Spider-Man

Corrected entry: Green Goblin never actually presses any of the buttons on his costume, so how does he operate the glider?

Correction: The glider had thrusters and he steers it with his legs. There are also many instances when the Green Goblin is off screen where he can be taking action to control the glider.

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Corrected entry: The whole scene where Peter is testing his web powers by swinging across the road and hitting the billboard on the roof defies the laws of physics no matter how you try to explain it. Peter, the web line and the crane were a pendulum, so if the crane were behind or directly above the sign, Peter would not have lifted back up because he didn't pass under the pivot. If the crane were before the sign, he would up swing but would not have been able to slide down the sign immediately after impact because he would have swung backwards toward the pivot again meaning he'd need to wait until the back-swing reached zero and went in the other direction towards the sign; this would take several seconds.

Correction: Peter's weblines have considerable elasticity to them, giving the whole setup some decidedly un-pendulum-like properties. As such, the pendulum model cannot really be considered suitable for analysing this scene for possible errors.

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Corrected entry: The newspaper advert Peter sees is for amateur wrestlers, yet the wrestling shown is in the squared circle of professional wrestling.

Correction: The event shown is a pro wrestling event - the ad is part of a PR campaign where amateurs get to challenge professionals in between scheduled pro matches.

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Corrected entry: In the scene near the beginning when Peter does his little trick on the stairs when he's coming down for breakfast, we see Uncle Ben drinking tea/coffee, he looks in Peter's direction, and in the following shot he is looking in his direction again. (00:18:20)

The-Immortal

Correction: Uncle Ben is doing a double take because Peter surprised him just as he was taking a sip of hot coffee

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Corrected entry: In the shot where Spider-Man rescues Mary Jane from the balcony at the festival, one of his web strings is not hanging onto anything.

Correction: He only needs one string to hang on to in order to rescue her. If the other one missed, it's not a problem.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Corrected entry: During the Festival, when the Green Goblin throws the bomb under the balcony the windows above the balcony all break, but when Spider-man goes to save MJ the Green Goblin catches Spider-man and slams him into the the window and the glass breaks again.

Correction: The glass above never breaks when the bomb goes off - only the glass below the balcony breaks. Above the balcony the only visible damage is a few sparks from a bust light fitting.

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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.

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Corrected entry: We all know that Peter Parker wears his Spidey suit under his clothes in case of an emergency, that way he can make a quick change. But what about the boots to his Spidey suit? He can't wear them under his shoes because they are too thick and isn't seen holding a big enough bag. So where does he keep them?

Correction: They must be thin enough - in the scene where MJ is being chased by the thugs into the alley, Peter is seen from a rooftop angle pulling off a shoe exposing his boot, worn underneath.

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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.

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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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Trivia: JJJ's secretary (the one who takes Peter's cheque) is Betty Brant, one of Peter's girlfriends in the comic books.

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Question: What was Tobey Maguire's full process to get Spider-man's body? What was his body and fighting training and food diets? Is there any website where they have it in full writing?

Answer: The following is taken directly from People Magazine May 27, 2002: WORKOUT: Maguire exercised for at least 3.5 hours, six days a week, with his regimen varying "depending on how sore he felt," says Joujon-Roche. Mornings were spent improving his flexibility with yoga and splits, along with building strength through abdominal and lower-body exercises on an oversize ball. "We would just work on each body part until we killed it," Joujon-Roche says. "Then the next day we'd go to another and kill that one." Afternoons were devoted to cardiovascular activities like martial arts and cycling, to burn fat, plus gymnastics. "Tobey did his own flips with that Spider-Man hood on," says Joujon-Roche. "We gave him self-assuredness." DIET: For breakfast Joujon-Roche made the actor, a vegetarian, a "high-protein shake that included nuts, essential oils and vitamins." Lunch, he says, was often "marinated tofu with broccoli and walnuts and dinner a big veggie burger with brown rice." The menu varied with Maguire's output. "If his workout was pure weights," says Joujon-Roche, "he needed protein. If he did cardio, he'd have a shake of all carbs."

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