Phixius

15th Mar 2020

The Magicians (2015)

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Suggested correction: The potion's effects were not permanent.

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9th May 2018

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Corrected entry: At the beginning Thor is caged, then is dropped with the skeleton. The skeleton falls more slowly than he does.

oswal13

Correction: Yes because, having less mass and therefore less inertia, the bones are more susceptible to slowing from air resistance during the fall. All objects fall at the same rate in a frictionless vacuum regardless of shape and mass, but natural environmental conditions still affect this.

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20th Mar 2018

Stranger Things (2016)

Correction: Dustin says, "Let him go... Man, let him go."

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15th Mar 2018

Speaker for the Dead

Plot hole: It took Ender only a few hours to unravel a mystery that 3 generations of highly educated and skilled xenologists and xenobiologists were unable to do. Pipo, of the first generation, was restricted by the rules imposed on him by the congress and he found out the truth but died because of it. After that Libo should have simply asked the piggies what happened and should have digged into the piggies' reproduction system, like he should have done in the first place as that is his job. Both Libo and Miro and Ouanda broke the rules so they shouldn't have had a problem with asking the right questions. They weren't afraid of the piggies either, loved them even. Libo would have had the answer to the reason for the death of his father and understood the piggies in a week, even though Novinha had hid the original data. If not him Miro and Ouanda would have had plenty of time to figure it out as well, just by asking questions. They would have learned a lot more about the descolada virus decades sooner as well, giving them more chance to combat it successfully.

lionhead

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Suggested correction: This entry first claims that it took three generations to find the solution, then states that individual in the first generation found it. If one xenologist can arrive at the solution from scratch, a literal genius like Ender can certainly rapidly come to the same conclusion using the data the next two generations compiled in the meantime.

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They were all geniuses. The other 2 generations should have found out just a quickly or even quicker if they would have just simply done their jobs. It doesn't make sense.

lionhead

They were all highly intelligent, but Ender was in a class all by himself.

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But in Xenocide Miro's siblings like Ela, Olhado, Quarra and Grego are in the same league as Ender in intelligence, solving impossible questions without either Ender or Valentine even grasping it well enough to understand. Surely Miro isn't the only one lacking. They got that genius from their parents, the second generation xenologists Libo and Novinha who are both geniuses as well. At least the third generation should have figured it out long before Ender showed up. Mostly my point is they haven't actually done their job in all this time instead of them not being as smart as Ender to figure it out. Just ask the right questions like Ender did and voila. Its their job to ask questions but they didn't do it and their attitude towards the piggies is all wrong.

lionhead

20th Oct 2017

It (2017)

Corrected entry: When the postcard gets splattered with blood, she never cleans it off. When the kids are cleaning the bathroom, the kid who gave it to her goes in her room and sees it. No blood on the postcard. He would be able to see the blood because he is a child. When her dad shows her the card before she kills him, it has blood on it from her point of view.

Correction: Only she saw the blood.

They all saw the blood, which is why they were all able to help clean the bathroom. The postcard should have had blood on it when Ben saw it in Beverly's room.

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4th Mar 2018

Reign of Fire (2002)

Corrected entry: When McConaughey introduces the female pilot he identifies her as "Jensen, U.S Calvary" instead of "Cavalry." One is an ancient place for crucifixions, the other is an Air Mobile division. (00:41:00)

Correction: This is an incredibly common mispronunciation. It drives me nuts every time I hear it, but it happens so often in real life that it can't really be considered a movie mistake.

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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.

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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

26th Jan 2018

The Island (2005)

Corrected entry: McGregor's Scottish character says he paid $5 million for his insurance policy. The doctor tells his investors that he will have to destroy $200 million worth of product to be safe. That converts to a mere 40 clones. Obviously there were far more than that slated to be destroyed.

Correction: It's a certainty that the insurance policies are not being sold "at cost." The customer may have paid the company $5,000,000, but that doesn't mean it costs the company $5,000,000 to produce a clone. The doctor is talking about the cost to replace that inventory, not how much those policies are worth.

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Exactly, it's probably closer to 200 clones.

lionhead

Corrected entry: From prison in the interrogation cell Clyde asks for his steak "medium." In the scene inside Clyde's cell, when the waiter delivers the steak to him, the waiter calls out the steak order as "medium rare."

carguy4u2always

Correction: This sort of thing happens in real life all the time.

