Men in Black

Corrected entry: When Edgar/Alien is pulling the woman scientist out of the car she is wearing boots but when she falls from the tower she is wearing shoes.

Correction: Doctor Weaver wears the same dark brown shoes from when the Bug Alien kidnaps her until the end of the scene when the Bug Alien is killed.

Corrected entry: In the scene when all the top guys are doing the written test, the guy in the navy blue suit with the combover straightens his test out and it flops back down. If you watch carefully, you can see that he waits for it to flop down.

Correction: He doesn't wait for it to flop down, he starts to read the questions and it flops down.

Corrected entry: In the scene when the alien ship crashes into the truck, it hits it from the side, and therefore would not split it perfectly; instead it would probably cut it in half and the 2 halves would both face diagonally.

Correction: Um. That IS what happened.

Corrected entry: When J is chasing the alien at the building he gets to the locked door and shoots out the glass. The gun jams with the slide back but he still fires at least 2 more shots.

Correction: He only fires the gun twice. If it jammed, it doesn't matter, because he never uses it again in the movie.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Will Smith (prior to becoming a MiB) follows the perp/bug into the Guggenheim, Will smashes a glass door. An alarm would have gone off (even a silent one) and guards would have come running. Not to mention the fact that there was no visible security around the museum, inside or out. It was deserted, as were the streets. This is NYC; come on.

Lisa 176

Correction: Have you forgotten about the MIB? They were obviously around since one neuralyzed Jay, and they would definitely have done something about any people in the area (evacuated them or something, then neuralyzed them), including the security.

Corrected entry: When Agent J gets his finger prints removed by a machine, it only removes the prints from the tip of his fingers. You can match prints from the lower parts of the fingers and the palms too, so he is still traceable.

Correction: We see K deleting all of his vital records, including his hand prints and footprints. Any prints left for someone to find wouldn't do them any good, being that they'll still need to have something prior for the computer to trace it to.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Will Smith and the soldiers are being tested to become Men in Black, they are in the shooting range. All of the people there shoot off almost their entire magazine at the targets. Yet in the next shot one alien only has four neatly spaced holes in him and the others don't appear to have many if not any holes in them. I guess these guys are pretty bad shots.

Correction: Like you said, these guys ARE pretty bad shots. Coupled with the flashing light and startling images being shown while they were frantically firing, they simply missed the targets. This is not a mistake.

Corrected entry: In the beginning the agents wear Immigration and Naturalization Services patches, drive Border Patrol vehicles, and use Customs badges. All three were diffrent agencies at the time the movie was filmed.

Correction: Yes, but the MiB transcends all other agencies, and can comandeer equipment from all of them. While it would be more air-tight if they got all the tools for one job from a single agency, they could (for some reason) have opted to just scramble something together. And they would not be likely to care, since they would have to erase the memory of all witnesses anyway.


Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when the alien kills Edgar, he tosses the man's skin up out of the crater, then drags it back down where he puts it on. When it drags on the ground, it's obvious that Edgar's "skin" is simply a rubber or latex shell.

Correction: What else would an empty skin look like?

Well for one it doesn't look like rubber.


Corrected entry: When the "Edgar" alien escapes from the building with the lady, he jumps very high out of window and up onto the street. But when he is trying to leave planet earth, why does he climb up the tower if he can jump that high or scramble up the side of buildings, like the alien at the beginning?

Correction: The alien at the beginning of the movie and Edgar are two different species.

Corrected entry: When the bug takes Edgar's skin, we see the skin flop on the ground. However, there are no eyes, teeth or jaw bones, so why when the bug puts on Edgar's skin would there be human eyes and a set of human teeth and jaw bones?

Correction: You're supposed to give them a break about any time something is wearing something else's skin in MiB. It's been that way since the comics.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when Tommy Lee Jones is setting up the neurolizer for the first time you can see that the dials are Minutes, Hours and Days. Later when he describes it to Will Smith, he says the dials are Hours Days, Months.

Correction: The agents usually carry neuralyzers with them for taking care of something regular people just briefly saw. They'd never need a 'months' setting. The one K had here was meant for his own retirement, which he'd seen coming, so he had one set for much longer-term memory deletion.

Corrected entry: In the end when the bug leaves with his UFO, the 2 MIB are going to shoot it down. When they fire, Will is on the left side. After the shot he is on the right side.

Correction: After Jay and Kay shoot the UFO, it circles around behind their original spot. The camera follows them as they watch the UFO fall from the sky. Jay moves to the right as Kay stands still. Watch it if you don't believe.

Corrected entry: At the very beginning, when Will Smith is chasing the alien around the building, he is running one direction around the building, and when the shot changes, he is running the other way.

Correction: The start of the ramp in the Guggenheim museum runs in a clockwise direction before changing direction to anti-clockwise. This can be seen in the film in the overhead shot of Will Smith as he starts chasing the alien up the ramp.

Corrected entry: When K and J are driving the car along the roof of the tunnel, Will Smith's ankles are white.

Correction: No, the light from the tunnel shines on him to make it look like they are, but they aren't.

T Poston

Corrected entry: If the noisy cricket can blow Will Smith backwards through a car window, why doesn't the gun he uses to shot down the alien ship near the end knock him anywhere?

Correction: Will Smith probably braced himself before shooting the Cricket. If you are expecting someone to run into you, you will brace for impact. If you don't you get blasted a good 3 yards.

Audio problem: When Will Smith is looking at the two space ships at the MIB headquarters, if you look in the background Zed and K are there typing on the computer. But if you look closer you can tell that they're not even touching the keyboard and the sounds are just added into the movie. (01:16:00)

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Large cop: If you were half the man I am... [Jay looks pointedly at policeman's stomach] I am half the man you are!

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Trivia: At the end of the credits, instead of the usual "no animals were harmed in the making of this movie", the words "no aliens were harmed in the making of this movie" appear. (01:37:20)

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