Superman Returns

Superman Returns (2006)

35 mistakes

Visible crew/equipment: When Lois pulls up to the house where the blackout was traced to, she hears some music coming from the boat down at the dock. As the camera pans upwards over the car, as she steps out, the whole camera and a crew member are reflected in the side of the car.

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Deliberate mistake: When Lex tests the crystal fragment, it knocks out all the power on the airplane Lois is flying in, yet the flight attendant's amplified voice can still be heard over the speakers.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lois Lane is holding her son as Lex Luthor is revealing his plan to her the ring on her left hand switches back and forth between her middle and ring fingers.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when Lois makes to leave the hospital room after visiting Superman, she takes hold of her son's left hand with her right - meaning he should walk out whilst at her right side, furthest away from the hospital bed. In the next shot, both Lois and her son have swapped positions.

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Other mistake: The text of the German news is wrong. It is titled "Fensterputzer halten an ihrem Lebemfest" (Window cleaners hold on for their lives). It should be "Leben fest". Also "Newsdirek" is wrong, it should be "Newsdirekt" or better "News direkt."

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Richard finds Lois and the son on the yacht, he hugs the boy and you can see that one of the drawers is open. When he looks up at Lois, the drawer is now closed.

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Revealing mistake: Just before the end credits, as Superman is flying past Metropolis and into space, watch the car headlights in the background. The background shot is blatantly sped-up by a large amount, as all of the cars appear to be travelling at huge speeds, even in a traffic jam.

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Revealing mistake: During the airplane mishap where Lois is pinned to the ceiling, notice how the force is strong enough to hold her there, but both her hair and ID badge still hang down.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois Lane and Lex Luthor are talking on the ship, the knot on his tie changes throughout the scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman grabs the falling sculpture-globe the aerial view shows the hood of the cab on the left is undamaged. From a ground level view, the hood is severely damaged.

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Revealing mistake: The radio in Ma Kent's house in Kansas shown in several closeups at the beginning of the movie has Australian locales and stations labeled on the dial, such as the label "QLD" for Queensland. The movie was filmed in Australia.

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Suggested correction: Queensland radio stations don't start with qld. All radio stations in Queensland start with the number 4. The word on the radio would have been "old"

Factual error: About 11 minutes into the film, Luthor's yacht is seen in heavy seas in the Arctic. The helo on the helo deck has its rotor blades extended. This would cause immediate damage to them so is never done, even on carriers - the helicopter wouldn't be able to fly properly.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Superman is trying to prevent the plane from crashing he is holding the nose of the plane and bits of it start to crumble in and fall apart or away. Once the plane is safely on the ground within the ballpark the scene shows the plane from the side where there is no damage to the nose.

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Continuity mistake: In the sequence with the kryptonite continent, Superman plunges under water, when he comes back up, his hair is soaked, then throughout the next few shots, it switches back and forth of being out of place and being "super" hair.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Superman is entering the baseball stadium from above holding the 'plane, we see a quick shot looking down from above the 'plane. The field is empty of players.

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Continuity mistake: Before the earthquake, the radio in Ma Kent's changes positions between shots, and a table cloth appears under Ma Kent's reading glasses.

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Other mistake: In the credits, just before the listings for the transportation crews, "Post production" is misspelled as "Post Poduction".

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Martha Kent investigates the crystal ship, there is a fuzzy outline of a crew member behind the truck.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is flying over the sea trying to locate Lois, his hair is fluffy. He suddenly stops and there's a brusque cut where a close-up of him shows his hair brushed and perfect.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lois and Jason are going to the hospital to visit Superman, Jason's hair is wet outside as they are walking toward the hospital. Once inside however, his hair is dry.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Lex is testing the kryptonite at the basement of the mansion, after the power outage, he is standing directly in front of a square yellow sign. Cut to a wider shot, and he has moved left and Kitty is now in front of the sign. Cut again and Lex is back in his first position.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman picks Kitty up from the car to take her to the hospital, her white skirt is way above her knees, revealing the top of her stockings. Superman's hands are on her stockings. When he starts to fly up, the skirt now covers her knees, with his hands on the fabric.

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Continuity mistake: Before Clark's spaceship crashes, Ma Kent washes a mug and places it upside down. On the next shot the mug is the other way up.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman enters the plane, Lois' badge keeps turning around between shots.

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Revealing mistake: At the baseball field, when Clark is holding the plane's nose he is replaced by an obvious CGI figure with zero facial expression.

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Continuity mistake: During the robbery, the machine gun's ammunition belt is on the weapon's left side. In one brief shot, it's on the right. This shot is flipped.

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Other mistake: In the scene where Kitty's car (a 1966 Ford Mustang) goes out of control, the horn sounds when she presses the center of the steering wheel. The horn buttons on those cars were at 3, 6 & 9 o'clock at the edges of the steering wheel.

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Factual error: The shuttle attachment to the plane is wrong - the shuttle undercarriage would not be part of the fixtures. Not only that, when we see the undercarriage raise into the shuttle there are no wheels, so the shuttle would not be able to land upon its return, also the the undercarriage poles change shape before and after release.

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Other mistake: After Superman lands the plane he flies towards the door but casts no shadow, either on the ground or on the plane.

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Continuity mistake: In the plane, after Superman says that planes are safe, the man next to Lois raises his arm way up high, but a frame later, from an angle behind, he is barely raising the tip of his hand.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois and Clark exit the building and she scolds him for leaving, the passers by don't match between one shot and the other.

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Continuity mistake: A tube and oxygen mask suddenly appear over the seat in front of Lois after Superman enters the plane.

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Continuity mistake: Clark's dog leaves a baseball on the ground and walks until being parallel to Clark's both legs. A frame later the dog is two meters behind, next to Clark's left knee.

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Continuity mistake: The writings on the note Lois faxes to the Daily Planet (with the coordinates) change from when she writes it to when Jimmy sees it through his camera. For example, the 'N' is much smaller and the 'P' is fatter in the faxed version.

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Continuity mistake: After the plane has landed in the stadium and Superman is checking if the passengers are all okay, note the speaker's glasses. They alternate between being very crooked to being perfectly straight.

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