Corrected entry: One big mistake in the movie, in the last part of the movie when Pierce Brosnan is in the invisible car (whose camouflage was broken by villains' bullets) and is being followed by the villain in another car, Brosnan's car number plate colour changes from yellow (which taxis use) to white (for normal car) while he keeps sitting inside the same car and never gets out as the car was constantly chased.skhurana333
Corrected entry: The ASAT missile fired at the satelite was launched from a ship. In reality, ASAT is always launched from an F-15 because it would not have enough fuel to escape the Earth's atmosphere otherwise. (01:43:10)
Corrected entry: At the start, Bond puts some explosive underneath the easily removable compartment in the briefcase. When he lands, the case is handed to someone, who's told "check this". How badly do they search it to not immediately find the explosives? Even if that person's job is just checking the diamonds, the security is so tight around that area it's inconceivable that they wouldn't check the case for bugs or something. (00:06:05)
Corrected entry: When Gustav lets go of the Antonov, the airflow would have resulted in him passing along the side of the aircraft to freedom, not into the engine. This happens with other people we see fall out of that hole - why's he different? The parachute would if anything add to the effect, not drag him further out. (01:56:45)
Corrected entry: When Jinx first appears out of the water, notice her expression. She looks like she's doing a photo shoot for a magazine. She keeps making this "sexy face" as she walks in slo-mo toward the beach. But when the camera angle changes and returns to normal speed, she looks bored and disinterested.Mark Bernhard
Corrected entry: Miranda Frost confiscates Bond's watch and other gadgets when it is revealed that she is actually working for Gustav Graves. Correctly, he does not have a watch on in the following scenes. However, after the rescue of Jinx from the destroyed ice palace, Bond is shown making his first 'update' briefing with Charles (M's assistant) as the story continues. He is now wearing an Omega Seamaster again. He could not have retrieved his original watch from Miranda, and he has not yet at this point in the story had any opportunity before this point to have any contact with Q or any other MI6 operative, so where did he get his replacement watch? It doesn't make sense that Bond would go to the trouble of going out and finding a retail dealer to buy a new production-model $4,000 Omega Seamaster in the midst of this world emergency just because he wants to wear a watch for the short time until he gets issued his new Q-approved replacement.
Corrected entry: Bond pushes a dashboard button to open the roof of his car when it is upside down sliding on the ice. Notice that the button is labled "ROOF", not "ROOF OPEN", indicating that it is not intended soley to open the roof, but to open and close the roof. After he flips it back on the wheels, he pushes a button down on the floor console somewhere to close the roof. It is not likely that there would be two seperate controls to operate the roof.
Corrected entry: In Q's projects lab, he introduces to Bond his newest gadgets. When he wants to demonstrate the sonic ring, he asks for a weapon from Bond, who picks up a Walther P99 pistol from the table and hands it to Q. After Q fires the weapon at the bullet-proof glass, he hands the gun back to Bond, who then puts the weapon into his empty shoulder holster. Why is Bond taking this gun with him? Where is his own gun? It can't be this one, for Bond has never been in this lab, nor even this entire complex yet. There was no opportunity for him to have relinquished his gun to Q or any other MI6 operative before this point in the story.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the scene where Moneypenny is using the virtual reality suite to simulate her seduction by Bond, her nose is quite distinctive - narrow and upturned at the end. When she kisses Bond, the tip of her nose is smaller and rounded.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Icarus is first set off, illuminating the palace enough that sunglasses are handy to use, notice that even though the light is very intense, neither Bond's nor Jinx's pupils shrink. (01:12:05)
Corrected entry: In the scene where we see that Jinx has fainted inside the water cell, there is a tiny little red spot on her nose.
Corrected entry: The downward air pressure from a hovercraft is strong enough to set off a land mine.
Corrected entry: The name 'Zao' is Chinese, and since many Koreans have Chinese names, there are definitely some Koreans named Zao. But there is no 'Z' sound in Korean. Therefore 'Zao' should be pronounced 'jo', 'cho', or 'sho' (depending on who's doing the pronouncing).
Corrected entry: In the car chase, you can see when Bond's car flips that there is a large metal plate underneath it, presumably to mount explosives and effects paraphernalia on. A real Vanquish would have an assortment of metal tubes and engine parts.
