Batman Begins

Corrected entry: Bruce knows that Rachel was going to Arkham before his party, but he could not know that she was in the basement with Crane.


Correction: He could know if he wiretapped the building. He was shown earlier in the movie to have wiretapped a conversation between Crane and Falcone.

Serious B

Corrected entry: When Batman is chased by the cops while he is trying to save Rachel, he reaches the roof of a parking lot and stops. A cop orders him to switch off the engine of his vehicle and get out. Later when Batman is chased inside a tunnel, we see a cop asking on his radio what the Batmobile looks like. The Batmobile then zooms past him and he says "never mind". The only problem is that it's the same cop both times, so he knew full well what the Batmobile looks like when it stopped in front of him initially. Probably caused by the order of those sequences being switched in editing, but still a mistake.


Correction: It's not the same guy in both scenes. The cop on the roof is Ronan Leahy and the cop in the car asking for a description is Matt Miller.


Corrected entry: During the training exercise on the ice, just after Ducard says that the parents' deaths were Dr. Wayne's fault, Bruce gets up and launches after Ducard in anger. In the shot from the front, he doesn't wear any scarf. The next shot from his back reveals that he is wearing a red/gray scarf over his jacket.



Correction: Throughout the whole fight he's wearing the scarf and you can see it in several shots before this. However, he's vigorously moving and fighting, so in some shots his jacket moves enough to expose the scarf and others it covers it up.


Corrected entry: Bruce Wayne's eyes as a young boy are brown. When he is older they are blue.

Correction: While that may seem odd, it is not uncommon for eye color to change [sometimes dramatically] as one ages. See


Corrected entry: During the board meeting at Wayne Enterprises, before Bruce shows up, as Earle says, "I think after twenty years we can allow ourselves to…", he's walking towards his chair. As the shot ends, he's about two meters away from the chair, but in the next shot where he continues "…stop thinking about what Thomas Wayne would have done", he's already reached the chair and sits down



Correction: He never sits down. This entry is just flat out wrong.

Corrected entry: When Bruce throws the gun into the sea, he's holding the gun in the first shot, but in the following wide shot, the hand that seemingly throws the weapon is empty, and Bruce is actually throwing nothing.



Correction: Happens too fast to discern one way or the other. Even with frame advance (a violation of the guidelines of the site), there are only three frames in which Bruce would still have gun in-hand. But even with the image paused, the hand is so blurred by motion, it's impossible to tell anything about it.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Bruce is talking to Rachel before the hearing, his face is seen from the side as he says, "How's your mum?" Neither his lips nor his jaws are moving at all.



Correction: His face is actually seen from over his shoulder, behind him -- meaning we don't see his lips at all in the shot. In any case, his jaw does move slightly during the line... it's just that his jaw movements are so slight when he speaks, it's hardly noticeable..

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Batman drives off from Arkham Asylum, the Tumbler drives into and hits the police car twice, first in the quick close-up, and then again in the following wide shot of the street.



Correction: No. In the close-up, the tire hits the hood of the police car. Then a reaction shot of the cops inside. Finally the shot of the Tumbler *continuing* to climb the car (wheel up to the windshield and roof).

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the Tumbler leaps toward the second rooftop, as the shot ends, the Tumbler is almost right on top of the first dormer. In the next shot of the Tumbler flying through the air, it is much farther away from the dormer, before it lands on the roof.



Correction: Like slo-motion or bullet-time, it's an editing choice of the action scene. First shot, Tumbler leaps and almost lands on the opposite roof. Second shot, closeup of Batman driving. Third shot, closer angle of the Tumbler finishing its leap. We are not meant to believe that the Tumbler is still falling during the intervening shot of Batman. It's all meant to convey different persectives of one concurrent action.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: During the chase involving the batmobile and the cop cars, Batman goes onto the highway, and in most shots we can see the tire marks of the batmobile from previous takes.


Correction: Only one shot has obvious tires marks visible on the road surface, and they are much narrower than the Tumbler's tires so that any other vehicle could have made them at any time.


