Aquaman (2018)

31 mistakes

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New this month Other mistake: Artistic license via CGI physics is taken for all the characters in the water to keep their hair from ever flowing over their faces, no matter how long or how the currents might affect their hairstyles. When characters emerge out of the water, their hair remains nearly unaffected.

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Continuity mistake: While Arthur as 16 year old trains with Vulko he falls into the water and gets his back wet, but in the next shot the shirt is dry.


Factual error: Aquaman lifts a submerged submarine towards the surface, which should start to sink again straight after releasing it, as its ballast tanks are still full of water. It shouldn't stay floating like that.


Continuity mistake: When Black Manta gets the gold coins from the Atlantians the bag falls in front of him but in the next shot the bag is behind his feet.


Factual error: An M203 round arms at between 14 and 27 meters, and produces a ground burst that causes casualties within a 130-meter radius, and has a kill radius of 5 meters. Even if it did work all 3 would be dead. (00:18:35)

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Continuity mistake: While Atlanna is hugging Arthur before the Atlantian soldiers come for her, the kid is different between shots, even the hair changes style.


Deliberate mistake: Spoilers! When Black Manta is defeated, he is knocked unconscious and tumbles down a rock face after his helmet explodes on his face into the waters by the shores of Sicily. These currents and waves at best would have carried him to the rocks or the beach, leaving him on land or near it. However in the after credit scene he's somehow found out in the middle of the ocean on a broken drift wood. He would not have been carried back out to sea like that.

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Suggested correction: The water is tidal. If the tide was going out, the current would take him out to sea.

Factual error: When Jesse shoots the M203 round at Aquaman, the distance is too short for it to arm and explode. (00:19:40)

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Continuity mistake: While Arthur as a 9 year old is training with Vulko the sun changes between shots.


Continuity mistake: Before Atlanna throws the trident at the TV she holds it differently between shots.


Continuity mistake: After Aquaman saves the Russian sub the soldiers get out of the hatch, but he broke it when he first entered.


Continuity mistake: When the family is about to have their picture taken, Atlanna is holding the baby's head. A shot later, her hand is around his body.

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Continuity mistake: After Aquaman drinks his first beer with his father, the handle of the jar swaps from facing a 9 o'clock to a 7 o'clock position.

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Continuity mistake: At the aquarium, when the bullies arrive there's a woman with a yellow jacket behind them. She disappears in the angles from behind, and reappears in the ones shot from the front.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end, during the final combat scene between Aquaman and King Orm, the gigantic whirling propeller blades in the background noticeably change rotation rate: At the start of the battle, the blades are turning rather lazily; but at the height of the battle, the blades are spinning rapidly, a virtual blur in close-up shots, drawing a steady stream of sparks from Orm's helmet when it touches the propeller. When Aquaman defeats Orm moments later (and their mother, Queen Atlanna, appears), the huge blades are spinning slowly again. I'm not talking about during dramatic slo-mo action effects, but during the normal-speed action. (02:04:50 - 02:07:10)

Charles Austin Miller

Continuity mistake: In Sicily, the lorry that brings Mera and Aquaman drives way past a terrace umbrella towards a street. When the shot changes, the lorry comes to a stop several meters behind, next to the terrace umbrella.

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Continuity mistake: Before Mera eats the roses, two backpackers, one with a pink T-shirt, walk by and head towards a street. When the shot changes they've moved several meters back and are walking behind Mera again.

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Continuity mistake: In Sicily, three women are having lunch by the florist stall, the one with sunglasses sitting in the middle. Two seconds later she's now sitting on the right side, and also the man behind her has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: In Sicily Mera eats the roses and puts her right hand to her mouth. From the opposite angle her arm is down.

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Continuity mistake: When Atlanna is found by Thomas, the trident by her face changes position between shots.


Arthur Curry: My parents were of two different worlds, and I was a product of the love that they shared. A son of land, and a son of the seas.

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Trivia: Arthur's father has a book by H.P. Lovecraft on his coffee table. Lovecraft often wrote about things that dwell in the depths of the sea.

Brian Katcher
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