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. (00:43:00)
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)
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.
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: http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/hourwait.asp.
Character mistake: The shady gun dealer is showing off his merchandise. He picks up a handgun, and he says "it's your standard Beretta 9mm I'm sure your familiar with it..." as he's manipulating it, but he's really holding a CZ 75, a Czechoslovakian made firearm. The make and manufacture is always stamped on every gun produced. (00:40:30 - 00:41:30)
Character mistake: When Mr. Rogue is spinning the globe to assign countries to the students he spins for Albert Morio, and he puts his finger just west of North America 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.
Character mistake: In the bathroom scene with the fat man tied up, Kevin answers his phone upside down.
Character mistake: When Eli discusses with Sonny about draft picking she mentions that Tom Brady was picked by the #198 place in the draft but actually he picked by the #199 place in the NFL draft. (01:10:00 - 01:11:00)
Character mistake: Olson discovers a "microchip blocking the self-assessment program" and says, "it's a worm"! It is not. "Computer worm" is a type of malware that propagates over a computer network. What Olson discovers is an act of sabotage of malicious nature, but definitely not a worm. (00:25:39)
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.
Character mistake: When asked if he had a job, Mason Sr proudly responded he just happened to have passed his second actuarial exam and that's what Mason could tell his mother. Mason Sr didn't seem to realise the first two actuarial exams are the easiest to pass, many aspiring actuaries have completed the first two exams by the time they earn Bachelor degrees, and will study for years for the remaining exams while employed full time. He wasn't anywhere near being an actuarialist and wasn't employed - yet bragged. (00:39:44)
Character mistake: During communication with ATC the co-pilot states their call sign followed by the read-back of ATC instructions. This order is incorrect. In reality a pilot or co-pilot reads back the instructions from ATC and then their call sign or tail number prior to ending their transmission.