Best sci-fi movie factual errors of 2019

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Factual error: Carol Danvers' name appears on her dog tags as "Carol Danvers," but US military dog tags list the surname first, then given name. E.g. "Danvers, Carol."

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Factual error: The space shuttle is spinning due to a stuck thruster. In such a case, the spin would be continually increasing as there is no air resistance. The X-Men shoot out of the thruster and the spin stops. Not factual. They would have needed opposite thrusters to stop it. (00:11:55)

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Factual error: Cepheus is clearly moving at immense speeds to make the journeys it does at the speeds it does. But despite the great speed it seems to have no problem slowing down on a whim for a mayday, then speeding back up again to get to Mars. And if it's got that much power on hand, what are all the solar panels for?

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Factual error: New Asgard is in Tonsberg, Norway, but was filmed in Scotland. The truck Hulk and Rocket use to get there has a UK licence plate (SW61 5PN), whereas Norwegian plates use two letters followed by 4 or 5 numbers. Plus the pizza boxes in Thor's house have a phone number in UK format (01632 960776) not Norwegian. In fact, the 01632 area code is specifically designated for fictional use in the UK. Norwegian telephone numbers use fewer digits. (00:48:50)

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Suggested correction: The truck doesn't necessarily needs to be from Norway... It could be a donation to people of Asgard or they could have taken it since half the people had vanished. I'm sure they could get away with a license plate, especially with Thor by their side. About the pizzas, I can see Thor flying 2 thousand Miles to get a pizza he saw on TV.

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Factual error: Shazam catches the bus with his hands, but it lands on his hands and face by the windshield. This puts the entire weight of the bus being supported by just the front windshield held by Shazam's hands, plus the momentum of it falling from the bridge hitting him. No way the glass could support all that and not break. Especially since it already cracked from just a guy falling on it.

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New this month Factual error: When Grace is fighting the controls of the C-5 cargo aircraft there is a shot of part of the instrument panel. Among the items on the panel is a switch labeled "tail rotor quadrant." The C-5 does not have a tail rotor. Helicopters do. (01:35:00)

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Factual error: When Zapan speaks while his face is chopped off, the producers have failed to take into account the importance of mouth and tongue in producing speech. As a cyborg, Zapan could use speakers to produce a voice, but he isn't.

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Factual error: The German woman screams "Nacht Monkey" when Peter jumps off the train, but the German for "Night Monkey" is "Nachtaffe".

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Factual error: Dr. Fielding is dead inside the JPL building. His blood is dripping onto a telegraph key and it is sending perfectly comprehensive Morse Code. The blood drips are too random to do that. (01:13:25)

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Factual error: During the bike chase, Henry is able to neutralize the first bike that Junior is riding. The bike falls down and explodes inches to the right of Henry's, who is riding at top speed, and is completely unfazed by it, does not even wobble. (00:39:15)

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Factual error: Towards the end of the movie when Superman and Henshaw are fighting on the Watch Tower in space, Lois hits the sun shades to lower them so that direct sunlight can hit Superman and power him up. This is out in space with no atmosphere to filter the sunlight. The reason the blockers were there was for this reason, to keep the harmful unfiltered sun light from hitting people on the ship through the windows. However, she is able to stand there in the direct light after it's done and kiss and hold Superman without being hurt or burned by the intense direct unfiltered sunlight or its radiation.

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Factual error: It's a superhero movie, but the human Catwoman escapes Batman by jumping off the building, onto a train moving at full speed, in a fall that is shown taking at least 10 floors (first shot, she is still upside down) + another 10 (when she flips so she can land on her feet). Over twenty floors of casual, unassisted freefall jump feel a little over the top already, and again, it's on the top of a moving train, that alone should be impossible to happen the way it does here, not affected by the lateral speed of the train at all. (00:10:40)

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