Deliberate mistake: When MIB agents exit the lift to get into the main hall of the MIB Office, the lift opens halfway up the wall and they need to go down a little platform. But when K and J return during the lockdown and face the trashcan with guns, the lift opens at floor level, so it can be conveniently peppered with bullets.
Continuity mistake: In the scene at the lockers in Grand Central Station, Agent Kay takes his watch, an illuminated Hamilton digital, back from the little animals living there. In one shot, Agent Jay puts an analogue watch in the locker as a replacement, but in the next shot it is the same old Hamilton digital owned by Agent K. (This is mentioned in the DVD Audio Commentary with Barry Sonnenfeld).
Deliberate mistake: The opening of the film says it takes place in July 2002, but when we first see Will Smith you can see the World Trade Center in the background which had been destroyed ten months before. [The film was made before the 9/11 attacks, and the towers were left in as a sign of respect - still a mistake, but there's the reason.]
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Deliberate mistake: When the trashcan opens fire on the lift with Jay & Kay in, the distance and angles mean it would, at most, be able to hit up to the edges of the rear doors. When the inside of the lift is shown, the bullets have somehow managed to reach right to the edges of the lift.
Continuity mistake: After Jay and Kay go to see Jeebs about the deneuralizer, Kay leaves and the bad aliens come crashing through the walls. Jay shoots Jeebs head off and, as it's growing back, he says he got shot "right in the pie-hole" (mouth). However he was facing away from Jay when he was shot and it was above the mouth area.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jay is fighting with Jarra, we see the clear rubber tubes in very back of the room. After defeating all the Jarras there is only six seconds left to stop the launch. He could not make it from the back of the room to the rocket in time to stop the launch.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Serleena confronts Zed in his office, look closely at her hands. Immediately after releasing Zed from her tentacles, her left hand now holds a box of Burger King fries, which disappear from shot to shot. This is most evident when she picks up the cellular phone, placing both empty hands on the desk first.
Factual error: When Jay and Tee are in the diner at the start of the film, it's 9pm (we know this because Tee started at noon and Jay set the neuralyzer to nine hours), and outside it's completely dark. In New York City at 9pm in July, the sky is not completely dark - the sun would just be setting.
Continuity mistake: When Jay and Kay make their visit to Jeebs, Jay is talking to Jeebs and you see Jeebs making a statement about how his business is 'banging' and when he see Kay walk in, he points both his hands at him. The camera angle changes and Jeebes is now seen with only one hand pointing at Kay.
Factual error: When Jay and Frank go to Truro, MA, to get Kevin, as they drive in, the background shows the Post Office in front of a lighthouse. However, 1) There is no lighthouse in Truro, and 2) the closest lighthouse is in North Truro, and this lighthouse (the Highland Lighthouse if you're wondering) doesn't even remotely resemble the lighthouse behind the post office. This means that either the shot was filmed in a different place than they say it was, or the background was digitally animated.
Factual error: When Agent Kay looks up, after he is "deneuralyzed" he sees Orion in the sky. They're in NYC...you can't see the Evening Star, even in the middle of the night. There is no way that Kay could see a perfectly clear, and detailed constellation, complete with stars that can't even be seen in rural areas.
Continuity mistake: When Jay and Tee first start to talk to Jeff, Tee grabs the "weed." When Jeff gets mad and starts banging on the grate, the wide shot shows Tee in the same position, gripping Jeff's weed, however it was not digitally added in that shot, so he's gripping nothing. But in the next shot, he's shown gripping the weed again.
Revealing mistake: When Jay is at the post office looking for Kay, he's talking to him in the parking lot and Kay is sitting in a mailman's cart. Jay says something to Kay, and Kay punches him, but you can see that he didn't touch him, especially since Jay reacts to the hit a split second before it happens.
Other mistake: When Jay opens the post office sorting machine and we see the multi-armed alien, there is a stereo playing rock music quite loudly. There's also a hole on the other side of the machine (to fire the letters out of) - shouldn't we have been able to hear the music through that hole before Jay opened the machine?
Factual error: In the beginning when Agent J is riding on Jeff (the huge subway worm) he has to duck out of the way of the lights that control the traffic in the tube. However, the traffic control lights are not in the ceiling of the subway, they are generally on the right side of the train.
Other mistake: When Agent J. is riding the Giant Worm in the subway, you see him getting hit by a metal bar on the top of the tunnel smack right in the head at amazing speed, twice! Yes, twice that happened. And later, when he is sitting on the bench with his partner, you see his head looks completely untouched, no cuts, blood, scars, absolutely nothing. Certainly he would at least have a little mark, but nope, nothing but a little sweat. Does Agent J. have a hard head or what?
Continuity mistake: The entrance room (the large stone building off Battery Avenue) to the starport reverses between the two movies. In the first movie, the guard sits on the right hand wall as one faces the elevator, with a fan visible through a grille behind him, and a circular vent on the other wall. In MiB II, he is sitting against the left hand wall, but the fan and grille is still behind him, meaning it has changed walls.
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