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I agree that the order given (medium - which is described as a "hot pink center") differs from what he receives (medium rare - which is described as a "warm red center"). However I have learned that once a steak is put out by the kitchen and ready to deliver to a table it is actually still cooking, thus resulting in a higher temperature. Therefore, since the steak is being delivered from a steakhouse to a prison accompanied with the police check (×2) I believe the steak has most likely cooked itself to about medium even though the waiter said medium rare. But he should not have gotten a 30% tip then from that error.

21st Jan 2018

John Carter (2012)

Factual error: Carter's war record says he won the Southern Cross of Honor during the American Civil War. While this medal was authorised, it was never actually awarded.

Necrothesp

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Suggested correction: John Carter isn't a real person either. This is science fiction, not a historical documentary.

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It's still a valid point that he has a decoration that was never awarded. It's mostly science fiction, but the parts that take place in the real world are supposed to take place in the real world.

Necrothesp

27th Dec 2017

Justice League (2017)

Corrected entry: In the fight after reviving Superman, Flash and Superman go full speed, while everybody else moves in super slow-motion. But Wonder Woman should not appear as slow as Cyborg or Aquaman. In the beginning of the film, she was fast enough to easily catch bullets.

That correction doesn't make sense. There was no reason why Superman went full speed, while Wonder Woman flew through the air in slow motion.

If I remember correctly, she wasn't flying through the air, she was falling toward her sword. Super-speed or not, gravity will only pull you down so fast.

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That is a different fight, before the resurrection. The entry refers to the fight with Superman. It should be noted that even in the scene you mention, she is able to grasp the sword pushed by Flash, so she is able to move inside the 'frozen' time, even if perhaps not at Superman's level.

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5th Nov 2002

Ghost (1990)

Corrected entry: The whole time Sam is a ghost, he is trying to touch things but can't supposedly, until the ghost in the subway shows him how. But during that whole time that he couldn't touch things, Sam could still go on the subway, (he would be able to jump through the subway doors, but would not fall through the floor when he landed) sit on couches, (he would sit on the couch, the cushions would move, but I'm sure if he tried to move the couch he wouldn't be able to) go up stairs, etc. It was a major part of the movie that he could not touch things, yet, he was touching things the whole time.

Correction: In the DVD commentary, the director explains about believing that as a ghost you can do something easy that you always did when you were alive such as walk up steps and sit down. Its all explained in the commentary.

Correction: If that's the case then why is it that right after he died he tried to touch his own face but couldn't? He had been touching things his whole life so it should have been second nature.

It's the difference between conscious and unconscious. You don't think about touching the floor, you just think about walking. You don't think about touching a chair, you're just sitting. Meanwhile you're actively thinking about touching something that you're reaching out to grab.

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Corrected entry: When Luke is standing over the trap door in Jabba's palace, it appears to be at some distance from Jabba. After he falls in, the scene shows Jabba's platform from a different angle, and the trap door is almost directly in front of Jabba's platform.

Correction: Jabba's platform literally moved closer to the opening to give him a better view.

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17th Aug 2017

The Dark Tower (2017)

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Suggested correction: He doesn't crumple it up, he folds it. Though he does stuff it roughly into his jacket.

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16th Nov 2017

K-Pax (2001)

Factual error: The lab technician tells Dr. Powell that Prot is sensitive to ultraviolet light, and says "he can detect light up to 300 to 400 angstroms." Normal human vision is considered to be about 390 to 700 nanometers, which is 3900 to 7000 angstroms. The highest light frequency that an animal is known to be able to see is about 280 nanometers, or 2800 angstroms, so he is saying Prot can see a frequency about 10 times higher than any known animal. 300 angstroms isn't just ultraviolet, it is bordering on X-ray. Prot wouldn't just be unusual, he would be a medical marvel demanding worldwide research for his visual range alone. (00:23:00)

jimba

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Suggested correction: There no actual mistake here. Just some additional information surrounding the statement made in the film.

