MikeH

6th Sep 2021

Ghost (1990)

Corrected entry: After Sam learned how to move objects, he could've either killed Carl and Willie, or gone to a police station and written down what was happening.

MikeH

Correction: First: He didn't necessarily want to kill them. He wanted Molly and Oda Mae safe. Second: I highly doubt any police officer is going to go to a judge or superior officer and get a warrant based on saying "A ghost wrote this down." They would be fired or committed.

LorgSkyegon

4th Nov 2019

Liar Liar (1997)

Corrected entry: The power of the wish is very inconsistent. Sometimes Fletcher has to be 100% honest, but sometimes he just can't tell a blatant lie. For example, when Miranda asks Fletcher if he enjoyed their sex, he says he's had better. When the judge asks Fletcher who beat him, he describes his own physical characteristics, deliberately fooling the judge into thinking he's talking about another person. Although it's not technically a lie, it's completely dishonest. If the power was consistent, in the former scene, Fletcher could've just said he enjoyed the sex. I'm sure he did enjoy it, even if he'd had better. So he would've been able to answer without lying, but without telling the full truth, like he did in the latter scene. Or alternatively, if the power was consistent, in the latter scene, Fletcher would've had to admit he beat himself.

MikeH

Correction: He accurately answers the questions 100% honest each time. He has somewhat control of it, he can't lie but he can be clever about it. The after sex scene is an exception as he wasn't prepared for it, just like in the elevator and arriving at work. It was on his mind that he had better sex so it just came out at that point, honestly. But later he figures out he can't lie so he has to be clever about it. The judge asked him who did this to him, so instead of saying it was him he describes himself. This doesn't change the rules of the curse.

lionhead

1st Jun 2016

U.S. Marshals (1998)

Corrected entry: It's perfectly legal for cops to hold suspects at gunpoint when making an arrest. So when Newman caught Royce holding Sheridan at gunpoint, he could've just taken him into custody and killed him later. Instead he does the stupidest thing possible, he shoots Newman, which also lets Sheridan escape.

MikeH

Correction: Taking Sheridan into custody and killing him later would have looked incredibly suspicious. Royce is trying to stage the scene so it looks like he was forced to shoot Sheridan in self-defense. Shooting Newman isn't stupid at all, if anything it helps Royce's story as he can pin the shooting on Sheridan. He can't let Newman live at this point, he's planning on executing Sheridan and the second Newman walks into that room that plan would go awry unless Newman dies as well. The fact that Sheridan gets away is credited to his reflexes and skill, not to Royce's stupidity.

BaconIsMyBFF

29th Mar 2019

Gran Torino (2008)

Corrected entry: The gang members would've walked. Walt deliberately made it look like he pointed a gun at them. Any reasonable person would've thought he did. What were they supposed to, let him shoot them? And they wouldn't have even been charged with murder, they would've been charged with manslaughter.

MikeH

Correction: That is pure speculation. The neighbors would obviously have supported what Walt did, and he created the situation so they could testify the gang members killed an unarmed man. Who is a jury more likely to believe? gang-bangers, or a group of frightened innocent people?

Corrected entry: Willy Wonka says the reason he sent out the tickets was because he needed a child to run the factory. However, there were many adults trying to find a ticket. All five ticket winners could've easily been adults. So his plan could've very likely failed, and he could've easily been forced to give the factory to an adult, even though he said he wouldn't trust one.

MikeH

Correction: Wonka would have easily thought of this, and considering one of his aides was there at each time, he planted the bars for kids to find.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: Given that Slugworth/Wilkinson was at every location when the ticket was found, Wonka obviously didn't simply put them in random bars.

LorgSkyegon

Corrected entry: There's no way anyone could cut off their hand with a knife the way Wormtail did. The only way they could do it is if they slowly sawed it off. Even if he raised the knife and swung it hard, there's no way it would work, the bone is way too strong. But Wormtail didn't even do that, he just placed the knife on his hand and moved it down. You couldn't even cut hair like that.

MikeH

Correction: Wormtail is not just "anyone" though. He understood the importance of each of the ritual's steps and getting the potion done just right. He is following Voldemort's orders and instructions. Wormtail's dagger may have been magical, or a charm could have been placed on its finely edged blade to be swift in its tasks. Also, Wormtail was in a highly charged state of mind, which only intensified the force he used to "willingly" sacrifice his hand.

Super Grover Premium member

If I recall, it's described in the book as being a "quick flash of silver" indicating as you suggested the dagger has got some magical properties.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: He didn't cut through bone, he cut his wrist and the knife moved past the bones. If the force is strong enough and the knife sharp enough it's definitely possible to do this.

lionhead

Corrected entry: When the man puts his teeth on the curb, you can tell they put powder on the curb so his teeth weren't really touching it.

MikeH

Correction: At no time can you see any powder on the curb.

amycamille1975

Corrected entry: When Hank says "There's no professor here, I told you that", when he says "you that", we can see his lips aren't moving.

MikeH

Correction: After Wolverine enters Xavier's house Hank stops him, and in a shot facing Hank's back he repeats "There's no professor here, I told..." then it cuts to a shot facing Hank as he finishes saying "you that," and we can indeed see Hank's mouth moving as he says those two words. There is no audio mistake here (timecode 00:30:20).

Super Grover Premium member

2nd Nov 2017

Frozen (2013)

Corrected entry: As long as Elsa had the gloves, there was no need to keep her away from Anna. I know her powers were still noticeable with them, but she couldn't harm Anna with them. The point of keeping her away from Anna was to protect her.

