Teru_Kage

21st Oct 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Corrected entry: During her fight with Killian, Pepper tore off the arm of a random Iron Man armor and fired a repulsor blast at a mini missile, thereby killing him. How was Pepper able to control the arm? Without a helmet, she didn't have any neural interface with the armor and unlike Tony, she didn't have any implants that would have allowed her to communicate with the armor. In addition, where did the arm get the power to fire the repulsor blast? There was no connection between the arm and the ARC reactor in the chest of the armor.

Teru_Kage

Correction: The suits were pretty modular. Although nobody else could actually equip the suits, it makes sense that he would make it so that some features could still be used by Pepper, this example being a case in point. And about it being able to fire without the ARC reactor; it's very plausible that it would only need to be connected to draw power directly from it. There could be enough energy in the arm itself to fire off a blast.

Knever

I think the repulsors and other suit functions can be controlled by contextual body movements. Earlier in the movie we see Savin rotate his wrist and that opens up the iron patriot suits palm to expose his bare hand. We hear no audible commands being given there. Same could be applied here with repulsors maybe there's a hand movement like opening your palm fully that fires a repulsor blast.

2nd Dec 2013

Oblivion (2013)

Corrected entry: During the original mission to investigate the Tet, why did the crew need to be in cryosleep? This wasn't a long range mission but a flight into orbital distance from Earth; the trip would have only taken hours, which certainly wouldn't require crew to be put in stasis. If anything, all hands should have been on deck for such a critical mission.

Teru_Kage

Correction: Because at the time of the original mission to investigate the Tet it was near Jupiter, not near Earth as it is for most of the "present" action of the movie.

If they're near Jupiter, how can they communicate in real time with Sally? Shouldn't there be at least 20 minutes of delay? Even with the incredible technology seen in the movie, it seems that light speed is still a limit.

Corrected entry: Blink only uses her portal ability defensively (i.e. to escape). In theory, she should be able to single-handedly destroy all the sentinels by cutting them in half with her portals (as shown in her death scene when a portal severs a sentinel's arm) or at the very least create portals below the sentinels' feet and cause them to fall down mountains, etc. The only reason she didn't use her skill offensively was because the script writers needed the sentinels to be a threat to the mutants.

Teru_Kage

Correction: All Sentinels are able to reproduce the effect of any power used directly against any one of them. Blink deliberately avoids using her power offensively to prevent them from gaining this extreme advantage until the very last, when the Sentinels are either going to win it all or be erased from existence anyway.

Phixius Premium member

15th May 2013

Inception (2010)

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, we are shown that a person can be woken from a dream by giving them a "kick" OUTSIDE of their dream. This is demonstrated by Cobb being woken up from his Japanese temple dream by being dunked in the bathtub in the South America dream (Japan was dream level 2 and South America was dream level 1). However, the final "riding the kicks" sequence contradicts this by showing everyone getting a kick WITHIN a dream to wake up to the previous dream. Example: When Ariadne was inside Cobb's apartment (dream level 4), she jumped off the building which woke her up to the snow fortress (dream level 3). As she fell through the collapsing floor of the fortress, she woke up in the elevator (dream level 2), and she returned to the van (dream level 1) by falling inside the elevator. If the movie was consistent in its logic, Adriadne and the others should have been woken up from each internal dream by falling in the outer dream. The most likely reason why the writers couldn't keep this logic was because it would have prevented Cobb from staying in Limbo (i.e. the falling snow fortress would have woken him up).

Teru_Kage

Correction: You've got it backward. Yes, Ariadne woke out of limbo by jumping off the building, but that's because she died within that dream, not because the fall gave her a kick. The elevator crashing woke the team out of the snow fortress, the van crashing woke the team out of the hotel, and the timer on the machine woke them out of the rainy city. Remember how they mentioned that the first attempted kick in the van must have failed (a fact they were aware of because they were still in the hotel) and so they'd have to wait for the van to hit the water to get the next kick?

Phixius Premium member

The sedatives.

2nd Dec 2013

Transformers (2007)

Corrected entry: Aside from leaving an opportunity for the sequel, it made no sense for the Autobots or the military to sink Megatron to the bottom of Laurentian Abyss rather than destroy/dismantle him completely.

Teru_Kage

Correction: Given Megatron's size, alien composition and the complete lack of knowledge behind his workings, dismantling him would've been near impossible. If it took the army a number of tries to find a weapon that would damage a Transformer, imagine how long it would've taken to destroy one completely. Dumping him in the Laurentian Abyss makes perfect sense given the complete lack of information.

Brad Premium member

They would have known enough his design to dismantle if they had really been studying him for that long, thus dismantling is not impossible. Of course, If they were going to dump him, it would probably make more sense to dump him in lava, that way he would simply melt.

