oldbaldyone

9th Oct 2019

Replicas (2018)

Plot hole: William is taking a scan of his own brain in the bathroom to try to upload into the robot body, about half way through the film. Later in the film to undermine Jones, he uploads this scan into the robot to give himself a strong ally in the fight who turns the tables. However this Robot William had the brain scan taken that was uploaded into it long before William knew that Paul was turning on him and going to kill his cloned family, which caused the real William to have a near mental break down and fall apart. When the robot William comes in, he's already in on the plan and starts kicking but to get the family back and is about to kill Jones. But there's no way this older brain scan would have reacted this way going into this situation.

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Suggested correction: It is shown that it is quite trivial for William to change aspects of those scans. As he was rebuilding his algorithm for the robots to function, he could have added something to the brain scan that indicated his family was in danger in the other room. Jones was watching, but obviously not very well as he was not expecting the robot to activate (he was just expecting William to rebuild the code, not upload it). He had the access and the time, and nobody in the room would have known.

oldbaldyone

Corrected entry: In the scene where Marty is watching his other self talking to his parents (his other self just played Johnny B. Goode), he is watching through the door, when suddenly Biff turns up and they argue. When they are about three feet away from each other (just enough space for a door to be opened) you see Marty blinking his eye, because he expects the door to be slammed open, and the Marty from the first film rushes out.

Correction: 1. Michael J Fox was not "really" going to be hit by the door, there would not really be a reason for him to blink or twitch knowing it was coming. 2. The scene shifts perspective and there was a split screen effect in play to make the dual Marty effect, so its not a continuous shot. 3. Marty is triggered by the chicken word currently, and would not be thinking enough to realise it was coming. Ultimately, I think its just a twitch caused by being triggered by the word Chicken.

oldbaldyone

Correction: There is no mistake here. Marty is expecting the door to be slammed open because he remembers how he left the building. The timing might seem funny, but he could have remembered just at that second.

18th Feb 2003

Demolition Man (1993)

Corrected entry: When Sylvester Stallone is reprogrammed to knit, he takes a ball of yarn and winds it into a skein. This is the opposite of what a knitter does. They buy a skein of yarn and roll it into a ball so the yarn doesn't get tangled while knitting.

Correction: This is simply an amateur error, he is probably only just started to knit and we all know by now no one can get things right the first time. He is an amateur at knitting after all, this is not a movie mistake.

The-Immortal

He may have never actually knitted, but they are programmed while frozen to be experts. He ends up knitting a perfect sweater so he is obviously not a beginner. Not knowing exactly how all this reprogramming stuff works, it could be a mistake but it certainly seems that reprogramming makes the person an expert. Simon is reprogrammed with abilities that he executes perfectly without practice.

oldbaldyone

19th Dec 2006

Over the Hedge (2006)

Corrected entry: When Tiger the cat first meets Stella the skunk he comments on her powerful scent. However, when he finds out she is a skunk he says it's no problem as he is unable to smell anything.

Correction: He probably didn't want Stella to think he was a freak because he couldn't smell, so he lied. Later, when he found she was a skunk, he told her his secret so she would still like him.

Correction: He says her essence is overpowering. He is not referring to her smell, more her presence and how she handles herself.

oldbaldyone

1st May 2018

Arrow (2012)

Left Behind - S3-E10

Visible crew/equipment: During a flashback with Oliver and Maseo, they are on a rooftop trying to break in to the building next door by means of the pulley system on the bow. Maseo is shown lining up a shot with his sniper and in the background one can see a crew member's face looking over his shoulder. (00:13:30)

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Suggested correction: There are other ARGUS agents with Oliver and Maseo. That is one of them.

oldbaldyone

Trivia: There was a false page in the original script in order to fool all of the people working on the film. This was to keep it secret that Darth Vader was Luke's father. Only George Lucas, the producers and James Earl Jones knew the truth. Mark Hamill was told just moments before filming this scene so his reaction would be right, while David Prowse read the lines from the original script "Obi-Wan killed your father."

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Suggested correction: Mark Hamill stated multiple times that he knew for over a year about the twist. It was a secret for the remaining cast though.

oldbaldyone

28th Nov 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

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Suggested correction: It is possible for normal humans eyes to change color. Seems reasonable that an Amazonian's eye color could change.

oldbaldyone

Eye color stabilizes within three years of birth. Most often, however, in the first weeks or months of life, and only by light-eyed ones. With age, the eye only changes hue - for example, from light brown to dark brown, etc. In the film, little Diana is already too old to change the color of her eyes - it's a mistake in the film.

Diana is not human and therefore we have no idea what their bodies do. Eyes changing color could happen later on in life for them due to their slower ageing process or something. Unless it is stated in the movie that their eyes don't change (and it isn't stated)...this isn't a mistake.

oldbaldyone

Well I didn't know that.Thank you friend.

