Journey to the Center of the Earth

Continuity mistake: At the beginning where Trevor is looking through Max's stuff, he sets the glove on the table. In the next shot the glove is back in the box. (00:07:10)

Continuity mistake: After Trevor and Sean clamber out of the lagoon that they landed in, they begin to remove their jackets because they are soaking wet. However between sudden shots, the beanie hat and headlight that Sean was wearing on his head instantly vanishes, with no time for him to have removed it himself. (00:37:40)

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Continuity mistake: After Trevor saves Hannah from underwater and they are all laying on the rocks, Hannah's wet stringy hair keeps on changing position and the wet hair that is stuck to her right shoulder keeps disappearing then reappearing back on her shoulder during the scene. (00:38:15)

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Continuity mistake: After Trevor, Hannah and Sean are forced out of the mountain (inside the T-Rex skull) by the pressure of the geyser, as they fall back down to the ground, they begin to slide through shrubbery. Between shots as they slide through, the amount of greenery and leaves that is inside the skull keeps changing from hardly any, to a lot, etc. (01:18:20)

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Continuity mistake: After the glowstick has been dropped down the chasm; and the shots goes back and forth from Trevor to Hannah as they talk, you can see from shot to shot that the torch in Sean's right hand keeps disappearing and reappearing. (00:24:05)

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Continuity mistake: As Trevor is telling Sean to check his watch in order to time how long it takes for the glowstick to reach the bottom of the chasm, Sean removes the torch from under his neck and points it onto his watch. Suddenly in the next shot the torch is back under his neck. (00:22:50)

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Continuity mistake: After trying to tidy up the lounge area, Trevor gives up and resorts to throwing a large blanket over the central table, which he grabs from the sofa. After he picks up the blanket, between shots the position of the items on the sofa changes and also a cushion appears from nowhere. (00:04:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sean is walking by the large dinosaur bones, he disappears for a second as if he has become invisible, but he reappears in the next shot. (01:00:00 - 02:15:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sean wakes up on the beach, he is lying face down in the sand beside a fish, and he is wearing gloves. In the next shot they are gone and reappear again in the following shot. (01:00:20)

Continuity mistake: After Sean lands on the beach after being carried away on the kite, the position of the ropes that are attached to the sail, laying on the beach keep changing position. Also, Sean removes the ropes that are wrapped around his arms after he wakes up, but after he drinks some of the beach water, the ropes are wrapped back on his arms. (00:58:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor finds the copy of 'The Journey to the Center of the Earth' inside Max's box, although the title is spelt this way on the front cover of the book, as he looks through the pages, on the insides of the book you can clearly see the headers spelling the title as Centre instead of like Center on the front cover. (00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Sean is jumping around the floating, magnetic rocks, a piece breaks off and falls. Why does it fall? It would just float next to the big one - held up by the magnetism. It might even float higher up, since Sean's weight should affect the bigger piece a bit.

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Continuity mistake: Trevor is going over notes scribbled in Max's copy of the book on the airplane. As he talks to Sean about the notes and how he is trying to decipher the Sigurbjorn Asgeirsson notes, in the first few shots of these notes most of them are written in clear jet black ink, nice and new. But in the closeup as Sean runs his finger down the notes, the same writing is now differently written and the ink looks much more faded. (00:12:00)

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Continuity mistake: As the T-Rex skull comes to a sliding stop at the bottom of the hill, Trevor, Sean and Hannah get splattered by berries. In the first shot there are a lot of berries on Trevor's shirt and face, then in the next shot there is hardly any and then there's a lot again in the third shot. (01:18:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor, Hannah and Sean are being pushed up in the T-Rex skull by the geyser, they are laying in the skull and you can see that there is harness rope that comes out from behind Trevor and Hannah's back (that they are laying on). But in the shot when they are pushed out the mountain by the geyser and reach their highest point (before they start falling back down to the ground again) there is no rope visible behind them or in the skull at all. In the following shot as they fall back down to the ground, the rope has reappeared. (01:17:35 - 01:18:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in Trevor's apartment, when he is leafing through the Jules Verne book, between shots he is looking in very different sections of the book. In one clip some of the first pages, next clip in the middle, then back to first pages.

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Continuity mistake: When walking in the subterranean world, Trevor holds and reads from the Jules Verne Book. It is completely dry, even though they have just been swimming. A wet book stays wet for a long time, and the pages stick tightly together. And yes - they were long enough in the water for the book to get wet - and no, it was not in a watertight container.

