Corrected entry: When the plane takes off from Yellowstone after refueling, it begins its takeoff roll on runway 15. This means the heading is 150 degrees (South southeast). As it lifts off and clears the other end of the runway, we see it is runway 32 (320 degrees). The opposing ends of runways are 180 degrees apart. So the opposite end of runway 15 (150 degrees) should be 33 (330 degrees), not 32.
Corrected entry: The Ark where the main characters are aboard is going to hit the face of Mount Everest. The wave that puts them there is 1500 meters high as it is traversing across India, but the base of Mt. Everest (according to Wikipedia) ranges from 4,200 m (13,800 ft) on the south side to 5,200 m (17,100 ft) on the Tibetan Plateau. Therefore the water could not have reached this height of land.TheBaggins
Corrected entry: Near the end, when the gate to Ark 4 is stuck open and water is coming in, the compartments begin sealing themselves to stop the flooding. Tamara, who was in the compartment between the daughter/dog duo and the rest of the family, wouldn't have drowned due to rising water.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the small plane is on the landing strip in Yellowstone park, the engine of it starts and stops between shots. It is seen when the camper van is approaching the plane - when we cut between the van and the cast the engine is started, then stopped, then started again within a very small time frame.
Corrected entry: Tsunami waves in the deep ocean have an amplitude of only about 1 metre (3.3 ft) and a wavelength of about 200 kilometres (120 mi), so they can be hardly noticed or detected on ships.Therefore, building so expensive arks is essentially pointless and many more people could be saved using already existing ships. Building the arks in mountains makes even less sense.nix
Corrected entry: When John Cusack picks up his family (plus the new husband) to escape from the ensuing mayhem, there is a scene where the limo uses a piece of broken concrete in the street as a ramp, so that the whole car is airborne for one or two seconds. In that shot you can see that the front tires are not moving at all.BlueCell
Corrected entry: Jackson should not have been able to access the Internet from the middle of Yellowstone National Park, with no internet signal.
Corrected entry: After the survivors escape from Las Vegas in the Antonov they are obviously worried about fuel and making it all the way to China. As any fool knows, lightening a plane increases range and yet, oddly, it never seems to occur to them to ditch all the heavy and now useless automobiles into the ocean. Luckily, the cars come in handy to manufacture an exciting exit from the plane at the end of the flight.Oscar Bravo
Corrected entry: In the movie, the large transport plane is marked as an Antonov AN-500. The plane seen is in fact an Antonov AN-225. It is in no way as manoeuvrable as depicted in the escape sequence from Las Vegas, especially that shortly after take-off. Nor would it be able to take off from such a short runway, even if it wasn't loaded at all.
Corrected entry: The heavy cargo lifter shown is an Antonov AN-225, developed from the AN-124 to carry the Soviet space shuttles Buran. Different from the original plane, the single AN-225 built doesn't have a rear cargo door. The only access for internal cargo is in the front, where the nose and cockpit swivels up, like in the C-5 Galaxy and many 747 freighters. The second partially built AN-225 would have a rear cargo door, but it'd also have a single tail, not a dual tail.
Corrected entry: After leaving the Santa Monica Airport the pilot decides for no apparent reason to fly into Downtown and fly between the buildings. Anyone from LA would know that in order to actually fly into downtown from the airport one would have to actually aim for it. It's not like you take off from the airport and then you are stuck having to fly in amongst tall skyscrapers.
Corrected entry: There are two scenes in which a plane narrowly manages to take off before the ground collapses into the depths of Earth. The problem with these scenes is that those holes would not only swallow the surface, they would also suck in air. Without enough altitude nor enough velocity a plane would therefore be pulled into the new craters. That's why helicopters and small planes are instructed to avoid open-pit mines. And those are just static holes.BlueCell
Corrected entry: When describing the LA quake, the seismologists indicate that it is a 10.2, which is impossible on the logarithmic Richter scale.
Corrected entry: When describing the temperature of Earth's crust around the world, it is said to be "increasing at a high velocity." Velocity is a vector quantity and implies a speed and spatial direction, which a rate of temperature increase/decrease simply would not have as a scalar quantity.
Corrected entry: In order to successfully seal off a hallway would you not need to seal off the ceiling too? If this is the case why build the sealed passageway under the animal enclosure that has a grated roof - as seen in the scene when the Russian girl drowns. With the rising water and the grated ceiling why did this water not spill over in to the adjoining sections. and furthermore, why was it only the middle compartment that had water that continued to rise?
Corrected entry: Why is it that after they claim earlier in the film that all global communication has ceased, an Indian watching an approaching Tsunami can make a mobile phone call to someone in the middle of a mountain in China?
Corrected entry: The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is shown falling over on its side on top of a tidal wave headed for Washington D.C. Aircraft are slipping off of the deck into the ocean. The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy has been decommissioned and is no longer in service.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, "the waters are receding". Where would they be receding to? The only land mass is Africa.
Corrected entry: Young Lily's bed wetting problem is obviously quite chronic. She brings two packs of the Goodnites diapers with her on her trip to Yellowstone and we see her mother putting several packs of them into a shopping cart at a grocery store. When they are on the run (and obviously did not have any time to take any with them), we see her sleeping several times - however, she never has any accidents.JRChadwick
Corrected entry: The scene after the earthquake in Washington D.C., when President Wilson is seen coming out of the rubble, we see a giant tsunami heading toward him. On the tsunami is the USS John F. Kennedy with the words "USS John F. Kennedy" painted across the runway deck. On the real USS John F. Kennedy, no such words are printed across the deck.samuraiSTAK
Corrected entry: When Jacskon brings his children home early from their camping trip at the request of his ex-wife, she invites him in for pancakes - a request he declines because he is "late for work" even though he is returning from his trip "early."
Corrected entry: During the LA escape sequence, the limo avoids the giant donut from Randy's Donut. After the limo passes the donut rolls through the pedestrian crossing and goes behind a stop sign facing the wrong way. Inside joke?
Corrected entry: When Krakatoa blew in 1883, it ejected some 5 cubic miles of debris into the atmosphere, dropping the average global temperature by as much as 1.2 degrees Celcius for the next year. It has been postulated that should the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt, it would exceed the last eruption, which ejected 240 cubic miles into the atmosphere. In the 28 days that pass before the denizens of the arks are permitted to go outside, the ash and debris from not only Yellowstone, but the scores of volcanoes that erupted almost simultaneously would have blocked the skies world wide. Not only would the citizens have been forbidden to emerge from their cocoons, but satellite views of Africa would have been impossible, and whatever crops survived the earthquakes and lava would have already started to perish.
Corrected entry: Just after the 5 people take off from Yellowstone Park, the earth beneath them caves in. A huge mass like that falling down would create an enormous downdraught and suck the rather small plane with it.
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