Rob245

16th Jul 2004

The Core (2003)

Corrected entry: When the FBI raid Rat's apartment, he tosses the CDs in the microwave, and the timer starts at around 6 minutes and right after that the FBI comes in. About 5 seconds later you hear the FBI yell "FREEZE" to Rat and the microwave stops. The microwave was set to over 6 minutes, not under 5 seconds.

Correction: This mistake is wrong. The display on the microwave was showing the time of day, not the length of time to microwave. This is made obvious by the fact that it was showing the time (6:42) well before Rat touches anything. He doesn't set the microwave. He puts the CDs in, then hits a preset.

All well and good except one thing...when Rat hits start, the timer starts counting down from 6:42 to 6:41. He must have had it at 6:42 remaining on the last thing he cooked and just hit start on it to resume cooking.

oldbaldyone

I agree, the 6:42 is not the time of day but the cook time and begins to count down. It's even possible with everything else he had ready to destroy his equipment he kept the microwave ready too. He starts the microwave after the Feds break down the door, and there's no way a group of Feds would take over 6 minutes to find Rat in that apartment.

Bishop73

17th Jun 2020

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Plot hole: When the earthquake is simulated by the cutter, and the people are winning, when Danny and the whales go to cash their chips in there are many many people running to cash their chips in. The discrepancy is that everyone was evacuated due to the evacuation plan, how did all of those people have time to cash all of their chips in before Bank watched everyone go out of the door? Just seems impossible that half a billion dollars would be paid out to that many people in like a few minutes. I understand it's a movie and things are fast tracked, but it made no sense.

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Suggested correction: The people would have simply left with their chips. I believe casinos have a legal obligation to honor the chips that they have put in play on the floor. So those who left would simply come back and cash them in at a later time.

oldbaldyone

Corrected entry: Why are the vampires slain by the original werewolf transformed into werewolves? It was made clear in the first movie that surviving both infections is what made Speedman's character special, that no one else could, so the vampires slain by the wolf should just have died.

Correction: But this is the *original* werewolf, the "normal" rules don't exactly apply. The original werewolf (and his original minions) couldn't control their shape shifting, but later generations could. It's entirely plausible that the original strain of werewolf "infection" was powerful enough to overtake anything else.

Nick Bylsma

It is never stated that Alexander's men are immortal. They may just be hired men that are trained to clean up the mess. Therefore they would convert if bitten. The problem I have with the end is that, William didn't bite all the men but they seemed to all convert. People don't normally convert by simply being killed by a werewolf. They have to be bitten.

oldbaldyone

4th Dec 2002

Under Siege 2 (1995)

Corrected entry: How does a portable radar device inside a metal moving train in the mountains detect an F-117 stealth fighter, which has a radar cross section the size of a bumble-bee?

Correction: The F-117 is not detected by a radar device on the train, it is detected by the satellite above. It detected the F-117's by the air disturbed by their passage.

The air disturbance stuff was done after they knew the Stealths were coming. There is no solid indication as to how they detected the stealths. Someone is looking out of the window or at a monitor and says there is "an intermittent signal coming in, very faint." Penn identifies them as F-117's. Stealths." With such limited information, we are forced to accept that they have "something" on the train that can detect them, unlikely as it may be.

oldbaldyone

26th Jun 2003

Under Siege 2 (1995)

Corrected entry: When Ryback enters his message about the train being hijacked into his PDA he faxes it to the Mile High Cafe and signs it Ryback. When the cook at the cafe gets the fax there is no signature on it.

MCKD

Correction: Penn actually cut the power in mid-transmission.

When Penn picks up the tablet, we see the "Transmitting" bar complete, and then a message stating "Transmission Successful." There is no indication that he interrupted the process.

oldbaldyone

7th May 2004

Top Gun (1986)

Correction: Because Jester was the target and could do that - Maverick followed him below the Hard Deck and then engaged his weapons - a direct violation of the rules.

wolfchild

A "hard deck" is technically the ground, in regards to the training exercise. So Jester certainly went against the spirit of the rules by essentially crashing his plane to avoid Maverick. When you consider the fact that, by doing so, he put Maverick into the position of following him (and when you have extremely egotistical, adrenaline pumped pilots chasing you...they are going to be apt to follow you), he essentially put everyone at risk. That said, Jester could have gotten his discipline off screen, so this really can't be considered a mistake.

oldbaldyone

He went below the hard deck after breaking off the engagement when he lost sight of Maverick and called "No Joy" as per the NATO Brevity Codes. Because he was no longer engaged he could go below the hard deck, Maverick couldn't. So nothing to see here.

