Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: In the scene where Han dies, you can see tyre marks on the ground where the stunt crew has been practising (particularly the part where Sean drifts through the crowded square). These marks wouldn't normally be there, as cars don't generally drift through a crowded city centre.

Correction: Tokyo is full of street racers and tuned cars. Why wouldn't people ever drift around these great drifting corners? Just because the city center is crowed during the day doesn't mean that there were never night races. Another plausibility is that the marks weren't even left by racers. It could have just been someone trying to beat the light, or breaking hard. It's not uncommon for a city as big as Tokyo to have tire marks on the roads.

Nick Bylsma

7th Jun 2007

300 (2006)

Corrected entry: When the bald headed leader of the other army is about to leave the Spartans you can see the circular scar on his arm from the old polio type shots.

Correction: Vaccination scars have been submitted and corrected many times already. It's not unlikely for a warrior to have a scar on his arm.

Nick Bylsma

29th May 2007

Epic Movie (2007)

Corrected entry: At the end when they are all old and urinating in the snow, how are Lucy and Susan urinating in a straight stream?

Correction: It is possible for girls to stand up and pee, however the scene was played for laughs, it's not meant to be "accurate" (as is the case for the entire movie).

Nick Bylsma

29th May 2007

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Corrected entry: When the herpetologist sees the snake picture drawn by the boy, he questions what the snake is, when it is a cobra. The herpetologist is a strange snake expert if he cannot identify a snake from an excellent drawing.

Correction: He asked "What is this" not to indentify what the snake was, but to indentify why the boy drew it. It could have just been a random snake that the kid drew, but by asking "What is this" the herpetolgist found out that it was the type of snake that bit the little brother.

Nick Bylsma

Correction: He was a dirty stinking drunk in Tortuga and he was still wearing his old uniform which included his fake white wig. He got cleaned up and took the wig off by the time he got to the Pearl.

Nick Bylsma

29th May 2007

The Island (2005)

Corrected entry: When Starkweather Two Delta is enjoying his lottery win, he reveals that he is only 6 months old, yet according to McCord, the Delta generation is 4 years old.

Correction: He may have only been in the facility for 6 months, but that doesn't mean he isn't older. Remember, they have to get the DNA sample, grow the "product", implant memories, and who knows what else. McCord was on the inside of the plan, so he knows what's going on. It's highly likely that he was refering to the fact that Starkweather had been "birthed" 4 years aog, and Starkweather was just refering to the (remembered) time that he'd been in the facility.

Nick Bylsma

Wormy / Patty Hype - S2-E7

Corrected entry: In the scene where Patrick and Spongebob are in the treedome and are hiding from wormy the "Monster," they jump into a barrel. If you look at Spongebob and Patrick outside of the barrel, you can see that there is no way they both could fit inside it and still have all of the space that is shown.

Correction: In this episode Patrick and Spongebob are also in an underwater glass sphere which has grass, a tree, and a phone made out of wood and acorns. The entire Spongebob series requires suspension of disbelief through every episode.

Nick Bylsma

28th May 2007

Family Guy (1999)

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the episode "No Chris Left Behind", Peter has three fights with the chicken. Just before the first fight the chicken tells Peter to pick up a coupon notice. In that one shot, you can see the chicken's head shows the man inside, but in any other scene with the chicken, his head is covered.

Correction: The chicken is just a chicken, it's not a man in a suit.

Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: In the scene where Elizabeth and Barbossa are visiting Singapore, the crew are going through the sewers. At one point they have to go through a grate, they start sawing and filing through the bars in the middle of the grate. When they pull it loose from the wall the ends of the bars are suddenly sawn through.

Correction: Just because they started in the middle of the bards doesn't mean that's where they stopped. There's a great deal of time passage between the 2 shots. It's HIGHLY likely that they realized sawing through the middle of the grate was a bad idea and then moved to the outside edges.

Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: When Jack Sparrow is in Davy Jones' Locker he has his compass, but when he meets Lord Beckett for the first time in the movie Lord Beckett has it and uses it as leverage against Jack.

Correction: Jack was captured by the royal navy & THEN brought to Lord Beckett. I'm pretty sure that they frisked him when they brought him in and took all his belongings from him. That's how Beckett got the compass.

Nick Bylsma

21st May 2007

The Departed (2006)

Corrected entry: When Costigan is exiting the lift with Sullivan he is shot, but how did the man who shot him know he was there? Costigan only told his friend from the police academy, and Sullivan obviously didn't know the killer since he was suprised to see him and knew nothing about any other moles in the police force. This isn't to be confused with Mark Wahlberg's character shooting Sullivan at the end of the film.

Correction: The man who shot him was also a mole in the force. That's why he said "We gotta stick together".

