X-Men 2

Corrected entry: When the X-Men are running out of the dam, Ororo and Kurt are holding Professor X up. Kurt is on his left, and Ororo is on his right. In the next shot, they've switched spots. They could have stopped and swapped places, but that would have slowed everyone down considerably, so they probably didn't.

Correction: In every shot, Storm is on the Professor's right and Kurt, his left. The camera keeps moving from a back view to a front view, so Storm goes from the right side of the screen to the left but always stays on the Professor's right.


Corrected entry: When Cyclops goes to check if Jean Grey is alright after recovering from Stryker's mind control, we see him walk around and grab Jean before quickly assuring her that he is fine. Trouble is, we only see him walking to find her. Given their serious situation and his love for Jean, he would definitely have being moving much faster (running even).

Gavin Jackson

Correction: Given that he's just attacked her, rushing up to her would be the worst thing to do - far better to approach at a more measured pace, despite his concerns, to give her time to see that he's not being hostile, so that she doesn't lash out and fling him across the room again.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Xavier is being brainwashed into killing all the humans via Cerebro, there's a fly-through of the Cerebro map and all of the screaming people. Earlier you could see the outlines of the continents because of the people, but in this fly-through, Japan, Great Britain and Ireland are missing, even though they are not uninhabited.

Correction: Look at all the people we see when in Cerebro - can we see all their small details, such as their face? No, we can't. Compared to the size of the Earth's continents, Britain, Ireland, and Japan are only small, therefore they're not shown, as Cerebro isn't visually accurate.

Corrected entry: Obviously Jean has new powers is X2 and Cylops mentions Liberty Island to her in the museum scene. Now watching the Liberty Island scene again in X-Men 1 when Wolverine is trying to slice up Magneto's machine, you'll notice two things. 1. There is some sort of firey substance around Wolverine's hand. Possibly Jean helping him and not realising? 2. When the machine has been destroyed, Jean looks shocked/surprised at something. Possibly the display of power, or maybe the radiation having an effect on her?

Correction: If the comics are anything to judge by, the radiation is not the cause of her new power. In the comics, Jean is possessed (and revived) by a being known as Phoenix, which has phenomenal telepathic/telekinetic abilities. The fiery signature that occurs in X2 is obviously related to this, and foreshadowing the possible arrival of the entity. The radiation had nothing to do with it (especially as it's mentioned that it doesn't affect mutants).

Corrected entry: At the end of the first X-men movie, a chunk of Rogue's hair goes dead-white from the strain of operating Magneto's machine. In this movie, the chunk of hair is bigger is obviously bleached-out, not exactly white.

Correction: At the end of X-Men, Logan waves a hand towards Rogue and she says 'I kinda like it.' I imagine that the white hair probably faded a while after she got back to the mansion, but she continues to dye it because she likes it. Notice also 'We love what you've done with your hair.'

Corrected entry: When Storm and Jean are getting Nightcrawler from the church and he falls down, you can see him flipping over with his feet about to go over his head. Just as he is about to stop, he starts rolling the other way (evidence of a deleted harness).

Correction: Jean stops him from falling to the ground with her powers. When she saw that he was "spinning" she could have spun him back around to hold him in a better position so she and Storm can talk to him.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Nightcrawler tries to kill the President, the Agent who shoots him is lying on the floor right behind him. This means that Nightcrawler was shot in the back of the arm. But when Storm and Jean are cleaning his wound in the church, the bullet hole is more in the center of his arm.

Correction: In the church scene you can see it's not a hole but more of a deep scratch. The bullet didn't enter it just scratched the side of his arm. That's why the wound is there, not in the back of his arm.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie in the museum scene when everyone other than the mutants are stopped and frozen in time, look closely and you will see a young girl who slightly moves positions even though she is supposed to be completely still.

Correction: They are not frozen in time. Prof X took control of their minds so they would be unaware that any time had passed or that anything had happened. If someone needed to adjust for balance the professor would have allowed it.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Logan was shot and the bullet pops out of his head, the slug is intact. Considering that his skull is adamantium, it should have been squashed flat from the impact. (01:02:10)

Correction: The slug isnt completely intact, it's flattened somewhat just not completely. When a bullet is stopped by something it doesn't have to completely flatten.

Corrected entry: When Wolverine is shot in the head, his Adamantium skull blocks the bullet, which means he only has a simple flesh wound. Based on this and on how fast he heals from far worse injuries, it shouldn't have taken him so long to heal, and it shouldn't have knocked him out in the first place.

