Best movie character mistakes of 2014

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Fury picture

Character mistake: On the way approaching town the camera pans to a woman's hanged body with a sign written in German around her neck. One of the crew asked Wardaddy what it said, to which he answered something like "It reads 'I am a coward who refused to fight for the German people'." That sign actually translates to "I wanted my children not to go fight" or Anglicized for better effect, "I refused to let my children to go to war." Interestingly, once into town, there appears the corpse of a hanged man with a sign written in German that does translate to what Wardaddy said of the first sign.

More Fury character mistakes
Transcendence picture

Character mistake: The doctor diagnosing Will's illness tells Evelyn and Max that it's caused by "an isotope called polonium." Polonium is a chemical element, not an isotope. The word "isotope" refers to a form of an element (such as carbon-12 or carbon-14) not the element itself. It does not mean "radioactive substance", because many isotopes are stable. A doctor would know this. (00:17:00)

More Transcendence character mistakes
Captain America: The Winter Soldier picture Video

Character mistake: When Steve is at the Smithsonian, he reads the biography of his friend Bucky. At the start of the description, the bio reads "Born in 1916...", but at the bottom of the description, it reads "Bucky Barnes: 1917 - 1944." (00:18:35)

Casual Person
More Captain America: The Winter Soldier character mistakes
The Imitation Game picture

Character mistake: Joan Clarke pronounces the name of the mathematician Euler to rhyme with "ruler", when in fact it is pronounced "oiler."

Paul Giaccone
More The Imitation Game character mistakes
Big Hero 6 picture

Character mistake: Baymax, a healthcare robot, says that his programming includes a database of 10,000 symptoms of disease. Yet, he issues the warning, "After eating, wait one hour before swimming." That warning, often given by parents to their children, has no basis in medical fact. People who do not get cramps after eating will not develop cramps by going swimming after eating:

More Big Hero 6 character mistakes
John Wick picture

Character mistake: When he called for a dinner reservation for 12 at his home it should have been 13, as he put 13 men down. (00:32:05)

More John Wick character mistakes
Need for Speed picture

Character mistake: Dino puts up his "Elemento" for whoever takes down Marshall. Monarch then says there are only three of those cars (a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento) ever made. This is not true. Lamborghini didn't make three, they made twenty.

More Need for Speed character mistakes
Interstellar picture

Character mistake: Shortly before the drone chase scene Cooper tells Murph to put the truck in second gear. She pushes the gear lever forward, however on the 6-speed manual in the Ram 3500 second gear is in the back row.

More Interstellar character mistakes
3 Days to Kill picture

Character mistake: In the bathroom scene with the fat man tied up, Kevin answers his phone upside down.

More 3 Days to Kill character mistakes
The Surface picture

Character mistake: Mitch states that he is Pisces then goes on to state that his birthday is 25th of March. The Pisces period goes from 19th February to 20th of March. Mitch would actually be Aries. (00:35:00 - 00:37:00)

More The Surface character mistakes
Happy Face Killer picture

Character mistake: When Jesperson imagines himself as a Mountie his uniform is completely wrong and is not even the right colour. As it was his ambition to join the force and he has photos of RCMP officers in his cab, it seems unlikely that he would imagine himself in a completely incorrect uniform.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: It's not a character mistake, for the reasons stated; it's a clear factual error from the filmmakers.

More Happy Face Killer character mistakes
Godzilla picture

Character mistake: All the characters wearing gas masks are wearing them with the straps over the hoods. I was army trained, and you always wear the mask next to the skin for best seal, with the hood over the top.

More Godzilla character mistakes
Tammy picture

Character mistake: When the police come to find Tammy, they say they are looking for a 2004 Cadillac Deville. It is a 1997 Seville in the movie.

More Tammy character mistakes
Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day picture

Character mistake: When Mr. Rogue is spinning the globe to assign countries to the students, he puts his hand on North America, or just west of it and says "Lebanon." Lebanon is in Asia, slightly northeast of Egypt and we can see Egypt on the globe on the other side of where his finger is at. He's nowhere near Lebanon.

More Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day character mistakes
P.K. picture

Character mistake: At the end of the movie, when Jaggu is listening to the sounds recorded by PK, the audio contains the question which she asked, "Tumhare planet pe sab aise hi hote, bade kan wale?" but does not contain the answer which PK gave, even though he was sitting right there. This seems to suggest that PK did not exist in the real world.

More P.K. character mistakes
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire picture

Character mistake: When the supply convoy is ambushed, Soto is instructed to get on the .50 caliber. However, the weapon on the gun ring is a .30 caliber M1919 machine gun, not a "Ma Deuce" .50 caliber.

More Jarhead 2: Field of Fire character mistakes
Still Alice picture

Character mistake: At the hospital, Alice's husband says, "Here we are, in a major hospital, and they only have one elevator." In fact, there are two elevators, right beside each other. He actually looks at the other one before making the comment.

More Still Alice character mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.