Corrected entry: Scene - the monorail train crash; Batman escapes the monorail by throwing an explosive to the rear of the train; the explosion separates the first car from the rest of the train. As the locomotive pulls away from the rest of the cars Batman flies out the back. Seconds later when the train goes off the edge the locomotive is reconnected to the rest of the cars and there is no damage from the explosion. A previous corrector proposed that the trailing cars of the monorail still had forward momentum. True, but they were decelerating and could not possibly have caught up; Batman jammed the accelerator of the locomotive. The trailing cars could not have "caught up" while the locomotive was still accelerating and certainly could not have re-attached themselves after the explosion.



Correction: Incorrect. The fight between Batman and Al Ghul finishes in the second car of the train - we see them move through the connecting doorway during the fight. The front two cars are seperated from the remainder by the explosion - the brief external shot of the explosion clearly shows two cars ahead of the break point. The front two cars are all that you then see fall, move through the underground parking garage and eventually explode.


Corrected entry: When Batman is being chased by the cops in the Batmobile and the Batmobile crashes into the concrete wall, on the right side of your screen at the top you can see the cop car run into the wall. You can see that the wall is made out of a rubber substance.

Correction: No such scene exists. The Batmobile never hits a wall. It side-swipes a concrete column, and later bashes through a concrete bridge barrier, but in neither shot is a police car shown crashing near the top/right of the screen.


Corrected entry: When Bruce first meets Ducard, Ducard's left eye is blue and his right eye is brown. In other close up shots of Ducard, his eye colors have switched.

Correction: Both eyes are a deep blue as they belong to Liam Neeson. In some shots, one eye or the other is in shadow or otherwise poorly lit, as to make the blue less obvious. But no contacts were worn to fake two eye colors.


Corrected entry: At the very end of the film when Batman and Gordon discuss escalation, you can hear Batman say "Well, Sergeant?" but his lips aren't moving. It is a wide shot but you have to look close.

Correction: It's very easy to say "Well, Sergeant" without moving your lips at all, so it stands to reason that the subtle movements Batman does make can't be easily seen in a wide shot.


Corrected entry: In their final scene together, Batman says to Ra's, "I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you." Actually, by Batman's own moral code, he does - letting someone (even a villain) die by his own negligence when he could've otherwise saved him is tantamount to premeditated murder. This philosophy is further reinforced when Batman chooses to save the Joker (who is arguably even more dangerous than Ra's) from falling to his death near the end of "The Dark Knight." This also defies Batman's moral code as established in the comics, where he routinely saves his arch enemies from certain death (even though simply letting them die would probably serve the greater good). The aforementioned Jean-Paul Valley situation from the comics is beside the point.

Correction: As has been said many times in correction, based entirely on specific site policy as outlined in the submission guidelines, differences between a film and whatever source material it's taken from are NOT considered to be valid mistakes. Batman's moral code in the comics does not apply to the films.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce and Alfred are driving the Rolls to the shareholder's meeting, the speedometer is obviously at zero and the tachometer is at idle, even though the car is supposed to be underway at about 40mph.


Ian Hunt

Correction: At no point during this scene are the speedometer and/or the tachometer visible.

Corrected entry: When he wakes up, Alfred gives Bruce a glass of vile-looking green liquid that he downs in three gulps. Look closely at the glass as he drinks - it's a movie prop glass with an inner wall used to make it look like a full glass when it's actually just empty space in the middle.

Correction: You can never see the middle of the glass, so it is impossible to tell that it is a "movie prop glass." Also, if it was a prop glass, none of the liquid inside could escape, it would just settle as he tilted it back to drink it. And yet it dissapears in time with his gulps. Finally, the practicality issue of actually having Christian Bale drink coloured water vs constructing a complex prop to simulate him drinking assures us that the liquid is actually being drunk. Hence, no mistake.

