Continuity mistake: During the bank scene, the Joker shoots the bus driver and he falls dead in front of the bus. As the Joker approaches the Bank manager to put the gas can in his mouth, you can still see the body. But after he removes his mask and walks toward the bus, the driver's body is gone.
Continuity mistake: The Joker fires a rocket-propelled grenade at the Tumbler, sending it crashing end over end. In the final tumble, as it loses the last of its momentum, it's rolling to rest on its roof. The camera angle then changes and it's suddenly regained momentum, rolling again so it lands on its wheels.
Continuity mistake: Joker and Two-face are in the hospital; Harvey is about to flip the coin to decide if the Joker lives or dies. The camera angle switches back and forth between the Joker and Harvey. From one angle Harvey is wearing the monitor clamp on his middle finger with the grey wire, from the other angle it is gone. It disappears and re-appears every time the camera angle changes.
Continuity mistake: During the opening bank robbery scene, the Joker reaches down to toss a duffel bag of money to the school bus driver. He is holding his pistol in his left hand and reaches for the bag with his right. But in the very next shot, his pistol is in his right hand and the bag is in his left.
Revealing mistake: As Harvey Dent is tied up in the warehouse with the explosive barrels talking to Rachel, if you look in the lower right hand corner of the screen, a green blanket on the floor moves up slightly as Harvey tries to get out of his restraints. It's too far away for Harvey to touch. A person's fingers or hand is also momentarily visible in the previous establishing shot when Dent is regaining consciousness.
Continuity mistake: When Eric Roberts gets in the car with Two-Face, the car seems to go from being parked to going full-speed in a split-second. As he's getting in the car, Roberts is talking to his driver, and just as he sits down, he sees Two-Face, and the background appears to be moving by very quickly behind him. The car wouldn't have had time to even pull away from the curb yet.
Audio problem: In the opening heist sequence a clown grabs a bald bank teller and the teller says "Please no, no!" while being thrown over the counter, however, his voice doesn't match his facial expression. His voice is loud and terrified in fear and yet his lips and face expression barely react.
Continuity mistake: After the Batmobile is hit by an RPG, Batman steers the car through the concrete barrier out of the traffic lane. As the car crashes through another wall, it lifts from the rear and the driver side rear tire is seen flying off the car. For the rest of the scene, all the tires are still attached.
Continuity mistake: When Bruce gets on his motor bike on the way to the apartment, overlooking the governor's speech, his hair is all greased back. But when he gets off the bike and takes his helmet off, his hair is fuller and not as greasy. When they cut to him inside the apartment, his hair is once again greased back like it was before he got on the bike.
Continuity mistake: During the bank robbery, when Joker takes off his mask, before the camera changes angles, he uses his right hand to remove the mask and his left hand is holding up the manager's head. When it cuts to a front view, he is using his left hand to remove the mask, but when it cuts back to the first angle Joker's left hand is supporting the manager's head again.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joker is visiting Harvey in the hospital, there is a shot of Harvey's face just before Joker takes his hand, and there is a tear on Harvey's cheek. However, in the next shot of Harvey's face, the tear is gone, and there is no trail where the tear would have fallen, and Harvey's hands don't go to his face.
Revealing mistake: When Batman's cycle flips the truck that the Joker is driving during the scene in which The Joker is attempting to kidnap Harvey Dent, the viewer can see the geyser of compressed air shooting from the underside of the 18-wheeler's trailer, which is commonly used to flip vehicles for movie stunts.
Continuity mistake: In one of the first scenes with Det. Ramirez, you see her holding a cup of coffee. She switches between holding the cup with two hands, then one hand and finally two hands again. The cuts in the scene are immediate and linear, so she could not have changed how she holds the cup in between cuts.
Continuity mistake: In the car chase, as they exit onto lower 5th, the convoy has, in order, a police cruiser, 2 swat vans, then 2 cruisers. When the garbage truck pulls up next to the convoy, he takes out the second to last cruiser first (there is a car visible behind). It then spins out another cruiser in front of it before reaching the van with Dent in it, but there should have been no other cruiser between that one and the van.
