Men in Black

Revealing mistake: When Will Smith throws a rock at the escaping Edgar alien, if you watch the rock after it hits the alien, it disappears after hitting the ground. (01:23:20)

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Revealing mistake: There is a scene where Agent J is standing on a car and shoots the "Noisy Cricket" at the fleeing Edgar. The camera shot is from inside the car and just before Agent J crashes through the windshield, you see a precut area in the glass. (01:01:25)

Revealing mistake: When Beatrice turns the sugar bowl over to dump the sugar into the glass, a barcode label and handwritten prop inventory number with the name 'Sony' can be seen on the bottom of the bowl. The film was made at Sony Pictures Studios. (00:15:15)

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Revealing mistake: When J and K get into the car (a POS if memory serves) K makes a comment about J fastening his seatbelt, if you watch in the background out of J's window as they pull away there are a few people walking at an incredible rate showing that they filmed the scene at a normal speed then sped it up when put into the final cut. (00:40:40)

Revealing mistake: When the alien takes off Edgar's skin, when he throws it to the top of the hole in the ground then drags it back, you can see its rubber skin. I read the correction too. And no. Human skin doesn't look like rubber glove material.

amycamille1975
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Revealing mistake: When K and J buy the "hotsheets" (newspapers) to look for information, the clerk who K gives the money to briefly looks at the camera. (00:44:00)

Revealing mistake: In the scene after J shoots the exterminator van off of the tow truck he shoots again. When the camera clips to the tow truck driving away, you can see the smoke generators emitting smoke from the curb. (01:03:50)

Revealing mistake: As K walks out from the car, saying "INS, Division Six", look at the road they just drove up. It runs a short distance, and ends at a hill of dirt. Presumably, the pile and the end of the road are at the sound stage wall.

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Revealing mistake: When J and K are knocked over by the roach near the end, when they land you can see a square of grass move. Shows that a crash mat is covered with a bit of grass to make the landing easier. (01:19:20)

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Revealing mistake: When the jeweler's ear pops-open, the angle changes and it gets replaced for a prop that looks nothing like the real ear. (00:54:35)

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Revealing mistake: When Arquillian is laying flat dead in the morgue, his pulse on his throat is very visible. (00:50:35)

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Revealing mistake: When James Edwards (later, J) catches the alien in the beginning and has him next to a wall, the alien pulls out a "reverberating carbonizer with mutate capacity" to shoot J. A quick tussle, and the alien drops the gun. When the camera goes to a close up on the gun, watch carefully. You see it quickly fade out of view after it comes to rest, and replaced with a few burning sparkle effects to simulate disintegration.

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Continuity mistake: Just before the diner scene, where the two aliens are discussing the galaxy, we see the outside of the Russian restaurant. The neon sign says "haroshaya" meaning "good" all the way across the window, in the next shot inside the restaurant, the "ha", which looks like the English letters "xo", is gone and the sign is centered. (00:41:00)

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Kay: Imagine a giant cockroach with unlimited strength, a massive inferiority complex and a really short temper is tear assing around Manhattan in a brand new Edgar-suit. That sound like fun?

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Trivia: After reading the script with his wife, Barry Sonnenfeld (the director) turned to his wife and said "Tommy Lee Jones". She turned to him and said "Will Smith", and that is how they were cast. This is confirmed by Barry Sonnenfeld on the DVD commentary.

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Question: When we first see MIB headquarters, K says that the little destructive energy ball thing is "a little practical joke by the Great Attractor." As far as I can tell, the Great Attractor is just a gravitational anomaly, so how could it play practical jokes?

Answer: Yes, "the Great Attractor" can refer to a specific anomaly in the Centaurus Supercluster, but that is a far cry from saying that the term can only refer to that specific anomaly. It is completely possible for a high-tech prankster and/or performer to use the name "the Great Attractor." It's like saying "the Boss" when referring to Springsteen. The term means a manager over a group of people in a place of work, but he can still use it as a stage name.

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