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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Stark is riding in an Air Force convoy that begins to take on small arms fire, one of the troops shouts "Contact Left!" This is to tell everyone else where the hostile contact is coming from so that they don't expose themselves directly to enemy fire. In this scenario all occupants would exit the right side of the vehicle where there is cover and return fire. The driver of that vehicle jumps out on the left side which is absolutely not the way Air Force combat troops are trained - beyond a simple character mistake. (I would know, I am one and I've been there.) It's no surprise that the driver is immediately shot.
Corrected entry: When Stark tests his boots in the lab, they do not leave burn marks on his cars as he hovers above them. The heat generated is enough to cause red-hot embers to spew across the floor, so they should create significant damage to the cars.
Corrected entry: When Tony is having his chest generator replaced Pepper pulls out the magnet. When he has to use the old generator again after the new one is stolen the magnet is not replaced.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Pepper is in Tony's office downloading the data from the ghost drive, she sees the plans for Obadiah's suit under the heading, 'Sector 16'. Later, however, in the scene where she is in the Stark building with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents attempting to arrest Obadiah, she says they are looking for 'Section 16'. When they finally find the door, it even says 'Section 16' on it, as opposed to 'Sector 16', as it was labeled in the file.
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.
Corrected entry: The first time he flies and lands on the roof, he goes through the bedroom, living room, then the garage. Then, later when he goes to save Pepper, he flies directly through the roof out of his garage.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Tony finally successfully flies in the garage. One of the robotic arms has a camera on it. This camera is a Phantom brand high speed camera. All of these cameras only have connections for power and video in the back of the camera, but there is nothing connected to it.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Tony is brought outside by his captors to inventory what is available to build the rocket, he is seen carrying the car battery in between his right arm and the side of his torso. Tony Stark was never known to have superhuman strength, and he was in a very weakened condition as it is. There is no way that a person of his size would be able to carry a battery that large in such a manner without struggling to support it, even with two hands.
Corrected entry: When we first see the operation where Tony had Pepper take the chest thing out, before she takes it out, it pops out about a half an inch past the metal case that holds it. Later, we see that Pepper has displayed it in a glass case. Later,(SPOILER) when Obediah takes Tony's newer one out, Tony finds the one that Pepper displayed and puts it into his chest. This time, the same chestpiece that popped out a couple of days ago now sinks just below the rim of the metal case inside Tony's chest.
Corrected entry: The insignia for a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force is an eagle. However, when Rhodes is wearing his dress blues, the insignia on his shoulder lapels is a maple leaf, which denotes a Major.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Stark/Iron Man gets off the plane after escaping capture and talks to his assistant (forgot her name), his beard looks as though it has been shaved since his time in that cave where he builds his first Iron Man suit and escapes. Either he carries a shaver with him, or there's one on the plane.
Corrected entry: Why do the jihadis in the beginning want Stark to make them the jericho missile system? They obviously were able to buy it from Obidiah anyway.
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.
Corrected entry: In The scene right after Pepper changes Tony's "heart," you can see right through him.
Corrected entry: In the US Military control room one of the men says something about having an "A-Whack" in the area. What he means is an AWACS. AWACS is an acronym that stands for Airborne Early Warning and Control and is never called "A-Whack".
Corrected entry: Tony Stark is seen with a LG VX9400, a phone only available on Verizon's network and not a world phone. He also seen having a video conference call with Obadiah Stane, but this is not possible because the phone does not have this feature and the camera is on the other side of the phone. For phone: http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/mobilephones_selectbycarrier_verizon_VX9400.jhtml For service: http://b2b.vzw.com/international/Global_Phone/Middle_East/Afghanistan.html.Good Job!
Corrected entry: When Stark needs to have his power cell replaced by Pepper, the fake chest used for the effect moves up and down to simulate breathing. But watch him closely and you can see that his real breathing doesn't match what the chest's doing.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Iron Man is shot down by the tank he emerges from the crater and stands to face the tank, at which point the tank fires a second round at him. You can see the smoke trail of the round as he dodges it, but the round just keeps flying into thin air. Given the trajectory and velocity of the smoke trail the round should have immediately struck an object behind Iron Man, a building or structure perhaps? The ground even, but if you listen carefully the round flies by Iron Man and there is complete silence, no explosion behind Iron Man whatsoever.lil samurai
Corrected entry: In the scene when Obediah approaches the Middle-Eastern villain and makes him act stunned, the scar on the side of the villain's head is redder than it was in previous scenes.
Corrected entry: Stane calls his secret lab Sector 16, and it comes up in the computer files as Sector 16. However, when it is first approached, Potts calls it Section 16, which is how it is labeled on the door.
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).
Corrected entry: After facing the silver robot, Tony Stark is lying on the roof of his building as his heart electromagnet is flickering on and off due to low power. In the next scene, Tony Stark is fine. However, he needs the magnet to survive. There are only two in existence; the one dying in his chest and the one in the incinerated machine below. Since Tony Stark is the only one who seems to know how to build a new one, and since neither is available to keep him alive, how is he apparently just fine in the next scene with a working heart machine?
Corrected entry: Tony's driver is named Hoagie, as a reference to Happy Hogan, who saved Tony's life in the comics, and became his chauffeur.
Corrected entry: The car battery's connection to the electronmagnet in Tony's chest changes appearance several times, from being one wire, to two, and in some cases there's no wire visible at all.
Corrected entry: Stark supposedly graduated from MIT "summa cum laude", but MIT doesn't assign honours to graduates.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the flashback that occurs in the beginning of the movie, Tony is taking a video conference call. The LG logo to the left of the screen disappears at the end of the call.
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.
Corrected entry: When Tony first crash-lands in the desert after escaping from his captives, there should have been a crater formed from landing with such a velocity.
Corrected entry: Watch Robert Downey Jr.'s mustache at the beginning of the movie. At one point, his mustache only extends about half-way up his lip; supposedly 36 hours later, his mustache is completely covering his upper lip. This weird facial hair change occurs several times throughout the movie.
Corrected entry: When the local villagers are backing away into their caves, as the terrorists are shooting them all, a boom mic can be seen overhead briefly.