Revealing mistake: As soon as the three survivors are coming out of the lab through the hatch underwater, they all signal each other to rise to the top. Look at Safron Burrows, her cheeks are full of air and you can almost see the surface above her head. You can also see the exact same shot when she is about to be eaten by the last shark. And what's with that hand gesture - to cut or for the shark to stop?
01:26:30 - 01:33:10
Factual error: Near the beginning when the boat pulls up and the guy on the boat tells the blond convict he's got a beauty 13 foot "Tiger shark" that's up in some sort of sling, the so called tiger shark is actually the same robot mako shark from the rest of the movie, just with stripes on it. Tiger sharks have a blunt rounded nose, not a pointed one like a great white.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where L.L. Cool J. is in the flooded kitchen and the shark comes in through the door, he climbs up a shelf, then falls in the water, then climbs out again. Before he makes his way to the oven you can clearly see that under his pants he is wearing knee pads.
Continuity mistake: Near the end scene, when the three characters came to the surface, L.L. Cool J. was taken by the shark. When he was taken underwater and when he surfaced, the shark had him in her mouth on the right side. When they went under again and resurfaced, L.L.Cool J. was on the left of the shark's mouth. What? Did the shark not like him on the right side so she switched him underwater?
Continuity mistake: When Carter is sitting in front of one of the small hatch-like doors around the time that they were climbing the ladder to escape from the rising water, one can clearly sea that the door is no more than twice the width of Carter (4 feet at most) yet the 45 foot shark about 10 to 12 feet wide seems to have no trouble squeezing through.
01:01:40 - 01:04:20
Continuity mistake: While Carter is trying to save Jan he is a few feet above the water. But in a shot from above you can see that he has to bend his body so as not to touch the surface. It would be very easy for him to reach her, then! But in the next shot, he's high above the water again.
Continuity mistake: When Carter climbs the ladder to get out of the water after removing the licence plate from the shark's mouth, it shows a shot of his feet and he is wearing sandals. In the tank he was wearing swim fins. He talks to the big boss for a few seconds and the fins are nowhere to be seen. He then walks away with the fins in his hand.
00:08:55 - 00:10:20
Continuity mistake: When the shark rises above water with Jan partially in its mouth, its teeth are in about the level of her waist. As Carter grabs onto Jan, it moves its teeth up to the top of her chest. In the wide shot that follows, though, its teeth are back at her waist, then in the last shot of her being pulled underwater, they are up way higher again, at her chest.
Continuity mistake: When Preacher, Susan and Carter realise the only way out of Aquatica is to swim and they start filling the room up with water, Preacher holds out his hands to Susan and Carter. Carter then holds his hand out flat for Susan to take, and she puts her hand on top of his. However, in the next shot Susan's hand is on top and Carter's is underneath.
Continuity mistake: In a scene near the end of the movie, Carter is swimming back to the wet lab through flooded passageways. At the beginning of the swim, his left shoe is completely untied - you can see both laces floating. In the next full body shot (where his shoes show) the shoe is tied again.
Factual error: Without wanting to go into extreme details, the genetics and biochemistry of the entire film is flawed. No geneticist in their right mind would even think about using gene therapy - a technique which is not entirely successful yet - to increase the size of the gland. One would use any of multiple techniques to identify and clone the gene responsible for the protein in question. It is cheaper, more successful, and a lot safer and quicker to do. A copy of the gene could be inserted into E. coli and produced on a mass scale in a beaker on land. After the protein had been isolated it would not be able to be given to patients in a pill form because it would be digested in the gut (like insulin for diabetics).
00:05:20 - 00:48:55
Factual error: After the doctor returns to her quarters and retrieves some papers, she is trapped on a table or a desk or something and she pulls out a wire that shocks and kills the shark. Isn't it convenient that the jolt ends for some reason right when the shark dies, even though the circuit would have stayed intact and she would have been shocked upon entering the water.
Continuity mistake: At the start of the film when the man is trying to remove the licence plate from the sharks mouth you see a shot of him holding on to the fin on the huge shark from above the water. you can see the man is a good bit away from the mouth of the shark yet when we see the underwater shot he is just finger tips from the license plate.
Continuity mistake: When Carter is swimming down to the hatch, just after the technician has been eaten, you can see that when there's a shot showing what he can see, there's a straight beam of light presumably from his torch as that's the only source it could come from. However, when the camera moves back to see Carter swimming through the water, you can see that the torch he is carrying is moving around violently as he is trying to swim to the hatch. There's no way Carter could have held that torch straight enough for it to produce such a straight beam of light, especially since he's busy trying to escape being eaten by a freakishly smart shark.
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