Continuity mistake: Just after Gordon gets a call from Batman saying, "Gordon, I have the Joker's location, Pruitt building" it cuts to an aerial shot of the building. On the building there is a construction banner with the logo DAVIS, with a blue anchor shape logo. Then later on, when Gordon has the binoculars and says, "Why would they choose a spot with such good weakness" there is another aerial shot where the building banner now read BOVIS, with a blue arch logo.
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Other mistake: The television that Lau used to communicate with the crime lords was a regular set carried in by Lau's operatives and placed on the table (which didn't have a mic or camera on it), and there were no cameras in the room. So how was Lau able to see/hear/interact with the crime lords?
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Batman is taking down the SWAT members to prevent them from harming the wrong people, one of the SWAT guys is lying on the ground and attempts to stand up. The clip for his gun contacts the ground and flexes like a rubber stunt gun would, not a real clip and gun.
Visible crew/equipment: When the Joker gets on the bus, after blowing up the hospital, about halfway along inside the bus is a large camera set-up. It can't belong to Mike Engel's news crew as it is not only too large to be hand held or shoulder mounted (it is one of the IMAX cameras used to film a shot from within the bus that wasn't used in the final cut) but also has a thick black cloth draped over it for the cameraman to work beneath. Obviously not a camera used by any news crew.
Factual error: Batman jumps from Hong Kong's IFC (International Finance Centre) Tower 2 to IFC Tower 1 (where Lau's office is located). But when you see the lobby of the building (IFC 1) where Lucius Fox left his phone, it's actually the lobby of another building in Central Hong Kong. That building is The Center. Also, I'm not sure where Nolan shot the meeting between Fox and Lau, but it was definitely not IFC 1 as we can see the Hong Kong Four Seasons hotel in the background, and that building is next to IFC 1, not across from it.
Factual error: When Batman jumped and landed on top of the van driven by Scarecrow, the van stopped dead in its tracks. The forward momentum of the van would have kept it moving, even if it were undrivable. The van stopped at the precise moment Batman landed on it, so Scarecrow didn't have time to slam on the brakes.
Revealing mistake: When The Joker destroys the hospital the windows on the second and third story don't reflect anything. This is because the day before shooting at the abandoned building vandals broke in and destroyed the windows, meaning they needed to be replaced by CGI. Confirmed in the "Making of".
Continuity mistake: When Batman is removing the part of the wall with the bullet in it, we see the bullet hole is off-center, to the left side of the block that Batman carves out. In the next scene where we see the mounted gun shooting specialized bullets into blocks, Bruce compares the block he removed from the apartment, which is in a plastic bag, to the holes left in the sample blocks. The hole in the block from the apartment is now in the center of the block, not on the left side as it was when he removed it.
Continuity mistake: When the Joker first opens fire on the prison van, you can see that his pistol locks open as if it were empty. However, if you look closely, you can see the empty shell is stuck between the slide and the chamber. In the next shot, he keeps on firing like nothing ever happened.
Factual error: As Two-Face, Harvey Dent is missing his left cheek and all of his left lips, yet he is able to talk without any severe speech impediment. Not possible; although people with similar afflictions are able to talk, there is a discernible difference in not only the words they speak, but how the words are formed. Speaking words with the letters "P" or "B" require either a closed mouth or pressing the tongue against the upper lip. Two-face was unable to do either, yet speaks perfectly.
Factual error: Despite the stunt looking really cool, the flipping of the tractor trailer simply would not have occurred as shown. Assuming Batman does exactly what we see regarding the cable, the truck would have just torn the cable out of the asphalt along with the lamp posts, barely being slowed by them. Ignoring this, if the cable's anchor held firm, the cable would more likely break. Failing that, the truck would simply, abruptly stop. But in no case is it capable of generating the force required to make the trailer rise up and turn with the entire rig over its own front end. Further, the tractor and trailer are not a single, rigid piece as shown. The two pieces would form a "V" while in the flip due to the trailer lagging behind the tractor as it rotates over. Once bent, the hitch would fail and the trailer would drop back on its wheels.
Continuity mistake: During the scene where Alfred tends to Bruce's bite wounds, the angle cuts several times between Alfred and Bruce. When the camera is on Alfred, Bruce is mostly looking down towards the wound. When the camera is on Bruce, he looks straight at the camera.
