Best action movie revealing mistakes of 2009

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Revealing mistake: The scene of rioting in the UK features a load of police officers running through a crowd. All the officers shown are wearing black tunics and custodian helmets worn with chinstraps. This is obviously old stock footage from a protest in the 80's or early 90's as nowadays, (and especially in 2012) the tunic has not been worn as general wear for well over 15 years, and Brit cops are now better equipped for protests with body armour, NATO helmets, flame retardant overalls, etc.

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Dead Snow picture

Revealing mistake: After Martin cuts his arm off, there are several scenes where you can see the bulge of the actors real arm under his jacket. This is most noticeable when he is running through the birch wood, and when rooting through the ruins of the burned cabin.

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Revealing mistake: When Barnes and Marcus Wright are helping John Connor back to the chopper and when Barnes gets in the helicopter, he's revealed to be a stand in. It's in plain sight, at the right side of the screen. (01:41:20)

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen picture

Revealing mistake: At the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, there is a triangular enclosure around Jetfire that amusingly just fades away and vanishes as Jetfire transforms. (01:23:05)

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine picture

Revealing mistake: When the old couple who give Wolverine clothes are first driving towards their house, there is an aerial shot of them driving over a bridge. This is supposed to be set in Canada (drive on the right) but it was filmed in New Zealand (drive on the left). They are driving on the right but the arrow on the road is on the left side.

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Revealing mistake: During the final confrontation in Veidt's lair, you see the actor Billy Crudup in his SFX suit reflected in Nite Owl's goggles, not the image of Dr. Manhattan.

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian picture

Revealing mistake: When Amelia and Larry are flying, his hair doesn't move a single inch.

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Revealing mistake: When Holmes is looking at the white mark on Watson's fiance's ring finger in the restaurant, shortly afterwards a blue flashing light goes past the window.

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra picture

Revealing mistake: During the four-year flashback scene in East Africa, after the building is bombed, two helicopters fly to the right of the building. However, because they are CGI, the telltale whirl (or any movement) the blades should have made in the smoke isn't there. (00:50:10)

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Crank: High Voltage picture

Revealing mistake: When Vang and Chev are running and about to jump the fence into the power station, look in the fence and you can see the handy foot holds that the actors use to go over the fence.

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Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus picture

Revealing mistake: Just after the submarine crew see all the whales passing them by, the shot switches back to the helicopter and all the dials on the console. If you look closely, you can see that the image has been flipped as all the words and numbers are the wrong way around. (00:05:20)

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Zombieland picture

Revealing mistake: During the opening scenes, just before the "double tap rule" a car hits a zombie in a security guard uniform. The windshield breaks a split second before the zombie hits it.

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Suggested correction: The glass breaks at absolutely the right moment just when the zombie hits it.

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Inglourious Basterds picture

Revealing mistake: Hugo Stiglitz's eyes twitch when Hans Landa is inspecting his dead body.

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Star Trek picture

Revealing mistake: When the Federation fleet is preparing to warp to Vulcan, you'll see the first ship blast off, but the second ship blasts off out of nowhere. You could argue that the ship was out of sight and below the Enterprise, but the light trail isn't that long. The light trail starts in front of the Enterprise where you should be able to see a star-ship. (00:40:45)

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Revealing mistake: Just after the Buick spins around to knock the trailer loose, we see the Buick speeding away backwards alongside the truck. If you look carefully you can see the REAR tires are steering, not the fronts. This car was modified with the body mounted backwards on the chassis because the transmission only has one reverse gear, so to get the speed and handling needed, the car had to be going 'forward' with a 'backward' body. (00:05:30)

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Against the Dark picture

Revealing mistake: When Steven Seagal makes his triumphant entrance in the credits, his sword misses the first zombie he supposedly hacks (right after "Written by"), by a mile. (00:03:20)

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Fighting picture

Revealing mistake: The pic of Shawn's father and Evan on the PC seems very fake.

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Dragonball Evolution picture

Revealing mistake: The movie shows in Matrix-esque slo-mo the double baton swing Goku dodges, from Fuller and his goon. They are nowhere near hitting each other, and yet, this missed baseball-bat swing causes them to KO each other in close-up. (00:16:55)

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Fireball picture

Revealing mistake: When Mr Goodall is attacking the bloke near the start, he is supposed to be hitting the other man really hard, but doesn't come close to hitting him.

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Transmorphers: Fall of Man picture

Revealing mistake: When the Sheriff is in pursuit of the black SUV, there is a particular shot of the Sheriff's car doing a wide right turn and you can see that it's a young bald stunt driver, completely unlike the older, full head of hair Bruce Boxleitner.

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