Corrected entry: Admiral Marcus ordered Kirk to fire all 72 torpedoes at Khan, because he secretly wanted to kill Khan and all of his crew members which he knew were hidden in the torpedoes. Given the fact that each of the torpedoes had their fuel containers removed and replaced with the cryotubes containing Khan's crew coupled with Scotty's statement that "photon torpedoes run on fuel", none of these modified torpedoes would have had been able to propel themselves after being launched from the Enterprise. So how would they have been able to navigate the distance from the Enterprise all the way to the planet? On the off chance that "fuel" referred to the warhead rather than propulsion, then the lack of fuel would have meant that the torpedoes wouldn't have been able to detonate as they did during the climax of the movie.

Teru_Kage

Correction: The torpedoes have not had their fuel containers completely removed and replaced. What Carol Marcus actually says is that the fuel container was 'removed and retrofitted to hide this cryotube'. Use of the phrase 'retrofitted to hide' indicates that the fuel containers were reinserted after the modification. This may mean that the torpedoes now hold less fuel than they would have otherwise (part of the modification), but does not prove that they have none.

Aerinah

7th Aug 2013

Pacific Rim (2013)

Corrected entry: Why did it take over a decade for someone to decide to attack the fissure the Kaiju used to travel between their world and Earth? Even if direct bomb attacks failed, wouldn't someone have at least thought of covering tons of rubble over the fissure to block the Kaiju from coming through? Or since it's the only place that the Kaiju appear from, why not set a perimeter of bombs around the fissure and detonate them every time a Kaiju came through? The ending already demonstrated that the Kaiju could be killed via explosion.

Teru_Kage

Correction: It did not take a decade. It was stated numerous times that similar attempts had been made and all had failed. It can therefore be logically assumed that similar strategies to those this submission suggests were also attempted but each also failed for whatever reason. We weren't show any of this because it's an action movie, not a historical study of the Kaiju wars.

Phixius Premium member

21st Oct 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Corrected entry: When Tony first meets Trevor, he holds him at gunpoint with a semi-auto pistol. After thinking that he's a decoy, Tony racks the slide of his pistol and asks where the real Mandarin is. No bullet comes out of the pistol when Tony racks the slide, meaning that it wasn't loaded when he was initially threatening Trevor. Considering that Tony is an experienced weapons designer, there's no way he would've been roaming through the heavily armed enemy HQ holding an unloaded gun. (01:15:50)

Teru_Kage

Correction: Tony designs weapons, he isn't proficient in using them. This is made abundantly clear later in the film where he is confused about whether different magazines will fit his gun.

21st Oct 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Corrected entry: The "Igor" armor was last seen supporting the damaged platform and preventing it from collapsing. After Tony orders the Clean Slate Protocol which destroys all the armors, this should have included Igor, which would mean the platform should have collapsed and put Tony and Pepper's life at risk.

Teru_Kage

Correction: Jarvis may be only artificially intelligent, but he's not stupid. Jarvis did not destroy "Igor" because doing so would kill Tony and Pepper, just like Jarvis also did not destroy the suit that Pepper was still wearing when Tony gave the order to initiate the Clean Slate Protocol. The obvious exceptions in those circumstances went without saying.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The process used to neutralize the volcano on Nibiru is repeatedly referred to as "cold fusion." Cold fusion is actually the process of initiating a nuclear reaction at room temperature, which means starting a cold fusion reaction would have obliterated the inhabitants rather than save them. Even if this movie takes place in the future, it doesn't make sense for scientists to apply this existing term to describe a totally unrelated thermodynamic process.

Teru_Kage

Correction: Pike says that Kirk used a cold fusion "device", which presumably merely refers to the power source, not necessarily the mechanism by which it stops the volcano.

Corrected entry: The Vengeance may have been an advanced model of starship, but it was ultimately made with comparable materials as other ships. Having 72 torpedoes detonate within the hull should have (or nearly) destroyed the entire ship instead of just blowing a hole in the side of its hull. The strength of its advanced shields would be irrelevant from the inside of the ship. (01:39:25)

Teru_Kage

Correction: They are not 'full strength' torpedoes. It is revealed that those devices are nothing more than containers of the ancient incubation chambers. Each with a small explosive device designed to destroy its contents and not do major damage to external property.

XIII

Corrected entry: Spock stated that Vulcans "embrace technicality" but there was nothing technical about the violation of the Prime Directive when the crew decided to stop the volcano from destroying Nibiru. Given Spock's insistence on following rules and regulations, there is no way he would have agreed to render the volcano inert, as doing so violated the Prime Directive (as stated by Pike, under the Prime Directive the Enterprise crew was "supposed to survey a planet, not alter its destiny").

