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.
Corrected entry: When Osbourne is getting ready to be tested he says something like "...when the vapor hits the blood stream." If you look, you can see his mouth isn't moving when he's saying this.
Corrected entry: Towards the end, during the climatic fight between Spider-Man and Green Goblin, there is a part where Goblin is against a wall (this is just before he spears himself with his own hoverboard) and the floor at his feet is fairly intact, but when Peter jumps down the floor is a lot less intact (this is shown from a sideview displaying both Goblin and Spider-Man).Jack Vaughan
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.
Corrected entry: When Spider-man first gets his new suit you can see the world trade center in his eyes when the film came out in 2002.
Corrected entry: When Peter enters the wrestling arena and we see Bonesaw fly off the corner of the ring, the guy on the floor has his arm across his body/stomach. Yet, when Bonesaw flies through the air, you can see the guy on the floor move his arm ready for him to land on top of him.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: The newspaper advert Peter sees is for amateur wrestlers, yet the wrestling shown is in the squared circle of professional wrestling.
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.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Corrected entry: The firemen don't seem to be doing anything when Spidey was saving the baby or the "screaming woman".
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.
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...
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?
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.
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".
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?
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).
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."
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
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.
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?
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)
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.
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.
Corrected entry: When Peter and Aunt May enter the house after the graduation ceremony, it sounds like Aunt May calls Peter 'Phillip'.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Corrected entry: In the beginning, when Peter runs out to catch the bus, he swings his backpack over his shoulder, but when he is seen running after the bus, the backpack has disappeared.
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?
Corrected entry: When we see MJ emerge from the diner, she is wearing high heels. Waitresses in New York City diners don't wear high heels, unless they want blisters the size of half dollars.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.