Armageddon

Factual error: In the Paris meteor scene, the POV is from the walkway of Notre Dame cathedral, with a very famous gargoyle in the RH side of the frame. From that POV, the Eiffel tower is visible, but the L'Hôtel national des Invalides (Napoleon's Tomb, the gold-domed building in the foreground) is in the wrong location. To show both of those structures in those positions, Notre Dame would have be located about a mile southwest of its actual location.

taylorgtr

Revealing mistake: When Ben Affleck riddles the shuttle's fuselage with the bullets from armadillo's gatling and then rams it to get outside, it can be seen that the side wall of the ship is paper thin. Now, I know titanium is a sturdy stuff but don't believe such a flimsy construction would be enough to stand the ordeal of a space flight with gravity loads during the start, escaping/entering the atmosphere and pressure difference in the vacuum of space.

Continuity mistake: When they are boarding the shuttles, Harry and AJ have a brief chat and they get onto to bridge last. But somehow Harry manages to get in front of Rockhound and Max, and AJ manages to get in front of Oscar and Bear.

Continuity mistake: After Harry catches AJ in bed with Grace, AJ runs out of the room. Cut to the next camera angle taken from outside as AJ leaves - and he has a pair of boots tied together around his neck. They were not there in the previous shot. (00:13:00)

Bill McIntyre

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene when the crew is trying to disable the bomb, the camera pans in from a wider shot to a close up twice, once at the start of the scene and once towards the end. During the second pan, on the left side of the screen, the matte box or some other part of the camera can be seen.

Continuity mistake: When AJ bumps into Bear his shirt is very dirty on his right side, but as he runs up the stairs it is much cleaner and has a sweat mark around the neck line. Next shot on the tower and the sweat is not in the same pattern. After he slides down the cable the dirt is in a different pattern again. (00:14:10 - 00:15:00)

Bill McIntyre

Continuity mistake: When Harry goes into A.J.'s room, he gets mad and sticks the end of a putter golf club at A.J.'s throat. The next scene the club changes and is not a putter anymore.

Jonathan LeBaron

Audio problem: When Freedom shuttle is being destroyed by the asteroid field, you can hear Harry say, "Sharp, what the hell is that? Is that the Independence?" but you can tell by Bruce Willis' mouth that he isn't saying any of those words.

Continuity mistake: When the team meets the flight crews for the shuttles, there are two munitions specialists - Gruber and another astronaut. We see this other astronaut board the shuttle, then he's never seen again, not even his body.

Continuity mistake: The first shuttle takes off some time before the second. Nevertheless we see a picture of both shuttles in the air shortly after they clear the towers.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when Sharp says "Houston, we're coming home." We see Bear looking out at the Asteroid passing the Earth yet in the next shot he is strapped to his chair saying "You Harry, you the man". (02:19:55)

ClearanceClarence

Other mistake: When the first shuttle has crashed, you can see that one of the characters (I think it was Liv Tyler's fiancé) has torn gloves. That would decompress his spacesuit and he'd suffocate.

AidanN

Character mistake: During the scene when AJ is yelling out for any other survivors in his crashed shuttle, we hear Lev calling "A.J.", but with no Russian accent. Then Lev gets his accent back when he says "I'm here." (01:28:10)

Deliberate mistake: When the bomb is going to be remote detonated, on the inside lid of the briefcase, the remote destruct warning says that upon activation, the warhead will detonate in T minus 10 minutes. When the countdown begins on the bomb however, it is only for 6 minutes.

Audio problem: During the sling shot around the moon we hear a sound in more or less every shot of jet engines being revved up. They couldn't rev the engines up several times - it's not like such engines have gears.

Jacob La Cour

Audio problem: When the Russian space station is on fire, and the crews are running out, you can hear Harry say, "Where's the rest of the team?" but his lips don't move.

Continuity mistake: As Harry's crew is about to start drilling, Rockhound analyzes the surface. The drilling head is already bellow the asteroids surface. When the camera pans back to Rockhound the drill head can still be seen slowly turning on the upper right corner.

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Revealing mistake: When AJ drives through the wall in the spaceship wreckage, the material flaps about in a very un-metallic way.

Continuity mistake: When Grace throws down Thurman because of frustration, she first grabs him by the back, but in the next shot he's facing upwards. (01:55:25)

Factual error: The military sends a signal to the drilling team's nuke, arming it and triggering a countdown. A sudden rush to disarm the warhead ensues, with the NASA team on Earth temporarily breaking the uplink and stopping the detonation countdown. However, modern nuclear weapons do not require a "constant uplink" to detonate. Once the signal is sent and the nuke is armed, the signal can be cut or interrupted and the nuke will continue counting down.

Razvaluha

General Kimsey: We spend $250 billion a year on defence, and here we are! The fate of the planet is in the hands of a bunch of ret*rds I wouldn't trust with a potato gun!

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Trivia: While being strapped in, Rockhound tells Harry they're sitting on "something with 270,000 moving parts all built by the lowest bidder." This is a paraphrase of a quote by Alan Shepherd.

LorgSkyegon

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Question: Does anyone know what the NASA employee says to Lev the cosmonaut the first time we see him? It sounds like "stasveecha"

LorgSkyegon

Chosen answer: It's close to "zdrasveetsya" phonetically, which is a colloquial greeting like: "how are you doing".

rswarrior

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