27th Mar 2008

Contact (1997)

Corrected entry: Although it appears that Ellie's trip through Space actually occurred, she claims it lasted approximately 18 hours her time. This is later confirmed from the video footage, which also lasted approximately 18 hours. But the space pod was not that large, and couldn't have possibly held enough oxygen to sustain life for 18 hours. There was no supplemental oxygen or oxygen production capability inside the pod, so the only air Ellie had to breathe was what was trapped inside the pod when the door closed. She was only on the beach for a few minutes, and even then it appeared she was still within the confines of the pod which is why she was able to breathe on their planet. So if she had only the pod air to breathe, how was there enough oxygen to last her 18 hours?

Correction: This entry relies on too much speculation to be a mistake. We know nothing of the nature of the 'beach' location or of the specifics of the alien technology.


27th Mar 2008

Contact (1997)

Corrected entry: After the space pod splashes down in the ocean, it floats on the surface. But when they show Ellie from inside the pod after landing; there is absolutely no movement of the pod, and it's obvious the space pod is not resting on water. Even if it were hanging suspended in the air in the rescue net, its motion would still have it rolling around slightly after impact. But the footage from inside the pod shows the pod to be completely still without any movement, as Ellie asks how long she's been gone.

Correction: The pod is a spherical 'cockpit' suspended with in a honeycomb shaped framing. The framing could be some form of low-friction suspension which could eliminate all movement from inside.


13th May 2008

Child's Play 2 (1990)

Corrected entry: When Chucky bashes Tommy's head in with the statue, he crushes the skull. But at the beginning, Chucky's skull is made of metal, which means all the doll's skulls are metal. He couldn't do that damage to a metal skull.

Correction: Chucky, being a much older version of the Good Guy doll has a metal skull while a newer model (Tommy) may have a plastic skull. Besides we see Tommy's rubber face cut up and torn but we do not actually see his skull break it is only caved in. If the skull is made of aluminium or even tin the heavy figurine could easily stove it in.


27th Sep 2005

Child's Play 3 (1991)

Corrected entry: When Chucky arrives at the military school he is in the box which is wrapped in brown paper, but how did Chucky wrap up his box, put sticky tape on both ends and then get inside it, it's impossible.

Correction: He doesn't have to do it himself. First using the CEO's computer he sets up an order for one Good Guy doll to be sent to Andy Barclay then plonks himself and his box somewhere down in despatch where he will stand out and play 'Good Guy doll'. Some unsuspecting clerk gets despatch notice, wraps the first good guy doll he sees (Chucky), and voilĂ !


21st Mar 2002

Species II (1998)

Corrected entry: In the scene where the female alien jumps through the glass wall of her cell, if you play it in slow motion you will see that the glass is already shattered a split second before she jumps through it. (As per MM's rules, if a mistake is significant the requirement of slow motion/pause to spot is permitted.)

Correction: While you have correctly identified MM's ruling on slow-motion mistakes this particular mistake is a minor one since many special effects and stunt setups become apparent in slow motion and mere split seconds are entirely acceptable within the the realms of film making.


Corrected entry: It's both surprising and humorously ironic that Storm Shadow fights his final battle with a katana and wakizashi joined together at the hilt, considering his opponent, Snake Eyes, is played by Ray Park who is better known to the world as the double bladed lightsaber wielding Darth Maul.

Correction: That's not trivia is a coincidence at best especially since it is not Ray Park wielding the double-blade weapon.


23rd Jun 2004

Wild Wild West (1999)

Corrected entry: The Secret Service was created under Abraham Lincoln's presidency in 1865, not under Ulysses S. Grant's.

Correction: Did Abraham Lincoln form the Secret Service before or after the 80ft mecha-tarantula terrorised the United States? This is not a historical film they are free to create a secret service whenever they like.


29th Mar 2009

Batman and Robin (1997)

Correction: Actually in several interviews from around the time of the release of Batman and Robin. Arnold stated that the weight of the suit made it hard to work in.


Corrected entry: Notice the main 'villain' in the movie, (the Warriors Captain) Tom Riley, has the same last name (but different spelling) as Gordon's old peewee coach Jack Reily, the main 'villain' in the first movie.

