Deliberate mistake: When Douglas' fingers are chopped off, they are hit from the right side by the blade, but they inexplicably fly directly forward (instead of to the left as they shoot), somersaulting smoothly through the air in a clean, uniform manner. Obviously done for the sake of the 3D effects in the film as they fly directly towards camera, but completely defying the laws of physics.
Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
1 deliberate mistake
Directed by: M.J. Bassett, Michael J. Bassett
Starring: Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kit Harington, Adelaide Clemens
Continuity mistake: In the first movie the "Welcome to Silent Hill" sign is on the right. In this movie it's on the left.
Heather Mason: I'm looking for my father.
Leonard: Is he lost?
Heather Mason: He's in Silent Hill.
Leonard: There are many Silent Hills, are you sure it's this one?
Trivia: After the film was released, director M.J. Bassett (then credited as "Michael J. Bassett") admitted she was extremely disappointed by how the film turned out, and even wrote a blog entry where she apologized to fans who were also disappointed by it. In a later interview, Bassett admitted to second-guessing many of the creative choices in the film, often altering her vision to try and make the movie more broad and appealing for the producers, instead of fighting to make a more personal film with a clear vision. Bassett called the film a "nightmare dance" that she just "couldn't do."
Question: Towards the end of the film, Heather steals the Seal from inside of Leonard, and we see him burn up. But the shot goes noticeably out of focus when this happens. What gives? The scene appears to be CG, so it makes no sense for it to go so badly out of focus. Were they just trying to cover up a dodgy effect?
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Answer: I believe your theory is correct, it appears to go out of focus to help cover up some unconvincing CGI. The final explosion looks very cartoonish.