Spider-Man 3

Corrected entry: The Sandman and his wife both have blue eyes. Their daughter has brown eyes which is genetically impossible since blue eyes are recessive.

Correction: A simple Google search proves this wrong. It was once thought to be true, but today is known not to be.

Phixius Premium member

Correction: Both my parents and my sister have brown eyes, mine are blue.


Which is exactly the opposite of what the mistake is describing. If a child has a dominant trait, one of the parents would need to carry it and would not express the recessive trait.

Corrected entry: The last part of the movie consists in Peter trying to get off the suit, and it is shown to be very difficult and painful. Even Eddie has problems with that. Curiously, Peter took off the suit a couple of times before and saved it in his trunk. so it makes you wonder why only later he has problems taking it off.

Dr. James

Correction: The suit has problems being removed at the end because it knows that Peter wants to get it off. Before, he happily accepted it, so no problem.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: After freeing himself from the symbiote, the symbiote begins to fall into the area where Eddie is. In an overhead view, the symbiote is seen rapidly attaching itself to Eddie's arms and covering them. The very next shot shows the symbiote rapidly enveloping his arms again.

Correction: Just watched the scene to check and this is incorrect. The first shot (the overhead shot) merely shows the symbiote grabbing onto his shoulders. We never see it covering/enveloping his arms until the second shot.


I have seen the scene to and the overhead shot does indeed showing the symbiote covering his arms and then covering his arms again when a close up of his transformation is happening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqdiN5cFgZs&app=desktop.

I just watched the link you sent. While it's true that his right arm (mainly the hand and forearm) is starting to be covered in the overhead shot, there's no inconsistency. The amount of symbiote on him is the same at the end of the overhead shot and the start of the next shot where we see him. So it's still not a mistake.


Corrected entry: When Venom kidnaps Mary Jane in the taxi cab, trapping it mid-air in the black web. She was and continues to be on the back seat all the while, wobbling left to right. The moment Spider man makes an appearance to the scene, he lands on the bonnet of the car to face Mary Jane seated in the front seat just behind the steering wheel. This was done deliberately for the moment and remains so for the part of the taxi cab action sequence.

Correction: Or she moved to the front seat between those scenes to balance out the vehicle that was not only wobbling left/right but leaning backward/forwards.


Corrected entry: The loud noise at the end of the movie is what got the symbiote off of Peter. When he was thrown in front of the train, it was honking its horn, which would have rid him of the symbiote then.

Correction: You're assuming that it's purely volume of sound that affects the symbiote, which doesn't fit with what's shown. The two noises that are shown to affect the symbiote are similar - one is a bell, the other could be described as bell-like, albeit harsher. Given that none of the other loud noises in the film appear to have any effect, it seems reasonable to state that it's that particular type of noise that causes the symbiote problems, not just anything loud.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In Spiderman 3, a large portion of New York city is aware of Spiderman and Mary Jane's upside down kiss from Spiderman 1. An entire crowd urges Peter Parker to recreate the upside-down kiss with Gwen. However, no-one saw Spiderman and Mary Jane kiss in the first place. Although the 'upside-down kiss' scene is a memorable cinematic moment, it occurred in an abandoned alley.

Correction: They're not urging him to "recreate" anything; they just want Spider-Man and Gwen to kiss. He just happens to be upside down at the time. There is no indication whatsoever that anyone knows about his and Mary Jane's kiss.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: During Flint's final flashback of killing Uncle Ben, there is a tear rolling down Uncle Ben's face when he gets shot. Then the camera turns to Flint, and then back to Uncle Ben falling, and there is no tear on his face.

Correction: Because it continued rolling down his face, even while the camera was on Flint, and subsequently rolled off his face.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the end when Flint Marko turns himself into a cloud of sand, it flies away into the city. When it flies behind the huge building, you can determine the sheer size of the sand cloud. But the sand cloud only came from his own body and didn't 'borrow' any nearby sand, so the volume of sand shouldn't have been so large.

Correction: Sandman can change his density as well as his size and shape. Tightly packed sand doesn't take up much space; but when spread out there appears to be much more than one might have thought.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: (Everything I'm describing is a shadow) In the scene where Sandman first meets Venom, we see the shadow of Venom on a wall get hit by a garbage can that Sandman is holding. Sandman then holds the garbage can behind his back, and if you look closely the garbage can literally disappears.

Correction: I believe he whacked him with a self-produced sand mallet. He can whack people with a stream of sand, so why not make a weapon out of it?


Corrected entry: At the start of the film, when Peter is explaining to Mary Jane about how sound waves travel, his explanation ends up being applicable to the concept of how the symbiote can be defeated.

Correction: This is considered "Foreshadowing", not trivia.


Corrected entry: In the scene when Eddie enters J Jameson's room without permission to show him the Spider-man photos you can see Miss Brant pick up her phone in frustration. But in the next shot you can see Miss Brant looking inside through the glass.

