Corrected entry: Movie continuously states 50th anniversary being in 2009 and that the current events are taking place in 2009. However, the "date codes" that are used on the "paper with numbers" has the current events (plane crash, subway, end of world) for the year 2008, ie. 10/17/08, 10/26/08.
Corrected entry: John, Diana and the kids show up in John's truck at Diana's mother's home. John and Diana stand in front of John's truck with the headlights on. Diana's mom's home has no power going to it, but it appears that a porch light is on above the door. It can not be from the truck's headlights because their shadow would be cast on the side of the house. So a house with no power has a porch light on.Moles1982
Corrected entry: During the class at the beginning, the teacher says, 'Yesterday, the staff selected the winning idea' for the opening contest. It would take a lot longer than 24 hours for them to build the time capsule, the hole in the ground and the lid to cover it. (00:02:15)
Corrected entry: If you pay attention to the first date on the list that John types in while deciphering it, the date is 2/12/59, if this movie is based in October around the time of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the school in 1959, this disaster would have already happened when the list was written.hyper5113
Corrected entry: This could be a mistake but its so complex I have marked it as 'Trivia'. The alien or "being" race talks to the little girl and gives her the dates of people's deaths, including her future daughter's death. The daughter is killed in a car crash chasing down her children who where kidnapped by the very aliens or "beings" that sent the message in the first place. In conclusion it's strange that these "beings" should make this poor women aware of her own death but be entirely responsible for putting her in that position in the first place knowing that she would die that day.
Corrected entry: When Caleb is outside and Nicholas Cage is on the phone inside, he notices Caleb talking to the strange men in the car. When he runs out to stop them, he yells out "Taylor" instead of "Caleb".
Corrected entry: The son attempts to reach her father near the end via cell phone, but it doesn't work (it is not made clear whether the "no signal" is geographical or the result of solar activity as it is at other parts of the movie). Nonetheless, when he goes to a landline pay phone at the gas station and calls his father, he receives the call on his cell phone without any problem.
Corrected entry: Screen shows Nicolas Cage at his computer typing in the Latitude and longitude coordinates for the next disaster. He types in Lat 40.71 Long 74.00. That location is on the Kyrgyzstan and China border. Correct Latitude is 40.7156 and Longitude -74.0031. Should have been a negative number for Longitude. (00:55:30)RICHXX
Corrected entry: When John first realizes the next happening event, it reads 102708. Later on in the film when he is showing Phil the next occurring event, it appears as 102709. The whole movie occurs in 2009.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Cage is sitting in front of the TV watching the news, he looks at the clock and it says 11:59pm. It is supposed to be midnight, but a few minutes later when they show his son on the stairs and he's still watching news, the clock reads "3:28pm."
Corrected entry: When Diane tries to call John, her phone says no signal, though the phone shows 5 bars in the corner.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Nic Cage sits at his computer and discovers what will destroy the world, he describes it as "A super-flare. a 100 micro-tesla wave of radiation that would destroy our ozone layer, killing every living organism on the planet." First, "tesla" is a measure of magnetism, not radiation. Second, destruction of the ozone layer would eventually kill all life on the planet, slowly, through radiation poisoning. It would not burn the planet to a cinder, as depicted in the movie.playingit
Corrected entry: The entire plot of the movie doesn't make sense. At the end, the "beings" who have been communicating simply show up and take the children away. Obviously they needed no help from any of the other characters, and the fact that John [Nicolas Cage] figures it out actually makes it more difficult for them to take his son away. There is no way to prevent what is happening, and it would appear that they were in on the ultimate "plan" anyway, so why would they bother to tell anyone.
Corrected entry: The sheet of numbers contains only digits, no signs or anything to encode the geo coordinates as east/west or north/south, yet there are disasters in the west and also in the east (for example the indian ocean earthquake).