Corrected entry: The bullet cartridge cannot be used the way Michael Jennings used it in the movie. It is not possible to fire a bullet without a gun. The casing of the bullet cartridge alone is not capable of sustaining the pressure of the gases produced by ignited powder. In order for the bullet to actually fire in forward direction the side walls of the casing must be supported by the gun barrel. Without the barrel the bullet cartridge will simply burst on the side. The bullet won't go anywhere, it will stay in the cartridge. Plastic cable tie used in the movie to hold the cartridge is not enough to make any difference.
Corrected entry: The entire scene with the fake Rachel is inconsistent with the fact that Jennings met Rachel before the time he was injected with the memory marker. Accordingly, based on the plot, he would remember her just fine.
Corrected entry: When Affleck discovers that the thing he built is a time viewing machine, there is a long monologue where he explains that seeing into the future is wrong, could be catastrophic, etc. and concludes that he must destroy the machine. Practically a few seconds later when he arrives at the machine to destroy it, he says, "Let's see what our futures hold" and uses the device. If he just came to the explicit decision that future-vision is wrong, to the point of setting out to destroy the machine at the risk of his life, why in the world would he himself choose to view the future? There's no suggestion of "temptation" or anything, he just walks up to it and stupidly contradicts everything he just said.
Corrected entry: When Ben Afflec gets out of the square-ish taxi right before he agrees to the three year contract, he is in the back of the taxi. Then he opens the back door to get out. This would not be a mistake except that this model is a Honda Element and it has "suicide doors". In order to open the back door you must first open the front, which would make it a horrible taxi.
Corrected entry: The pass cards for the complex where Jennings works have what appear to be a bar code along one edge. During most (if not all) closeups of the pass cards in use, that code is swiped through the reader (ie, the edge with the barcode is closest to the wall). However, when Jennings uses the card for the first time (after creating the metal detector diversion), that edge is on the bottom (closest the floor) and is not swiped through the reader, yet the door still unlocks.Gabbo
Corrected entry: After Michael Jennings finishes at Allcom and goes home to check his shares, the date of purchase is 2003. When he signs the release form at Reddy Grant, the year is 2007. That is 4 years and not 3.
Corrected entry: When Michael is held in FBI custody, one of the agents takes a cigarette from Michael's package and lights it. The resulting smoke sets off the fire suppression system. In the later scene when the attorney is showing Michael the inventory of the items, you can see "cigarettes - smokeless" listed. If the "smokes" are in fact "smokeless", they wouldn't have set off the alarm.
Corrected entry: Before Rachel goes out and meets up with the guy that Jimmy sends to look after her before she goes to work, she puts her purse on. Initially, the purse is around her left shoulder. After she walks through the door, it is across her chest and on her right shoulder.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, Colin Feore was at the controls of the machine that could look forward into the future. While he was on the machine, he was wearing a grey jacket. However, when the machine showed himself getting killed, he was wearing a brown jacket.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the people from Allcom are chasing Michael on the motorcycle, and the first car flips over, you can see that there is no one in the car.
Corrected entry: When Jennings is being dragged up to the catwalk by the cable around his neck, you can see someone's feet on the catwalk, in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Corrected entry: When the machine blows up, Umma and Ben jump from the catwalk onto transparent drapes. Umma's drapes get torn and she starts falling when Ben catches her. You then see Ben's drapes being torn but now they only fall a few feet before hitting the ground. They were much higher up to begin with.
Corrected entry: Jennings rents a room after he escapes from the FBI and empties the paper bag onto the bed to see what is inside. When he looks at the slip of paper with the quote on one side and the lottery numbers on the other, the numbers are in red. In the shot of his hand placing the paper back on the bed, the numbers are black.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jennings is being chased on the motorcycle, he jumps over a big pile of rocks followed by a police car. The first shot of the car has a perfect body and seconds later it's all torn up before it hits the ground.
Corrected entry: After Rachel and Michael are reunited after Michael's escape, she asks him in the hotel room if he remembers her. Michael says no, because of the memory wipe. The memory isotope wasn't injected into him until AFTER he had met Rachel, and flirted with her at the dinner party. The memory wipe should have only erased his memory back to the point of the injection, and shouldn't have affected his memory of his early meetings with Rachel.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jennings and Rachel are trying to deactivate the device, Jennings zip-ties a bullet to one of the tanks. All Jennings said he had left were the crossword puzzle and the bullet. If this was the case, where did the zip-tie come from?
Corrected entry: When the machine is being described, it is stated that Einstein's theories proved that time travel is impossible. In fact, his work on relativity show that time travel is theoretically possible and Einstein, not believing or liking this, spent some time trying to find a way to prove otherwise, without success.jle
Corrected entry: While Rachel and Jennings are escaping on the BMW, he asks her as they race through traffic "Was I any good on one of these?", and she says he was "OK". However, Jennings has been locked away for three years, unable to leave the facility, and bought the bike on eBay. Locked up like he was, he obviously hasn't been able to ride it on the streets before this, and didn't have a relationship with Rachel before this time (only meeting her at the party before the big paycheck offer).
Corrected entry: If Michael Jennings saw the future after he built the time machine, he would have only seen his fate with the FBI and whatever came after that. It would have been impossible for him to see himself get shot because a different future was created after he escaped from the room.
Corrected entry: After Rachel hit the police officer with her helmet and knocked him out, whoever was in the helicopter made a comment/joke about the knocked out police officer not having seen this coming otherwise he would have gone on a stakeout. How could he have known what happened to the police officer? He was up in the helicopter and the police officer was in the tunnel.
Corrected entry: After Jennings fixes the time machine, he goes up to the platform to activate it. He first presses several buttons with his right hand then places his hands on the proper spots. Next he clicks the buttons under his right fingers several times while activating the machine. If his memory of the machine was entirely erased, how does he know how to work it?
Corrected entry: When Affleck's character remembers his "death", which is of him falling off the catwalk, you can see that the person falling is a stunt person. That scene is shown twice, once when he was sleeping in the motel and the other time is when Jennings & Rachel use the machine again.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the film, they show a white hand that has all the lines of the hand labeled on it(like where someone's lifeline is), I'm not sure if this is a real line or not but I swear one said "guacamole line". Joke perhaps?
Corrected entry: Right at the start, when they wipe Jennings memory, you can see a woman put a bottle of champagne down and then Jennings and the woman have sex. But since this is exactly the order it actually happened, shouldn't that have been reversed in the memory wiping scene?
Corrected entry: When the "substitute" Doctor Porter is asked by Ben what is his favourite baseball team, surely his best friend Jimmy, who is telling her what to say, would let her know the correct answer thereby avoiding suspicion?
Corrected entry: When he moves the newspaper from the bottom of the bird cage to get the lottery ticket there are no bird droppings on the paper - unlikely as the birds have been in the cage for some time. If it was clean newspaper just put into the cage then someone else would have found the ticket.