Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel (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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Continuity mistake: As Vers is about to punch the person dressed like the Skrull, a woman in a flowery pantsuit is visible in the background, behind him. Next shot and she is walking behind Vers making a rather conspicuous horrified facepalm, and coming from the wrong direction. (00:33:50)

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Factual error: The internet cafe Vers visits runs a piece of software even more cutting edge than the brand new, still beta version of Windows 95; Netscape Navigator 4, a release from 1997 - certainly not 1995, when it still had very squared highly recognizable buttons and icons of a different color than those portrayed here. (00:35:15)

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Factual error: When Minerva mistakenly picks up a NERF gun to shoot Carol, the blaster she picks up is a Sharpshooter II, released in 1995. The occupants of the station were supposed to have been stranded there for six years and could not logically have obtained this item.

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Suggested correction: We do not know that they were stranded on the station. They would have had to eat after Mar-Vell's sudden death. She could have had contingency plans in place to help them survive or others could have helped.

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Factual error: In the internet cafe, Vers searches for the name of the bar conveniently seen on the piece of machinery conveniently dropped by the Skrull. She can't google it, being 1995, so she uses Altavista. Props to the prop department for using the original logo of Altavista, but the URL appearing as result for the search is http://www.altavista.com/search etc, while it should have been http://www.altavista.digital.com, since Altavista in its early years did not own the altavista.com domain name.

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Continuity mistake: Coming out of the train, Vers moves through the crowd. She passes by the same person with a petrol windbreaker, reading a newspaper. She moves past him but he's still in front of her in the next shot. (00:33:40)

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Factual error: The movie is set in June 1995, based on the calendar at Rambeau's house, but some of the movies on the shelf at Blockbuster weren't released yet, like First Knight which only opened in theaters in July 1995, and wasn't released on VHS until in December. (00:24:00)

jimba
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Factual error: The red songbook on Rambeau's piano is Cajun and Zydeco Classics, first published in 2005, ten years after this scene is supposed to have taken place. (01:20:00)

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Suggested correction: First released in 1997.

You're confusing the album (released in 1997) with the songbook (published in 2005). However, the film is set in 1995.

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Factual error: Everyone is gathered in front of Maria's computer waiting for the audio CD to load. Maria's computer is actually from the future, since it has installed not Windows 95 (beta or not) like in the internet cafe, but Windows ME or 2000 (telltale detail; the icon of the recycle bin). (01:05:45)

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Other mistake: Vers saves Fury, blowing a hole in the ceiling and somehow getting to the upper floor (why she does not blast holes for the remaining floors as well is unclear). They should be then at -4 from the -5 they were in, but they are shown ascending a flight of stairs, at the top of which Coulson lets them enter the door for level -4.

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Other mistake: When Vers is using the payphone across from Blockbuster, the phone says it costs 25 cents for a call, but down below there is a big notice on the phone saying effective Nov. 1, 1995 the rate is going up to 25 cents. Trouble is it is June 1995, still five months before the rate change, and yet it already costs 25 cents. (00:25:40)

jimba
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Factual error: When Nick Fury types 'The Protector Initiative', that's a newer keyboard than the setting. The F11 function key has a second feature, which wasn't added until later. (01:51:15)

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Factual error: The calendar on the wall behind Fury when they are listening to the audio at Rambeau's house correctly lists the days for June 1995 (1st is a Thursday and 30th is a Friday), but the days for May and July are wrong (it shows May 1st on Sunday and last day as 30th on Tuesday, but 1st was Monday, and May has 31 days, not 30. It shows July 1st as Wednesday when it was actually Saturday, and the month of July only having 28 days). (01:05:00)

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Factual error: In her second encounter with the Supreme Intelligence, Carol's memories 'jogged' by the Earth's sojourn include a record of "Come as you are" by Nirvana. A memory that Carol couldn't possibly have, having become Vers in 1989, and with the song being part of Nirvana's ultra-famous "Nevermind" album which came out in 1991. (01:27:30)

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Suggested correction: She could have heard it since she spent a little time in 1995 in the bar and at Rambeau's house. Even in the car it could have been on the radio (then Fury turns it off). Just because we didn't see her hear it doesn't mean she didn't, there definitely was opportunity.

Yes, I heard that objection before, but the song should have some sort of meaning or relevance in a scene that is all about "the old memory" getting "jogged back", not just be something she perhaps listened to, off-screen, randomly.

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Or it was the most recent song she heard and therefore at the top of her mind.

