Best movie audio problems of 2012

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Audio problem: When Reacher reverses out of the motel parking lot, a car is seen braking hard to avoid hitting him and honking. The audio sound of the car horn has a "doppler effect", sounding like a passing vehicle, but the car doesn't pass the viewer as it comes to a halt in frame.

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Audio problem: When Katniss kills Marvel with her bow and arrow when she's with Rue, the cannon (which goes off when a tribute dies) doesn't fire. This happens a couple of other times in the movie too. (01:25:25)


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Audio problem: When one of the computer operators resumed playing Galaga, the sound effect heard is for an enemy ship attempting to capture the player's ship, but what's shown on screen is normal gameplay.


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Ted (2012)

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Audio problem: After John and Ted's falling out, Ted comes and knocks on the glass doors. The sound is of a knock which would be impossible since Ted's hands are made of material.


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Suggested correction: Ted's legs can also support his body and he's able to drive, etc, despite being made out of cotton. He's a magic wish that came true and can knock.


Maybe a wish that come true and can drive as you suggested however, the original mistake states that a knock is heard. Even if Ted had metal inside him (an exaggeration I know) the noise would still be a thump and the stuffing would muffle the sound.

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Audio problem: In the scene where Jack Bondurant is loading jars into the back of the truck, Floyd Banner is driven into town and screeches to a halt nearby. Although the tyres screech which is characteristic of tyres stopping suddenly/losing traction on Tarmac or cement, the car is on a loose dirt road.

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Audio problem: When Batman and Bane are fighting on the bridge, 3 punches before Batman falls over the bridge, he swings a punch at Bane where he misses by far, yet the sound is heard and Bane reacts to it.

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Audio problem: When the alien cuts Boris's shackles they hit the floor and make a metallic sound, yet when the chest armour falls it sounds like the foam object it really is made of. (00:03:40)

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Audio problem: When Heather is reading her dads note in the car to Silent Hill, the letter and the voice over do not match. (the second paragraph starts off by saying: "But you desire" and the last word right before "I love you" is "place" but through out the reading you do not hear those words.


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Audio problem: In the opening scene the camera shows a close up of "Bumper singing please don't stop the" (repeatedly) then pans to the Bellas off stage. His singing doesn't match the audio. In fact several times during that performance there is audio of him singing but his mouth is not moving. (00:01:30)

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Audio problem: Hoyt goes up the stairs and there is a dog called Billy that won't stop barking. Just before Hoyt goes into his apartment, the dog's mouth stops, but you hear one more bark before the shot changes to inside where the barking continues to be heard. (00:47:50)

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Audio problem: When the redhead twin shoots the woman creature through the head with an arrow and says "That was for Mika", his mouth does not match up with what he says. (00:47:40)

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Audio problem: At the casino bar, Bond is talking to Severine. The camera angle switches behind Bond and he says "I'm guessing he was your way out" but his mouth doesn't move. The angle switches to facing Bond and you can see the side of his face move on his next line.

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Audio problem: As Dr. Ratha says to Dr. Connors, "The clock is ticking, Dr. Connors", his lips do not match what he says and are still moving shortly after he finishes speaking.


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Audio problem: When Katrina's talking to List when he's sitting in the car before the race, her mouth moves but no sound comes out. You can see she's meant to say his name.


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Audio problem: After Abrar is shot, his wife starts to shout and runs to grab a weapon. When she does, the angle changes while she looks at the Navy Seals, her mouth is closed, but her previous cries keep on sounding. (02:09:40)

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Foodfight! picture

Audio problem: All of Francois Fromage's audio sounds completely off. There is an unnatural echo in his voice, as if the audio was not mixed properly during post-production. (00:49:55)

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Audio problem: When Emily picks up the tooth from the box, she says "ew" but if you look in the mirror her lips don't move.


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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted picture

Audio problem: During the escape from Monte Carlo they all drive a van off a roof to land on the roof of the Hotel Ambassador. Captain DuBois drives her bike of the same roof to catch them. While she is in airborne she jumps off her bike onto the roof of the Hotel Ambassador and the bike falls to the ground. Yet we don't even hear the bike landing on the ground at no point despite the fall only taking a few moments. (00:17:35)

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Audio problem: In the scene where Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are going into the therapist's office for their first appointment, which is scheduled to be at 10:30 am, bells are chiming in the background that indicate the time is actually at the top of the hour.


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