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1) While Prot is painted as having many abilities so unusual as begging people to accept him as not human, the ability to see that light frequency would cause the medical professional to jump out of their skin and start calling everyone else in the medical field, not just go "wow, that's weird." 2) Seeing those frequencies is essentially impossible to occur for a couple reasons, mainly that it would take multiple simultaneous genetic mutations (the lens would have to mutate to pass and focus that frequency where currently it completely blocks it, the fluid inside the eye [aqueous humor] would also have to mutate since it is also opaque to those frequencies, and the retinal receptors would have to mutate to be sensitive to those frequencies) and no such mutations are known to have ever occurred in any animal, plus the ability for a mutation to be sensitive to extreme ultraviolet (again, those frequencies are almost X-ray) is probably not possible due to the physics involved in how receptors work, meaning for it to happen multiple mutations in the receptors alone would be needed. 3) This isn't a superhero movie where a person seeing X-ray is just accepted; it is a movie attempting to portray a person as bizarre but within the realm of possible, which this isn't. Personally, I think the writers meant to say he was sensitive to 300-400 nanometers and goofed and said angstroms (some people with artificial lens replacements have been know to see up to about 380 nanometers). The lab tech on the other hand would know better and wouldn't make such a mistake, so this is a movie mistake, not a character mistake.

jimba

Plot hole: At the end, Jake utilizes multiple Loops to reach September 4th, 1943, the date from which Miss Peregrine's children impossibly entered another Loop set in the winter at the beginning of 2016. The closest date prior to this was in 1942, from when Jake waits for September 4th 1943 to arrive. However, having entered a Loop in 1942, he would have been unable to reach 1943 because he'd be stuck living the same day in 1942 over and over.

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Suggested correction: Is it possible he left the loop while in 1942? The movie doesn't directly address that idea.

It does address this, actually. He'd have reentered the true time period upon exiting the loop. I suppose he could have prevented the local ymbryne who created the loop from resetting it, but if he did, he'd have doomed all those peculiars in the process. Not something Jake would do.

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Several of the ymbrynes had been captured. It is very likely that the one who created that loop had been too, so the loop would have closed, and he could've lived in that time period.

11th Oct 2017

Power Rangers (2017)

Corrected entry: If the Power Rangers have the power of super strength then how come it takes all four of them to carry Billy back to the headquarters after Rita kills him?

Correction: It doesn't. They chose to share the duty out of respect, like pallbearers.

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Corrected entry: In this movie, it's established that Salazar is released because Jack gave away the compass. But in the second movie, he gave it to Will and Elizabeth, and in the third movie to Cutler Beckett. Wouldn't it have freed Salazar then too?

Friso94

Correction: He'd only loaned its use previously, while maintaining ownership.

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10th Aug 2017

Logan (2017)

Corrected entry: After his fight with x24 Logan is wearing a blue long sleeve shirt until they get to Eden, but when he wakes up he wears a white vest.

oswal13

Correction: It's not a vest, it's a ribbed a-frame undershirt, colloquially called a "wifebeater" shirt. He was wearing this under the blue shirt which the kids removed in order to treat his wounds.

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13th Jul 2017

Passengers (2016)

Corrected entry: It's established early in the film that the Starship Avalon is travelling to planet Homestead II, a one-way journey of 120 years at approximately half the speed of light. So, even if they successfully make it to Homestead II, it would take 60 years to send a message back to Earth (at light speed) to say they had completed the mission, and that's not even taking into account the effects of time dilation at half the speed of light. So, we're really talking about over 200 years, easily, to confirm a single successful interstellar mission. But, when Aurora asks the ship's computer about the failure rate of hibernation units, the computer answers that no hibernation unit has ever failed in "thousands" of interstellar missions. That means thousands of missions that were able to report their success back to Earth, which necessarily means many centuries of interstellar travel before the Avalon was ever launched. Yet their destination is only Homestead II, the second colony; the technology hasn't evolved beyond half of light speed and hibernation units for centuries; and they're still listening to old 20th Century rock and roll on the ship's sound system.

Charles Austin Miller

Correction: Just because this is the second planet to be named "Homestead" does not mean it is only the second planet to be colonized. We also have no idea what changes have been made in their interstellar technology, only where it is at when the film takes place. As for the music, well, we still listen to music hundreds of years old. Why can't they?

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