Nick Bylsma

18th May 2007

300 (2006)

Corrected entry: Leonidas boots the Persian emissary into what appears to be a huge well - has he just poisoned his own city's water supply?

Correction: I highly doubt that the king was that stupid, or that there would be a huge open well in the middle of the city. There was nothing on, or around the hole that would lead anyone to believe that it was a well for drinking water (no mechanisim to lower and raise buckets, plus I've never seen a well that huge). More than likely it was some sort of garbage dump.

Nick Bylsma

18th May 2007

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Corrected entry: When Aunt May comes to visit Peter at his apartment, she is easily able to open the door that has taken Pete's strength to open from the outside every other time throughout the film.

Correction: She doesn't open the door, she knocks and Peter lets her in. He also breaks off the doorknob in this scene because the door is stuck.

Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: Due to the lack of sunlight, because she is a creature of the night, you expect Selene to be a lot less tanned then shown when she's naked. (00:37:00)

Dragon

Correction: I just so happen to have watched this movie (again) last night. Selene seems to be pretty white to me. I really didn't see any evidence of her having a tan.

Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Lexx gets acid on her jacket and has to take it off. She only has a light shirt or sweater. Seeing as she is in Antarctica shouldn't that exposure kill her? She doesn't even appear to be cold at all.

SAZOO1975

Correction: Adrenaline will do crazy things for you. American wrestler Rulon Gardner crashed into the wilderness, swam in 44 degree water for over an hour, then survived all night in 28 degree weather and only lost a toe. I'm she that Lexx was cold, but she could probably live for a while.

Nick Bylsma

16th May 2007

300 (2006)

Corrected entry: In the opening scene we see how Leonidas, as a baby, is being examined at a cliff. Now this makes no sense, as you would only go to the cliff to ditch a baby and not to examine it there.

Correction: Why not? If they brought the baby there to examine then it would be pretty easy and simple to get rid of it right then and there. I imagine it would be easier to have all the mothers bring the babies to the cliff instead of have the "inspectors" go around to every house and look at all the babies.

Nick Bylsma

14th May 2007

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Corrected entry: When Peter and MJ are on the bridge, in the shot where MJ walks away, Pater's hand holding the wedding ring remains up by his face. In the next shot, the long shot where Peter is seen entirely in the frame, his hand is down by his side.

Correction: The shot has a time cut, you can tell because MJ is already all the way off of the bridge and out of view. There's more than enough time for Peter to drop his hand down to his side.

Nick Bylsma

13th May 2007

Casino Royale (2006)

Corrected entry: When Bond nearly misses running over Vesper on the highway, his car crashes and flips, leaving him injured. Yet, none of the airbags deploy.

Correction: Airbags deploy from a head-on collision. The car rolled and didn't hit anything. I've been a passenger in a car that rolled 3 times down an embankment and the air bags never deployed.

Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: In nearly all the race scenes as well as the Tokyo chase scene, you can see the skid marks on the road from previous takes.

Correction: This movie is about street racers. Those turns have been taken many, many, times before by many many many other racers. I'm pretty sure that these cars weren't the first ones to ever race the streets of Tokyo, the skid marks were left by previous racers that were not seen in the movie.

Nick Bylsma

Correction: We're talking about skidmarks indicating extreme racing - including zigzag patterns in the middle of straight roads - who reproduce or rather 'anticipate' the stunts the cars perform in the movie. That's some really long odds of that happening because a city is supposedly full of drifters (which as a poster intelligently pointed out for another "corrected" entry, does not -typically - happen in the city center). Sure you can't theoretically rule out that some crazy dude at one point decided to drift in Shibuya and left some skidmarks, but it wouldn't result in the asphalt looking like that for lengthy scenes.

Sammo Premium member

7th May 2007

300 (2006)

Corrected entry: During the scene where king Leonidas has his conversation with the hunchback Ephialtes, he explains to him the importance of the phalanx in the Spartan battle tactics and how their entire strategy revolves around the hoplite "shield wall" (and this is why Ephialtes, who can't raise his shield high enough, can't fight with them). Yet in numerous scenes throughout the movie, the Spartans, and Leonidas in particular, are shown casually leaving the phalanx formation to go on a personal killing spree, completely exposed. The Arcadians show a similarly lax attitude with their phalanx formation. This is a deliberate mistake as otherwise it would be impossible to showcase the elaborate "bullet-time" combat scenes, because the phalanx would restrict both their movement and our view. Nevertheless, it makes no sense to play up the phalanx to such a (ultimately fatal) degree, and then simply disregard it for the sake of showing off.

Correction: The phalanx was STILL a very important part of the battle. If there would have been one weak link during the first onslaught of Persians, the whole line would have been compromised and the Spartans would have failed.

Nick Bylsma

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