oswal13

10th Aug 2020

Highlander (1986)

Corrected entry: When Connor decapitates the guy in the parking lot of the wrestling arena, you can notice it's a dummy.

oswal13

Correction: In all honesty, I wouldn't consider this a mistake because the effect is VERY good, and there's nothing giving away the fact it's a dummy. (Other than the fact they wouldn't decapitate a real actor, of course.) It's appropriately gory, the dummy's movement is fluid and lifelike, and the dummy is very detailed and realistic. Even watching the scene frame-by-frame, it looks quite real. Like I said... nothing really gives away the fact it's a dummy, so I wouldn't call this a mistake.

TedStixon

29th Feb 2020

Dracula (1992)

Correction: This seems unlikely, given the film's adult content and Drew Barrymore's young age at the time, and the fact that Winona Ryder was selected for the role of Mina even before pre-production began: As stated on page 9 of the 1992 official behind the scenes book "Bram Stoker's Dracula: The Film and the Legend", she had read the screenplay and was interested in playing the role even before director Francis Ford Coppola became involved. She then gave the script to Coppola, who agreed to direct and to cast her in the role of Mina.

Catwalk Premium member

There's a few articles/sites that make this claim, although none seem original (like they're just repeating what's online) and there's no source cited. Another article says she auditioned, which is more likely. But just because she auditioned didn't mean she was "considered." Most of these trivia entries where they say "considered" usually don't mean the person was seriously in contention to get the role.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, when Marty gets to the Doc's place he is wearing a watch, so he could easily know about the right hour in spite that the clocks are wrong.

oswal13

Correction: 3 possibilities from the top of my head: 1. He wears the watch but never checks it, it's just a fashion statement for some people, next to that he just entered a home with a wall full of clocks, no need to check your watch as well. 2. The watch isn't working (it's digital). 3. The watch could be on the wrong time as well.

lionhead

Correction: Considering Nora herself is in the film, I think this is way too obvious to be considered trivia. The movie is very upfront about it being owned by and named after Nora.

TedStixon

3rd Aug 2020

The Terminator (1984)

Corrected entry: Instead of killing Sarah and Kyle in the street the T-800 runs away. He could easily fight the handful of police officers and finish his mission.

oswal13

Correction: He's been damaged by the gunshots from Kyle, from being thrown off the moving car as they escaped, and from crashing the police car at high speed straight into a wall. He was also unarmed having lost both his weapons in the nightclub. The T-800 (at least in this film) is not totally indestructible. He obviously considered the risk of getting taken down by armed police officers in his current vulnerable state was too high. He knows the police will take her to the Station for her own safety. The best move for the T-800 was to retreat, repair and rearm himself then try again, which is exactly what he did.

Correction: Absolutely wrong, at the end of the movie the machine was cut in a half and even like this he never stops on his mission.

oswal13

For most of its mission the terminator needs to operate in human society to locate and track Sarah before trying to kill her. If its human form is compromised it will have much more trouble completing that mission as stronger forces are brought in to fight it. Remember its intelligence on 1980s LA is incomplete: it thought it could obtain a plasma weapon. However, as you point out, when it has acquired its target, even damaged, *then* it can afford to be relentless.

Correction: A T-1000 (or any liquid metal terminator) is capable of changing its outer appearance. It makes sense that Pops would keep his appearance familiar to Sarah so she recognises him and doesn't immediately assume he is a different Terminator out to kill her.

Correction: If you look at the time readouts, Marty travels to Nov. 12, 1955 at around 6 am. What time it was at the moment didn't matter.

LorgSkyegon

Correction: For a fraction of a second, the screen of the phone reflects something dark green. There is nothing to indicate this is a green screen and not just an unseen part of the room. It is certainly not the bright, saturated green of a special effects green screen.

10th Apr 2020

The Dark Knight (2008)

Correction: I don't really think this constitutes trivia. Two scenes vaguely resembling each other isn't really all that interesting or notable. Plus, a character interrupting a meeting in such a manner is a pretty common trope used in a lot movies. I could probably name about a half-dozen other movies with similar scenes off the top of my head.