stiiggy

15th May 2020

Top Gun (1986)

Corrected entry: The call of "going ballistic" is totally wrong. Calling "we're going ballistic" is a warning call to all other aircraft that you have no control of your airplane and it's only being controlled by the laws of physics (diving, turning etc) and not the pilot.

stiiggy

Correction: While you are correct technically, I don't believe Goose was referring to the technical use of the phrase/term. He was using it as a indication of excitement. "My daughter went ballistic when she saw the new puppy."

oldbaldyone

The fact that you point out the mistake is correct isn't a good way to open a correction. Plus, there's no indication he's expressing "sudden excitement." On top of that, even if he did intend to say "we're excited", it would still be a character mistake to use a specific phrase that has a specific meaning out of context like you're suggesting.

Bishop73

I did not point out of the "mistake" is correct at all. I pointed out that what the poster stated is true (to my knowledge) about what going ballistic means in the technical flying a plane sense. However, this is not how Goose is using it. He was absolutely expressing excitement. Maverick states that they are going vertical. Goose replies "We're going ballistic Mav, go get'em." He is not saying it to alert other craft (thus the call out specifically to Mav). This was a phrase used a lot in the 80's, but not much anymore. "Dad is going to go ballistic when he finds out", or "She is going to go ballistic when we get to Disney." It expresses anger, excitement, craziness. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20ballistic.

oldbaldyone

The NATO Brevity Code manual (google it), specifically mentions "going ballistic" as a the term to be used once you have lost control of your aircraft, a warning to others. It's a term that was adopted *after* the movie for expressing excitement.

stiiggy

When the couples are all together at the restaurant/bar (01:01:45), Carole tells Maverick, "He told me all about the time you went ballistic with Penny Benjamin" (the Admiral's daughter). So considering his wife, Carole, uses this specific slang expression it's believable that Goose also uses the slang in this way despite its "technical" use. During the earlier training mission (00:31:55), when Goose reacted to Maverick going vertical after Jester goes vertical, Goose, perhaps inappropriately, casually used the term only while speaking directly to Maverick, so if this is to be listed as any kind of mistake it would be a character mistake. This movie was released mid 1986, and excitedly "going ballistic" (just like "going bananas") was indeed used prior to this movie's release.

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Yet, they are not losing control of the aircraft in that scene, and he is not warning other aircraft since it's not happening AMD he is only talking to Maverick (the pilot who would be well aware if they were ballistic). I don't know exactly when the term hit the main stream as a term of excitement but it's pretty clear to me that he is saying it that way. Classifying this as an error would be like saying the lines "a walk in the park Kazinsky" or "the defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid" are errors because neither is true. He wasn't reporting to anyone that they were ballistic. He was encouraging his pilot and just happened to use an aeronautical statement in his excitement.

oldbaldyone

From The Dictionary of Clich├ęs by Christine Ammer: "It began to be used to describe human anger in the 1980s and quickly caught on." No exact date, but was used in magazine articles in the late 1980's, so probably by around 1986 it was a popular expression.

jimba

15th Nov 2002

Blade II (2002)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Nyssa and Reinhardt are fighting the Reapers after Blade has detonated the UV bomb; Nyssa takes a deep breath before diving under the water, yet vampires don't breathe. (01:18:29)

Correction: The Blade movies deal with vampires being a scientific phenomena, not mythical. It is never stipulated that vampires don't breath in the Blade movies.

Sol Parker

Vampires as depicted in the film are immortal and it is stated that only a few specific things (sunlight, silver garlic) can kill them. It could be argued that, being immortal, they therefore do not "need" to breathe. That said, you could also argue that since they feel pain (albeit it with a very high pain tolerance outside of the above things), it could be very uncomfortable for them to be held underwater and not be able to breath, so they create the same habit as regular humans (taking a breath before diving).

oldbaldyone

Then again, on the other hand, Nyssa like many vampires was born as one and should never have developed human traits.

lionhead

Since the movie never states that vampires don't breathe at all, this really can not be considered a mistake.

oldbaldyone

It's also quite possible that pureblood vampires learn to breathe in order to attempt to seem human in order to fit in.

LorgSkyegon

Correction: It sounded more like a gasp-out of shock-rather than her holding her breath; just look at Dylan in Charlie's Angels when she got shot. Plus, it could be possible that her mouth is closed when she goes underwater.

28th Feb 2011

Cast Away (2000)

Corrected entry: Chuck's plane was supposed to have gone down in 1995 and he was on the island for just under 4 years, but when he is talking to Kelly in her house about the Tennessee Titans, she says they "were in the Super Bowl last year." Even if the crash happened in December of '95, he'd have been home by the end of '99, a minimum of a few months prior to the Titans Super Bowl appearance (which was actually in January of 2000 - Super Bowl XXIV).

jds122567

Correction: He did in fact crash in December 1995, they were eating a Christmas dinner when he was called away for work. When he writes his farewell note on the rocks, he states he was on the island 1500 days(give or take),which is over 4 years. By the time he is rescued and returns to America, it could easily be spring of 2000. Super Bowl, as stated, would have been in late January. So he just missed it.

