JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The humpback whales are about to be returned to Alaska for release back into the wild. Dr. Gillian Taylor tells Kirk and Spock that Gracie is "very pregnant." In that event, the whales should be released in Hawaii instead of Alaska. Humpbacks give birth in warm, south Pacific waters during the winter and later migrate north for summer. (01:04:30 - 01:21:20)

Correction: A specific date or time of year is never mentioned, however the weather in San Francisco, as well as the clothing of its denizens suggests that it's not winter and may very well be the height of summer. If so, dropping the whales off in the Alaskan waters where they are more likely to encounter a pod to join is completely justified. Yes, whales typically birth in the warm Hawaiian waters over winter, but George and Gracie were in captivity. The situation could very well have altered their natural cycle.

JC Fernandez

1st Feb 2010

Avatar (2009)

Corrected entry: Jake is right handed when he uses the machine gun and left handed when he is using the bow.

Ivan-sama

Correction: Jake may simply be ambidextrous. Not a mistake.

JC Fernandez

Correction: In Kirk's words: "The Enterprise is a disaster." That floors and bulkheads may not be entirely secure is not surprising.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Spock, McCoy and Kirk are prisoners, Kirk tries to escape by the ventilation shaft. He falls and the floor shakes.

Dr Wilson

Correction: In Kirk's words: "The Enterprise is a disaster." That floors and bulkheads may not be entirely secure is not surprising.

JC Fernandez

12th Jan 2010

Avatar (2009)

Corrected entry: When Jake is fighting (at the end) against the colonel. The Colonel is not wearing a mask inside the robot. While in the previous fight one of the soldier is wearing a mask inside the robot.

Correction: The suits are self-contained and offer protection from the environment. Soldiers going into a potentially dangerous situation would wear masks as added protection in case of an attack and breach of the suit. The Colonel didn't have time to grab a mask and put it on before climbing into the suit.

JC Fernandez

11th Jan 2010

Star Trek (2009)

Corrected entry: It is illogical for 'new' Spock to destroy the Narada drill when he has the ship with the red matter. The Romulans can't do anything with the hole if they don't have the red matter to put in it; taking time to destroy the drill only gives Nero more opportunity to recapture or destroy the 'squid' ship. Does he do it to anger Nero and ensure the Narada pursues him away from Earth? No, that's pretty much a done deal with or without the drill being destroyed. Maybe to prevent the creation of a volcano in San Francisco? That would be a secondary concern to saving the whole planet from the red matter.

BocaDavie Premium member

Correction: Spock had no idea if the Romulans had already taken a red matter sample to launch into Earth's core. So destroying the drill was definitely the logical thing to do. Plus the drill was disrupting communications and transporter functions. Not to mention that we've seen that the drill being active interferes with the transporter. Kirk was in process of rescuing Pike. They wouldn't be able to beam back to the enterprise until the drill was destroyed.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: It seems that during the Luke/Vader duel in the carbon freeze chamber, immediately after Luke blasts Vader with steam, and again immediately after Luke kicks Vader down the stairs, you can hear David Prowse's voice through the mask instead of that of James Earl Jones.

christob

Correction: That it "seems" to be someone else's voice is not a mistake, it's an assumption. Even if it were Prowse who made the grunts you're referring to(which hardly qualify as a voice), there are lots of things that go into recording and mixing sound. For instance, I highly doubt Vader's breathing is James Earl Jones's own breathing. This is no more a mistake than Vader's voice sounding like James Earl Jones when there's someone else in the costume.

JC Fernandez

7th Jul 2009

Star Trek (2009)

Corrected entry: Kirk is promoted to Captain in an auditorium filled with the Academy cadets that were present at his trial for cheating on the Kobayashi Maru. The faces should almost all be different - the only surviving cadets from the trial would be the ones who were assigned to the Enterprise; all the others were killed in the battle with the Narada.

BocaDavie Premium member

Correction: Most of the faces are not recognizable in either scene, particularly the latter one. The concentration of black/gray uniforms at the front of the auditorium in the latter scene indicates that it's filled with more academy and Starfleet brass than the earlier scene.

JC Fernandez

7th Jan 2010

The Hangover (2009)

Corrected entry: When the guys are racing back to the wedding, there is a scene where their tuxedos are being passed to them from a moving van. Once the van moves away, a freeway sign is visible saying the junction to Interstate 215 is 2 and half miles away. But the freeway that leads from Las Vegas to Los Angeles is the 215 freeway, indicating they are driving in the opposite direction. (01:35:55)

Correction: Untrue. The main routes connecting Las Vegas and Los Angeles are I-15 (which generally runs north/south) and I-10 (which generally runs east/west). The two interstates intersect in San Bernardino, which is the metropolitan area I-215 serves.

JC Fernandez

2nd Jan 2010

Avatar (2009)

Corrected entry: When Rogue 1 gets hit in the air fight at the end, there's obviously external air coming in through the windshield. Previous, we saw the gunship fire at her and bullets break through the windshield. It was stated that humans breathing the air pass out after 20 seconds, yet she shows no signs of discomfort while she reports to Jake, speaking normally.

Correction: She's wearing a mask when the bullets come through the windshield. Later during the final battle, you see the holes have been patched.