MikeH

Correction: The gloves did nothing besides calming (sort of) Elsa with their presence. They were completely placebo, they merely helped her think her powers couldn't seep through so she never got scared enough to set her powers off while wearing her gloves. Remember, she froze the water with a tap of her foot, so her shoes didn't hold her powers back either.

1st Jul 2018

Fracture (2007)

Corrected entry: In real life, Crawford could not have been retried for murder at the end. Double jeopardy means you can't be retried for the same event under a different charge. If you could, then whenever someone is acquitted of first degree murder, prosecutors would just retry them for second degree murder, then third degree murder, then voluntary manslaughter, etc.

MikeH

Correction: Double Jeopardy does not apply because Crawford was tried on two different crimes (not different degrees of the same crime). He was never charged with murder during the first trial because Jennifer, his wife, was still alive (although on life support). He was tried on attempted murder. After the plug was pulled and she died, Crawford was then charged with murder because her death was a direct result of being shot. Someone can be charged with a different crime involving the same event, even after being acquitted of one of them. If Jennifer survived, was put on life support, made a recovery, but then died of an infection later, it's unlikely the D.A.'s office would charge Crawford with murder in that scenario (or if they did it's unlikely he would be convicted).

Bishop73

Corrected entry: When Ace ripped Einhorn's clothes off, there were several cops standing behind her. They should've seen her penis long before Ace revealed it.

MikeH

Correction: Einhorn is wearing pretty tight underwear, and standing behind her would only make it *more* difficult to tell if they were a man or not.

THGhost

Corrected entry: Will could've easily seen Elizabeth more than once every ten years, by walking with his feet in buckets, which Davy Jones did.

MikeH

Correction: Technically, yes, he could have, but doing so would have been extremely dangerous. Jones isn't merely incapable of setting foot on dry land, it's fatal for him to do so. Will would risk death attempting this if he should lose his balance while trying to walk thus encumbered.

Phixius Premium member

Exactly. Next to that there is a chance he would die when touching Elizabeth or his son whilst not allowed on land. Not worth it.

lionhead

You could actually make a point of why Elizabeth couldn't go out to sea to see William. Instead of the other way around.

lionhead

Correction: Would be kinda stupid to be walking across a beach in buckets, just to see your wife. Davey Jones was pretty much imprisoned when he was standing in that bucket. However they made it work it was only for the negotiations and wouldn't be exactly practical to do when visiting, standing there on the beach in a bucket, even going from bucket to bucket. Will wanted to see his wife, but at the same time wanted to do his job, he wasn't desperate.

lionhead

22nd Dec 2017

Spider-Man (2002)

Correction: This assumes the students knew then and there that it was webbing that the tray was attached to and not some other substance. They know Flash bullies Peter and they might have just thought Peter rigged something together to throw the food at Flash in retaliation. We never see any students inspecting the webbing afterwards, so it can't be definitively said that they would be able to connect it to Spider-Man when he emerges months later.

Phaneron Premium member

27th Oct 2017

Con Air (1997)

Corrected entry: When Billy is impaled on a pipe and we see the pipe sticking out his chest, there's another hole in his shirt above the pipe, even though he was only impaled once, and the hole wasn't there before.

MikeH

Correction: There is blood coming through the shirt above the pipe, there is no hole in the shirt.

lionhead

16th Aug 2016

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Corrected entry: God tells Bruce he can't mess with free will. However, he does when he makes Evan say lots of crazy stuff on TV.

MikeH

Correction: He doesn't change Evan's mind such to make him want to say the gargled messages, he's merely controlling Evan's mouth as opposed to changing his thoughts. His will remains unchanged. On the other hand, forcing Grace to love him would be different than simply forcing her to utter the phrase "I love you" without her meaning it.

Except that Bruce is making Evan say gibberish against his own free will.

Free will is based in the mind. Bruce is only controlling Evan's body.

LorgSkyegon

I think it could be argued either way. Bruce was controlling Evan physically (in addition to the gibberish he makes his voice higher), but Evan may still have had the free will to not open his mouth. We don't see the extent of Bruce's power though. Could he have forced Evan say something against his will? (i.e. something he would never say or believe). Since we don't see that, the correction seems more valid than the mistake.

Bishop73

7th Aug 2017

Psycho (1960)

Corrected entry: When Arbogast is stabbed, in one shot there's no blood on his face, but in the very next shot there is.

MikeH

Correction: There's only two shots where we see him as he is killed, and in both shots, blood is visible on his face.

22nd Jul 2012

Ted (2012)

Corrected entry: When the news shows Ted being arrested at an airport, Ted gives the camera the finger. When he does this, his hand is censored, but Ted doesn't actually have any fingers.

MikeH

Correction: This is done as a joke, that the media deemed the gesture offensive even without fingers.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: Lee didn't need to jump on the grenade, they could have just all run away, there was plenty of time.

MikeH

Correction: Lee jumped on the grenade before knowing how much time there would be and to make sure everyone would be safe.

Bishop73

7th Jun 2017

Deadpool (2016)

Correction: You know how many people get stabbed in this? You want to be more specific, otherwise this can't be confirmed.

MasterOfAll

9th Nov 2016

Con Air (1997)

Corrected entry: Poe should've been put in a state prison for manslaughter, not a federal penitentiary.

MikeH

Correction: Poe is sent to San Quentin State Prison.

Bishop73

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