Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Continuity mistake: When Larry's chauffeur takes him to the museum, the car passes way after a blue lamppost, but in the close-up it parks right next to it.

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Continuity mistake: While Custer is guessing the Indian woman's name the monkey behind her appears and disappears.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Larry and Amelia escape into the VJ Day photograph, Larry is seen speaking to a sailor in dress blues. Throughout the exchange the rating badge on the sailor's arm changes from crossed keys, the insignia for storekeeper to lightning bolts, the insignia for radioman several times.


Continuity mistake: During the glowing torch commercial, the actor opens a drawer with metal stuff in, but in the wide angle a wooden stick appears.

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Continuity mistake: When the cowboy and the Roman are standing on the crate, from behind you can see that the Roman's cape is long and covers part of the edge of the crate, but from the front is shorter and doesn't even touch the wood.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence Sacajawea is placed in a crate of tan, straw-like packing material. When Larry visits the museum a few hours later, Sacajawea emerges from a crate full of white packing "peanuts" (styrofoam pellets).

Continuity mistake: When Larry makes the batteries fall out of Brundon's flashlight, they fall all over the floor. During the rest of the scene, as Larry is walking away, there are no batteries on the floor.

Continuity mistake: When Ben Stiller is dropped off from the red plane in the middle of the street, the streetlights in the background are yellow for a moment, then switch to another angle and they are green (without adequate time to switch back), then they constantly switch between green and red depending on the camera angle.

Continuity mistake: Roosevelt enters the scene and Larry greets him. The Indian woman's arms change from being crossed to down and next to the hips between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry first starts playing with Rex there is a sheet under Rex by his feet which is folded up neatly, but two seconds later the sheet is now disheveled and partially on the floor. Then within seconds this sheet is now still disheveled but completely on the edge of the display. (00:10:00)

Continuity mistake: When Larry and Brundon are saying good-bye both times, their distances between each other keep changing great distances instantly.

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Continuity mistake: Custer explains to the Indian girl and the primitives how to attack and there's a close-up of the monkey with his hand on his chin. A second later, a wider angle shows the hand resting on the side.

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Continuity mistake: The way crates are placed differs enormously between the moment before and after the dinosaur throws Ben Stiller flying. Watch the crates on the back: First they are spread apart, perpendicular to the animal, but when Stiller lands they're parallel and close together to hide the safety crash mat in between.

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Continuity mistake: When the cowboy is standing on the edge of the crate scolding Larry, the position of his arms has no continuity whatsoever between the front and back shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Jedediah is in the hour glass, he is in the lower chamber, and the area between is too small for him to go through. When the minions are returning to the portal, in a close up he is obviously in the top chamber, only to return to the bottom when Octavius breaks him free.

Continuity mistake: Jedediah is trapped inside an hourglass, and at one point the sand is almost up to his neck, but in a later shot the sand is only up to his chest.

More mistakes in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Larry Daley: I'm sorry. Last time I checked, I thought we lived in a free country. So...
Smithsonian Security Guard: No, we don't.
Larry Daley: No?
Smithsonian Security Guard: It's the United States of "Don't Touch That Thing Right in Front of You."

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Question: Couldn't Jed, the cowboy in the timeglass, just be walking around on top of the sand to avoid being buried in it?

Answer: Yes. But he obviously doesn't think to do so.


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