JC Fernandez

31st Dec 2009

Hairspray (2007)

Corrected entry: When Tracy takes the apple out of the bowl during the first part of the movie, it's green, but in the following shots involving the apple it's red.

Bowercat

Correction: The apple is neither completely green nor red and as she moves, sometimes the green side faces the camera, sometimes the red one. But it's the same apple.

JC Fernandez

17th May 2009

Star Trek (2009)

Corrected entry: The view of Saturn's rings from Titan's atmosphere looks impressive, but from Titan's orbit the rings always appear nearly edge-on. (01:37:00)

Correction: Untrue. Here is an image taken from the Hubble telescope where Titan (the large reddish disc) is nowhere near being aligned to the rings' edge. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/files/2009/03/hst_saturn_4transit.jpg

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In all the versions of the movie and in the book as well there is the same mistake. When the ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge it is 2 o'clock A.M. All the scenes are of Christmas morning and day of that year. That would be in the future. A matter of hours but still the future.

Correction: The rule of what constitutes the "present" is never explained (not to mention that the ghosts are hallucinations/dreams). Christmas Present refers to this current Christmas, as opposed to next year's Christmas or last year's Christmas. No mistake.

JC Fernandez

2nd Jan 2010

Star Trek (2009)

Corrected entry: In the scene following young Spock's fight with the other Vulcan children, after his father approaches him, the shot is a close up of Spock's head, in which you can see light passing though his right ear lobe from the window behind him, however, the light is reddish, since Vulcan blood is green, as proven by the green blood on his lip in the same shot, the light passing though his ear lobe should be greenish, not red. (00:16:10)

nitemare

Correction: *Oxygenated* Vulcan blood is green. There's nothing to say that unoxygenated blood might couldn't be a different color (much like unoxygenated human blood is a darker red).

JC Fernandez

3rd Jan 2010

Star Trek (2009)

Corrected entry: In his attempt to rescue the Vulcan leadership, Spock beams down to the planet, then has to run up the side of a mountain to reach the sacred cave. Later we see there is plenty of room just outside the cave entrance to stand to be beamed out. Why couldn't Spock just beam to the mouth of the cave and save himself the precious time of having to run up the mountain?

Vader47000

Correction: Sure, there's plenty of room outside the caves. But it would also be a very precarious position to beam in, as there were many rocks coming down the unstable mountainside. Spock was probably beamed a reasonably safe distance away to avoid being pummeled by a falling rock.

JC Fernandez

2nd Jan 2010

Avatar (2009)

Corrected entry: When Quarich is finally killed in his armor suit, the whole suit falls down backwards. Since Quarich wouldn't have fallen down inside his suit (just leaning backwards in his chair I suppose), why would the suit fall? Such a suit would probably have a fail-safe for soldiers who lean the wrong way too much.

Correction: The suit is also heavily damaged by its fall from a freefalling ship and subsequent fight in the jungle. Whatever failsafes existed may have been compromised.

JC Fernandez

28th Dec 2009

Star Trek (2009)

Corrected entry: Despite the Kelvin supposedly existing in the pre-Nero Prime universe, it displays design characteristics more in line with the Abrams rebooted universe concept, such as a window on the bridge instead of a viewscreen, an irregular warp nacelle configuration and an engineering section that looks like a factory.

Vader47000

Correction: Since we've never before seen a starship from the Kelvin era, this conclusion is exclusively based on supposition. Whatever happened in the original timeline to alter the design aesthetic simply didn't occur in the altered timeline and so things from the Kelvin-era ships carried over to the rebooted Enterprise.

JC Fernandez

1st Jan 2010

Avatar (2009)

Corrected entry: During the video logs kept by Jake Sully, on the bottom there is a time/date stamp reading 08/24/2154. During the course of the logs over months, this never changes.

europabloke

Correction: Untrue. The dates for the logs do in fact change over time, several months' time, in fact.

JC Fernandez

28th Dec 2009

Star Trek (2009)

Corrected entry: Nero's drill interferes with both transporters and communications. Yet when Kirk, Sulu and Olson space-jump to the drill, the Enterprise can read their telemetry data and the trio can provide verbal updates.

Vader47000

Correction: The drill interferes with long-distance *subspace* communication, hence their inability to contact Earth (as well as why they didn't receive a warning from the ships that arrived first). Clearly it doesn't disrupt all communication as Nero is able to contact the Enterprise. As for the telemetry readings, that could be patched via the suits' communication system. In other words, the readings could be coming from Kirk and co's suits, not from the ship's sensors. Even if they are readings from the ship's sensors, establishing coordinates is the simplest part of the transporter system, but not the only thing needed in order to successfully beam in or out. It's been long established in Trek that you can't beam onto a shielded ship, despite having telemetry readings as to the other ship's location.

JC Fernandez

24th Dec 2009

Avatar (2009)

Corrected entry: Towards the final battle, we can see the avatars using fire weapons that would belong to humans, since avatars wouldn't have the technology. The weapon would look so tiny being used by an avatar, if it respected the proportion of a human being, but it fits the avatar frame perfectly.

ione

Correction: When Jake first goes out into the jungle, he's armed with a large-scale gun (probably designed for the mechanical suits). This is the gun used in the final battle.

JC Fernandez

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