Continuity mistake: As Batman appears in the bank vault, Ramirez looks to Gordon. The scene cuts to Gordon, who acknowledges her to leave the vault. When the scene cuts back again she is already a few meters behind Batman. There's not enough time for her to cover the distance.
Revealing mistake: In the opening scene, the Joker is picked up by some of the other crew members. While he is sitting in the SUV, he inserts a magazine into his Glock pistol and pulls back the slide to chamber a round. However, when he does, the slide locks back, indicating that the magazine is empty.
Continuity mistake: In the interrogation scene just before Batman slams the Joker's head into the table, it can be observed that the Joker's nails are somewhat long. However, as the scene escalates to where the Joker's back is against the wall and he's clutching Batman's forearms, the Joker's nails are short.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Batman is interrogating the Joker at the police station, Jokers make-up smears and is rubbed off when he rubs his forehead (after Batman slammed it into the table). Batman later in the same scene strikes the Joker in the face. He should have some make-up on his gloves left, yet does not.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the mob wearing Joker masks are attempting to zip-line from one building to another, one guy shoots a harpoon at the other building. After being shot, the harpoon never makes it beyond a couple of meters, before it begins to fall down due to gravity. And it doesn't even seem to have enough energy to make it to its target. But in the following scene, the zip-line is shown to be well anchored to the other building.
New this month Continuity mistake: During the big chase, at one point Batman, riding the Bat Pod, shoots out a glass doorway and proceeds to drive through an underground area loaded with storefronts. However, if you look, the editing makes no sense. He rounds a corner and shoots out the glass doors and is about 5 feet away from crashing through, then it cuts and he's in a completely different area with completely different lighting going up a ramp, then the camera cuts again and he bursts through the doors seen two cuts prior. The rest of the scene is edited normally, so it makes no sense why this moment has the Bat Pod teleporting to a completely different location for one short shot. A prior correction stated he was going up a wheelchair ramp, but this is complete hogwash - the ramp he's going up is in a different location nowhere near the doorway, and he's at least 50 feet from any structures, whereas moments prior he was only about 5 feet from the doorway.
Continuity mistake: When Reese is in the police SUV and Gordon is talking to the cop who's wife is in a hospital, the cop is sitting in the front passenger seat holding his gun away from his body, towards the driver's seat (the barrel goes up and to the right). When the shot changes to Gordon, you see a gun barrel in the foreground going up and to the left as if it was coming from the driver's seat.
Continuity mistake: When Lucius Fox is showing Bruce Wayne the new Batman gear, Bruce picks up an arm plate, activates it, six blades flip up and shoot out. We can see as it happens that deep 'holes' in the arm plate show where the blades had been. A second later, when he returns the arm plate to the drawer, the bat-shaped blades are back inside the arm plate, as it is nearly smooth again just like the second arm plate next to it. Two additional arm plates are shown futher to our right with their blades standing up.
Continuity mistake: On lower 5th, the SWAT driver yells lock and load. When he does he has 2 cable ties in loops on his left hand side of his jacket that are exactly equal in size, both the loop and the "tail." We see outside the van for a few seconds. When the camera returns to the driver, the loops are now different sizes as evident by one having a longer "tail".
Revealing mistake: In the scene after Batman thwarts the Joker's attempt to kidnap Harvey Dent by making the lorry the Joker is driving crash, the Joker crawls out of the lorry, picks up a gun and starts firing. In the background on the right alongside the Joker is a shop with the sign 'Sweet Home Chicago', where the scene was filmed - it should be Gotham.
Plot hole: The Nomex survival suit that Bruce gets from Lucius Fox in Batman Begins is bulletproof, knife proof, and can stop anything but a straight-shot, per Fox. All Bruce did was spray paint over it to make the batsuit. But in the beginning of The Dark Knight, Batman gets mauled by a dog which chews through the suit and cuts Bruce's arm, causing him to need stitches.
Revealing mistake: The Lamborghini Murcielago that Bruce Wayne drives changes from a real Lambo to a fake one - in the long shot (down an alleyway) showing the Lambo at the end of the street, It's obvious the wheel base is too short and the ride height is too high. It makes no sense why they would use the fake Lambo in this shot, as the car doesn't get damaged until later in the film.
01:46:00 - 01:51:00Ian Antcliff 1323
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