This isn't relevant If the scene is random or not it doesn't matter. The mistake was that she couldn't have heard it, but she could have heard it.

jon snow

No, the mistake is that the song is part of a scene based on an old memory of a specific timeframe explicitly referenced as such, of which Nirvana is not a part of. The Supreme Intelligence explicitly references the 1989 memory and its cool jacket she gets to wear thanks to it, and the music, "nice touch."

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The original mistake said that she couldn't possibly have that memory. But according to the correction she could have heard it in the bar on with fury or in the Rambeaus' house. So it doesn't matter if it's random or not It's a memory she could have had.

jon snow
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I am sorry if the text is unclear, but I wrote the original mistake phrasing it that way ("Carol's memories 'jogged' by the Earth's sojourn") exactly because that is what the mistake is about, those specific memories the whole scene is built upon, Dr. Lawson cosplay and all. Sure a song you just heard on the radio 5 minutes ago is technically a "memory' being in the past, but it is not what they are talking about, even complimenting the music as being a "nice touch." If an evil mastermind were to take the shape of my Grandpa who died 10 years ago and play Daft's punk "Get Lucky" as he meets me in front of the family scrapbook dressed with his favourite smoking jacket, the song would be out of place, even moreso if he remarked about it being a nice touch.

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Technically she could have "recognized" the song but maybe thought it was some new version of Killing Joke's "Eighties" which was released in 1984, since the riffs are so similar. And no I'm not serious about that.

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Plot hole: When Vers arrives at the bar, Nick Fury is already there. She went straight to the bar after stealing the bike, while Fury needed still to learn about the theft, link it to the case, with investigations taking place to maybe (only possibility that would not depend on the vehicle being reported) figure out that Pancho's was the destination from examining the search history of the browser. Fury went there by car. His boss also explicitly says to work on the case alone. Amazing he could be there with such timing.

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Suggested correction: Vers probably got lost and had to wander around to find the place.

I can't realistically say it's impossible (it is not shown, after all), but nothing in the movie implies it, and it's the exact opposite. She is shown, driving, fast, on the Sierra Highway, which is where the bar is. Not stopping to ask for directions or at crossroads (something it takes 1 second of movie to show). In perfect Star Trek tradition she can speak the language, she reads the maps just fine, in fact she already looked the place up on the map, that was next to her and she already knew how to use without help, before taking off on her fast bike not hindered by traffic. And again, the head start she has is huge since Fury can begin investigating only once he hears about the stolen bike. Fury is at his HQ and a long time seems to have passed, since he is patched up and a whole autopsy has been done. Vers started searching right away.

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Continuity mistake: Vers KOs the Skrull she does the warcry thing at, and then another one on the corridor steps. She is then seen fighting from the perspective of the corridor to her right, but there are no Skrulls in sight against that door, while at least one was already lying down there. There are two when the camera gets back closer, and when she neutralizes the last one who bounces onto his own stun mace, there are again two, and she somehow got between the last one and the others. (00:20:30)

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Other mistake: One blast of the stun weapon by the Skrulls is all it takes to KO Carol long enough to be kidnapped, taken aboard the ship and brain probed, but in the fight scene that ensues she gets hit multiple times and just shrugs it off like it's nothing.

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Continuity mistake: When Vers 'proves' to Fury she's not a Skrull by photon blast usage, Brie Larson's hand is either under her chin or on the table; it makes no difference for the reverse shots that stay always the same. (00:41:00)

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Continuity mistake: Monica is showing Carol some photos from the past. The first one is a Halloween one; you can see in the wide shot how her two hands move together on the corner of the picture, but in the close-up she is holding it on both opposite sides. (01:01:15)

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Factual error: After taking the motorcycle, Danvers rides to the bar and passes a blue and white open-bed Ford pickup. There are two things wrong with the truck's license plate: it is a non-commercial California plate "1TAH285" (pickups in California back then had to have commercial plates, form 1A23456, unless a special allowance was made if they always have a camper), and the plate is blue on white which was first used with plates starting with "2." A plate of form 1ABC234 starting with "1" is gold on blue. (00:38:00)

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Carol Danvers: Did you have a rough day, Agent Fury?
Nick Fury: It was cool, you know? Had a space invasion, big car chase. Got to watch an alien autopsy. Typical 9-to-5.
Carol Danvers: So you saw one?
Nick Fury: I was never one to believe in aliens, but I can't unsee that.

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Trivia: When Captain Marvel strides out of the store, she goes over to a security guard in his car parked nearby. This guard is played by real-life Marvel security director Barry Curtis.

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