Teru_Kage

Correction: Spock is half-human and that part is often at odds with his Vulcan side. Despite following the Vulcan way of life, this internal conflict at times causes Spock to do things other Vulcans would not. He is also affected by his friendship with Jim Kirk and his loyalty to him, and can be swayed by that. Spock may have agreed to go along with Kirk's plan as long as they remained unseen by the indigenous people, though the plan went awry. It would also go against Spock's logical nature to let a civilization die when it could be saved without altering its destiny.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: As the Enterprise plummets to Earth, Sulu comments that unless the shields come back online, the Enterprise will burn up upon re-entry into the atmosphere. Yet by the time power is restored and shields are back up, the Enterprise is well within the Earth's atmosphere, as indicated by all the clouds above and below the ship. So how did the Enterprise survive re-entry without shields?

Teru_Kage

Correction: Because even though the Enterprise had entered the atmosphere, it doesn't burn up immediately, it takes time. Even so, you can see damage occurring to the Enterprise during re-entry, it wasn't unscathed.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: When Kirk left the bridge to lead the away team to Kronos, he gave the conn to Sulu. It only took a short moment for Sulu to walk from his seat to the captain's chair, but in that short time frame Kirk and company had somehow managed to change into civilian wardrobe and make their way to the shuttle bay hanger.

Teru_Kage

Correction: They don't show every second of everything that's going on. They're not going to show the entire time it takes the team to change clothes. Or everything Sulu might be doing in that time frame.

envisaged0ne

Corrected entry: At the start of Kirk and McCoy's trial, the clock on the Enterprise shows the time to be 11:15:07, but when the trial is over and the crew discuss the sentence, the clock shows 10:45:17. (00:45:40 - 00:53:05)

Teru_Kage

Correction: This was not a ten-minute trial and actually took several days.

JC Fernandez

24th Sep 2013

TRON: Legacy (2010)

Corrected entry: CLU's plan was to lure Sam into the Grid to A) Open the portal to the outside world and B) Lure Kevin Flynn from hiding. So how is it that CLU wasn't aware that Sam had arrived until Rinzler hurt him and discovered that he was a User? The moment Sam came to the Grid, the portal would have activated, which would have been a sure sign of his arrival. And considering that the only place that Sam could arrive was at the Flynn's Arcade within the Grid, shouldn't CLU have set up guards to wait for Sam's arrival and capture him immediately?

Teru_Kage

Correction: We have no evidence that CLU wasn't aware that Sam was in the Grid. We see him watching Sam play Disk Wars, but he never acts surprised. He asks Sam to identify himself for the sake of appearances. And there were guards waiting outside the arcade to pick up Sam. That's why the Recognizer was there.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: During its fall to Earth, the Enterprise rotated wildly out of control, which tossed people and machinery throughout the ship. Yet after the ship was stabilized the dead tribble is sitting in the exact same spot on McCoy's table as before.

Teru_Kage

Correction: There was enough time after the ship was stable for someone, maybe McCoy, to have picked up the tribble. Considering he was conducting an experiment on it, its reasonable that he'd put it back on the table. There were a number of other objects that presumably had also fallen off that were sitting on the table as well.

raywest Premium member

8th Aug 2013

TRON: Legacy (2010)

Corrected entry: The computer in the hidden room of the arcade had been left alone for nearly 20 years, so how could it have a modern touchscreen interface? Regardless of how much evolved within the Grid, the hardware in the real world should have remained 1980s tech.

Teru_Kage

Correction: A touch screen interface was very explicitly used by Dillinger in the first movie. And since Flynn took Dillinger's position at the end of that movie, it makes sense that everything that had been Dillinger's is now Flynn's.

Garlonuss Premium member

8th Aug 2013

TRON: Legacy (2010)

Corrected entry: If CLU's plan was to lure Sam into the Grid to draw out Kevin, then why did he try to kill Sam in the light cycle arena? Sam would have been much more valuable to him alive. Even worse, Sam was almost killed by Rinzler because nobody knew at the time that Sam was a User. Shouldn't CLU have been monitoring the portal for Sam's entry? If CLU's plan was merely to get Sam to open the portal, and the movie stated that the portal could only remain open for a limited time, then wouldn't it have been better to obtain Kevin's disc first?

Teru_Kage

Correction: Two plausible reasons why he wanted to kill Sam. 1) Even if he killed Sam, Flynn would eventually hear about it and go after CLU, which is what CLU wanted. It would give Flynn a reason to come out of hiding. 2) CLU has a very strong emotional hatred towards Flynn (as evident when he discovers Flynn's hideout). So he may have originally planned to keep Sam as a prisoner, but his hatred overcame him and he decided he wanted to kill Sam instead, to punish Flynn.

envisaged0ne

8th Aug 2013

TRON: Legacy (2010)

Corrected entry: The Programs on the Grid have developed all sorts of new weaponry such as swords and fighting staffs, so why do they still use the Identity Disc as a throwing weapon? Loss of the disc results in "immediate de-resolution", so it makes no sense the Programs would want to toss them around.

Teru_Kage

Correction: CLU and his henchman have set up the games. The prisoners have no choice but to play the games by their rules. Thus some game rules require them to use their discs whether they'd want to or not.

envisaged0ne

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