TedStixon

I agree. Without some correlation between the two films (same director, actor, etc), two similar scenes wouldn't be trivia.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: After Scott gets back from the quantum realm he leaves the warehouse without the van, but when he gets to the Avengers facility he has it.

oswal13

Correction: After finding Cassie, he went back and got it since he needed to get to SHIELD HQ.

jimba

Correction: But Scott did not have money in order to get back the van.

oswal13

How do you know? Being presumed dead, his money would probably have gone to Cassie, and he could have gotten from her what he needed. And that is assuming it would even take money. We don't know what the rules would have been given the situation, and it was his stuff. The storage locker may have been Cassie's in which case of course she could take stuff out, or authorized Scott to.

jimba

11th Mar 2020

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Corrected entry: It's impossible that Clint's cell phone is still functional after 5 years disconnected.

oswal13

Correction: Why would it be disconnected - he was still alive. Just because he was running around acting as an avenging angel doesn't mean he would have his cell phone turned off. If you mean why was his wife's cell phone was functional, two things: 1) if she didn't have the phone when she vanished Clint might have repurposed the phone though not changing his address book, such as keeping it in the house as a spare, so didn't have it disconnected, but more likely 2) it was on autopay and Clint never had a reason to have it disconnected, so in the chaos that followed the vanishing it just stayed active. To add to the second, many people cling to things of lost ones in a way of pretending they really aren't gone, so may have kept it "alive" for that reason too.

jimba

Correction: Laura may have had her phone on her when she was snapped and it disappeared and returned with her.

Correction: You can't definitively say what a character could not know and claim it to be a mistake without giving a supporting argument for the position.

Phaneron Premium member

Correction: This is something future Daniela could have told her at any point in time in the future.

Quantom X Premium member

1st Feb 2020

Joker (2019)

Correction: Most of the clocks in the movie actually show 11:11 not 10:11 with the exception being the clock on "Live With Murray Franklin" towards the end which shows another time altogether (10:40).

Or 3:30 at the beginning when he gets called to the boss' office, so yes, there is no particular significance or intent. The clock thing according to the director was not anything done on purpose, even.

Sammo Premium member

10th Oct 2019

Joker (2019)

Correction: He fires the gun. It then cuts away to show the third Wayne employee running through the train before cutting back to Arthur. He could have at least partially reloaded during that time.

Really? He's breathing heavily, stumbling. I understand that it is technically possible, but they show him getting up, hyperventilating, pointing the gun at the corpses and then at himself, and then picking up in a rush his bag; at no point he is shown collected enough to lead you to believe that he could have looked for the bullets and put them in the revolver.

Sammo Premium member

20th Apr 2019

Shazam! (2019)

Correction: While the number certainly isn't massive, I wouldn't say it just a few. There's over 50 actors that have spanned DC and Marvel.

Bishop73

Correction: Anyway, the point is that he has been in both companies.

oswal13

Generally an actor's resume isn't trivia unless it somehow relates to the movie or character itself. Given that so many actors have done Marvel and DC, there's unique about it and there's nothing to connect the two characters.

9th May 2018

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Correction: No, she does not. The first shot after she breaks the hammer, her hands are free. She then caresses her own hair and turns them into her trademark thorny helmet. She does conjure up a sword 27 seconds *before* the hammer but either the resulting shockwave blew it away, or she dismissed it for the theatricality of it. She loves theatricality.

FleetCommand

Corrected entry: After the big cannon blast to open the gate the ground turns red as the salt is blown clear, but when Luke is fighting Kylo it's white again.

oswal13

Correction: The salt is falling from the sky constantly during this bit. We don't see that set-piece for about 2 minutes after or so. Enough salt has accumulated onto the ground during the time that has passed.

Corrected entry: While Howard Stark is leaving the military base, in the background there is a white guy with black hair who resembles Loki.

oswal13

Correction: And? Just because someone resembles Loki doesn't mean that it is or was ever intended to be a reference to Loki.

LorgSkyegon

Correction: Think about it, probably Loki traveled in time exactly at the same point Tony retrieves the Teserract but we don't know yet, maybe will be explained in Loki's T.V. series and also it's very unlikely that a single guy with long hair and hippie look is on a military base in the 70's.

oswal13

This is way too speculative to be a valid argument against the correction. Until and unless the Loki TV series confirms that this character is indeed Loki, then this is not valid trivia.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: Clint calls his daughter Hawkeye - the very first time that that name is actually used in the whole saga.

oswal13

Correction: This is incorrect. Nat calls Clint "Hawkeye" during the battle of New York. Even his wife calls him "Hawkeye" in "Age of Ultron."

Bishop73

15th Oct 2018

Justice League (2017)

Corrected entry: While Superman uses his heat vision against Cyborg he hits a police car behind him with two police officers which disappear and reappear between shots.

oswal13

Correction: We briefly see the officers after the police car is destroyed. Obviously, they left the area because they realised that there was nothing they could do, so they tried to keep other people away from the dangerous scene.

But they reappear in the next shot.

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