Corrected entry: Dr. Crane visits Falcone in prison and administers the drug to drive him insane. He then leaves and tells a prison official that Falcone must be moved to Arkham for further evaluation. Later that night, Batman fights Scarecrow/Dr. Crane and is poisoned; after Alfred rescues him he wakes up in Wayne Manor after "two days." Rachel comes to visit him, and as they are talking she receives a phone call. She becomes agitated and states that she has to leave, as Dr. Crane "had Falcone moved [to Arkham] on suicide watch." Why the urgency, if the move took place at least two days earlier?

Correction: The move may have taken place a day or so previously, but she's only just found out about it, hence her sudden urgency to confront Crane.


Corrected entry: The officer who has been promoted to Liuetenant at the end of the film was wearing silver bars on his uniform at the beginning of the movie, signifying the position of Liuetenant.

Correction: Without knowing just what the Gotham City police force uses for rank insignia there is no way of knowing whether this is a mistake or not. For example the US Navy uses a different insignia for than The Army or Marines.


Corrected entry: Why does Bruce instruct Rachel to give Gordon an antidote vial for mass production? That's Fox's job.

Correction: He didn't want her exposed. He gives her "TWO" vials, one is actually FOR Gordon to take if he becomes exposed (which he does) and the OTHER one is for him to give Fox for mass production. She was supposed to give it to Gordon, and then leave Gotham before the gas was released.


Corrected entry: When a company goes public, the directors always ensure that only 49% of the shares are actually available to the public, so that the directors - having the other 51% - will always retain control of the firm. Given this, if Bruce Wayne sold his original stake in Wayne Enterprises, it would have been impossible for him to buy back enough shares on the public market to give him control of the company, no matter how much he had to spend - the required number of shares just wouldn't have been available.


Correction: Bruce is the heir to the company, and therefore he owns 49% of the stock. He sells "a majority" of them to corporations that turn out to still be affiliated with him, and the directors sell their shares to small companies, which are also affiliated with Bruce. As such, at the end, Bruce still retained his 49%, as well as more than enough of the other director's shares to make up more than 51% of the company.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Batman is seen flying out of the train that separated in two. If you watch closely at the wide shot of him exiting the train, you can see that the part he flew out of is only the first section of the train with no other sections attached, but later when the train is falling off the rails into Wayne Tower it all of a sudden has three connecting sections.

Correction: Batman disconnected and exited the carriages behind the second section, not the first. Only the two front carriages crash and explode.

Corrected entry: When Rachel and Bruce are talking about how Bruce wanted to kill the guy who killed his father, Rachel slaps his face several times. His hair goes from falling to the front of his face to back just as perfectly as it was before repeatedly without it ever becoming messed up at all.

Correction: She only slaps his face twice, not several times, and his hair moves accordingly.


Corrected entry: When the police arrive to arrest the men that batman subdued, they see the bat signal created from a man chained to a spotlight. Those spotlights generate a extreme amount of heat and for a man to be on the lens surface like that would be severely burned.

Correction: When we later see Falcone in prison, he appears to have several burns around his face and neck, and his hands are bound as if to treat burns. If he was only on the light for 10-20 minutes after just being turned on, the burns wouldn't be too bad.

Corrected entry: When Batman is being chased by the police, an announcement is made on the police scanner "Subject moving west on I-17." Odd-numbered interstates run north-south in the US; even-numbered ones run east-west.


Jeff Swanson

Correction: The numbering system you describe refers to the interstates predominant direction; however, many interstates curve and move different directions for long stretches. For example, I94 is an east-west highway (and is therefore given an even number), but part of it connects Chicago to Milwaukee. This stretch runs due north and south for about 75 miles. Sometimes police will describe the flow of traffic according to their actual direction instead of the name of the highway they're on. (This correction ignores the more obvious explanation: The Odd/Even system is not an absolute. In New Jersey, Route 3 runs east/west, as does southern New York's Rt.287 (which humorously connects directly to New Jersey's Rt.287 north/south- jwrosa).)

Matty Blast

Corrected entry: If the machine used by Henri Ducard and his crew evaporates all water, any humans around the machine should have been vaporized too. Since the human body is 90% water, all of that should have been vaporized.

Correction: Already listed and corrected several times.