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Continuity mistake: When Sean first sees the 'magnetic rocks' forming a bridge across the chasm, there is a great distance between him and the other side, and about 20 floating rocks. When he starts to cross, the distance is now much shorter, and he only jumps on 6 or 7 rocks to get across.

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor is sitting at the table flipping through the copy of the 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' book he found in Max's box, his location in the book keeps drastically changing from shot to shot, from almost at the start of the book, to the back and to the middle, and so on. (00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor and Sean climb out of the lagoon, they realise Hannah is still underwater so Trevor dives back in to rescue her. When he retrieves her from the water and they all scramble back onto the rocks, Trevor leans his head back onto his backpack. In the next shot his head is now resting on the rocky shore below his backpack. (00:38:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor is fighting off the carnivorous plants that are attacking him and holding Hannah hostage, in one shot we see him punch into the mouth of one plant, causing his hand to become entirely covered in a sticky goo. In the following shots however, the same hand is now clean. (01:01:55)

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Continuity mistake: As Trevor frantically cleans up his lounge area, he starts picking up plates and foil takeaway dishes, collects them all and places them on a shelf. But in the next shot all the plates/tins have suddenly appeared on the central table in the lounge. (00:03:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor gets home from work and sits down in his lounge, between shots the sheets hanging over the chair he is sitting on change and items (such as a stack of books, newspaper, etc) suddenly appear on the radiator behind him. (00:03:15)

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Continuity mistake: As Trevor and Hannah and the boy are traveling up the volcano on the cushion of steam, Trevor's arm constantly changes position instantly with different shots. Sometimes his arm is across Hannah's chest, then it's under her head, and back across her chest.

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Continuity mistake: When the Italian farmer starts to shout, Trevor raises his right arm to comfort Hannah. In the next shot it's down, and he doesn't raise it until much later.

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Continuity mistake: After leaving the lagoon area and exploring the rest of the 'Center of the Earth', the size and appearance of the wet patches on everyone's clothes, especially on the front of Trevor's jumper, continue to change from smaller to larger to darker and lighter, etc. (00:42:45 - 00:45:00)

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Continuity mistake: Trevor falls a short distance to the floor after Hannah cuts his harness ropes with a knife. After he hits the floor and the ropes fall onto him, between shots the ropes laying all over his body and face keep moving, disappearing and appearing. (00:26:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Hannah is tending to Trevor and Sean as guests in her house, she brings three mugs over and places them on the table. Between shots the three mugs swap their places; you can easily see this by comparing them in relation to the book sitting next to them. (00:15:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Sean is jumping across the floating magnetic rocks, as he jumps on the one that begins to flip him around twice, as he is flipped round the first time, it causes his small black utility belt (with the pocketknife and phone pouch) to fall off his waist, down into the abyss. In the following scenes moments later though, the same pouch/belt can be seen on his waist. (01:05:15)

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Continuity mistake: After having flown up the volcano, and they start falling, while still lying in the T-Rex jaw, they should have been weightless, but they still lie down.

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Continuity mistake: The black hose next to Leonard swaps from stiff to bent down between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene when Trevor comes home and listens to the messages on his answering machine, there are 4 messages from Sean's Mom. As Trevor is running around trying to clean up, he's listening to the messages. Only 3 messages are played and when the phone rings it says there are 0 messages.

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor and Sean are getting in the mini cart you can see the cart tracks along the side of the mini cart, but in the next shot the tracks change sides.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene where Trevor is told that the funds for research have ended, he crosses his arms, then the angle changes and the arms are at rest and he crosses them again.

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Continuity mistake: When Trevor brushes his teeth, the towel on the left changes the way it's wrinkled between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In half a second, Leonard's hair swaps from messy to brushed to the right when Trevor arrives at the lab, despite him having both hands busy.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie begins, Trevor enters the lab and his pal is holding the frozen object with his left hand. Half a second later he holds it with the opposite hand.

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Mistakes

Trevor - a Professor of Geology - boasts about having an article published in Scientific American, and that is not something any scientist would do. Scientific American is looked upon with slight disdain by the scientific community, considered to be a populist crowd pleaser. It is not even peer reviewed. Considering that he has just turned the geological and archaeological worlds on their heads he would have been better off publishing in Journal of Geological Research or Geology, both prestigious professional journals.

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Trivia

A subtle reference to this film's 3D format: In Max's box, Trevor finds a pocket stereoscope, which are funky looking glasses that create the illusion of a three-dimensional image from two-dimensional photographs. It was invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1840.

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