into himself... (00:45:40)

Correction: Many spiders are able to 'reel' their web back into themselves, and Spidey had the ability also.(See answer to question on the question segment of this page).

Corrected entry: In the scene where Osborne is talking to the reflection in the mirror the real Osborne's jaw moves when the reflection is talking. (01:13:15)


Correction: That's the point. Osborne is both the reflection and the real man.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: At the World Festival, when the Green Goblin punches Spider-Man into a pole, he says, "Impressive," yet you can see his mouth through the gauze of his mask and his lips don't move.

Correction: If you turn up the brightness on your TV, you can easily see that his lips do move, albeit a little bit.

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the movie, when Dr. Osborn is in the lab testing out the chemical thing and Dr. Stromm straps him into the chair, Dr. Osborn exclaims that the metal bars holding him into the chair are cold. In later shots, you can see that the bars aren't even touching his body.

Correction: The metal touched him when he was being locked in, before he'd properly settled into position.

Correction: This assumes the students knew then and there that it was webbing that the tray was attached to and not some other substance. They know Flash bullies Peter and they might have just thought Peter rigged something together to throw the food at Flash in retaliation. We never see any students inspecting the webbing afterwards, so it can't be definitively said that they would be able to connect it to Spider-Man when he emerges months later.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: At the start of the film in the scene with Aunt May and Uncle Ben talking, Uncle Ben picks up a green plate. When he goes to pick it up, there are books, or something, resting by the microwave, which changes position between shots. (00:12:30)


Correction: The books are in the exact same position relative to each other and order in every shot.

Corrected entry: When Peter and his uncle are talking in the car, and the camera is on Peter, you can see lots of plants and bushes in the background. When he gets out of the car, there are no plants or bushes. (00:34:45)

Correction: The main library entrance is flanked by two marble lions and a plaza on its north and south sides. In the shots facing Peter in the car, the camera faces the south library plaza with its "plants/bushes" parallel to the car (note the kiosk topped by a pediment, one of two kiosks that used to be on the north and south plazas). Then, when Peter gets out of the car the plants/bushes haven't actually disappeared, it's just that the angle of the camera is now turned more northward toward the entrance, so we simply can't see the south plaza, though if the camera turned a bit to the left we would see it's still directly across the street from Peter. See street here.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: Aunt May obviously flinches and her voice falters a second before the Green Goblin crashes through the wall. (01:27:05)

Correction: Aunt May flinches exactly when Goblin crashes through the wall. Her voice falters because she is about to cry over her husband's death.

Corrected entry: Nice pun before the fight in the burning building (German dub): Spidey's "It's you who's out, Gobbie. Out of your mind" is dubbed as "Du bist es der verloren hat, Koblöd. Und zwar Deinen Verstand." "Goblin" is correctly translated to "Kobold" in the subtitles of my edition (done by SDI media group) though. (01:20:50)


Correction: This entry needs clarification. What exactly is the pun? You have indicated that the correct German translation for "Goblin" is "Kobold," but what is Koblöd supposed to mean?

S. Ha

Koblöd means Kable. Though the word is Hungarian.

In that case, I'm not sure what the original submitter thought was a pun. Merely a goof by the folks doing the foreign subtitles, nothing more.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: Why doesn't Mary Jane know that Spiderman is Peter Parker? He speaks to her on a number of occasions and even though he's in full costume, his voice is clear as a bell - he doesn't disguise it at all. She'd recognise it from a mile off.

Correction: The same way that no one realized Clark Kent was Superman with glasses. It's part of the suspension of disbelief involved with comics and comic book movies.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: It may just be me but, when Peter suddenly stops wearing his glasses shouldn't his aunt and uncle have noticed? Mary Jane notices at school yet the people that have raised him never say anything. (00:18:00)

Correction: Maybe they said something to Peter when the camera wasn't rolling. Peter is never shown using the bathroom, but I have to assume he did. He is never shown doing laundry, bathing, and many more routine and needed things. Do you really want to see any of that in a film?