Correction: The wound doesn't heal as fast because the bullet is lodged in place - it's only once it's been worked loose that the healing can take place, and, as we see, this is exactly what happens. It's also reasonable that Logan should be knocked out - his brain is effectively encased in a metal casing, which has just been hit, at extremely high velocity, by another metallic object. It's like standing inside a bell when it rings - the vibrations are more than enough to make you dizzy - this would be far worse. The shockwaves running through his brain would be more than enough to knock him senseless.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Nightcrawler's bottom teeth change from straight to jagged throughout the movie when Storm and Jean are cleaning his wound in the church and he says "....here", they're straight but when he's 'hissing' at the President they're jagged.

Correction: At least in these two scenes, they're always jagged - it's more obvious when he opens his mouth wide, because they are contrasted against his throat, but even when his jaw is closed, the tips of his teeth are pointed.


Corrected entry: Many Dr. Pepper bottles can be seen in this movie. When the bully's cigarette explodes, he knocks over a table and a Dr. Pepper bottle spills. The obvious one where Bobby freezes it. When Logan is looking through Bobby's fridge.


Correction: This is simply product placement advertisement, and therefore not actual trivia.

Corrected entry: Logan takes a bullet to the head which knocks him out. The scene develops where the wound begins to heal (finally) and the slug pops out. Lead is a soft metal and adamantium is the hardest and indestructible. How did the slug lodge? There's not enough flesh in that spot to hold it in place.

Correction: It lodges for the same reason you can stick a coin to your forehead. I'm not quite sure what that reason is, but if it works for a coin being pressed by a hand, it would definitely work for a malleable bullet travelling at extremely high speeds.

Corrected entry: In the Oval Office at the end of the film, Professor Xavier uses his telepathy to freeze all the people in the room. When the shot switches to a front view of the X-Men, watch the frozen people in the background closely. They are all quite good at being perfectly still, except for a blonde woman who is blinking rapidly and breathing heavily.


Correction: He only freezes their consious minds. The unconsious part of the mind controls breathing, heartbeat, etc. Think about it. If nobody breathed while he froze everybody, they'd all be dead when they woke up.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the X-men's jet had just gotten hit by the missile, and Rogue is thrown from the plane, Nightcrawler warps out and grabs her, then warps back into the plane. Doesn't he later say in front of Cerebro that he can't warp to places he can't see? I don't think he possibly could have seen into the plane from below and behind it.

Correction: It's more that he has to know it's safe to warp to places (ie. know where walls and other objects are), than that he needs to have actual visual contact.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: In the end, when the President is visited by the X-Men, Professor X has stopped time, but right before he speaks, you can see a female journalist in back of him blink 3 times after the lightning stops. (01:59:40)

Correction: The Prof. only froze their consious minds. The subconsious part of the mind controls things like breathing, blinking, heartbeats, ect.


Corrected entry: In the shot where the guard is holding the tray at the metal detector to take it to Magneto the drink in the glass is brown, but when he is walking up the tunnel the drink is green.

Correction: A simple lighting situation. Not a mistake, just the appearence of the drink altered by the intensity of the light in the scene. Brown and Green are often confused when situations like this occur.


Corrected entry: When Deathstrike and Wolverine are fighting in the end on the wire cage on top of the tank, watch the way she uses her 'claws'. When she stabs Wolverine in the back, her hand is clenched in a fist but her hand should be outstretched since the metal comes out of her fingers.

Correction: Watch the scene frame-by-frame and you will see that the hand is not clenched in a fist but outstretched like it should be.

Corrected entry: When Stryker stands in the Oval Office to talk about his plan for invading Xavier's school, you can see an 'X' behind him in the decor, just above the door.

Correction: This is not actually an addition for the film - the "X" exists as part of the decor in the real White House.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Nightcrawler is set up all through the movie as being a Catholic, using a rosary and so on, yet when he recites the 23rd Psalm, he recites the Protestant version and not the Catholic one.

Correction: There are not different versions for different religions, just different translations, he would recite the English version he was more familiar with. Since he was a native speaker of German, not English, he would have originally learned them all in German.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Storm and Nightcrawler rush to rescue the children from the holding cell, you see a shot of the cell where the children stand up and say "Listen..." before Nightcrawler teleports inside. If you look carefully, you will see Nightcrawler's silhouette in the shadow against the wall. (01:27:50)

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President McKenna: What's that?
William Stryker: A jet.
President McKenna: What kind of jet?
William Stryker: We don't know...but it comes out of the basketball court.

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Trivia: Magneto is reading 'The Once and Future King' by T H White. In the novel Merlin is trapped in a crystal cave - Magneto in a similar plastic/glass cave.

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Question: Is there a reason for Storm creating a storm when the X-Men talk to the president or is it just to make the scene more "spooky"?

Answer: The president is delivering a live address on television. The storm would make an excuse for the break in the signal.

Nick N.

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