I Am Legend

I Am Legend (2007)

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Factual error: Neville shoots the propane tank in the kitchen, driving the darkseeker out into the hallway. Shooting a propane tank without an external source of ignition or a tracer would simply result in the tank's gas escaping and maybe the tank moving across the room. The Mythbusters needed an armor piercing rifle bullet to get through a tank and couldn't ignite it even with tracer rounds. Propane tanks are very thick walled. Bullet sparks are a movie myth. Bullets are either lead or lead in a copper jacket. Neither will spark when hitting metal.

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Suggested correction: High-power rifle rounds can draw sparks off sand and even off wood.

Charles Austin Miller

Factual error: Robert Neville is a Lieutenant Colonel but his insignia in the shots portraying him in his military dress uniform are golden, which indicate the rank of Major.

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Suggested correction: Actually, every soldier in every movie, unless still serving in some form, have to have uniform mistakes. It is illegal to impersonate a soldier, even in Hollywood. Hollywood respects our military and so abides by their policies.

This is a common misconception. It is perfectly acceptable for actors to wear correct military uniform in films, and is not considered being a military impostor. In the 1970s it was deemed unconstitutional to ban actors from wearing a uniform.

Continuity mistake: When Robert Neville sees Fred at the end of the road and is lured into the darkseeker's snare trap, before Neville actually gets caught and hung upside down (approaching Fred from the truck and shooting at him), the position of the sun in the sky, and angles of light in the scene, change dramatically in only a few minutes time.

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Suggested correction: We skip the time when Robert had passed out. He wakes up much later into the night.

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