Corrected entry: During the Iceland scenes, Bond cuts a hole in the surface of the ice and then swims through the water. As the surface is frozen, the water itself would have been close to freezing. How does Bond manage to swim in it with no protection against the cold? He doesn't even display any discomfort at swimming with his eyes open. (01:20:00)
Corrected entry: After Graves and Bond's fencing battle they shake with their right hands. By tradition all fencers shake with their left. Something going back hundreds of years about never releasing your weapon. (00:56:35)
Corrected entry: Right before Bond detonates the C-4 in the briefcase of diamonds, all the soldiers are scrambling to get the weapons out of the location and the firing squad is just about to fire at Bond. People are rushing around, there are fires in the background, and there is STILL someone examining the diamonds with an eyepiece. Why continue to examine the diamonds at this moment? (00:08:05)
Corrected entry: Why didn't the British/Americans fire missiles at the plane carrying Graves and the controls for Icarus instead of firing at the Icarus itself? Surely between the U.S. and British armed forces, they would have enough firepower to destroy a single bulky, poorly maneuverable jet. For that matter, why didn't they just fire missiles at it before it took off from the airfield?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond has just used his ring to break the glass floor and Miranda Frost is chasing him though the trees and plants, he gets to the rope (of sorts) which I assume is connected to a electronic pulley system. So as far as I can see, Jinx would have a remote control or something to control when the rope goes down, up, stops, etc. Bond obviously doesn't have this, but manages to grab the rope and shoot upwards on it. (01:26:50)
Corrected entry: M tells Falco that if he had disclosed that Frost and Moon were on the fencing team at Harvard together, this all could have been avoided. Considering that nobody knew that Graves and Moon were the same person until Bond discovered it, how would that have helped?
Corrected entry: Helicopters do not need to have their engines running in order to avoid crashing. At the end of the film, Bond is desperately trying to start the helicopters engine to stop crashing. In reality, all he needed to have done was to perform an autorotation. This is a maneuvre which is used to arrest the decent rate in an engine-out emergency in helicopters, and allows a smooth landing. (01:59:15)
Corrected entry: James Bond is a highly trained, highly skilled secret agent/assassin. After he sleeps with Agent Frost, she removes the bullets from the magazine of his gun. Later in the film he seems surprised and shocked that this could have happened. Every handgun is significantly heavier with rounds in it. Surely 007 would be able to feel the weight of his empty gun was different when he picked it up the next morning.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, M says something along the lines of, 'Well, if you had disclosed that Frost and Moon were on the fencing team at Harvard together, this all could have been avoided'. I seriously, seriously, seriously doubt that the U.S. government would/could have had any reason to prevent MI-6 from getting a roster of any university fencing club for one of their own agents. Just as a little test, I found out the current members of the Harvard fencing team in less than 2 minutes by hitting Harvard's athletics web page. MI-6 is in serious, serious trouble if they can't find a roster form, given the ages of Moon and Frost, at most 6 or 7 years ago.
Corrected entry: We see James turn his car invisible near the ice palace. When the villain with the diamonds in his face switches on the heat sensor thing in his car we see James Bond's car glow red. Would that actually happen? Not likely, only the engine would show red along with James Bond's body, not the whole car. Especially right after it was started after staying in the cold for a long time.
Corrected entry: When Bond is talking to the General, he has his handcuffs on behind his back. When he starts walking down to the other side of the boardwalk his hands are at his sides without any restraints, and no-one undid them.
Corrected entry: Why can the lasers burn through metal in an instant, but take a few split seconds to burn through Mr. Kill's skull?
Corrected entry: In the Cuban clinic, Bond unplugs a wire from a camera that's covering the secret entrance. However, he only unplugs the wire that controls the zoom/focus (you can see the wire goes to a small motor or something on top of the lens). The power and video feed comes/goes from the thicker cable coming out the back of the camera into the wall.
Corrected entry: When James and Jinx enter the Antonov, they climb through a door in the cargobelly-floor. In a pressurized aircraft there is absolutely no connection between the pressurised cabin and the wheelwells.
Corrected entry: For Frost to empty Bond's gun, she would have had to eject the clip, remove six bullets, rack the slide to clear the one from the chamber, replace it, lock the slide back into place and hide the bullets. How could she have done all this without Bond noticing?
Corrected entry: In the car chase scene across the ice plains in Iceland, Bond's car is flipped onto its roof by an exploding rocket. He flips the car upright again by ejecting the passenger seat, yet when he rescues Jinx from the melting room, the seat has magically reappeared for her to rest on. How can this be?