Men in Black 3
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Continuity mistake: As the hand creature busts the shackles off Boris' legs in Lunar Max, you can see the bottoms of his pants over his metal prison boots. There are only a few folds and wrinkles over his left foot, and the pants over right foot are hardly wrinkled at all, or affected as the creature climbs up his right leg. But only a couple of seconds later, we see another shot of Boris' feet as the creature breaks off the metal sleeve of his arm, and suddenly his pants legs are very wrinkled. Boris was standing perfectly still the entire time. Boris' legs are also suddenly closer together. (00:03:35)

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Continuity mistake: After the time line is fixed, J meets K in the diner. In one shot, the spoon that is by K's plate moves to the edge of the table, then a few shots later it's back to its original position. (01:36:25)

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Continuity mistake: After busting out of the cake and killing the two Lunar Max guards, Boris' hand creature goes to free him. It first blasts spikes at the shackles on his legs and busts them, then begins climbing up to work on Boris' arm piece. In the shot where his leg shackles come off, you see the spike the creature shoots at them stuck in the metal and hanging off to the side. But in the shot where his arm piece falls to the floor, these spikes have vanished from his leg shackles. (00:03:35)

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Factual error: The flag of Spain shown at Cape Canaveral is not the official one used in 1969 but the one adopted in 1981. (01:19:50)

Continuity mistake: When Boris asks the guards in Lunar Max to cut up the cake for him and his girlfriend, she turns towards the guards holding the cake. Her head is leaning slightly forward and tilted to the right. The camera cuts back some and suddenly her head is tilted left and back. (00:02:55)

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Continuity mistake: When J is digging through files to try and find out what happened between Boris and K, O comes in and talks to him for a moment. As she is leaving, shots of J shows he is leaning back in his seat. But when O is shown, the glass wall she is by shows his reflection, leaning forward and slouching. (00:22:20)

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Plot hole: When (future) Agent J and (future) Boris are fighting on top of the large red docking station for the spaceship, Agent J gets shot deliberately by Boris and jumps off the edge of the dock. Then he uses his time travel device to go back in time a few seconds earlier to be able to dodge the shots. There are a few mistakes in this part. 1) There should be another Agent J and Boris there too, as they have gone back in time to that moment again. However in the movie there are only two of them. 2) The injuries sustained by Agent J (the bone spikes in his abdomen) should have remained there when he went back in time. If it were true that you healed once you went back in time into the condition you were in at that moment, then Boris should have grown an arm back when he went back in time. 3) Due to the time loop, Agent J remembers how to dodge the shots, while Boris doesn't remember anything and is surprised by the outcome. (01:29:00 - 01:30:10)

Continuity mistake: In the first Men in Black, when K is deleting J's history; He deletes his birthday which was in 1969. The third film is set in 1969 and when K meets a young J, he is about 7 or 8. This would mean he was born no later than 1962, not 1969. (01:33:30)

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Suggested correction: K First met J in 1969 and knows he will meet him again due to the time travel events in the movie. Agent O said that time travel was banned because it was so dangerous. Presumably, K could have been dismissed from the MIB if it was found that he knew of a time travel event and did not report it. Therefore, immediately following the events of the movie, Young K probably altered J's birth certificate himself, knowing that he could get away with it. Note the smirk on K's face in the first movie when he deleted J's birth certificate that he had altered himself.

In the first Men In Black, K very specifically says, "1968, well I guess you weren't born yet." to J.

Continuity mistake: When J is charging Boris and keeping track of the spikes that the alien shoots at him so he can dodge them on the second try, Boris first shoots and hits J in the left shoulder. Then the second shot hits J in the right as J says "right" and the third shot hits his left side. Then when he goes back in time a few seconds, the only thing to change is J knows the sequence of which Boris will shoot the spikes. Only it is different. J dodges the first one and says "right" as it passes his right side. Followed by two lefts, and then a forth one on the right. Yet previously, it was left first, then right, and then left again only three. It goes from left right left, to right left left right. (01:29:10)

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Continuity mistake: When K suspends J, the small cup on the counter keeps changing positions and moving further away between shots. (00:19:40)