In that case wouldn't she say they win the Super Bowl this year??

jds122567

No. Usually once the season has ended, the last superbowl would be referred to as last year's superbowl, as it belongs to the previous year's season.

oldbaldyone

No. Because it was the super bowl of last year's season.

21st Jun 2004

Aladdin (1992)

Corrected entry: The rule of entering the "Cave of Wonders" spoken to Aladdin by the Cave itself is, " Touch Nothing But the Lamp". It is not until Abu snatches the ruby in the Lamp Room scene that the Cave qualifies the original edict to, " You have touched the forbidden TREASURE". Aladdin and Abu have touched the Magic Carpet plenty of times before this point.

Mike Wotton

Correction: The cave is able to determine who is "worthy" to enter through whatever mystical charms have been placed upon it. It is very likely the cave can also determine "intent", just as it has determined that Abu is Aladdins "pet" and not a second individual. Aladdin and Abu did not intend to take the carpet or other treasure they happened to inadvertently touch. It is not until Abu purposely and intentionally goes to take the ruby that the cave determines the rule has been broken.

oldbaldyone

Exactly, next to that Aladdin stepped on the ruby causing it to fall off so technically he already touched it. Along with a couple of dozen coins he stepped on.

lionhead

Correction: The magic carpet was presumably an exception, as it's not really treasure but more of a guide to lead them through the cave of wonders.

Also, he did not so much "touch" with his hands as simply walk on it underfoot, couldn't entirely be helped (he comes into contact with the treasure on the floor the same way, no ill result), thereby awakening it, and further contact is initiated by Carpet himself.

21st Jun 2004

Aladdin (1992)

Corrected entry: Genie is in the palace garden trying to convince Aladdin to tell Jasmine the truth. At one point, Genie turns into a lighted lampshade on Aladdin's head. Aladdin pulls the chain to turn the light off. How did Aladdin know how to turn off a 20th century lighting device?

Mike Wotton

Correction: By seeing the chain it would be pretty obvious to Aladdin that that was what needed to be pulled to turn it off.

Correction: Aladdin has never seen a light or a lamp and has no clue how they work. Saying it would be pretty obvious that you pull the string to turn the lamp off would be a huge stretch. He would be just as likely to pull or turn the lamp shade to try and turn it off as to pull the string (which he does as if he knows exactly what it will do without hesitation). That said, this is a children's movie, and moments before that scene, genie is impersonating people who won't be born for hundreds of years. Suspension of disbelief has to be taken to extreme levels when watching cartoons or you can make an error out of just about anything.

oldbaldyone

21st Jun 2004

Aladdin (1992)

Corrected entry: When Jasmine is accused of stealing at the apple stand, she says she has no money. Coinage was a rarity at that time period and bartering was much more common, so why didn't the vendor or Jasmine consider those enormous gold or brass earrings and headband?

Mike Wotton

Correction: The movie is intended for children, who are unlikely to understand bartering concepts but would be familiar with money and paying for things. For trivial plot points like this it seems they tried to stick with terms and concepts that children could quickly comprehend.

oldbaldyone

Correction: Jasmine was unfamiliar with markets and, being a Princess, the concept of bartering as well. I have just watched the scene and her headband is never visible to the vendor and her earrings, while partially visible, are very close in color to her scarf; this could easily explain why the vendor failed to notice them, particularly combined with Aladdin's fast talking rescue of Jasmine distracting the vendor.

OneHappyHusky

27th Aug 2003

Reign of Fire (2002)

Corrected entry: When the male dragon destroys the castle he breathes fire down into the basement. The blast kills Quinn's friend and closes the metal door. Quinns hits the door with his hands as he tries to open it but recoils because the fire apparently heated the door. Since the sprinkler installation is working and even the door is wet the water should evaporate but there is no steam at all. So the door cannot be that hot, can it? (01:15:25)

Correction: When there is an excessive amount of water (ex. a pot of water), only then would you see steam when it evaporates.

If you have an outdoor BBQ grill and light it up when it is raining, you will see water evaporate when hitting the lid of the BBQ. It may not be as obvious as a pot of boiling water, but you can see it. If the door was hot enough to make a guy recoil in pain, the water should be evaporating and been seen. The only real explanation for it not to be would be that the water is keeping the inside of the door cooler, and he only recoiled because the door was getting warmer, not due to pain.

oldbaldyone

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