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.
2nd Dec 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.
1st Nov 2014
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.
15th May 2013
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).
2nd Dec 2013
9th Nov 2013
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.
7th Aug 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.
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)
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.
10th Oct 2013
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.
6th Oct 2013
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)
10th Oct 2013
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").
29th Sep 2013
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?
29th Sep 2013
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.
11th Jun 2013
24th Sep 2013
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?
4th Jun 2013
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?
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.
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