Best movie mistakes of 2008

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Factual error: When Tom calls Hannah from New York (and she is in Scotland) there is still bright daylight in New York. When Hannah answers she says it is 3am in Scotland. With a time difference of only 5 hours, this would mean it would be 10pm in New York and therefore dark.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Alexandra is being harassed by the hagglers, she gets into a man's truck after he tells her he knows where to take her. As the truck drives out of the shot the camera is reflected in the window.

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Factual error: There is no possible way to cause a power line to drop from its support pylons and hit a person on target. These wires are fastened extremely securely, designed to withstand extremely high tension through all kinds of weather, and they are not equipped with some sort of explosive charges to release them.

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Continuity mistake: When the bus crashes, the aerial shot shows no garbage by the rear door. In the next angle it's full of trash.

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Continuity mistake: When Brown pours water on Shane to wake him up, the wet patch on his clothes changes appearance between shots.

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Factual error: As a trash compactor Wall-E does not function logically. When he fills his chest compartment with garbage and runs his internal compactor, the cube that exits his body is the same volume as the trash he puts in, despite that trash having been compacted. He does not add extra trash to fill the empty space after running the compactor - there are three scenes that show him filling up only once with loose garbage and then ejecting a densely compacted cube. (00:02:30)

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Suggested correction: You haven't noticed the exact shape of his body. The back sticks out a tad. Garbage fills the space and the back pushes in to compress it.

You've missed the point of the mistake here. The cube that is ejected is the same size as the compartment. Wall-E puts loose fitting items into the compactor with gaps between items but once it's been crushed and compacted it's exactly the same size as before. It should be smaller.

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Factual error: In the very first scene a giant squid swims past Fujimoto. It swims in the wrong direction however, with its tentacles in front. In reality squid swim backwards.

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Audio problem: Right before the end credits, as Grave Robber says "But Genco may survive if it undergoes surgery", right as Grave Robber says the word "may", his lips briefly don't match what is being said. (Confirmed in DVD commentary.).

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Factual error: At the end we see a soldier replacing the canister that the Zyklon B is kept in. However, he is not wearing an SS badge as all SS soldiers did. Zyklon B was only handled by members of the SS, as no other unit had authorisation to carry the sensitive stuff. (01:28:00)

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Factual error: The aged brave, singing his death chant, has fillings.

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Factual error: In the hotel bar just after his lecture, Frank and his buddy are talking. Frank says that his wife "set the clock forward" (and thus he was late for the lecture on efficiency). His buddy asks: "she actually set the clock forward?" Ryan responds "she set it forward." Thus, he should have been early, and not late for his lecture. She should have set the clocks backwards to make him late.

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Revealing mistake: When it shows the video of Tom Cruise on Youtube, on the right side of the screen, the descriptions of the other videos repeat themselves.

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Continuity mistake: When Shifu performs the Wuxi finger hold on Po, in one shot, we see all of Po's fingers, except the one Shifu is holding, are closed to his palm. In the next shot, all his fingers are open. (00:22:05)

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Suggested correction: If you slow down before the part where the camera pans onto Po when he's surprised, his fingers open.

Then you found a 2nd mistake, but the original mistake is still valid. While we do see Po start to open his hand up (after the first picture), there's a wide shot (not pictured) where his fingers are closed (again). It then cuts to Po's hand and his fingers are open.

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Factual error: Walt's medical records contain an error - on the left side of the folder, his address is listed as "Detroit, CA" and it's correctly listed as "Detroit, MI" on the right side, although as pointed out in another entry, the house number is completely wrong in the medical records.

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Revealing mistake: Even though Drillbit's pinkie was supposedly cut off by the sword, you can see it is just bent out of sight.

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Plot hole: The newspaper headline showing young Alex being rescued from a crate is dated April 8, 1972. In the next scene, we see young Alex dancing in the Central Park Zoo, and watching him are Marty, Melman and Gloria as baby animals. This makes no sense at all. In the first film, Marty celebrates his tenth birthday. Key word: tenth. It is also known that the scenes of the main characters as adults take place in the present i.e. Alex confessing to breaking Marty's iPod. Seeing how the animals age quicker than humans, Marty, let alone his three friends, would have to have been born in the mid-1990s and the flashback scenes could not have taken place in 1972.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex Stillman visits Tommy Vinson in his house for the first time, he has a look at some of Tommy's pictures, while Tommy gets two beers. He asks him about the two framed playing cards (jack diamonds and 8 diamonds) underneath which a golden badge is in the frame. The next shot is a closeup of the frame, and the golden badge is gone. There is just black velvet on the place the badge has been.

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Factual error: When Kate gives Angie a ride back to Kate's house/apartment, the outside scene shows a road sign for PA-51. PA Route 51 is a road in southwestern Pennsylvania, not a road near Philadephia, which is where the film is set.

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Factual error: When Dodge and Lexie are in the building running from the police, you see an exit sign. This movie is set in the 1920's, before exit signs were invented.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ronnie steals the Jeep, he makes a large oval out of the parking lot and back in. The outside shot is of him going counter clockwise (turning left), although a shot of the steering wheel shows a large right turn. Note that although this could be explained as turning the wheel to straiten out the car, it happens at the wrong time and the steering wheel's in the wrong starting position. (00:27:00)

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