Corrected entry: In the shot just before Obidiah paralyzes the guy that held Tony prisoner, the ear plugs are not in his ears and when he paralyzes him they are.
Corrected entry: Before the final press conference ("I am Iron Man"), Tony Stark's collar is unbuttoned and tie off-centre while getting ready and talking with Pepper, but immediately during the press conference his collar is buttoned and tie much neater (it doesn't seem to be in Stark's character to suddenly bother to button up his collar if he needs Pepper to help him get ready with his jacket and pocket square - which also disappears throughout the whole press conference - and with his tie already on). (01:54:05 - 01:56:10)
Corrected entry: Iron man rescues a man who is about to be executed in front of his family. Before the relieved son runs up to his father you see a shot of the wife with her two children. The scene takes place in an poor afghan mountain village. Still the mother manages to display a set of perfectly manicured fingernails. (01:17:55)
Corrected entry: In Tony's workshop is a silver clock resting on a shelf with his model airplanes. At one point, this clock is stopped reading a little after midnight (a stopped clock is a common technique used by filmmakers to keep continuity problems to a minimum between shots,) and it is rational that Tony would display the clock for its artistic or sentimental value even if it was broken, but later the clock reads about ten past nine, showing that someone has changed the time.
Corrected entry: Tony has a news conference after his escape and is handed a burger as he gets out of his Rolls Royce. As he walks into the room he eats the last bite of the burger.We can tell that there's nothing left in the paper bag. When he sits on the floor in front of the podium he pulls a burger out of his pocket and eats it. The second burger appeared out of nowhere. This mistake can not be explained by saying he bought more than 1 burger because when Obediah asks him if he brought a burger for him Tony says it's the last one left.Ivan-sama
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film Tony Stark's Hummer is ambushed. When the soldier sitting to Stark's left leaves the vehicle, closes the door and is immediately shot, many of the rounds fired at him puncture holes in the side of the car. If these rounds were powerful enough to punch holes through a flack jacket, the soldier's body and a car door, how is it that Tony Stark leaves the Hummer completely unscathed considering how close he is sitting to the holes they made? Given the distribution of the holes in the side of the car, he would almost certainly have been riddled with bullets and killed.aaj123
Corrected entry: At the beginning, when Stark is talking to the female soldier driving the Humvee, the communications radio inside the vehicle beside her is not connected to the vehicle's antenna. If it was, you would see a coax cable connected to the antenna connector on the front upper right corner. The radio will not transmit properly without the cable connected.
Corrected entry: During Stark's construction of the Iron Man Mark II suit, a line of 4 cars can be seen in his garage: a grey Audi, a blue Cobra, an orange Saleen and a grey Tesla Roadster. Later, when Stark falls through the roof of his house and lands on the Cobra, a fifth car can be seen between the Saleen and the Tesla: a 30's convertible. (01:01:00 - 01:04:40)Dom
Corrected entry: When Iron Man is creating his miniature arc reactor, he takes apart a missile's core. The kidnapped scientist asks him, "what is that?" Robert Downey says, ".15 grams of palladium. I need at least 1.6 grams. Why don't you start on the other 11?" .15 x 11 = 1.65. But he already has .15 from the first one he took apart. He only needs 10 more to have enough. 11 more would give him a total of 1.80 grams. With a particle as powerful as the movie makes it out to be, that could be the difference between blowing the crap out of yourself and a working product.
Corrected entry: When Pepper Potts is in Obadiah's office going though his files, she stumbles upon the video filmed by the terrorists when they captured Tony Stark. Obadiah Stane's name is mentioned by the terrorist in his read-out in the presence of Stark, so shouldn't that raise Stark's suspicious that Stane is somehow involved with his capture? (01:32:00)
Corrected entry: In the opening scene when Tony Stark is riding in a non up armored HMMWV in Afghanistan with several members of the US Air Force. You can tell the HMMWV is not armored by looking at the holes in the side of the vehicle when its attacked. An up armored HMMWV has 1-2 inch thick glass and armor and the holes look dramatically different. There is no way the US military would allow someone of Tony Stark's profile to be riding around in a non-armored vehicle. Months after the US military attacked Afghanistan a General Order prohibited these types of vehicles from leaving protected bases.
Corrected entry: The broadcast of the news conference at the end of the movie has Lt. Col. Rhodes listed as "Col. James Rhodes". He is a Lt. Col, because of the silver oak leaf cluster. In an official capacity a Lt. Col. would not be referred to as a full Colonel. (01:48:50)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Iron Man is shot at by a tank, only a few hundred yards away. Iron Man side steps the shot - which passes by at about chest level then destroys the tank with an arm-mounted missile. However, when the tank fired first, it fired downwardly (based on level of turret). Therefore, when Iron Man side stepped the shot, the round that flew by should have exploded some short distance behind him. It never does.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Tony is paralyzed, his shirt covers his RT chest plate (repulsor transmitter)). This remains consistent until Obadiah is about to take the RT out of his chest, in this shot a circle around the RT is cut out of the shirt.
Corrected entry: When Obediah inserts the arc into his suit, he twists it and a sound effect is heard that denotes that it's locked into place, yet when he moves his hand away, you can see that the arc moves, almost as if to fall out.
Corrected entry: When Ironman lowers the Audi SUV back to the ground, the female driver accelerates away in a panic with Ironman trying to hold onto the hood. After he loses his grip you see him slide along the pavement, as the driver continues to drag Ironman along underneath the SUV. When he finally lifts up the end of the rear of the SUV to free himself, he is being dragged in the same direction of travel as the vehicle. However, when he frees himself, he begins to roll back toward the camera. Once he gets free, momentum should have continued to cause him to roll forward/away from the camera, in th direction he had been travelling, not back towards it.
Corrected entry: When Stark escapes from his captors wearing the first Iron Man suit, towards the end of the scene he is shot up by a .50 caliber machine gun. Those bullets would have gone straight through the improvised suit, which is only made of those common metals that Stark had access to in the cave and weapons cache, and out the other side.