Plot hole: Harry tells Doc Ock that in order to find Spider-Man he must find Peter first. Doc Ock finds Peter with Mary Jane in the cafe and throws a car through the window straight at them, then later throws Peter against a brick wall. Any normal person would've been killed instantly (or very badly injured), and Doc Ock doesn't yet know that Peter is Spider-Man. Given that Peter is his only lead on Spider-Man, it makes no sense that Doc Ock would try to kill him.
Factual error: Considering the brightness of the fusion process, Dr. Octavius has to wear special goggles to be able to see it. Yet no one else in the room is wearing such goggles or seem hurt by watching the whole process, just as at the end of the movie. When welding something, no one can look at the arc that's created, as it would hurt his eyes and burn his retina; presumably, the fusion process would be brighter and more powerful than that, and so should have some kind of damaging effect on everyone's eyesight (except Spider Man's, maybe).
Continuity mistake: After Spider-Man recovers from the train incident, Doc Ock smashes in the other end of the train and throws the door on the floor in front of him. The camera cuts to another shot, and when it returns the door is no longer on the floor, nor is it there for any subsequent shot.
Factual error: Dr. Octavius says his fusion relies on tritium and that there is only 25 pounds of the substance in the world. In reality, tritium is a good deal more common than that. From this article (http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/tritium.htm): "It is used in various self-luminescent devices, such as exit signs in buildings, aircraft dials, gauges, luminous paints, and wristwatches. Tritium is also used in life science research, and in studies investigating the safety of potential new drugs." There's also a large region of water near Antarctica which is rich in tritium.
Continuity mistake: During the final conversation between Spider-Man and Doc Ock, the rips in Spider-Man's suit keep changing. For instance, there is a tear on his right shoulder; for most of the scene, there is a single piece of black webbing left holding the rip together, but when Doc Ock grabs Spider-Man's arm, the rip now has two pieces of black webbing. Then it goes back to one.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Peter is riding his scooter to Mary Jane's play, after the music fades out you see a black convertible being chased by several police cars. The black convertible is rammed forcibly, and you see many hideous dents on the side of the car. Thirty seconds later, after Peter is done talking to the kids, we see the same car from the same side it got rammed into, but the hideous dents have vanished.
Plot hole: At the end, when Peter saves Mary Jane from the collapsing structure, he jumps up in the air and swings her to safety. However if you look at the web he is holding onto it is hanging down vertically. What did he attach the web to that was directly above him, the sky? Every bit of the structure around him was/had collapsed and the only thing remotely close to swing from was the cranes. Yet we see that was quite a distance away, so Peter would have had to shoot the web away from himself not above him.
Continuity mistake: As Peter stops the elevated train with many webs, a tear appears in his suit on the inside left arm during a closeup. Later, when his arms are still outstreched, there are many shots where you can see that the tear has disappeared; for example, a few shots later when he is still trying to stop the train; when the passengers are lifting him over their heads into the train; and many others.
Deliberate mistake: When Spider-Man shoots a single web out of each arm to stop the train, in the shots of his reactions, you can see that he is holding many webs in each hand. Then when he shoots multiple webs to try and stop the train, he has the same amount of different webs as before. Obviously they didn't have footage of him just holding a single web, and used shots from later in the sequence.
Continuity mistake: On his last pizza delivery before he gets fired, when it first cuts to the receptionist and the room that she is in, the clock is very high up in this shot, above the receptionist's head, then in the following shot when the receptionist is looking in Peter's direction, the clock is much lower.
Revealing mistake: As Mary-Jane is being lowered onto the crane after Spidey has saved her, you can see that her dress is being held together to stop the split up her leg opening up too much. However in the next shot when she runs down the steps towards her fiance, the dress is flapping around and the split is wide open.
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Continuity mistake: Just after the bank robbery, Spider-Man and Doc Ock are on the side of the building. Doc Ock says "oops, butterfingers." Spider-Man shoots a web to catch Aunt May. In this shot, Spider-Man is on one knee with the other one resting on the wall, yet in the following shot he is standing up and leaning back to pull Aunt May up.
Continuity mistake: When Doc Ock carried MJ up the side of the building after he kidnapped her, one of the D'Agostino banners was ripped out of the building and fell. But when Peter came out of the deli and looked across the street, the banner was back on the building and the building wall showed no sign of damage from Doc Ock's tentacles.
Continuity mistake: Just after the car goes through the cafe window and almost hits MJ and Peter, they both get up and most of MJ's hair is blown back over her shoulders. However, in the following shots, there is now a lot more at the front of her shoulders, than in previous shots. Throughout the movie, her hair changes position in consecutive shots.
Continuity mistake: Close to the middle of the film when Peter is in the big room where MJ announces her engagement, when Peter is finished talking with Harry at the bar he gets pulled away by Jameson, Harry then turns around and drinks, yet when it cuts to a shot of Peter and Jameson walking away, look in the background and Harry is still looking at Peter walking away.
Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when we see Peter looking out of his window from his apartment, the girl from across the hall offers chocolate cake. When they are done eating, Peter is holding the fork with his thumb and in the following shot he is not. The fork has moved across the plate a little between shots.
Continuity mistake: There are two close-ups of Peter's head when he is lying on the floor of the train: one of the shots has a black shoe with white laces very near his head, the other a blue, white, and black shoe, also right next to his head. In the wider overhead shots of Peter, no one standing around him is wearing shoes like that, nor are they standing close enough for their feet to be in the close-up shot in the first place.
Continuity mistake: When Peter starts to lose his powers, and tries to climb up the side of the building, in several shots, he is by a window, and he slips opposite the window, yet in the following shot he is a lot further above the window. His distance and position from the window changes in subsequent shots.
Continuity mistake: After Doc Ock throws the car through the side of the deli, it shows Peter and MJ from outside the building and there's a table with a chair at the base of the hole right up next to the nonexistent wall. For the rest of the scene, the table and chair are not there.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Spider-Man is pushed inside the train by Dr. Octopus and grabs the bar then leaps to the next: The passengers are all looking where they've been told Spider-Man is supposed to be, but none of them are actually looking at him, revealing that he is a CGI image and not an actor.
Continuity mistake: When Spider-Man takes back his suit from Jameson's office, Jameson looks up at the skyline, and there are no steel or metal bars running over the skyline, yet when the camera zooms out with Jameson yelling "I want Spider-Man", metal bars have appeared over the skyline that were not there in the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: In the elevator scene when Peter/Spider-man first loses his powers, we see a man standing outside the elevator holding a dog on a leash. However, after Spider-man delivers the line about the costume riding up on the crotch, we see the man use both hands to adjust his jacket, and the leash is nowhere to be found, nor is their any indication that the dog is on the elevator.
00:29:30 - 00:30:35Peter Vanicelli
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when we see Peter in Jameson's office, the black guy says, "Five minutes to deadline Jonah." Jameson raises his hand to him, but in the following shot it's a lot lower. Also, when he's talking about a food poisoning scare, he raises his hand high up to the right, yet in the following shot, it's far to the left of him.
Revealing mistake: In the scene right after Peter and MJ swing off and they are on the web, Peter is crawling toward MJ. You can see on his right thigh that where there is a tear mark that his skin isn't showing through, but instead there is a piece of flesh toned material. (It bends unlike the skin on the thigh would)This was probably done so the Spidey suit would still remain tight to Peter's body.
Other mistake: When Spider-Man and Mary Jane are sweet-talking in the web, her hair blows around freely, whereas considering how sticky a spider web is, her hair should be sticking fast to it. Permanently. After all, the web cannot be sticky enough to hold her body, while not being sticky enough to glue her hair.
Continuity mistake: Just after the bank robbery, Doc Ock and Spider-Man are fighting on the side of the building. When some rocks fall down, there is a man (that looks like Stan Lee) pulling a girl away from falling debris. There is a red car to the right of the screen and a yellow taxi to the left, yet in the following shot from a different angle, there are a few more people in front of the red car, and no dust on the ground where the rocks hit the floor.
Factual error: When Spider-Man is fighting with Doc Ock and Doc Ock throws Spider-Man through the overhead pedestrian bridge, Doc Ock throws Spider-man in the direction of travel of the train, and when passing through the bridge, Spider-Man doesn't touch anything. When Spider-Man comes out the other side, he is "behind" Doc Ock (in terms of the direction of train travel). This implies that Spider-Man has slowed down in the air - fair enough due to wind resistance - and so is traveling slower. However, Spider-Man then hits Doc Ock from behind, meaning he's now sped himself up in mid air. He doesn't use any webs.
Continuity mistake: During the scene where Peter is on his way to the play, he stops the cop car flying through the air by catching it in a web, but the glass shards and debris which are flying along with the car are not in the web anywhere, nor do they hit the people in the path of the car.
Continuity mistake: As Mary Jane is reunited with John Jameson after Spider-Man lowers her down from the crane, one shot shows tears along Spider-Man's suit along the left leg while he is crouching. However, in a later shot, he stands up to swing away and the tears are now running along his right leg.
Factual error: In the scene where Peter is saving the children from the burning building, there is no smoke from the fire, when there should be black smoke billowing out the windows. He wouldn't be able to just stand up and walk through the building. But in order for the scene to play out on camera, the area is smoke free. A fire in an apartment or office building will include combusting of large amounts of plastics (computers and so on). So unless there is nothing but alcohols in the building there will be immense amounts of smoke.
