Corrected entry: When Bond is sitting on the beach, Natalya approaches from the side and he looks up at her at least once. Yet when she reaches him, suddenly she's in front of him, and he reacts as though he was completely unaware of her presence.
Corrected entry: When Boris goes for a cigarette outside the satellite station, you can see the fake snow inside his mouth. If the snow were real, it would melt in his mouth.
Corrected entry: When Bond visits Q to check on the latest gadgets, Q sits in a wheelchair with a below left knee plaster, which later on shoots a type of grenade into a dummy. Once Q has fired this missile in the very next shot he stands up from the wheelchair in trousers and shoes with not a sign of the whole plaster cast.
Corrected entry: In the baccarat scene in Bond's last hand, Bond's 3rd card is a 6. The bank has 5 in its 2 dealt cards, and thus should then draw a 3rd card by baccarat rules, but the bank stands instead. Neither the bank nor player can choose to stand in baccarat. All plays are dictated by the cards.
Corrected entry: When Famke comes down on a rope from the helicopter near the dish in Cuba the rope hangs absolutely static near Bond when the camera has him in view. Excellent chopper pilot.
Corrected entry: Just before the unveiling of the Tiger helicopter, there is a shot of Bond jumping from the frigate onto a smaller boat. The stuntman jumps down and for a brief second recoils, as if hitting his groin. For the second that he is walking towards the front of the smaller boat, he can be seen wobbling weakly.
Corrected entry: The loco pulling the train is in fact a British Rail class 20 diesel disguised as a snowplough and not actually Russian at all.
Corrected entry: When the helicopter near the dish in Cuba crashes it pulls Famke away from Bond, as she is attached to the chopper by a rope. The tree breaks her movement and she dies. She should have been ripped to pieces or cut in half by the rope which after all had a helicopter attached to it.
Corrected entry: The beginning sequence set in Arkhangelsk, Russia, shows towering snow-capped mountains surrounding the chemical weapons facility. The Arkhangelsk region consists entirely of flat tundra.
Corrected entry: When Trevelyan is trying to kiss Natalie in the armoured train, the driver of the train spots the tank on tracks and beeps the beeper. But Trevelyan leaves Natalie and starts moving towards the front several milliseconds *before* the siren starts beeping.
Corrected entry: At one point, Bond and Natalia jump into the dried satellite basin and slide uncontrollably towards the centre to avoid gunfire from jungle soldiers. The friction encountered would have burned off their skin and clothes, leaving them for dead. The same happens when you slide along the road at high-speed, without leather, after coming off a motorbike.
Corrected entry: Trevelyan's plan is to rob vast sums of money from the banks of London, then use the Goldeneye satellite to trigger a massive financial meltdown. While this will indeed cover up the theft, such a catastrophic economic disaster will also, surely render his money worthless.
Corrected entry: If the second Goldeneye satellite blew up in space, surely it would've triggered the nuclear device within to blow up, causing the EMP surge anyway.
Corrected entry: At the end of the race with Xenia, the female evaluator tells James to "Stop this car at once." Seconds later, Bond uses the emergency brake to stop the car, but he uses his right hand. How is this possible if he is driving on the right side of the vehicle?
Corrected entry: Just before Bond jumps through the vent and knocks out the guy on the toilet, we have a bird's eve view of the toilet - and there's no toilet paper.. Furthermore, why did he bring his own paper when there's one hanging up? (perhaps the one hanging up was actually for toilet paper..)
Corrected entry: In the last fight scene, 006 eventually corners 007 and holds a gun to his face. However you can still hear a punch being thrown right before this shot, but after the punching stopped.
Corrected entry: The direction of the train hostage scene is all wrong. After the train crashes into the tank, 007 enters and beats Trevelyan to the gun on the ground, he then holds Trevelyan and Xenia at gunpoint. General Ourumov then enters the scene again, behind Bond, holding Natalya hostage himself, at gunpoint. As Bond and Alec Trevelyan negotiate the situation, Ourumov just stands patiently with a gun, all while Bond still has his back to him.. what is to negotiate? Ourumov can blow 007 away at any time and still James Bond pays him little to no attention, always keeping his gun focused on the unarmed pair 10+ feet away from him.
Corrected entry: At the beginning, before the main titles, Bond rides a motorcycle off a cliff after a light aircraft. He then falls after the plane and catches up with it. This is patently impossible as described hundreds of years ago by Galileo and demonstrated on the moon during the Apollo missions. All bodies, neglecting air resistance, fall at the same rate. If anything Bond and the plane should have got further apart as Bond has a greater air resistance to mass ratio, and the plane is still under power.
