jm1138

31st Aug 2020

Superman III (1983)

Question: When Ross Webster is talking to his accountant Simpson, he wonders how $85,000 disappeared. Wouldn't Simpson be able to see all the payroll checks to see that Gus had two of them if he dug deeper in his investigation vs. both him and Ross seeing Gus pull up in a shiny new Lamborghini and outing himself as the thief? I realise Simpson isn't a fan of computers as this scene has established, but all he would have had to do was talk to the payroll clerk about the two checks that were presented to Gus when they were handed out, assuming no-one else had two checks with two vastly different amounts in them. (00:28:39 - 00:30:42)

jm1138

Answer: It probably wasn't a check issued at the company. He could have transferred the money to a bank account.

15th Jul 2020

Coming to America (1988)

Question: How did both Akeem and Semmi get a job at McDowell's without Akeem's parents noticing? Also, wouldn't Mr. McDowell have noticed in doing Akeem's pre-employment background checks who Akeem really was vs finding out when the parents arrived? (00:44:08 - 01:29:34)

jm1138

Answer: How would Akeem's parents know what they were up to? They think he's taking an American vacation, and in the pre social media days, it was hard to keep track of people. As for McDowell, what sort of background check did you expect him to do on a fast food employee in the 80s? McDowell seems like a guy who would cut corners anyway.

Brian Katcher

16th Oct 2016

Wild Wild West (1999)

Factual error: The 80 foot mechanical spider leaves Arches National Park and seems to get to Promontory Point in almost no time at all - that's 312 miles.

jm1138

2nd Feb 2015

Minority Report (2002)

Question: In the beginning where Anderton and his team are having trouble identifying the house where Mr. Marks kills his wife and lover, why didn't the houses have numbers on them? That would have made it easier than just looking for the only house whose door was open.

jm1138

Chosen answer: The houses did have numbers, but the images from the precogs didn't include them. Part of the difficulty of their method is that they have to decipher the random, jumbled images the precogs send them.

12th Mar 2012

The Thing (2011)

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when the dog-thing escapes from the camp look closely, its not the same dog, that's because the standin is a different dog altogether.

jm1138

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