The Expendables 2

Continuity mistake: At the start, the lead truck reverses with the coming soon plate right on the ground. In other shots, there is about a foot gap. (00:03:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, Dolph Lundgren throws down the battering ram which has "Knock Knock" written on it. Shortly after one of their vehicles reaches the top of the ramp and one of the enemy jeeps falls off the roof Jet Li screams "Shut up, Gunner!" at Dolph Lundgren. Just before he screams, the "Knock Knock" battering ram is back in the retracted position. A few seconds later, it is facing the front again. (00:03:50)

Audio problem: When Jet Li is using the frying pans as weapons at the start, he hits different people in different places on the body, but gets the exact same sound. (00:05:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the door gets blown in the room where Arnold Schwarzenegger (with a bag over his head) was strapped to a chair, Arnold and the chair fall down. From the shot behind him, you can see his right hand gets freed. Moments later when they help him back up, both his hands are strapped again. (00:06:00)

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Factual error: As the guys zipline down the electric cables, they continue past every pylon without a problem. Cables are connected to pylons, so the connections to the zipline couldn't move past pylons freely. (00:08:10)

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Revealing mistake: Just the bridge is blown up at the start, you can see all the soldiers have been replaced by dummies. (00:12:10)

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Factual error: In the opening sequence, there's a bit where they lower a door/ramp at the back of the plane to load jetskis onto it. They only show the door opened from inside the plane, probably because looking at it from outside, the actual plane tapers off towards the end, and doesn't have space for a large access ramp like that. (00:12:15)

Revealing mistake: When the plane goes through the smoke at the start, the smoke doesn't react in any way - it keeps rising. Surely the wind from the plane would make the smoke drift a different way. (00:12:25)

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Continuity mistake: Just after Jet Li jumps out of the hatch at the start, we see the other guy taking a drink from his hip flask and you can tell the hatch is still open by the wind blowing his hair. Camera shows the outside of the plane and the hatch is closed. (00:15:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Barney leaves the bar the number plate on his bike is on the left, in the next shot it's on the right. (00:19:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the villain has the gun to Billy's head, in one shot it's touching his head, in the next he is about 1-2 feet away. (00:33:45)

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Audio problem: When villain says "Well done, I'm impressed" the words don't match what he says and are a clear overdub. (00:34:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the bloke has the knife to Christmas's neck, the position of the blade changes instantly. Note the end of the blade and his ear. (00:35:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Vilain has the gun to Billy's head he has it in his right hand. However when he is squeezing the trigger, it's his left finger. (00:36:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Booker and Barney meet for the first time, Barney's necklace is either covered or uncovered depending on the shot. (00:56:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the villains get the last of the plutonium out of the cache, we see one villain shoot the chain suspending a concrete cap; causing it to fall and close the hole. A short time later, we see Maggie exclaim that the plutonium is gone. The cap could not have been lifted because all the miners were taken away, yet the cap is gone and we can see into the cache.

Character mistake: In the bar scene, Gunner asks Barney Ross for a pen to write an equation on the piece of tissue. He said that the equation was Einstein's theory of special relativity, but it's actually Einstein's equation for general relativity.

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Barney Ross: That's how we deal with death. Can't change what it is so, we keep it light until it's time to get dark... and then we get pitch black. (00:53:55)

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Question: When Maggie asks Barney if he still thinks about Billy after his death, he says "We keep it light until we have to get dark. Then we go pitch black." What exactly does Barney mean by this?

Answer: "We keep it light" refers to their mood. They joke around and tease each other and have fun. "Till we go dark" is when they get serious for killing. "We go pitch black." Meaning as dark and brutal killing machines as possible.

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