Corrected entry: When Bond and Natalya are together in the Russian jail cell after escaping from the helicopter, Bond seizes Natalya's wrist and says something about her watch being frozen at the time of the Severnaya blast. Given that we already know Natalya is smart, pragmatic and resourceful, and that the blast took place several days beforehand, why would she still be wearing a broken watch?
Corrected entry: When bond and 006 are in the gas room of the facility, Colonel Orumov captures 006. As Orumov is counting down until he kills 006, Alec (006) can be seen saying 3, 2, then he gets shot. This is kinda hard to see though.
Corrected entry: At the end where Wade appears, James and Natalya rise from their kiss. They are shown from the front rising to their knees, then from the back still getting up from the ground.
Corrected entry: Towards the end when Bond and Natalia find the huge satellite they slide down it. Towards the end of the slide you can see a roller board under Bond.
Corrected entry: Prior to entering the bottling room, you see Bond and Trevelyan kill a pair of scientists, yet in the glass wall of their labs, you can see their reflections, still standing.
Corrected entry: When Boris goes for a cigarette outside the satelite station, why does his lighter only blow out when the stolen helicopter passes overhead? What about the blizzard that he has stepped into?
Corrected entry: In the train getaway scene Bond's tank is stashed neatly in the railway tunnel further up the line. How can he possibly have caught up with the locomotive that appears to be travelling at over 70 mph?
Corrected entry: This is a major point in the Bond film "You Only Live Twice" as well. How on earth did the bad guys purchase the parts for, and then secretly assemble, such huge bases? You'd have thought someone should have noticed all the materials being transported, or the large amounts of hi-tech equipment being purchased.
Corrected entry: When Xenia and Ouromov leave the bunker they get into the chopper and fly away. Boris couldn't have gone with them because the helicopter only has two seats.
Corrected entry: In the scene at the beginning where Trevelyan is "shot" in the head to make it appear to Bond like he was dead, how did they fake this without Bond noticing? He has seen Trevelyan move and talk, and he sees him talking as he is being "shot". A gun like that would take the back of his head clean off, if not making his head break into 3 or 4 different pieces. James Bond is a spy who's killed many men in his career. Wouldn't he notice this blatant farce?
Corrected entry: After Ouromov captured Bond and Natalya he shoots the Russian minister with Bond's gun. Then he takes the magazine out of the gun, removes the bullets and throws the empty gun back to Bond. But there still has to be one bullet within the gun. Bond should have used this one to kill Ouromov.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond is attempting to disable the dish we see him put a metal bar though the satellite's chain drive then run after Alec. But in the very next shot the metal bar now has a smaller chain wrapped around it.
Corrected entry: Valentin tells Bond he only knows 3 men who use a Walther PPK, 9mm. He also says he killed 2 of them. Bond says "Lucky me" and one of Valentin's men holds up a gun to Bond's head. The gun is a Walther PPK, 9mm.
Corrected entry: When Bond holds his pistol to Zukovsky, Zukovsky says it is a Walther PPK, and he knows only three people who use the gun and he has killed two. In fact, every aircrewmen and aircrewwomen in the British Royal Army Air Corps, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and Royal Air Force uses it. It is perferable to the Beretta due to its small size.
Corrected entry: If you've lived in the Russian world, you know how very unlikely it is that any Russian would (like Boris) have to go outside to smoke a cigarette. That he should have to go outside in that kind of weather is even less believable. Of course, that isn't Boris's real reason for going outside. But his excuse should seem strange to everyone else.
Corrected entry: When Bond enters the Soviet base at the start of the film you see 006 Trevelyan in the shadows pointing a gun at Bond and shouting in Russian. Bond then replies "I'm alone." Trevelyan then steps out of the shadows and greets Bond. If this were real then he would have killed Bond right there and not have to bother about the facade of being captured by Ourumov. MI6 would probably presume both men are dead and there would be no Bond to stop Trevelyan's plan. The only reason Trevelyan doesn't kill him there is because it doesn't fit the idea of the film (Bond always wins in the end.)
Corrected entry: The giant radio dish in Cuba is actually Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. It could not be filled with water like it was in the movie.
Corrected entry: When the Mig slams into the Russian satellite after being hit by the EMP, it is as big as the base of the satellite. However, the base of the satellite alone is a few stories high, much larger than a small fighter plane.
Corrected entry: The Goldeneye spacecraft is clearly in low Earth orbit (as opposed to deep space, orbiting Mars or something). You shouldn't need an antenna the size of a football field to contact a satellite in low Earth orbit. Consider the Direct TV antennas or any home satellite dish, yet Goldeneye requires an antenna the size of the Arecibo Radio Telescope?
Corrected entry: In the scene where James and the Evaluator are racing Onatopp she appears to be driving a BMW but later at the casino Bond mentions a Ferrari in every garage.
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