Spider-Man

Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter and his class are on the field trip, the female scientist begins talking about the different types of spiders. Two spiders change position. The first one we see is on the side of the glass, as if it's trying to climb up, then when Pete is about to take its picture, it's suddenly resting on the floor of the case. The second one is sitting on its web and when the camera returns, the spider has webbed up three mice and is in the process of lifting them up.

Correction: The spider is lifting grasshoppers or crickets, not mice.

Corrected entry: When Peter and Aunt May enter the house after the graduation ceremony, it sounds like Aunt May calls Peter 'Phillip'.

Correction: It only sounds like it, though. What she really said is, "Can I... can I fix you something to eat?"

Corrected entry: Watch the spinning razor blade that goes off to the left when Goblin attacks Spidey in the burning building. Spidey dodges it, and it shoots off to the left - and totally disappears.

Correction: It doesn't disappear, it goes through the flames in the background.

Corrected entry: When the students visit the lab with the genetically altered spiders, the female scientist says spiders belong to the Class Aranae. Actually, Aranae is the Family, and spiders belong to either the Class Arachnida or the Class Chelicerata, depending on which classification you use. This is a huge error - 'family' and 'class' are very specific taxonomic terms which no real geneticist would ever mix up or use interchangeably. (00:06:15)

Correction: Actually, the scientist says that spiders are in the Order Aranae, which is correct. She never mentions Class, only Family when she talks about the individual spiders. She doesn't make an error, or mix up the classification.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter Parker has to change into his costume at the World Unity Fest, he rips open his shirt in the middle of a HUGE crowd and his costume is revealed. It is really hard for me to believe not one person saw him do that.

T Poston

Correction: It is definitely possible that no one saw it, everyone would have been watching everything else going on (besides, no one ever saw Superman do that).

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: In the wrestling scene, the cage is ceremoniously locked. As soon as Peter defeats Bonesaw, the cage is raised and the sides separate. How did it get unlocked so fast?

Correction: Anyone who watches professional wrestling will tell you that the cage locking is usually fake. The sides are also break-away.

Corrected entry: During the scene on the roof after the Green Goblin knocks Spider-Man out at the bugle, you see the Goblin talking to Spider-Man. When Spider-Man first wakes up and the camera pans to the Goblin, you see him open his yellow eye shields. Then, when the camera shows a close-up of the Goblin talking to Spider-Man, you can clearly see that his eye shields are closed. Then when the Goblin leaves Spider-Man to think about joining him, his eye shields are open and he closes them and takes off.

Correction: At the start of the conversation, while the Goblin's back is turned, you can hear the eyes open. They remain open for the rest of the conversation until he flies off.

Corrected entry: When you first see the cable car (at the end) it says Universal Pictures. When you see the car the second time, it says Roosevelt Line.

Correction: The car always says "Roosevelt Island".

Corrected entry: During the end sequence, Spider-Man originally did his final swing through the World Trade Center towers, landing on top of the tower with a flagpole on top. This was changed after September 11th so that he lands on the Empire State Building instead. However, during the pan around him after the landing, you can still see the Empire State Building, which he just landed on, in the background!

Correction: It is the American International building, which looks similar to the Empire State Building.

Corrected entry: When Peter gets out of the car when Ben gives him a lift, we see there is a bit of his costume sticking out under his shirt, but when we see him a second later, the costume can't be seen.

Correction: On the factoids track of the DVD it says that his red sweater poking out was an intentional "superhero faux pas". Most likely to convey that he is still learning the rules of being a hero.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, when Peter is chasing after the school bus you can clearly see a bridge ahead of the bus. But neither the bus, nor Parker, go under the bridge.

Correction: The shot with the bridge is arguably just an opening shot - the chase could easily start after the bridge.

Corrected entry: If the Green Goblin had the capability to build radiation bombs (like the one that incinerated the board members on the balcony in a split second), then why did he bother using anything else when fighting Spidey? He could have killed Spidey instantly anytime he wanted if he had those bombs.

Correction: The Green Goblin had been getting all his gizmos from Oscorp, and it had been mentioned earlier that the glider had been "stolen" from Oscorp (and the person we saw testing out the glider was wearing a suit very similar to the Green Goblin's). Hence, if there was only one radiation bomb he could get ahold of, or if only one prototype was made, that would explain why they were never used again.

Corrected entry: In the final scene, with MJ and Peter in the cemetery, we can see a tombstone. The name on it is "Stacy, Gwen". Peter's girlfriend in the comics, killed by the Green Goblin.

Correction: Misconceived trivia: The name on the tombstone (assuming this refers to the one behind MJ) is something like "Rachel C Ewen".

Corrected entry: When Spider-Man chases his Uncle's murderer into the old building, Spider-Man sneaks up on him and smashes his head through the two glass windows in a door. Spider-Man smashes his head in one. But if you look when he smashes the killer's head through the second window, it's the exact same shot.

Correction: No, just looks the same because it's a head through a window. The first one has a red sticker on the bottom left corner, the second one doesn't.

Corrected entry: During the movie, Peter acquires a "spider sense" that warns him of danger even if he doesn't see it himself. In the apartment fire scene the Green Goblin disguises himself as a woman with a blanket to surprise Spider-man, every one in the cinema can easily see it is the Goblin thanks to the shape of the blanket over the awkward pointy mask, Spider-man even reaches out for the "woman" and nearly taps her in the shoulder yet the spider sense never goes off.

Correction: The dangerous & fiery environment would've been driving his spider-sense crazy.

Corrected entry: In the building fire, there are 2 windows still intact at Spider-Man's arrival. He busts out one by swinging through it, and when he leaves with the child there is an explosion which blows out the other window. Thus no windows should remain intact. But, when Spider-Man goes back into the building to rescue "the woman" (Green Goblin) he smashes through another window.

Correction: The other window is one storey up, and wasn't damaged by the explosion on the floor below.

Corrected entry: When Green Goblin is holding MJ off the bridge, she's wearing house shoes. She starts flailing her legs. Two of the shoes fall off, but she still has one on her foot. Was she wearing three shoes?

Correction: Two fall off, and they never reappear.

Corrected entry: If Peter had to sign consent forms for the wrestling match, wouldn't the promoter know his real identity and tell everyone who Spidey was once Spider-Man was in the news? He had seen Peter's face and would DEFINITELY remember the creep who let the robber get away.

Correction: He likely wrote an X on the form, which would be considered a legally binding signature, allowing him to compete in the match.

Corrected entry: Peter Parker use a manual focus, manual wind camera throughout the film, yet in the sequence where he photographs himself as spider-man, the camera happily auto-winds and auto-focuses.

Correction: Most professional or semi-professional cameras have both - manual for the most precision, but auto for when you really need it.

Corrected entry: When Spider-man jumps on his uncle's car chasing the dude who shot his uncle, Spidey punches through the roof. Later, when the car crashes, there's no more hole.

Correction: Every single hole, from the gunshot holes to the hole Spider-man made with his fist are there. The hole is just concealed by shadow.

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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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