Corrected entry: In the last scene at the Isla Los Organos, Jinx jumps into the water from a considerable height. She bothers removing her dress, but she leaves her big earrings on. Hitting the water should at least tear them off in a quite painful way, yet we see her just a moment later in the water, the earrings are still there, and she seems rather happy. (00:48:00)
Corrected entry: When Bond is first speaking to Jinx in the bar by the beach he is smoking a cigar. Various shots of him then Jinx show him sometimes raising his cigar to his mouth, then it not there in the next shot. (00:35:25)
Corrected entry: In the fight scene at the end, Jinx and Miranda are fighting. Jinx gets the upper hand on Miranda and stabs her. Miranda soon afterwards falls backwards and lands with her arms pointing downwards. When Bond comes into the room after he's killed Graves, Miranda is lying down with her arms pointing upwards. (01:57:10)
Corrected entry: Outside the ice palace when Bond opens the steam valve, he turns the valve clockwise, which would have only tightened it rather than released it. In any event, what on earth was such a dangerous steam valve doing there in the first place?
Corrected entry: When Bond escapes from the British ship after shocking the doctors, a second or two after he jumps over the side you can see his hands fly up, presumably because he landed on a mat not that far down. In reality, the deck would be quite far from the surface and you wouldn't see anything when he hit the water. (00:25:45)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond pulls himself out of Hong Kong harbour you see the Hong Kong skyline in the background, therefore he has come ashore on the Kowloon side (also a reference to "The Man With The Golden Gun"). He then turns to see that he's at the Hong Kong Yacht Club - but the Yacht Club is on Hong Kong Island, not the Kowloon waterfront. (00:26:15)
Corrected entry: Graves tells his people to kill Bond quietly (he doesn't want the party guests to know what's going on). So they fire at him with machine guns and try to mow him down with the Icarus beam?
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, when Bond is fighting with Moon on the hovercraft, Moon shoots at Bond with the flamethrower. If you use slowmotion just as Moon is beginning to fire the flamethrower, there are a few frames where you can see that it is shooting water at Bond, indicating that the fire was "drawn in."rstill
Corrected entry: Why does Bond look so shocked when Moon calls him by his real name? Moon just blew up his helicopter, about half a dozen guys have grabbed him, and there's a gun at his head. Clearly, Moon's figured out Bond isn't who he's pretending to be. In fact, why doesn't Bond realize even before Moon blows up the helicopter? He's looking right at Moon and Zao while they talk and cast furtive glances at him.
Corrected entry: When Bond is being chased in the rocket car by the sunbeam, for a few seconds he's in the world's smallest coniferous forest, which seems to exist for no other reason than to shear the sides of and look good on fire. After that he's back on the sheet of ice, with no vegetation to be seen for miles. (01:28:20)
Corrected entry: In the scene after Bond uses his high frequency ring to smash through the glass floor, the translated text on screen says that Graves is telling his men in Korean to kill him "quietly". Surely, in all the pandemonium, the translation should say "quickly".
Corrected entry: How did Graves manage to undergo gene therapy, create a diamond business, design, construct, and launch Icarus, become world famous and get knighted all in the 14 months Bond was held in Korea?
Corrected entry: Before chaos erupts at the ice palace, there are lots of people inside it. Only about 30 seconds afterwards, there are no people are around, or at least none of them notice what is going on. Where did all of the people go?
Corrected entry: the slider crash on Bond's invisible car, it should smash the door and broke the window. but after Bond escapes with it, there is no scratch on it.
