Corrected entry: When we first see the military attack the monster, we see what appears to be an original M1 Abrams with the royal ordinace L68A1 105MM rifled gun. However, this tank has been out of service since 1987, replaced by the German Rhienmetall M256 L-44 120MM smoothbore cannon. Also in this scene, we see what appears to be an M109A6 paladin drive right past Hud, but this would never happen since an M109A6 is a self-propelled Howitzer and would fire from afar - it would never get that close to the target.
Corrected entry: In addition to the creature's head changing shape, it changes size as well. When we see it from the roof of the Time Warner Center, it is half the size of the skyscrapers surrounding it. But when Rob, Beth, and Hud are running away from it, it is just barely taller than the house next to them. When it attacks the helicopter, it is huge again, but when it (SPOILER) kills Hud, it is much smaller.Brad
Corrected entry: (SPOILER) The scene where Hud dies is a major plot hole. They are in the middle of the park. Hud drops the camera and come back to get it, only 10 feet away. Suddenly there is this gigantic monster, out of nowhere, right on top of him. It then kills him and drops him on the floor. Rob and Beth come to see him, and suddenly the monster is nowhere to be seen (or heard). It just vanished, giving them plenty of time to run and hide in the tunnel. How come the monster did not kill them? How come they didn't see it coming before Hud got the camera?
Corrected entry: The Statue of Liberty's decapitated head is way too small to be accurate. Wikipedia lists the ear to ear width to be ten feet but it is just a little bigger than the compact cars on the street.
Corrected entry: After Hud, Marlena and the rest get met by the US Army, they are taken into a field hospital. It's later obvious that the US Army doctors and soldiers are all too well aware of what happens if someone has been bitten, therefore it's unlikely that the civilians would be allowed to mix in the hospital until checked out to ensure they were not infected.
Corrected entry: The opening of the movie states that the video was found on an SD card, but throughout the movie they mention it's a tape in the camera. The over-written "flashbacks" would not be possible on an SD card - only tape, meaning the introduction is inaccurate.
Corrected entry: There is no way the Army could respond that fast. It would take at least 12-24 hours to have a force that size.
Corrected entry: We know that the little monsters are night vision seeing monsters. Now when they left the subway and walked to the makeshift hospital, it was extremely bright, blinding the characters, and the helicopter pad was also dangerously lit as well, so bright that it would attract attention to the big monster. But given the fact that the monsters see in night vision, it looks like a clue that the military found out a weakness with using bright lights. (Lighted areas are safe anyway, but to attract that attention at a helicopter pad would be dangerous unless it was keeping them away).
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rob, Beth Marlena and Hud are walking in the subway tunnel, the rail is set on sleepers on a bed of stones. Subway tunnel floors are concrete.
Corrected entry: When Hud runs back to get the camera off the ground where it had been sitting for a minute or so, the camera did not even shake. It should have bounced at least some since every other monster's step could be felt hundreds of feet away.
Corrected entry: When Rob stole a cell phone battery from the hardware store, he put it straight into his phone and it began working. Cell phone batteries do not come pre-charged.
Corrected entry: In the scene with the *army?* fighting the main monster, there are a few military mistakes. The M16/m4 that they are using would not be loaded with tracer rounds, which are expensive to supply and would have been reserved for an M249 SAW because of its rapid fire and inaccuracy. Also, I believe the rocket launchers used were FGM-148 Javelin rockets. These would have been propelled out of the tube, ascend several thousand feet, and then descend onto the target. In the movie, it went directly at the monster. Even if it was not the Javelin rocket, there was not enough exhaust flare coming from the tube to be a real rocket.
Corrected entry: In the subway tunnel scene, the night vision mode is switched on on the camera to see in the dark. The chase scene ensues. However, when they escape into the service(?) room in the tunnel the night vision mode is off, with no cut scene on the tape or any action indicative of it being turned off.