Continuity mistake: When Bob Parr goes to his boss' office to be told off, you can see the door in the background is closed. Bob gets up and walks toward the door which he has now supposedly opened. You never see it physically come into shot, but when Bob is told to close the door, the shot hasn't changed but you can now see the door in shot being closed, which means the door suddenly opened itself. The framing of the shot never changes, therefore we should have seen the door in shot.
Continuity mistake: After the dinner table scene, Bob leaves to go out with Frozone. Then Helen turns to talk to Dash. In the first shot, on Dash's plate all the brocoli pieces sit around the steak. Then the shot changes, a brocoli piece is suddenly sitting atop the piece of steak.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Incredible saves the man that jumped from the building, their position changes between shots when they breaks the window. From behind, the man is bent over Mr. Incredible's shoulders but in the next shot, he's on his chest. The second shot happens at the same time, so it's impossible for them to be in two different positions.
Continuity mistake: When Edna agrees to create a new super-suit for Mr. Incredible, she states that Stratogale and Thunderhead were active in the late 50's. In addition, fifteen years after the supers are banned, on the day Dash is sent to the principal's office, the newspaper Bob is reading has a date of 1960-something. However, while Bob is considering Mirage's offer and the camera pans the wall of his achievements, a date on a newspaper says 2000-something.
Factual error: When the plane is attacked by missiles, Helen punches a button on the cockpit console and a screen lights up that says "chaff". The next shot shows the rear of the plane with several burning items coming from it that are supposed to be chaff. However, chaff containers burst open into thousands of radar-reflective strips that are meant to confuse radar-guided missiles (see real chaff in the movie Air Force One). What actually comes out are flares that burn extremely hot to confuse heat-seeking missiles. While it might be suggested that we just never see the containers burst open, later in the missile chase we see the exact same items in view for a much longer time and they never burst open.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Mr. Incredible sees the police chase, he checks his watch and says "Yeah, I've got time". Then he has the car put his super suit on. When he sits up and raises his hands to have his gloves put on, his watch is gone. Later, after getting the cat out of the tree, he pulls up his glove to check the time and his watch is back.
Add timeJason Hoffman
Continuity mistake: When Dash and Violet wake up on the island, there's a section of rock wall right behind them. The bird asks for ID, Dash wakes Violet up to show her, and she steps forward. The camera switches positions a few times, then the kids turn around and run for it. Before they turn, the rock wall is on the left and there's a clearing to the right- but the complete 180 they make doesn't warrant enough space for them to go around the rock wall- actually, when they turn to run the rock wall is not only farther away from them, it's already behind them.
xx:xx:xxChris Moyer Grice
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Incredible is chasing robbers in his super car and the old woman is trying to get her cat to come down from the tree, she sees him coming quite near and runs out onto the road to flag him down. Cut to inside the car, and the old woman is much further up the road than in the previous shot otherwise he wouldn't have had time to stop.
Continuity mistake: When Helen and Edna go into her lab and sit down at the "viewing" table, E sets the pitcher down on her side of the table. A couple of shots later the pitcher is on Helen's side of the table. Also, when the table moved back really fast, the items on the table would become misplaced, but they remained stationary.
Continuity mistake: In the Parrs' house, right outside the kitchen is the garage (you can see this numerous time throughout the movie). But when Bob comes back late Wednesday night, and when Helen is giving Jack-Jack a bath, when you look out the window, the garage is not there. All you can see is the sky. You should be able to see the garage directly outside the kitchen door.
Continuity mistake: When Elastigirl, Dash, and Violet are in the jet outrunning the missiles, the ocean is very rough. This can be seen when Elastigirl boosts and hits a large wave when she is trying to gain altitude. But, when they are in the water after the missiles have hit them, the water is very calm.
Other mistake: Near the end of the film when Jack-Jack is manifesting various abilities, his first display is of the human-torch-type of superpower. This would have burned away all of his clothing, yet (for obvious reasons) his diaper remains intact. This is particularly apparent as designer Edna Mode's costume for Jack-Jack was earlier shown as fire-resistant, but he was not dressed in his outfit during this scene.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hugh is coming into Bob's office, you can see, as he is coming in, that the glass separating Mr. Incredible's cubicle from the hallway has two seperate openings. This is visible both immediately before and immediately after Mr. Hugh walks through the doorway. In all other shots, however, The glass is one continuous pane.
Continuity mistake: When Bob is in his cubicle before Mr. Huff shows, the pencil holder is on the left side of the desk, next to the computer. When Bob jumps up, but before the pencil holder's knocked down, it's in the middle of the desk. Then when he picks it up it's closer to the phone, but still in the middle of the desk. As Mr. Huff turns to leave, it's still there. But when the camera cuts to an overhead shot, the pencil holder's jumped to the opposite side of the phone, perched on the edge of the desk, where it falls to the floor.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Incredible lands on the railway and it explodes, the rubble and debris that falls disappears and reappears between shots. Furthermore, when he stands up to stop the train, the aerial view shows cars driving along the street as if nothing ever fell. With the amount of rubble falling, it should be visible on the street and have caused some traffic problems.
Continuity mistake: In the dinner table scene, when the family "cleans up" in order to answer the door, Dash's hair is all frizzled and standing up from running around and fighting with Violet. When Lucius shows up, Dash spits some water into the air for Lucius to freeze. Dash then says, "Aww, I like it when it shatters." In that one quick cut, Dash's hair is all neat, almost no hairs frizzled. In all subsequent shots of Dash, his hair's all frizzled again.
Add timeChris Moyer Grice
Deliberate mistake: In the scene where Helen snags a ride on one of the rail cars (grabs it with her hands then does her Tarzan imitation), one of the support beams for the track magically disappears to give her more space to grab the car. The camera doesn't cut, or even change position- it just pans, all in one shot. When she looks forward at the track, there's one beam a short distance in front of her, and one beyond that. She turns to see a rail car approaching, and when the camera pans back to see her grab the car, the distance to the next support beam has been doubled- the first beam disappeared.
xx:xx:xxChris Moyer Grice
Other mistake: When Helen is packing for the trip to find Bob, she is holding a outfit on a hanger. Watch how the coat moves when she slides it across the bed. Friction should cause the bottom of the coat to drag across the bed and while the top moves forward. Instead the bottom looks almost like something was pulling it ahead of the top. It give it a very unnatural look.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Incredible and Mirage are having dinner next to the wall of fire, the long shot shows them at opposite ends of a very long table. All of the following close up shots of Mirage, shown over Mr. Incredible's shoulder, show them as being much closer together, at a much smaller table.
Continuity mistake: At the dinner table when Dash and Violet are fighting and Bob intervenes by lifting the table, the lamp above is not moving. Even after Frozone comes to the door and Bob lowers the table and they all get back into place, the lamp still hasn't moved. The shot switches to Frozone, then back to the table where suddenly the lamp is moving and Helen reaches up real fast to stop it from moving.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Incredible opens the window of the RV when the family are flying to the city to save it, you can see lots of paperwork flying about the cabin and exiting the now-open window. However, when the camera does the outside shot of the RV in flight, there's no paper.