Iron Man

Corrected entry: In the scene where Tony is testing the maximum altitude capabilities of the mark 02 suit, a schematic of a jet briefly appears in the bottom right hand corner of his head's up display. The jet is the Blackbird - the same jet used by fellow Marvel characters the X men.

Correction: The schematic shown is of the real life Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" aircraft, not the fictional aircraft of the same name used by the X-Men. While the look of the fictional jet was based superficially on the real-life Blackbird, the two are very different.

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Corrected entry: In his lab Tony drinks from a glass filled with nasty-looking green liquid. Look very carefully at the glass; it's a movie prop with an inner wall to make it look full when there's very little liquid in it (you can see the residue of the liquid on the outer and inner walls of the glass).

Correction: Your imaginary "prop glass" submission for Batman Begins was already corrected as false, and the case is the same in this movie. I just watched the scene and there's no such insert. And what would be the point of such a thing? Could they not afford to fill a glass all the way with green liquid? In the scene he's shown with the glass only about 1.5 inches of liquid in it. If your proposed prop insert were actually there, it would be only taking up about 5% of the volume of the glass.

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Corrected entry: One scene shows two children eating ice cream cones on a ferris wheel. Amusement parks/carnivals do not allow food on the rides.

Correction: Just wrong. I've been on plenty of ferris wheels with ice cream, drinks and other snacks (such as cotton candy).

Gary O'Reilly
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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.

Correction: When a military radio is mounted in a vehicle the antenna is connected through the mounting rack as this contains the power amplifier for extended range. The antenna connection you are refering to is used when the radio is dismounted from the vehicle and is stuffed in the top of a soldier's rucksack with the antenna sticking up over his/her head.

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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.

Correction: Modern tanks are generally between 2.2 and 2.5 metres in height, putting the main cannon at about the two metre mark. If the shell passes Stark at chest height (let's say 1.2 metres), then it's only lost an altitude of eighty centimetres in several hundred yards of flight. To travel the remaining 1.2 metres to impact on the ground would take it a considerable distance, more than enough that we would not see the impact occurring.

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Corrected entry: The scene where Yinsen tries to buy Stark more time by firing wildly as he chases the guards down a hallway, only to find himself outnumbered, is almost an exact replica as the scene in Star Wars Episode IV when Han Solo is led into an ambush by stormtroopers.

Correction: Having a scene that is similar to a scene in another movie, or even an exact copy, is not a mistake.

pross79
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Corrected entry: We spend a good 20 odd minutes of the movie watching Tony Stark getting used to moving around and flying in his Ironman suit. Yet Obidiah manages to use the bigger version of Mach-I the moment he steps into it, including controlled flight.

Correction: We don't see any of the development of the larger suit. Obidiah has obviously been closely involved with it, so he's probably tested out most of the systems.

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Corrected entry: During the scene where Pepper is replacing Stark's heart device, his breathing in the computer-generated chest area is different from the rest of his (real) chest area. The computer-generated chest area looks rather fake, especially when his real chest is shown a few minutes later.

Correction: As has already been noted in the previous submission that was corrected, there is no computer-generated chest area. Robert Downey, Jr. wore a prosthetic on his real chest. The only thing that is faked is the illusion of a "hole." The rest of it is real.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: Towards the end when Stark is going to the press conference where he reveals he is Iron Man, Pepper fixes his pocket square, but at the press conference it is not there anymore. The pocket square disappeared.

Correction: The joke here is that despite Pepper fussing so much with the pocket square, Stark just removes it after he leaves the room since he doesn't want it there anyway. Favreau has even discussed this subtle joke a few times in interviews.

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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.

Correction: You can see Obidiah put them in his ears as he walks behind the man.

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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)

Correction: The pocket square "mistake" has already been corrected as a joke in the film. However, Tony is extremely vain and would certainly be capable of buttoning his shirt and straightening his tie, and it doesn't take that much time to do so. He would certainly do so and has plenty of time. He didn't need Pepper to help dress him, she was simply caring for him in a loving way. The same way a mother might brush her child's hair down with her hand doesn't mean the child is incapable of combing his own hair.

Bishop73
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Corrected entry: When Pepper was helping Tony with replacing his mini reactor she yanked out the electromagnet. lf she did that then simply putting the new reactor in his chest (like Tony did) would do him no good.

Ivan-sama

Correction: The copper wire was wrapped around a permanent magnet hence why it is obviously a black ferrite ring. The casing the arc reactor is going into either has an electro-magnet at the bottom or is in itself an electro-magnet. The permanent magnet is a just in case solution that only has enough strength to keep the metal particles from shifting for a short while.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Tony is trying to get out of the suit and just before he says "Lets face it, this is not the worst thing you have caught me doing", you can see Captain America's shield under his right arm.

Cam Slusser

Correction: Already submitted as trivia.

Grumpy Scot
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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

Correction: Tony claims that it's the last one left. That doesn't have to be the truth. He's been craving cheeseburgers for months - hardly unreasonable that he wouldn't want to share.

Tailkinker Premium member
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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

Correction: The two scenes occur with quite a lot of time between them. Stark could have moved the car there from some where else, or even have only just bought it within that time.

Phixius Premium member
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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.

Correction: He could be asking the scientist to open up the other 11 cores in case one of the samples is unusable, for whatever reason. Besides, his wording, as you stated, was "at least 1.60 grams". That means he calculated that to be the bare minimum. He does not indicate that more is a problem. In fact, he specifically implies, by saying "at least" rather than "precisely", that more is NOT a problem at all.

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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)

Correction: Not really, no. Stark doesn't speak the language, so he has no idea of the context of what's being said. He's an extremely rich industrialist, so it's entirely reasonable that he would simply assume that they were making the video as a ransom demand. Stane, as his number-two at the company, would be the obvious receipient of such a demand, as Stark has no living family, so hearing Stane's name mentioned would be unsurprising.

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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.

Correction: There's no hole until after Obadiah extracts the reactor. The dark shadow of the extraction device is briefly visible on Tony's shirt just as Obadiah applies it; this could be mistaken for a hole, but the shirt is still fully intact.

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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.

Correction: I watched for this and could not see it, even in slow motion.

Phixius Premium member
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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.

Correction: Incorrect. The camera is not stationary - it's following the SUV at approximately the same speed as the vehicle is travelling. Once Tony frees himself from under the car, friction between his armour and the road surface slows him rapidly, allowing the camera, which is still moving at the same speed, to catch up and overtake him.

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Other mistake: When Iron Man and Iron Monger are fighting, Iron Man catches the SUV, and you can see the family inside the car. Although the car is completely vertical, the hair of the people in the car seems to defy gravity.

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Tony Stark: How did you solve the icing problem?
Obadiah Stane: Icing problem?
[Iron Monger suit freezes over and deactivates.]
Tony Stark: Might want to look into it.

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Trivia: The lead terrorist gives a speech about Genghis Khan's use of the bow and arrow. Iron Man's archenemy in the comics, The Mandarin, claims to be a direct descendant of Genghis Khan.

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Question: How come Tony doesn't die when Pepper hits the button that blows up the roof? He never cleared the roof as intended and it must have been really powerful if it killed Obediah. Tony's chest piece flickers on and off and then the scene fades. They never give an explanation for this.

Answer: Tony, even wearing the Iron Man armour, is light enough that the shockwave of the blast throws him out of the way, so he escapes the majority of the explosion's effects. Stane, in his much heavier suit, isn't so lucky and so gets the full impact, which kills him. The flickering of the chest piece is merely a device to show that Tony is still in one piece, even if injured.

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