Corrected entry: When Bruce opens the corridor to the Bat Cave he hits three notes on the piano to open the door. When Alfred saves Bruce from the fire he takes him to the Bat Cave. Alfred only hits two notes on the piano to open the door, not the three notes that were needed before.



Correction: Alfred does, in fact, play all three notes. The camera is on his face as he hits the first key, but you can hear the note being played, even if you can not see it. As he plays the last two notes the camera shows his fingers in a close-up, so these you can both see and hear.


Corrected entry: When Batman goes to talk to Gordon at his house, you can see an open window without blinds and a lamp inside the building behind Batman. It cuts to Gordon and back to Batman. Behind him you still see the window and lamp but semi-closed blinds have magically appeared.

Correction: There is no differance between where Bruce Wayne is perched and when he has left.

Corrected entry: When Bruce is hanging onto the edge of the icy cliff and holding onto Henri Ducard, you can see that they are above gravel not hanging miles up. When you see a close up of Bruce's face you can see the shadow of the cliff on the gravel.

Correction: When viewing the 'making of' videos, they show a close-up of this shot, and they are in fact hanging off the cliff, using cables to hold them in position for safety. The shadow is there only due to the low sun angle (the shot was filmed in winter) and is present for ALL the shots of the cliff edge.

Corrected entry: As Batman and Rachel are escaping from the Gotham Police Cars, Batman activates the 'weapons' function on the Tumbler(Batmobile). This function manoeuvres the driver from a normal seated position to a full laying-down position, face down, facing forward, ostensibly for accurate 'targeting' ability with the weapons. However, from an upright seated position, there is no way to 'fold' yourself over like that without breaking your pelvic bone and crushing your legs. The seating position is very close to the ground, so there is no room for the legs to swing underneath the vehicle either.

Correction: Of course there is room for Batman's legs in the Tumbler's weapons position. There are numerous times when we see both Batman and Sgt. Gordon change positions. The seat lowers itself as the Tumbler is VERY high up off the ground, and the driver leans forward. There is nothing wrong with the way this works.

Corrected entry: During the car chase between the GPD and Batman, Batman is shown to be 'unfolding' from the 'weapons' configuration in the Tumbler (Batmobile). Then, after he is shown operating the vehicle from the normal upright position, he is shown coming out of the flat, 'weapons' mode again.

Correction: This is flat out wrong. Batman goes into the flat weapons position on top of the car park. He then remains in this position throughout the chase across the rooftops and onto the freeway, where he unfolds and stays upright until they reach the Batcave. At no point in between does he 'switch' places.

Corrected entry: Batman is able to escape the train because the car behind him disconnects and "explodes" off. There is no reason for this to happen, other than for the sake of Batman escaping. He does nothing to make it happen.

Correction: Nonsense. The whole point of the film is how Batman becomes a master of deception/ distraction and theatricality. This is demonstrated in this scene where Batman dramatically escapes a seemingly impossible situation. Of course he did something to make it happen, we just didn't see because it wasn't essential to the scene.

Corrected entry: When Batman throws his first explosive on the speeding train, it hits the window and the glass breaks inward. It should break outward.

Correction: They're not explosives. They are small metal pieces, in the shape of a bat, that he also used earlier on in the film (to destroy the lights). The windows break "inwards" because of the speeding train causes wind to blow "inwards". Just like wind blows "inwards" when you pull down the windows while driving your car.


Corrected entry: During the scene where the Wayne Manor is on fire, Alfred runs through the door and sees Bruce on the floor with a beam on him. The beam changes from being on fire to just being burned between shots.

Correction: The flames probably just burned the lacquer finish until it was gone and then had insufficient heat energy to burn the wood itself and so extinguished themselves.

Corrected entry: When the train crashes through the ground and then ploughs through the underground car park, it strikes a car, which makes a skidding sound, exactly the same sound as the Batmobile does with its wheels roughly five times larger. A bit unlikely.


Correction: I don't know how the submitter was able to distinguish the individual skidding noises. Each car's skidding sound pretty much like the other and I heard nothing wrong with this scene.


