Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon (1980)

64 mistakes

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Revealing mistake: Flash flies on the Cosmo-mobile and half of it becomes transparent due to the blue screen behind.

Sacha

Plot hole: A group of baddies in Ming City fire at Flash Gordon from one laser gun while he drives his jet, but from the opposite angle the shots come from everywhere, as if there were dozens of guns.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: After Barin stands up on the spiked ring his whip keeps changing positions depending on the angle.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: While fighting against Barin, Flash's whip lies on the floor and keeps changing from rolled to straight between shots.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Zarkov is waving a piece of cloth to signal Ming their position, Flash and Barin are standing behind, but disappear when Ming watches Zarkov on his screen, and reappear afterwards.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: After Barin saves Flash from the Arborian beast Flash's shirt is clean, a frame later from a different angle it's covered in mud.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Aura is kissing Flash and telling him about her palace, she has her arms around his ears. When the angle changes the hands are around his cheeks.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: Zarkov tells Dale to press the button to launch the shuttle, and Flash leaves the place with a big cloud of smoke behind. Half a second later, from a different angle, the smoke is gone.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Flash's plane lands in Zarkov's lab the amount of leaves on the windshield increase dramatically between one frame and the other.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the meteorite falls on Munson's bed the glasses and papers on the blankets keep changing positions between angles.

Sacha

Revealing mistake: In the plane, when the eclipse occurs, the inside of the plane including Flash and Dale's faces turns to a bright fakish red; an impossible situation that gives away the lighting filter used to dramatize the eclipse effect.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: The first time we see Flash waiting to ride in the plane he has no sports bag next to him, but the next shot he does, and in the wide outside angles of his car the bag is nowhere to be seen.

Sacha

Revealing mistake: While Flash and Barin are fighting with the whips, Flash takes a swipe at Barin with the whip and hits him in the face. Before the whip strikes Barin, you can see the red blood on his face, we then hear the crack of the whip, Barin yanks his head back as if he had been hit and then comes back into frame smearing the red blood.

luchador

Revealing mistake: When Flash and Vultan are watching the battle, Flash is on his bike with moving hair and all, but the distance to the shuttle never decreases, revealing he's really not moving. (01:27:35)

Sacha

Revealing mistake: Flash is inside his car reading when hot hail starts to fall in front of the camera. Problem is, the shot is from inside the car, which is absurd.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Dale escapes and fights the guards, the editing is really awful: first she knocks a guard, who later on changes positions. Then she walks away, leaves her shoes on the floor, and hides against a wall, but after a brusque cut she appears somewhere else, the shoes are 15 meters away and the guard from before lies in front. (I guess that some of the fighting in between was deleted.)

Sacha

Plot hole: When the movie starts, Flash's t-shirt bears a lightning logo on the back, the same one that curiously appears on the clothes he's given later on when he gets to Mongo, where he wasn't expected at all.

Sacha

Dr. Hans Zarkov: We are only interested in friendship. Why do you attack us?
The Emperor Ming: Why not? Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would've hidden from it in terror.

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Trivia: The soundtrack for this film was largely composed and performed by the British rock group Queen. Howard Blake created the original score and some parts remain in the film.

megamii

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Question: Why did Prince Barron hate Flash so much? His burning desire to kill this complete stranger left me somewhat baffled.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Prince Barin was the fiance of Princess Aura, who took a shine to Flash. He was quite simply jealous.

Ioreth

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