Monsters vs Aliens

Continuity mistake: When the President is climbing the stairs to make first contact with the robot, the man who gives him the cup of water is nowhere to be seen. This is especially evident from the view of the helicopter pilot who says "we got a bead, Papa Bear." (01:00:00)

Continuity mistake: It's shown in many scenes that the robot Gallaxar sends isn't particularly quick moving when it walks. But when it's chasing Ginormica around the city, even though Ginormica is sprinting away, it can catch her far more quickly than its speed would allow. It doesn't suddenly speed up - in the shots when the camera focuses on the robot again, you can still see it moving slowly.

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Continuity mistake: When Susan comes back to save her friends, she passes through the holes she made in the steel doors before. Ginormica is supposed to be 50 feet tall, but when Susan passes through the holes in the UFO, her size is 1/3 of the holes she made as a giant.

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Continuity mistake: The man running up to the door for the joke about having to have so many things scanned, shows separate scanners being used for his hand, both elbows, tongue, butt, etc. When he's running up to the door, it shows there is only one scanner. But there are multiple in the same spot as the door opens for him.

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Continuity mistake: Susan crushes a chair under her foot when she first meets the rest of the monsters. But moments later, the crushed chair by the table is gone, with two perfectly good chairs right next to it.

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Plot hole: When the asteroid first approaches Earth it does so very quickly, but then it takes hours to finally enter the atmosphere and land on Susan.

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News reporter: Once again, a UFO has landed in America, the only country UFOs ever seem to land in.

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Trivia: The main characters are taken from other sci-fi movies. The Missing Link is meant to be The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954); B.O.B. is meant to be The Blob (1958); Ginormica is based on Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958); Dr. Cockroach is copied from The Fly (1958); and Insectosaurus is based on Mosura (1961).

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Question: When Susan grew after being affected by the Quantonium meteorite, why do no other life forms, such as insects in the grass, not also grow?

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Chosen answer: Well, it's a fiction movie; some suspension of disbelief is always needed. There could be a number of explanations: for instance, lifeforms such as insects on the grass, bacteria inside them or even grass itself, being unable to absorb quantonium. It might affect only sentient beings. Or Susan might even be the first being to get in contact with the substance - this would be possible depending on the shape of the meteorite container, the exact means by which quantonium touches her body - which isn't shown... but, first and foremost, this happens because its not happening would leave the filmmakers with a plot issue to be dealt with - so, other beings don't grow simply because they don't.

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