Correction: So she decided not to call Jonah, and just watch to see how he reacted to Brock's intrusion.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Whatever happened to Spiderman's spider's sense? Throughout the movie, Spiderman was caught quite off guard, such as in the first encounter with the New Goblin. Shouldn't the spider sense given him some sort of heads up?

Correction: You could actually see realization dawning on Peter's face just before Harry snatches Peter off his scooter. Harry was moving too fast for Peter to react in time, though. Venom doesn't trigger Spider-Man's spider-sense because the symbiote was once a part of Peter.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In the city's festival, Spiderman deliberately kisses Gwen Stacy. He knows Mary Jane, his all dream girlfriend, is watching, he just met her there. Why would he kiss her? Perhaps the emotion of the festival made him kiss her, all right, but that wouldn't explain why, in a later scene, Peter goes to the restaurant to propose to Mary Jane, and gets very surprised when she tells him that he's driving her away. Did he just forget he kissed another girl in front of him? Also, while Mary Jane is very upset, when she gets to the restaurant, he greets Peter happily, even though she started to cry when she saw Peter and Gwen kissing. What's wrong with everybody?

Dr. James

Correction: Peter has spent two movies up to this point trying to learn how to keep Peter Parker and Spider-Man as separate lives. It was the whole point of creating the Spider-Man persona. In his mind, the public Spider-Man face did nothing wrong. He just doesn't quite understand how hard it would be for MJ to not see it that same way.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Spider-man is going to get the key to the city, listen to the music the band is playing just as he swings in- it's the popular jingle to the Spider-man cartoon series in the 60s.

Correction: Much, much too obvious to be considered trivia.


Corrected entry: When MJ goes back to her apartment, she attempts to turn on the light and the power is off. She listens to a telephone message, which she couldn't do if the power was out.

Correction: Unknown if Harry just broke or removed the lightbulb to keep the lights off. They never show that all the power is off in the apartment, only that the light won't go on. Also, there are some answering machines with battery-backups.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: Eddie Brock's Bad Teeth. The symbiote is supposed to accentuate the host's bad characteristics. At the end of the movie, when Venom and Spiderman are fighting and just before Eddie Brock is killed, we see that he has bad teeth. When the symbiote pulls back from his face, we can see that his natural teeth are jagged and worn, hence it makes sense that the symbiote would accentuate this effect and give the Venom character vicious razor-sharp teeth like those of a shark. However, if you look at Eddie Brock in any previous scenes, he does not have bad teeth at all, in fact he has quite good teeth. Seems as if the bad teeth were an afterthought added midway through production.

Correction: It is never stated that the symbiote accentuates its hosts undesirable characteristics; only that it "amplifies aggression." Eddie's teeth are "bad" because the symbiote is a part of him, whereas it merely covered Peter; Eddie let it take him over completely. This is why the symbiote has it's natural appearance when Eddie appears as Venom, complete with it's own oral orifice.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The photograph of Mary Jane next to Peter's police scanner is the picture he took of her at the science exhibit in the first Spider-Man movie.

Correction: Pointing out the obvious doesn't make it trivia.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Spiderman is fighting Venom at the start of the battle to save MJ, his mask is removed and thrown from the building. Within 1 minute, it's magically reappeared on his head.

Correction: No, he is thrown to the ground, conveniently landing next to his mask, at which point he puts it back on.

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Corrected entry: When the police officer throws the tarp from the top of the sand truck, the entire tarp falls off. Yes, this had to work to sell the sequence, but there is no way someone could lift the entire tarp off of that long truck, especially at the angle and the force with with he drew the tarp. Look closely, you can tell that a wire connected to the middle of the tarp was used to lift it from the truck bed and was deleted digitally later.

Correction: We are not supposed to believe he took it off completely. He lifts it up, and the wind picks it up the rest of the way.


Corrected entry: When Flint Marco is walking downing the street just after turning into Sandman, two cops notice him and give chase. He runs behind a truck and disappears. When the cops get there, there are 5 or 6 people walking by. From their point of view they would of seen where he went, but no one seems dumbfounded or shocked that a man just turned to sand and slid into the back of a truck. The tarp on the truck was tied down on all sides, so he couldn't have jumped in as a man.

Correction: There is no reason that Flint could not have rolled under the truck, then turned to sand, as opposed as just turning to sand. The movie even shows that the sand is still entering the truck when the cops arrive.


Plot hole: Flint Marko has his whole body turned into sand including his belt buckle and any other metal he happens to be wearing. If all of this turned into sand then why was the locket intact without it turning into sand as well?

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Harry: Looks like I came just in time.
Spider-man: Yeah, few seconds ago wouldn't have been so bad either.

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Trivia: Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, makes a cameo appearance when Peter Parker is reading about Spider-Man getting the key to the city. He is the man that walks up and talks to him.

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Question: This applies to all 3 films. Wouldn't someone eventually see Spiderman coming out of Peter Parker's apartment and put 2 and 2 together? Doesn't this seem just a bit careless on Peter's part?


Chosen answer: Answered in the comics: Peter's Spider-Sense tells him if someone is looking when he's about to enter/exit the apartment as Spider-Man.

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