Corrected entry: When Bruce imitates contact with Gordon in his office, he holds a device to the back of Gordon's head, while wearing the gloves used for passing an electric current through Batman's cape to make rigid. Problem is Bruce is only introduced to the gloves for the first time in the next scene by Lucius Fox.

Correction: That whole scene was far too dark to tell what gloves Batman was wearing. He could easily have been wearing similar gloves that were part of the body armour. After all, everything was designed by the Wayne Corporation.


Corrected entry: When Bruce enters his party at Wayne Manor, you can hear lots of voices singing "Happy Birthday", but only two people in the following shots are actually singing it.


Correction: None of the shots show everyone in the room and I saw considerably more than two people singing in each shot.


Corrected entry: Scarecrow's toxin can only work when it's absorbed through the lungs, and Gotham's water supply had been laced with it for months. Wouldn't anybody have felt the effects, even if minor, earlier in the film from other evaporated water sources, such as boiling a pot of water?

Correction: They may well have done, but the effect would most likely have been so small that they almost certainly have have dismissed it as nothing more than a brief feeling "like somebody walked over their grave". Even if the effects were more noticeable in a few cases, it would be highly unlikely that anybody would have been able to detect any sort of pattern to what was happening. Blood analysis would show that they'd been somehow exposed to an airborne toxin - nobody would think to look in the water supply.


Corrected entry: Bruce Wayne's parents both have blue eyes, while his are brown. Two blue eyed parents cannot have a brown-eyed child.

Correction: Actually, they can. Here is a nice long read on eye color inheritance: here is a neat matrix that allows you to play with eye color based on parents' eye color and their genes:


Corrected entry: When the Scarecrow on horseback goes to torment Katie Holmes' character, he speaks in the usual Scarecrow voice. Katie then gets out a Tazer and fires into the Scarecrow's face, but the Scarecrow's voice reverts back to normal, before the Tazer actually hits him.

Correction: This is not a mistake. When he first spoke we were watching from the child's perspective, who is hallucinating. As long as the Scarecrow's gas is having it's effect he will sound like that. We were then shown Katie Holmes' perspective, who had the antidote and who was not under the effects of the gas.

Corrected entry: The plot hinges on the use of a huge microwave generator that is powerful enough to vapourise water within Gotham City's water mains. A microwave that powerful would also vapourise the water within peoples cells and effectively cook those close by. However, Ducard and two henchmen ride the train carrying the generator without being harmed, and people only metres away from the boiling pipes are not cooked either.

Correction: This has already been corrected. The beam was concentrated and pointing straight down. No humans came into contact with it. It is an entirely fictional piece of technology and can work however the producers want it to.

Corrected entry: After the manor burns down you can see that it is on a hill top - in pretty much all directions. Where is the waterfall and the river that feeds it?


Correction: We see Bruce takes a lift down to the Civil War tunnels under the Manor. He then walks along these to get to the Batcave. The entrance with the waterfall is further along from this. The distance of this suggests that the river and the waterfall are further down the hill from the Manor.

Corrected entry: On the island, both Bruce and Rachel are exposed to the hallucinogen for the second time. It is quite clear that neither are wearing a gas mask, so both breathe it in. Why then, is Bruce not affected, while Rachel hallucinates and sees the Scarecrow riding a fire breathing horse?

Correction: The fire breathing horse is only seen by the little boy - Bruce and Rachel both had the antidote that Lucius Fox made.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Batman calls the bats from the batcaves for help you see them rush through a closed glass window. In fact bats rather "hear" their surrounding by ultrasonics than seeing it, which would make it impossible for bats to distinguish between glass they could fly through and a wall they would just bounce off.

Correction: Sound reverberates differently off of glass than off of concrete, it would seem like the window was less obstructing than the wall. I have witnessed bats flying head first into walls not knowing it was there, so it is entirely plausible they would fly through a window to get to something they heard on the other side.

Corrected entry: After the funeral, when the young Rachel looks up at young Bruce from outside the mansion, you can see a modern-day Illinois license plate. These plates were not available at the time.