Revealing mistake: When Mary Jane is being pulled toward the tritium when Doc Ock has her, the shot is taken from her feet up to her head. If you look where her dress ends, you can just barely see that instead of having the regular open dress, it is switched with shorts of the same type so you can't see under her dress.
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Continuity mistake: As Ock climbs the building with Aunt May, a girl is on the phone and feels the trembles. She hangs up the phone and gets up to look out the window. At the desk in front of her, there is an employee helping a customer. As the first girl goes to the window, the customer gets up to leave. The tentacle crashes through the side of the building, the camera pans out and the employee helping the customer is away from her desk, the chair is pushed in and the phone is off the receiver.
Audio problem: Just before Aunt May does her hero speech she tells Peter that he 'Did a very brave thing, telling me, and I'm proud'. There is a pause between each clause of the sentence and the 'Telling me' line is obviously dubbed, the shot is from behind but the sound of the line is different.
Audio problem: When Aunt May gives Peter his birthday money, before she says, "Can you believe that it's two years next month since he was taken?", we see her from the side, and the motion of her jaw shows that her lips are moving before she speaks. When she says, "Were I to face the one responsible.", there's another shot of her from the side, and as she continues, ".for what happened", her jaw doesn't move at all. In the same shot, when she says, "Oh, I don't know what I'd do", once again the motion of her jaw show that her lips are moving before she speaks.
Continuity mistake: On the way to the play when Spider-Man is chasing the criminals in the car, the passenger is using a shotgun which switches to an automatic weapon which then switches back to a shotgun in a matter of seconds. There is no time for him to switch the guns that fast in the scene.
Continuity mistake: When Peter is being fired from his pizza place job, there is a clock behind him. While the clock is on Peter the second hand is near the 4. The shot then changes to the boss and then goes back to Peter about 10 seconds later, so the second hand should be on the 6 or the 7, but it is up at the 2.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Aunt May is outside her house, packing things into boxes, we see a close-up of her holding what appears to be a large black leather shoe at upper chest level. The next shot is a wide shot of the yard, and now she's holding it in a different position near waist level.
Continuity mistake: When John Jameson and Mary Jane are walking down the stairs during John's celebration party, there are two people halfway down the staircase standing by themselves. When it does the closeup of John and Mary Jane, there are four people now standing in that spot.
Factual error: The only elevated trains in Manhattan are Metro North that goes to Connecticut and the N, Q, R, W line that goes to Brooklyn/Queens, and that line goes over a bridge. None of these trains are elevated in mid-Manhattan; and most certainly, the end of the subway line would not just be a big metal "bumper" that leads into the water.
Factual error: Harry stumbles onto his dad's secret room and it is free of dust except for a few cobwebs. While there may have been no human activity in the room for almost two years, there were holes in the room that let sunlight, air, and insects/arachnids in, therefore there must have been airflow. With the airflow, dust or dirt should have entered the room and collected on the items.
Plot hole: Dr Octo builds a new, bigger machine and it starts to pull the building in on itself, but it's so strong it also manages to pull all the metal from the streets as well, including cars. When Spiderman saves MJ, the metal cranes have somehow managed not to be pulled in or at least bent by this massive machine that made a building collapse on itself.
Continuity mistake: When Peter first sees the burning building, there is a far away shot and you see the guy with dreadlocks run to a woman. Then it cuts back to Peter as he tries to become Spiderman then remembers he can't. Next shot has the same shot, only this time it's a close up of the man with dreadlocks running to the woman.
Revealing mistake: During the final battle, when Spidey tells Doc Ock "we have to give up the thing we want the most... even our dreams", watch the tentacle behind Doc Ock's head. Right after Spidey says "even our dreams", the three "claws" on the tentacle close, and you can see the tip of the bottom "claw" pass through the tip of one of the other claws, revealing a blunder in the rendering of the digital effect. (This is visible in the DVD release of the theatrical cut of the film. It was corrected in the "2.1" edition, and may have been corrected in the Blu-Ray release, but it's still plainly visible on the original DVD release).
Continuity mistake: Spider-Man falls on a puddle and looks at the wall in front. There's a window to his right, barely a metre from the floor, and an emergency staircase on the left. When he starts climbing, the staircase disappears and the window is now 10 metres above the ground, on the left side.
Revealing mistake: After Tobey Maguire stops the train, he is stopped from falling by the passengers on the train. As he pulled back into the train, the vertical metal hand rail on the left-hand side bends and shakes like jelly when it is gently touched by the male passenger as he pushes Tobey into the train even though the hand rail is still intact and fixed to the train. This is probably used so Tobey would not be injured while pressing up against the train during the filming of the scene.
Continuity mistake: As you are listening to the bank guard tell Doctor Octopus, "Put your arms up! All of them!", look at the money cart inside the vault. It goes from just a few items on it at first, to having a multitude of items on it, as well as around it, in later shots of the scene.
00:48:15 - 00:49:05RLN
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