Continuity mistake: When they first see the crop circle, Graham takes one step into the area, and the rest of his family crowds behind him, still basically in the corn. In the next shot (arial shot), supposedly right away, Graham is about ten steps into the circle, while Morgan and Merrill are about six or so. (00:05:00)

Continuity mistake: After the incident with Houdini, when Graham picks up Bo from the play house her right shoe is untied. When he is seen carrying her into the house the shoe is properly tied. (00:10:30)


Continuity mistake: When the deputy sheriff comes out of the house, her ink pen is sticking through the hole in her pocket flap but not in the pocket itself. After she turns around at the car, her ink pen is inside her pocket and not "flapping" loose as it was just a split second before. (00:21:15)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Merrill, Graham and the kids are returning home from town, and Morgan is holding his baby monitor to listen to the aliens, his fingernails are very long. When he gets out and climbs on top of the car to get a better listen, his fingernails are very short. (00:29:55 - 00:32:15)

Continuity mistake: When Graham goes into Ray's kitchen you see the vegetables scattered and the knife further on the other side of them. When Graham leans up for the knife, however, it is on the other side of the now grouped vegetables. (00:56:40 - 00:58:10)

Continuity mistake: When Merrill aims at the alien for the final blow he is shown looking upwards as if the alien were looming over him. When the camera angle changes he is looking straight at the alien in front. (01:33:00)


Continuity mistake: When Merrill delivers the final blow to the alien, you see it fall into a table and knock over a single glass of water from the alien's perspective. In the next shot, the top of the table is shown with three tipped glasses. (01:37:40)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Morgan is explaining what the aliens would do if they were hostile (when Morgan, Merrill, and Bo are wearing tin foil hats), Merrill is seen hugging his knees in a closeup shot. In the next shot, Merrill has his hands on top of his knees now, instead of hugging them.

Continuity mistake: When Graham gets out of bed and goes into the hallway, he is barefoot. Next thing we see is that he has his shoes on and tied up nicely.

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Suggested correction: It should be noted that before Graham is shown going outside, the film cuts away to Merrill getting startled out of bed by Bo's screams, suggesting that Graham took the time to put his shoes on before going outside to check on his children. Maybe you could argue his fatherly instincts in taking time to put on his shoes when his children are potentially in danger is a stupidity, but that would be a separate entry altogether.

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Continuity mistake: When Graham takes the knife off the cutting board and is holding it, it does not have the perfect mirror on it as it does when he looks in it or is using it to look under the door.


Continuity mistake: When Merrill delivers the final blow to the alien, you see it fall into a table and knock over a single glass of water from the alien's perspective. In the next shot, the top of the table is shown with three tipped glasses. (01:37:40)

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Trivia: When the alien's hand comes out of the coal grate for Morgan, if you look closely you will see that the hand was already through the grate and the alien was using its colour changing abilities to hide. So if you look very closely you will that that the hand comes UP from the grate and not through it, and if you look VERY carefully you can see the outline of the hand even before Morgen says "What?"

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Question: Do the individual aliens have cloaking abilities? It seemed at that the dogs were reacting to something that the people could not see. Were they smelling cloaked aliens? Were they going crazy to protect their human owners and that was misinterpreted as an attack on the people? I thought they are walking around at least invisible at times to do their work without detection. I may be wrong on that.

Answer: The aliens were not cloaked, not invisible. They had a chameleon-like ability to change their appearance to match their background. Recall the alien's fingers turning plaid when he held the boy. They seem to be that green color when not camouflaged. The better senses of the dogs did allow them to detect the aliens. However, one of the effects of alien presence noted in the movie was a change in personality; that is what happened to the dogs.


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