New this month Corrected entry: McGregor's Scottish character says he paid $5 million for his insurance policy. The doctor tells his investors that he will have to destroy $200 million worth of product to be safe. That converts to a mere 40 clones. Obviously there were far more than that slated to be destroyed.
Corrected entry: Dr. Marek's plan for "recalling" the defective agnates (aka killing all of the agnates developing their owner's memories), is to stage mass "Island" lottery winnings so the rest of the population doesn't catch on. However, they plan to regrow all of the destroyed agnates from scratch, which means they would be identical clones of the old agnates. This would not work out. Since the new identical agnates would have no recollection of their past life there, their friends, or winning the lottery, they wouldn't be able to be incorporated back into the agnate population. Everybody there would expect that all of those people already left for the Island. It would be too suspicious if none of them remembered anything, and also it would destroy the control derived from people believing being sent to the Island is a guaranteed trip to paradise.
Corrected entry: When Lincoln draws the boat he has been seeing in his dreams, the Renovatio, the sketch he draws has rough lines, and, while appearing complete, it is not finished. Later, the sketch is shown again, but this time it is very detailed, with smooth outlines and shading. Lincoln did not return to finish the drawing at any point. The final sketch looks like it came from an auto-cad program.
Corrected entry: As the train axles fall off of the trailer, they move much too rapidly into the vehicles behind the truck. In reality, they would have the same velocity as the truck from which they fell, so, while slowing down from friction, they would continue to roll in the same direction as the traffic.
Corrected entry: After Dr. Merrik calls the contamination alert for the facility we see a scene where he is talking to a clone from the Echo generation, Ghandu 3 echo after Ghandu starts questioning the "contamination" and the "lottery" Merrik then injects and kills Ghandu with a drug into his neck which was used to kill Lima in the begining but at the end of the film when the clones are escaping the facility right behind Jones you see a very much alive Ghandu in the backround.
Corrected entry: Dr Merrick states that "Everything we expose them (the clones) to, the games they play are designed to manage aggression". However when Lincoln and Jordan are allowed to play a virtual boxing game that the virtual Lincoln's teeth are knocked out. They fight for high scores and spectators (other clones) cheer them on. Hardly seems an effective aggression management plan.
Corrected entry: In the end, how did all the 'products' (clones) leave their building? The main section is undamaged, so they still can't leave without a door card - not to mention the company had already culled out all those with 'human curiosity about the outside'. They can't all be the ones from the incinerator rooms, as they said it was $200M worth of defective product at $5M a pop = 40 people; even with some give there's too many.James King III
Corrected entry: When Lincoln Six Echo and Tom Lincoln are in Tom's Cadillac, they get chased into a warehouse. In the following shot, after they have entered, the Cadillac's door is suddenly opened. In the next shot, it is closed. There wasn't enough time between the shots for the door to open and close, and it wasn't a different car. It's Tom's Cadillac.Jane Doe
Corrected entry: The Police car that gets hit by the armoured car, breaks the car in two cleanly. In reality, the car would crumple and get severely crushed on the side that was hit, but it would never simply 'snap' in half like it did in the movie.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when all the "products" are coming out of the complex, the shot changes to Mr Laurant, the special forces leader, walking down the embankment. To his right (the shots left) is Gandu Three Echo, who Dr. Marrick killed earlier in the movie with an injection to the neck.
Corrected entry: Why do the clones have different accents? Most obvious is Lincoln Six Echo's Scottish brogue. Where did he get that? Accents aren't genetic - being the clone of a Scottish man wouldn't give you a Scottish accent. All of the clones should have the same accent, the one they develop as they learn to speak, by listening to and impersonating the voices they hear others around them using.
Corrected entry: Why on earth does the facility have such an elaborate method of anaesthetising the clones before removing their organs? This would involve huge expense and require skilled medical staff and waste a lot of time. Why not just shoot them in the head and be done with it? There is no risk to the bodily organs - organs from executed Chinese prisoners (who are shot to death) are routinely transplanted, and in fact anaesthetic gases can cause liver damage - too bad if you are waiting for a transplanted liver, like Lincoln.
Corrected entry: If all the Echo generation was made in the same year then why do they destroy the "products" still in the water bags? Wouldn't that be a new generation?
Corrected entry: When the police are taking Lincoln and Jordan to the police station, they officer driving stops in the middle of the intersection, making a perfect target to be broadsided by the armored car. He did not stop for a pedestrian, as they were crossing on the cross street, and from the way the driver was staring straight ahead, it is not likely he was making a turn.
Corrected entry: When Scarlett's character gets taken back into the institute, she is apprehended by a government trained team, then put on a table for surgery, yet somehow she has managed to keep a gun concealed in her pants. How could that gun have gone so far unnoticed?