Corrected entry: When M leaves Bond's bedside, the doors close but the LED of the security computer lock stays green. It should have turned into red to show that the door had been closed, as happens shortly afterwards when Bond locks the medical staff in. (00:23:55)
Corrected entry: When M is talking to the American over the webcam connection, look at the bottom of the screen when we see the American. You can see the back of the webcam that is supposed to be taking the image. In the next shot it is gone. (00:47:35)
Corrected entry: Gustav Graves parachutes in to the Buckingham Palace area on the way to collect his knighthood from The Queen. During the scene we see several shots of Buckingham Palace itself, however the Royal Standard isn't flying on the flag pole. Whenever HM The Queen is in residence at Buckingham Palace the Royal Standard is flown. It may have been possible that The Queen was still on the way to the Palace when Gustav parachutes in, but this can't be the case as Miranda Frost says "We can't keep Her Majesty waiting any longer", implying she is already there. (00:49:05)
Corrected entry: Why does the part of the ice palace in which Jinx is imprisoned melt so much faster than the rest? And why doesn't that apply to the walls and door? (01:36:40)
Corrected entry: In the opening sequence in North Korea. When James Bond detonates the C4 in the brief case carrying the diamonds, the diamonds fly into the air and some are embedded into Zao's face. When the C4 is detonated Zao has the back of his head facing the case with the diamonds in. When the case explodes Zao lands face down on the floor. How come he has diamonds embedded into his face - surely they should be in the back of his head? (00:08:10)
Corrected entry: Icarus is shown in low earth orbit, and would pass from horizon to horizon in under 15 minutes - yet the beam is always vertical as if fixed overhead. In low earth orbit, the chances of Icarus being right overhead Korea or Iceland at any given moment are quite slim. On the other hand, if it were in a geostationary orbit, it would be over the equator, and the beam would be at least 50 degrees from the vertical over Iceland. However, from that position it couldn't also target Korea. If there is a geostationary orbit visible from both Iceland and Korea, it would be very low on the horizon and thus useless for hitting a target.
Corrected entry: You can't electrocute someone with a medical defibrillator, even if you do hit them with both pads. They come equipped with a very sensitive device which stops the current flow if a heartbeat is detected.
Corrected entry: When Zao is having DNA alteration he still has the diamonds embedded in his face - what's the point in getting a face change? If they can be removed why hasn't he done this first? If they can't be removed he'll have a different face with a whole mess of diamonds embedded in it, which would be quite a major giveaway. (00:42:30)
Corrected entry: When Bond is about to sneak into the restricted area of the ice palace, he takes out two guards by opening a valve and causing steam to explode over them. He opens the valve by turning a wheel, which appears to be metal, using bare hands in sub-zero temperatures. Under those conditions his hands would have stuck to the metal and Bond would have left a good few layers of his skin on the wheel. (01:14:55)
Corrected entry: When Bond and Jinx are trying to escape in the helicopter, they open the door and start the conveyor. The red car drops. Quite a few seconds later, the yellow car is dropped. Yet, later, we see the cars nose down in the mud about 20 feet apart. How did this happen when the plane was moving at such speed? (01:59:30)
Corrected entry: During the virtual training scene,just after James meets Charles-he ejects his clip from his gun and reaches behind his back to get a full one,the slide is forward when he inserts the clip...meaning he would have had to manually chamber a round,but there isn't a sound to say that he did, meaning his chamber would have been empty.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond steals Graves's rocket-powered ice vehicle, there is an overhead shot looking down at the vehicle (just after Graves says "bring me the generals". At the top of the frame, you can see a white cable pulling the ice vehicle along. (01:27:35)
Corrected entry: During the fencing scene between 007 and Graves, there is a shot when Graves is removing his fencing coat. There is a line that is used to trigger the fake blood from his hand going up the inside of the jacket arm. (00:56:15)
Corrected entry: The Aston and the Jaguar do not have space in the engine bay to install the hardware they were holding in the movie. Even for the prop cars they replaced the engines with Ford V8s, so how could the real deal have had enough space - it couldn't. Apart from that, why would anybody buy an Aston, then throw away the engine and put in a pushrod V8? Might as well start with another car altogether. Practicality does come into play here.MGD
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond is in the rocket sled being chased by the huge beam of light, Graves uses the laser to cut a huge section of ice out of the cliff, it cuts about 100 meters without problems. But when the laser is used on the ice palace, it just slowly melts instead of being completely annihilated. (01:35:55)
Corrected entry: Bond enters the first hotel with long hair and a scruffy beard. By the time the 'massage' lady came to his room, how did he give himself such a neat haircut? It couldn't have been done by a hairdresser at the hotel, because surely they would have also given him an equally neat shave too - and he would have no need for the electric razor he was using.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond is using the rocket sledge, he ends up using its brake-chute to paraglide and kite-surf. Brake-chutes are round (see dragsters, jet fighters,... ), an aerofoil turns speed into lift.
