Spider-Man

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.

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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.

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 Mary Jane is attacked by the four thugs in the alley, there is an over-head shot of her fleeing with the thugs shouting 'Hey! Where you going, baby?' and as this is happening, we see Spider-Man running along the top of the nearby building taking his shoes off. If you put the screen on pause or slo-mo, you can see he definitely has his mask on (check out the reflective lines on his head), but seconds later when he is pulling the thugs off Mary Jane, he has his mask off. Why would he take his mask off when he wants to keep his identity unknown? (01:16:20)

Correction: Spidey's mask was most likely thrown off or taken off by one of the thugs because as said, Spidey didn't want his identity known so he wouldn't have done it on purpose.

Corrected entry: Peter Parker practices web shooting for the first time in his bedroom. When Aunt May checks on him the webs criss-cross the room from wall to wall. Think about it... he's shooting the webs from his wrist. What we should have seen was several strings hanging from the walls. To get the room as we see it, every time he shot a string he would have to walk to the other side of the room and attach his end to the opposite wall. Not likely. (00:32:20)

Correction: He shot it to the first wall then kept the stream going until it hit the second wall without breaking the link, just aiming it at a different part of the room and then back and forth without stopping.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Goblin tries to get Spider-Man to join the Goblin, the Goblin tries to convince Spider-Man that the people of the city would love to see him fail. The Goblin's exact line is: "But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail fall die trying". Yes, the Goblin (Dafoe) says both "fail" and "fall". The line only works grammatically using the word "fall". Dafoe's voice even drops dramatically when he says "fall", and then returns to the dramatic pitch he uses in the rest of the line, as if he is expecting the movie's editor's will pick this up and edit out the word "fail".

Correction: Actually he says: "...fail, fall, die trying", as in three different ways of not succeeding. It makes no sense either way "Fail die trying" or "Fall die trying", so it has to be the three different ways.

Corrected entry: Spiderman repeatedly hits the Goblin's head at the end of their final battle. After the last punch, the Goblin's helmet is suddenly covered with dust. Where did it come from?

Correction: It became dusty when Spider-Man pulled the brick wall onto Goblin. It was dusty the entire time Spidey was punching him.

Corrected entry: When Peter's auntie enters when his uncle is looking for jobs in the paper, a boom microphone can be seen bobbing up and down at the top of the screen. (seen in the DVD, not in a movie theatre).

Correction: This submitter must have really keen eyesight because I was unable to see this and I examined the scene very carefully several times.

Corrected entry: At the big showdown at the end, Spider Man spins a web in front of The Green Goblin and he tears it down. As the Goblin rips it apart, you can hear metal being torn/bent happening with the movements of the web's destruction.

Correction: This isn't a mistake. It is just simply implying the strength of Spidey's web, which is extremely tough. And thus, implying the strength of the Green Goblin. A normal spider web has about 5 times the strength of steel, for its size.

Corrected entry: Right before our favorite hero saves the young boy from being crushed at the World Unity Festival, notice the white string on his back. It's really pretty obvious. It's also in the shot right after Spiderman says "Come on, move kid."

Correction: It's his web he's using to swing around on.

Corrected entry: The scene where Spidey saves the baby from the fire, why is the "mother" in the street when her baby is in the apartment unattended? The baby appears to be only a few months old and if she had been out, wouldn't she have taken it with her? Her clothes and face are clean and not smoke smudged so it's unlikely she was forced out by the fire.

Stuart Green

Correction: It is possible that both the baby and mother were in places that were fairly safe from immediate danger, (like the mom in the living room, the baby in its crib down the hall) however there could have been a hallway that was too smoke or flame filled for the mother to get through to the child.

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Corrected entry: When Peter is learning about his new improved eye-sight, he takes off and puts on his glasses a few times. When he puts them on, the whole screen gets fuzzy, but only what you see through the lenses should be fuzzy, not the area outside the lenses too. (00:17:15)

Correction: the fuzziness does occur due to the eyes trying to adjust through the glasses, however hopeless it may be, this may have just been a technical mishap that happened to be correct

Corrected entry: After the battle in the burning house, Spider-Man leaves the scene with a head start. But it takes him as long to get home as the remaining Goblin needs to: Fly home (where the Goblin equipment is stashed as we know from the fireplace-scene), undress, shower, dress, take the car to drive to Peter's home, probably pick up a plum cake on the way, take the elevator (where the movie picks up his actions again, as Osborn wakes up from the blackout) and to be introduced to Mary Jane. What has Peter been up to during all this time? It doesn't take that long to buy cranberries! Shouldn't he have arrived there first, especially with his head start? And why - if about half an hour has passed - is his cut still fresh? (01:22:50)

Correction: Possible, but remember it is New York City. There is a lot of bad stuff that happens there constantly. So it is possible that going home wasn't the first thing on his list.

Corrected entry: When Spiderman has his first swing around NY with his new suit on, you can see the WTC in the reflection in Spiderman's eyes. (Directly after the man in the subway is paying the Spiderman theme song on his guitar) (00:55:45)

Correction: In the original script there were some scenes with the WTC, but most were cut due to 9/11. The setting is still New York, and the WTC was intentionally left in many shots in the movie; about three or four times in total.

Corrected entry: In the wrestlers' cage fight Spider-Man is on his knees, on the mat, when he shoots two webs to the roof of the fight-cage (web length = floor to roof). These he uses to jump over Bone Saw. The webs are never seen hanging in the cage again, even at the end when the cage is wide open. (00:40:30)

Correction: In one of the final scenes Spider-Man uses his webs to slingshot himself a great distance to reach the bridge for his final confrontation with the Green Goblin. Obviously his webbing must exhibit some degree of elasticity so it would stand to reason that the webs snapped back up to the roof of the cage and clung after Spider-Man let them go during the match.

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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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