Correction: I don't see how this is relevant. Batman is not set along a historic time-line. Batman first defeated the Joker in 1963. There might be a certain time period that the atmosphere of the movie is trying to capture but since there's no specific date, than there's no obligation to keep every facet of the movie in that time period.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce Wayne gives a homeless man a wad of cash and trades coats, the wad of cash he had is of the new 20 dollar bill with the big numbers. The new 20 didn't begin circulation until October 9, 2003.

Correction: I don't think this is relevant at all, because the movie or batman movies before it have never been set on any historical time-line as in Batman defeated the Joker in 1963. With X-Men, we know that Magneto's childhood was spent in a Nazi concentration camp, so to set the X-Men in the 1930s would be an error, but even if the atmosphere is designed to invoke a time period, there is nothing onscreen in this Batman movie that makes the film accountable to be set in any specific time period. The only thing we know is that Lucious Fox's equipment was originally slated to be used by the military for some unnamed war.

Corrected entry: After Batman was poisoned with Dr. Crane's hallucinogen, he was given an antidote which made him immune from the effects of later exposures. Batman also made sure that Rachel and Gordon received the antidote, and they became immune as well. So why didn't Dr. Crane make sure that he was immune from the effects of his own drug? In fact, when he was exposing other people to the vapors he was not affected by it at all, until Batman exposed him to it.

Correction: Dr. Crane didn't have any antidote. He wasn't the one who created the hallucinogen, it was delivered to him by the League of Shadows. Since they all had gas masks, it can be assumed that Lucious Fox engineered the only antidote.

Corrected entry: Despite being able to evaporate Gotham City's water supply the microwave device does not appear to have any sort of large power source.

Correction: The technology Batman uses is quite impressive. So, it is quite possible that Wayne Enterprises made a higher output energy source that could be easily contained in the device.

Corrected entry: In the last scene where Rachel approaches Bruce when he is covering the well, he has a black spot below his right eye. A few seconds later he is clean.

Correction: It could have been ashes from the debris that were either blown off by the wind or Bruce could have wiped it off himself.

Corrected entry: In the scene near the end where the characters are sifting through the manor rubble, there isn't a Gotham city skyscraper in sight, however when batman is riding through the city in the bat mobile earlier on in the movie, when the police are chasing him, he races off the motorway and in a matter of seconds is in the Batcave. Wouldn't we be able to see Gotham city in the background instead of green fields?

Correction: Bruce Wayne lives pretty far away from Gotham, it would be unnecessary and time consuming to watch him drive all the way from Gotham to Wayne Manor in one scene.

Corrected entry: At one scene in the movie, Christian Bale sees a tank and asks Morgan Freeman if he can test run it. After the test run, he asks if the tank could come in black. Although one scene earlier, the tank was already colored black.

Correction: If you watch that scene carefully, you'll notice that the Tumbler is under a black tarp when Bruce asks "What's that?" - it is not colored black.

Ariane Schultheis

Corrected entry: The scene in the basement that shows chemicals being dumped into the city's water system, has a large pipe cracked open with the worker dumping the chemicals into it. Since city water systems are pressurized, the water should have been gushing out and flooding the place.

Correction: The pipe could have been a sub-main that feeds into the main water supply and is pressurized later, or the bulk of the pressure could have been diverted away from that pipe by Scarecrow's crew.

Corrected entry: The Batcave has no guano, despite being home to many hundreds of bats.

Correction: Considering how dark it was in those scenes, we wouldn't have seen it anyway.

Corrected entry: When Rachel's boss is murdered, the sound effects used for his killers' weapons are that of a silenced gun. But the handguns that they are using are not equipped with silencers.

Correction: The silencers ARE there. They're just hard to see because they blend in very well with the rest of the guns and almost look like they're part of the gun barrels.

Corrected entry: Loads of people stand around the microwave emitter when it turns on and instantly vaporises all the water in the vicinity. Humans are something like 80% water - they would have perished as soon as the machine did its trick.

Daria Sigma

Correction: If the microwaves were "aimed" (downward in the case of the movie) they would not affect the people standing nearby.

John Pilge



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