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Factual error: In the film, in 1969, prior to the launch of Apollo 11 the moon is shown to be a full moon, however, in reality, on the night before the launch the moon was a tiny crescent moon. (01:14:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Griffin foresees the end of the baseball game his hands are on the J and K's backs, but a frame later he's grabbing their arms. (01:08:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Boris says "You complete me", just after he is introduced near the start of the movie, the dead cop's head position changes. (00:04:00)

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Continuity mistake: When J shows Jeffrey the alien invasion on TV, the notebook on the counter swaps from open to closed, and then back to open between shots. (00:32:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Jeffrey places the time-remote control on the counter it lays next to a notebook. In the close-up it's gone. (00:33:05)

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Plot hole: At the ball park stadium, K, J, and Griffin are high up in the bleachers watching a future window of the Mets game. Boris suddenly drives by on a motorcycle up in the stands and grabs Griffin, then plows through the railing on the side of the stadium and falls down below, crushing K's car. He then speeds off instantly out of the parking lot with Griffin. Then suddenly, somehow, J and K are running out into the parking lot close to their car quickly enough to be watching Boris speed away from the parking lot on the road. There is absolutely no way K and J could have made it out of the stadium and out into the parking lot in just a couple of seconds like that. (01:09:05)

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Factual error: The flag of Burkina Faso visible at Cape Canaveral was adopted in 1984, and the flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted in 1971. (01:32:00)

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Factual error: When Boris jumps out of Lunar-Max, you can see a complete Apollo Lunar-Module (LM). The LM consists of a Descent Stage and an Ascent Stage. We can see both, obviously the Ascent Stage was never used. That doesn't make any sense, because the Apollo Astronauts need to use/"consume" (climb in and "fly" away) the Ascent Stage to leave the moon.

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Suggested correction: It could just be a copy of the original. For all we know the lunar landing was staged in this world.

lionhead

This is far too much of a stretch to be a valid correction. What reason would there be to put a copy there? Also, the Apollo 11 mission to the moon absolutely having to happen is literally a plot point.

TedStixon

The men in black have shown to use alien technology for many of the things they do. This could include the Lunar-Max prison. I agree the lunar landing is a plot point and thus probably true, but why not make a replica in front of the prison as a monument? It doesn't have to be built right next to the site of the first lunar landing. Seems a bit silly to me.

lionhead

Remember, one of the site's rules is "don't just try to think of an excuse" when correcting entries. Nothing in the film suggests it's a monument, therefore suggesting it's one to try and correct the entry is not valid.

TedStixon

I look at if it's plausible. I guessed since in this universe humans have access to advanced technology the moon landing seems to be more of a coverup for something secret or simply a staged thing. I think this because in MIB 1 they show the world expo observatory towers were in fact real spaceships and they had been there since 1964, so they already had spaceships before ever going to the moon. Again, though, its not relevant to the mistake. It's also obvious with the prison on the moon that they have been there multiple times and thus changed a lot. Building the prison in front of the landing site is again a bit strange so therefor I think it's just a replica, to show visitors. It's not impossible so it can hardly be called a mistake, just something that isn't explained. I'm not making excuses, there may not be actual evidence that it is a replica, but there is no evidence it is the real landing module either.

lionhead

I don't understand how the Men in Black using alien technology has anything to do with this entry. Regardless, nothing in the film suggests that the capsule is a monument. It's even roped off, much like museums often rope off actual artifacts.

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Continuity mistake: When past and future Boris meet, past Boris turns towards future Boris completely and has his full body facing future Boris as he is walking toward him. But as future Boris is still walking towards past Boris and saying the line about spending the next 40 years in prison, past Boris suddenly has his body turned away from future Boris, and so future Boris has to step around in front of past Boris. (01:12:45)

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Agent J: Is this thing off? Hey, I don't think it's all the way off, K! It's whirring and buzzing. I don't know if I don't know nothing.

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Trivia: During the Apollo 11 launch, the film cuts to various people watching it on television. One of the people is Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of the Men in Black films.

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Chosen answer: The gold saucer crashed in middle of the street was the ship Boris stole to get to earth. While they are in the restaurant Kay gets a call that tells him a ship was taken from lunar max and it was Boris who took it.

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