Continuity mistake: When Tony and Rhodey go Tony’s new secret lab, Tony is on the right side of the lab and Rhodey goes over to him. Tony then presses a button for the Iron Man suit to be lowered and then they walk to it. But Tony arrives at it from the right side of the lab, while Rhodey comes from the left side.
Continuity mistake: The front car has an extension towards the top front showing the train’s number, 07. This is only on the front car, and the other 3 cars of the train do not have this. But after Tony busts through the first car and blasts the connection between it and the second car, you see that the extension and 07 are suddenly at the top of the second car. But as soon as the lead car breaks away and the camera changes angles and pulls back, the second car no longer has the extension.
Continuity mistake: Trying to stop the train, Tony’s Iron Man suit breaks the front door off and he plows through the first car. As he does, you see the door goes into the train as well and stops at the first seats on the right side, getting stuck there. Only seconds later after Tony separates the rest of the train from the lead car and turns back, the door that came off has now vanished.
Continuity mistake: As Tony is attempting to stop the train, the door he is pushing on gives out - he flies through the first car of the train and smashes into the next door. As he is getting up, you see the window of the door is a perfect square. Then the angle changes from outside and suddenly the window design changes, having an additional shape extending from the bottom right corner.
Continuity mistake: When Tony says he has to stop the train from hitting the building’s power generators, the camera zooms in on a train car at the entrance of Stark Tower by the tracks that has the generators on it, and there are two Stark International employees standing on the balcony beside it dressed fully in white. Only a couple seconds later, Tony flies down there to cut off the train, and suddenly the two guys have vanished.
Continuity mistake: As Tony is attempting to hack into Stark Tower with the Iron Man suit, Rhodey tells him a train is out of control and about to crash into the tower. The display on Rhodey’s screen shows the train is on a straight path with no turns directly towards the tower. But when it cuts to show the actual train, it is on a turn.
Revealing mistake: After Tony almost runs into a car after losing control, he flies back up and the road is still shown under him. That group of cars passes and after a brief moment of open road under him, a clone group of the exact same cars in the same lanes pass under him again before the shot changes.
Revealing mistake: Rhodey is helping Tony on his first flight in the Iron Man suit and is looking at a computer with green displays and diagrams indicating locations of structures and Iron Man in respect to them. It shows this twice, with Iron Man in different places, yet the screen that Rhodey looks at is exactly the same without changing.
Continuity mistake: As Tony is trying to stop the train by pushing on it with the Iron Man suit, you see the fingers of his right hand are outstretched fully and his hand flat against the door, with his pinkie right on the line between the black door and white wall of the train. It then cuts to a close up of his hand and suddenly his fingers are curled and his pinkie not anywhere close to the white part of the train.
Continuity mistake: When Tony first gets in his Iron Man suit to go spy on Stane, Rhodey is at Tony’s secret lab and still there when Tony lifts off. But when Tony emerges from the tunnel and flies at the city, Rhodey is somehow miraculously back at his own house in his room, sitting at a computer to guide Tony. He just traveled several miles and sat in a computer in an instant.
Continuity mistake: As Iron Man is making his first flight, he leaves his secret lab through a tunnel he flies up. At first, from exterior and from Tony’s perspective, the tunnel has elaborate designs inside and some sort of technology, like bright orange lines and other stuff along the walls. But just as Iron Man is exiting, suddenly the tunnel is a solid green color, almost looking concrete.
Continuity mistake: When Tony first gets in his Iron Man armor, you see when the mask closes there are separation lines on the face plate where the different pieces came together. Lines going down to his eyes, one down from those to his nose area, and some on the sides of his mouth going down to his chin. But moments later when the suit flies out of the box, you see that all the lines below the eyes have vanished, like it is one solid piece there now.
Continuity mistake: As Tony is first flying up with his Iron Man armor, the box opens in the tunnel and he flies out of it. In the tunnel there are two large orange light lines running along with it. They are not at opposite ends of the tunnel, one being at about 12 o clock, the other being at about 8. When the shot changes, suddenly the lines are at opposite ends, 12 and 6 o clock.
Continuity mistake: When Tony and Rhodey first go to Tony’s secret lab, there are numbers on doors around a circular wall in the lab. When they go in, the number 2 is behind the spot with the chamber holding the Iron Man armor. When Tony lowers the chamber holding the armor, the walls spin to have the number 4 behind that spot. But when Tony gets in the armor and the chamber goes up, the number 2 is now there again.
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Continuity mistake: On his first flight with the Iron Man armor, Tony loses control trying to avoid a building and falls towards the road. As he is regaining his flight, the car he is heading right at is a gray vehicle. It then cuts to a close up from the reverse angle as Tony avoids the car and it suddenly becomes a yellow taxi as it swerves and stops in the road at an angle. Then the shot changes again as Tony is flying away and now the taxi has turned into a purple car.
Continuity mistake: After horsing around for a brief second with Rhodey, Tony’s heart alarm sounds that he needs to recharge. Concerned, Rhodey places his hand on Tony’s back and in this shot his mouth shows to be slightly open, teeth showing. The very next shot, his mouth is suddenly fully closed.
Continuity mistake: After separating the front car from the rest of the train, Tony attempts to stop the train from hitting some civilian cars on the road. First it shows a traffic jam with a single taxi right in the middle of it all. The taxi driver pops his head out the window and yells "Come on!" at the other cars. In this shot, he is not wearing a hat. But moments later as the train comes over the edge and Tony catches it in the Iron Man suit, the taxi driver steps out of his car to look up in fear, and suddenly he is wearing a green ball cap.
Continuity mistake: After Tony says he is going to use the Iron Man armor to spy on Stane, he and Rhodey goof off some and wrestle. In the first shot of this, you see Rhodey’s arm come on camera and grab Tony’s, as Tony moves his hand up towards his own face. When he does, his arm and hand cast a shadow on his neck and chest. The shot cuts to a side view and suddenly the shadow has completely vanished.
Continuity mistake: Right in the beginning, Tony is showing off his Iron Man armor to Rhodey and looks up after doing some welding. In the first shot, the welding mask is barely casting any shadows on his face, mostly towards his forehead. But then it cuts to a different angle and now the shadow comes all the way down past his eyes and on the bridge of his nose.
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