Corrected entry: At the beginning in the museum scene, in one shot when the class moves on and Peter and MJ are left alone, Peter asks "Can I take your picture? I need one with a student in it." When he begins to take pictures, when the camera cuts to a view of MJ, she is smiling and looking in another direction, not at the camera. (If someone was taking your picture, you would be looking at the camera. MJ is not). (00:09:00)


Correction: So? I have many times looked away from the camera when someone was taking my picture. If MJ and Peter feels that the picture is better (for instance, more natural than a stiff, posing heads-on shot), it is their choice.


Corrected entry: When Peter discovers he can climb walls, there is a shot which shows hairs on the tips of his fingers. For the rest of the movie he has a costume which includes gloves. How is he supposed to climb, now that his fingers are covered with a homemade costume?

Correction: That is exactly why they came up with the idea of the micro hairs. The spandex that he wears is thin enough that the hairs poke through and grip for him.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene with the Green Goblin has MJ in one hand and a sky-tram in the other, he is not attached in any way to anything else. Since the Green Goblin does not have the ability to stick to objects, the weight of the sky-tram would pull him straight off the bridge. I know he has super strength but that doesn't make him impervious to the laws of physics.

Correction: Although it's not stated, the Green Goblin must have some kind of magnets in his boots, or else 1)he could never stay attached to the glider while it was moving at a quick rate of speed, and 2)when he first catches the sky-tram, it would have ripped him right off the glider. Magnetic boots, as weird as it sounds, makes sense.

Corrected entry: The scene in the science lab, after Norman tries the performance enhancer, he is held down on the bed with metal arms. In the next scene when the other scientist runs in to see if he's alright, the metal arms aren't holding him down anymore.

Correction: Dr. Straum probably made the computer lift them up when he saw Norman's heart failing so he could pull him out of the chamber if he couldn't successfully perform CPR.

Corrected entry: At the World Unity Festival, the Green Goblin throws a pumpkin bomb at some windows. It hits the wall in the middle, not going inside. If it exploded outside, the windows should have shattered and fallen into the building, but instead the windows blew outwards. (01:04:00)

Correction: It goes into a window that's partially open and blows up from the inside.

Corrected entry: What exactly is the Green Goblin's plan in his last scene where he dies? By standing up, he has aligned himself between his knifed hoverboard and the brick wall, which eventually kill him, but as he controls the hoverboard and knows what is about to happen, why has he put himself in harm's way? Had it gone to plan, both he and Spiderman would be impaled. If he would have jumped it, why didn't he anyway, nothing stopped him. Whilst crazy, Goblin is a very clever character who has planned this move, so why does he stand up?

Correction: He stands up because the glider's going to come in low enough to hit him anyway - it'll be much easier to avoid if he's up on his feet. He's expecting his glider to impale Peter, which would slow it down, giving him enough time to get out of the way. Peter leaping out of the way was completely unexpected, distracting him for long enough for the glider to hit him instead.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bonesaw McGraw hits Spider-Man with the chair and it makes a metallic sound. In the next part Bonesaw throws the chair on the ground and it only make a soft thud even though it hit concrete. (00:40:41)

Correction: Bonesaw is in a steel cage with a wrestling mat, the chair never hits the concrete. It would have landed softly onto the mat, not making a sound.

Corrected entry: The firemen don't seem to be doing anything when Spidey was saving the baby or the "screaming woman".

Correction: It would be dangerous for the firemen to be spraying while Spider-man was still in the building, or they may hurt him and the person in trouble.

Corrected entry: When the Goblin first appears and starts following Spider-Man, Spidey is in the floor and shoots a web to lift, but it actually looks like the web lifts him magically without him doing anything like pull it or something else. It looks like someone pulled his web from the other side.

Correction: Most spiders have the ability to reel their webs back into themselves. Naturally, we're to assume that Spiderman has this same ability, and is using it to lift himself.

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Continuity mistake: When Norman is getting ready to test himself, he lies down on the bed, fastens himself in and the doctor goes to the computer. However, when it shows him being brought in to the chamber he has several electrodes connected to his chest and head. (00:15:20)

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Suggested correction: At first the electrodes are beside Norman's head. While the doctor is fixing him in place, at one point camera focuses on his face. Later when he's stepping back for the PC, the electrodes can actually be seen stuck on his body. You can see them if you have an HD copy. So the camera focusing on his face is indicating that the doctor's doing whatever necessary for the process.


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