Correction: This is more coincidence than trivia considering. a)The names are spelt different. b) Riley in D3 is a captian, Riley in Champions/Mighty Ducks is a coach. and c) the surname is reasonably common.


9th Mar 2007

Accepted (2006)

Corrected entry: When they clean up the Hospital When Sherman is washing the floor, of the mental hospital, the paint bucket beside him has brown paint around the edges. But when the shot returns, he has blue paint that he dips the mop into. (00:17:10)

Correction: Since the walls in the room he's in have a brown and blue colour scheme and since the movie at this point is a montage it's fair to say this is not a mistake.


24th Sep 2005

Hulk (2003)

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film when Bruce first turns into the Hulk, he tosses the gamma machine out of the lab and into the road outside, but if you use frame by frame or slow motion from a view on the inside the gamma machine reaches the outside, and a view from the outside is showing the machine just coming out of the wall. (00:41:25)


Correction: This is a filming technique known as overlap. Its where a shot is shown twice from two different locations (In this case the inside and then the outside of the building).


Corrected entry: At the beginning when the little girl is being attacked by the Compy's, she is at the shoreline. When Ian and Hammond are talking, Hammond states that the carnivores are territorial and reside in the innermost areas of the island, so Ian's team will be safe on the outer-rim. So why were Compy's on the beach if they live in the middle of the island?


Correction: They are referring to the large carnivores who are presumably game hunters. So although the compy's are technically carnivores they are basically just scavangers.


25th Mar 2003

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Corrected entry: At the end, when the spikes rise from the dragon pattern on the floor, if you look carefully you can see that the spikes are tearing through tin foil.

Correction: The Dragon Symbol could well be made from tin or otherwise a similar metal with the rows of spikes pushing up from holes in the stone underneath. In this way combatants may walk/fight across it quite effectively and yet the spikes can be released easily.


17th Feb 2011

Billy Madison (1995)

Corrected entry: During third grade graduation party, Miss Von tells Billy how proud of him she is for standing up for another school mate "yesterday" on the field trip. The field trip was one week prior, because Miss Von said on the day of the field trip "you will graduate next week."


Correction: No she doesn't. She says "Next week you'll have another class to impress and another teacher to annoy" This could have been on anyday of the week with the graduation party the day after up to and including Saturday and the scene still holds true.


18th Mar 2011

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Corrected entry: When Brian is playing chicken with Fonzi, the first shot establishes that the cars are only about a second apart from each other. Yet they have at least 5 seconds before they pass. At their combined speed, they would travel the entire quarter mile in only 5 seconds.


Correction: The shot is probably not done in real-time but in slow motion for dramatic effect.


28th Aug 2006

Casper (1995)

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when Kat meets Casper, his hand goes right through hers, indicating he wouldn't be able to hold onto flesh without going through it, but there are plenty of time during the movie where the ghosts hold onto people. Casper is even able to fly while dangling Kat.

Correction: The fact that casper puts his hand through Kats only proves he CAN pass his hand through hers. It does not prove he CAN'T make tangible contact with people or objects.


Corrected entry: When Melanie and Jake meet in the house for the first time in the film, he jerks the phone cord out of the wall. Later, when he doesn't want to talk to her, he unplugs the phone cord from the back of the phone to keep it from ringing. We never see the phone cord repaired from the rip out of the wall.


Correction: You don't see anyone use the toilet either. There is plenty of opportunity for the phone line to be repaired during the movie.


Corrected entry: Orion's Belt (a.k.a. "The 3 Kings") is supposed to point to the Tomb of the Primes, and Jetfire had been searching for ages for it. Because of Earth's rotation on an axis, the stars never appear in the exact same place, even over the course of one night. The only one that doesn't shift is Polaris and that's why it's called the "North Star". Also after thousands and thousands of years, the stars will completely change positions (even Polaris).

Correction: This falls squarely in the realm of "Suspension of disbelief"


Corrected entry: After Optimus Prime dies, there is a shot of Soundwave saying "Decepticons, mobilize". In this shot, you can see that Soundwave is not connected to the military satellite, when he is in a later scene.

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Correction: The gaps in time between shots of Soundwave are large enough to assume that he would attach and detach from the satellites as needed.


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