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?
Corrected entry: At the train station, McCord comes back with two tickets he has bought for Lincoln Six-Echo and Jordan Two-Delta and then he goes to buy a map. After he got shot, one of the shooters sees that McCord's card is missing. Then they find out that it's been used to buy the train tickets. But McCord already gave his card to Lincoln Six-Echo in the car, driving to the station.
Corrected entry: After about 24 hours of running away, scrubbing on dirty surfaces (their white outfits are all dirty), being chased, shot at, falling off a tall building and almost getting killed, the only noticeable trace of Lincoln and Jordan's "adventures" is a cut on Lincoln's forehead. Jordan has an impeccable hairdo, there is nothing wrong with her makeup and even her fingernails are neat and done. This is quite impossible.
Corrected entry: When Jordan and Lincoln escape and Merrick orders Laurent to search for them, Laurent asks him for how long they have been missing. The answer is 4 hours and 36 minutes. Regarding the fact that they are on the run and that they are highly fit and trained, they would have been around 20 miles away. That is calculated with a jogging speed of 4.2 miles an hour. So Laurent shouldn't set the perimeter to 5 miles but 20 or even more.
Corrected entry: Why on earth would McCord, a welder who works below the main floor and (supposedly) has no contact with the clones, know everything about the ultra-secret cloning operation? It's like a cleaner in the Pentagon knowing strategic military secrets. Haven't they ever heard of Need To Know?
Corrected entry: You cannot, ever, vacuum seal transplant organs in plastic covers, as they do with the liver harvested from one of the clones. The plastic cover is impervious to vacuum (i.e. completely airtight) so it will not allow water or oxygen to pass into the liver. This will lower the turgor pressure in the liver and a result water will start to boil out of the cells, breaking down the cell membranes. That's fine if you are going to eat the liver, but it will be rendered totally unsuitable for transplant. I will, in effect, be dead.
Corrected entry: The phonetic alphabet used in the movie is incorrect. They use some of the correct phonetics, but have wrong letters later. For example it is stated that the products are becoming more self-aware for generations Echo, Foxtrot, Gamma and Hilo. Gamma and Hilo should be Golf and Hotel to be correct.
Corrected entry: McCord gives Lincoln and Jordan a credit card and tells them that he will have to report it missing within twenty four hours, and he warns them that they can be traced by using it. He then gives them a huge wedge of cash. Since we have a society that still uses cash, and he has acknowledged how dangerous the use of a "stolen" credit card is - he even tells them how using it will lead the authorities straight to them - why not just tell them to use the cash? (If there wasn't enough, he gets a cash advance on the credit card up to its limit - easy). Don't tell me it's a character mistake, as he repeatedly acknowledges the risks of using the card.
Corrected entry: It makes no sense that Sarah Jordan is supposed to be a famous star, yet Jordan is able to dial directly to her home simply by looking her up in a public information booth. Even Lincoln's number was unlisted. On top of this, it's hard to imagine that there would only be one Sarah Jordan in the directory of a large city.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Lincoln and Jones are in the cop car just before the semi hits them, you can see a picture of a Detroit Red Wings Captain on one of the buildings. Since they are supposed to be in L.A., it's doubtful they have that many Wings fans. Part of the movie was shot in Detroit.
Corrected entry: When the helicopter crew arrive at the facility to collect Michael Clarke Duncan's liver, one of them says they only have half an hour before the weather gets too bad to fly. However when Ewan McGregor reaches daylight (at most a couple of hours later) there are clear blue skies in all directions.
Corrected entry: How exactly did the Institute get the results back from Lincoln Six Echo's brain scan? Lincoln "disposed" of them after he had already left the Institute, so there was no way they could retrieve the information. Even if they sent out signals to receivers inside the Institute, they wouldn't have a complete brain scan because he left too early.
Corrected entry: When Lincoln 6 Echo goes for a night time walkabout, how come he is not spotted, with all of the technological advances they have shown in the film? They can tell if two clones have compromised their proximity, but he is able to walk about undetected, I would imagine that there would be cameras, and this wrist band would also monitor his movements.
Corrected entry: Lima One Alpha, the first woman to die in the movie, was made to have her sponsor's baby. However, since her last name is Alpha, she is 7 years old at the Institute. Even if she was one of the last Alphas made, it took a full year to make her, and another year to have the baby, it equals out to an absolute maximum of 3 years. Where happened to those missing 4 years?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Lincoln and Jordan are hiding in the old building before they get on the train, security is trying to break in to get them. One of them reaches his hand through a hole to try and unlock the door. Jordan then nails his hand a few times with a nail gun. It shows a shot of the nails on the other side, but they don't have any blood on them.
Corrected entry: In the car chase sequence, one of the car doors is open, then suddenly is closed, then is open again.
Corrected entry: Merrick is supposedly breaking numerous laws against euthanasia by creating sentient clones, yet has a staff of hundreds working at the clone factory as though they were making shoes. He couldn't possibly hope to keep things secret running things the way he did. Does he really think someone like Steve Buscemi could be trusted with such a secret?
Corrected entry: When they have to decide that they must get rid of $200 million dollars worth of clones, they begin killing every new clone in their own water pouch, every new clone being "taught" the basics of living in the institution, and then they have mass winnings for clones already in the system. But $200 million means that only 40 people would need to be killed. They obviously tried to kill way more people than 40 people during the entire sequence.
Corrected entry: Falling from a 40 story building would kill a person. even if they did land in a net.