Jon Sandys

20th May 2022

The Transporter (2002)

Plot hole: Inspector Tarconi visits Frank with suspicions, leaves, and only about 30 seconds later a rocket hits Frank's house with associated gunfire and more explosions. Tarconi can barely have made it to the end of the road, but somehow doesn't hear any of this going on.

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17th May 2022

The Flash (2014)

Funeral for a Friend - S8-E14

Continuity mistake: When Iris is showing Frost's mother the obituary, in a shot facing the mother she's holding the folder open, then after she says "it feels cold", the shot changes to behind her and the folder is instantly shut.

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16th May 2022

Goldfinger (1964)

Continuity mistake: Near the start when Bond and Moneypenny are talking about gold, she throws his hat at the hatstand. The top of the hat is facing left as it flies offscreen, but when the shot cuts to it landing it's turned itself around so it can catch properly on the hook. Plus it lands on the hook furthest from the door, but when Bond leaves he picks it up from a closer hook.

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15th May 2022

Captain Marvel (2019)

Revealing mistake: After the Kree arrive on the ship, in a side shot one of them opens the lunchbox holding the tesseract. We see the blue light emanating from inside, but that only appears once the box is fully open - while it's opening, there's no light inside at all, despite the tesseract always glowing. A later shot shows the glow being visible around the edges of the lid even when the box is completely shut, and when Carol opens it later, the glow appears immediately.

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15th May 2022

Captain Marvel (2019)

Other mistake: The fingerprint scanner in the room where Fury and Vers are detained is inconsistent. Fury tries it, and the scanning line moves quite fast before rejecting him with a red light. Vers tries it and there isn't a scanning line at all, it just flashes red. Then when using the fingerprint lifted from his ID, there's a much slower scanning line before it flashes green and unlocks.

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Factual error: The rocket launches from Dr. Evil's base literally inside the main room with all his cronies in it. As it rises, the blast from the engines would have incinerated everyone left behind.

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11th May 2022

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Stupidity: Despite landing on an alien planet which they have minimal information about, they just wander around with no protective equipment whatsoever. No face mask, no air filter, they're entirely unprepared for the prospect of anything bacterial/fungal which could do them harm. Even after people get sick others say "don't touch anything" without any concern that the cause might be airborne.

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11th May 2022

General questions

What film is it where two people are fighting in a mostly black corridor over an automatic weapon, and it fires, making a semicircle of orange over their heads, illuminating the scene?

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Chosen answer: Found the answer elsewhere - I was thinking of The Matrix Revolutions, where Agent Smith in someone else's body is fighting with Neo over an arc weapon of some kind in a darkened spaceship.

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Answer: It isn't very much to go on but the first thing that comes to mind is the 2011 remake of "Fright Night." At the end Charlie and Jerry the vampire fight over a shotgun in the underground basement of a building. When it goes off, holes in the ceiling, bring in the sunlight.

29th Apr 2022

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Stupidity: They make a big deal about how they've got the bare minimum of Pym particles left as Hank has been snapped away, but it never occurs to them to use their supply to jump back to a very safe time when Hank was around with a vast supply of them. They could bring them to their time and then have no end of attempts to get the stones without being on such a knife-edge.

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Suggested correction: The problem is that they need to steal particles, and if they fail doing that, everything fails. They never thought of doing it that way because of that. Only when they failed in the past did they have to risk that, with again the possibility of failing. They couldn't take the risk to have their only chance of reversing what Thanos did fail because they want to be leisurely about it, ironically. They could do it in one go, that was the best bet and lowest in risk.

lionhead

11th Apr 2022

Jack Reacher (2012)

Trivia: A point in the score from this, by Joe Kraemer, inspired The Batman's signature motif by Michael Giacchino. After the phone call between Jack and Helen when he warns her potentially not to trust her father, he's driving across a bridge and the music is almost identical to the "bom...bombom...bom" theme from The Batman.

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24th Mar 2022

The Flash (2014)

Show generally

Deliberate mistake: Early on, The Flash's immense speed caused his clothes, and those of people he was carrying, to catch fire because of the air resistance. Gave him an excuse for the suit, but this effect was fairly quickly forgotten, with him frequently carrying civilians or running out of costume with no ill effects at all.

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Suggested correction: This is half-true. Barry's connection to the Speed Force allows for some sort of shield around his body that protects him from harm while running. In the beginning, his bond with the Speed Force is weak, whereas later on, he becomes closer and closer to the Speed Force, allowing him to run faster, defy laws of physics, etc.

14th Mar 2022

Friends (1994)

Show generally

Question: One episode has a very short scene with Rachel + Phoebe in Central Perk, just them, sitting near the door (not sofa). Rachel has a problem, Phoebe is solving, while Rachel eats cake. While chatting, but not mentioned at all, Phoebe tries to get Rachel's cake. End of scene, Phoebe succeeds and Rachel has gained advice but lost cake. Cake is not referred to at all in the dialogue or plot, making it pretty tricky to search for. Anyone know the episode?

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19th Feb 2022

Fast Five (2011)

Other mistake: Hobbs asks to see all footage from "in and around Waterloo station." The technician is then asked to "bring up cameras 58 through 62." 5 cameras to cover the entirety of that area is laughable.

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17th Feb 2022

The Witcher (2019)

Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: The first season follows multiple separate points in time, which only becomes clear at the end of the season. All well and good, given that Geralt and Yennefer don't age like normal humans, so can look the same throughout. Jaskier, however, is a regular human, but doesn't age at all over the 25-ish years the season covers.

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16th Feb 2022

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Other mistake: Hobbs asks to see all footage from "in and around Waterloo station." The technician is then asked to "bring up cameras 58 through 62." 5 cameras to cover the entirety of that area is laughable.

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13th Feb 2022

Titans (2018)

Troubled Water - S3-E10

Character mistake: One character says a concentration of 0.09 parts per million in the water is bad: "if it were salt it'd taste like you were drowning in the ocean." Rubbish. The concentration of salt in seawater is about 35,000 parts per million.

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7th Feb 2022

Reacher (2022)

17th Jan 2022

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Audio problem: Towards the end Fraulein Rahm sends a child towards the Americans after pulling the pin on a grenade attached to him. He runs offscreen but no explosion is ever heard.

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Suggested correction: So the grenade was (thankfully) a dud. Considering they were wearing paper uniforms, it isn't unreasonable to assume they didn't have the highest quality equipment.

13th Jan 2022

Burn Notice (2007)

Last Stand - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: After Michael blows up his car, the bad guys' car hits it and pretty clear jolts to a near-stop. In the reverse angle it suddenly smashes over the top of the burning vehicle at great speed. Not to mention that without a ramp there's no way it could have jumped the wreck anyway.

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10th Jan 2022

The Punisher (2017)

One Bad Day - S2-E7

Character mistake: The robbers are all trained, they practice, they wear masks...and none of them wear gloves, despite all being ex-military so their fingerprints will be easily traceable.

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