Corrected entry: When Bond revives Jinx in the hot spring, she sputters a bit and starts talking. Previously, she had been unconscious and underwater. She should have lungs full of water to spit out before she could speak. (01:40:15)
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film when Jinx tries to level out the plane, she stabilizes it at just over 5,000 feet and then starts the fight with Miranda. Yet when Jinx and Bond are in the helicopter when it is falling out of the sky the altitude they fall from is shown on the helicopter's altimeter as over 7,000 feet, and that's after dropping for a while. (01:58:50)
Corrected entry: When the suitcase of diamonds explodes, surely the diamonds that caught the face of Zao, and other soldiers, would cut right through him/them, as diamonds are the hardest material on Earth. Instead they seem to have been implanted into his skin. (00:08:20)
Corrected entry: When Bond is at the Ice Palace the car is invisible when he's sneaking around, but when he opens the door you can plainly see the wing mirror through the car window, if the car is invisible you wouldn't be able to see any of the car's exterior. (01:13:40)
Corrected entry: Why do the U.S. give up after sending one rocket against the Icarus satellite? Why don't they just send 50 or 100 rockets up at the same time, all coming from different directions? There would be no way the Icarus satellite could shoot them all down. That would have stopped the bad guy's master plan much sooner. (01:43:10)
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: 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: At the very beginning of the big car chase, when bond gets in the Aston Martin. We see that the car is invisible when it's struck by a guy riding a skidoo. But when the Aston reappears visible, the rear of the car is completely undamaged.
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: The ice palace appears to be on a sheet of ice about 8-12 inches thick above the water. After Bond steals the ice racer he seems to go on level ground until he gets to a cliff with the sea hundreds of feet below - did the tide go out?
Corrected entry: I find it odd that jeeps and virtually every structure that is hit by Icarus instantaneously explode, yet when the plane passes completely through the beam in the end, it only peels some of the body off.
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?
Corrected entry: I can understand how they got the car's body invisible - it's explained by microscopic cameras and a light emitting coating (a technology that's actually being experimented with). But how did they get the windows invisible? There can be nothing mounted on those because then you would not be able to see through them. And if there was nothing on them, the bad guys would see Bond's upper body floating around. This also applies to the headlights, brake lights, etc...Hamax
Corrected entry: At the end of the car-vs.-car deathmatch on the ice, why does the villian in the green Jaguar follow Bond into a melting Ice Palace? If the Ice Palace completely melts and Bond or his car doesn't come out, problem solved, if Bond/his car do come out, continue the chase then.
Corrected entry: Bond shatters the widescreen of his car with his ring to retrieve Jinx. In the shot when his car comes to a stop after exiting the ice palace, the widescreen appears intact.
Corrected entry: Bond goes to Iceland for the little demonstration. In reality Iceland is not very icy at all. Greenland is the frozen tundra. Iceland is actually quite lush and green.
Corrected entry: When the plane at the end is first seen, the helicopter is at the back. The same is true when James is seen climbing into the hold of the plane. But when it comes to the end the cars have suddenly jumped to the back.
Corrected entry: Why does the Russian-built transport plane, which is flown by North Koreans, have a verbal altitude warning message in English?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond uses his ring to break the glass floor, from inside the room the floor is glass squares in metal frames. Why does all the glass break when his ring is only close to the one square he falls on?
Corrected entry: In the car chase scene between Bond and Zao you can see a diamond falling off Zao's face.
Corrected entry: Bond cuts a hole in the ice so that he can swim across to the huge greenhouse. He pushes the circular section that he just cut out down then drops into the hole and starts swimming. Two problems with this - first, the entire area is sitting on a frozen lake. If he pushed the circular block of ice down, it should have just bobbed back up to the surface. Second, when we see the underwater shot of him entering the frozen lake the circular piece of ice he cut out is nowhere to be seen.
Corrected entry: Just before Jinx jumps off the top of the cliff and dives into the water, she removes her dress. In the next shot after removing the dress, the dress itself is nowhere to be seen, either on the ground or fluttering into the sea as she dives off.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the virtual training scene, Bond is cleaning his gun. When he is disturbed, he just pops in a clip and starts shooting. I know he likes to live dangerously, but do all superspies clean their guns with a bullet in the chamber?
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