Epigenis

26th May 2022

Uncharted (2022)

Factual error: Nate and the other chick find four amphoras full of salt inside an ancient Roman storage room underneath Barcelona's streets. When they burst, the salt is released and spilt everywhere. Salt is a very hygroscopic mineral. It is impossible for that salt stored underneath the city's streets in a non-sealed container to not be one giant block of wet, melted sold after 500 years of humidity. It happens to kitchen salt if not stored in a dry place, let alone salt from the 16th century.

Epigenis

Plot hole: The whole "make everyone forget Peter is Spider-Man" spell is a massive plot hole: it is understood the spell works simply by making people forget Peter Parker. In no way is it implied it actually alters reality. Even if people forget Peter Parker, there still is a record of him being Spider-Man in TV shows, news broadcasts, papers, magazines, online videos, documents, police records, news records... There is no explanation given as to how exactly that spell eliminates those too.

Epigenis

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Suggested correction: It's magic. If everyone is to forget who Spider-Man is, then yes, reality has to be altered to remove his identity from all those things you mention. It has to, or else it won't work. Because of this reality altering ability, tampering with it causes reality to come apart, hence the plot of the movie. Not a plot hole, but the plot.

lionhead

12th Mar 2022

The King's Man (2021)

Factual error: When the Duke of Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) meets Rasputin, he notes how he "mastered the Bryozka glide", a dance technique where the practitioner looks like they are gliding a few cm over the floor instead of walking. However, while the scene is set in what must be 1916, the Bryozka glide was only invented in 1948 by Russian ballerina and choreographer Nadezhda Nadezhdina, who founded the Beryozka Dance Ensemble. (00:44:10)

Epigenis

22nd Nov 2020

Vikings (2013)

The Message - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: When Floki and fellow Vikings march across Iceland, an aerial view of Dettifoss waterfall is shown, including the visible tourist paths, fencing and a small stone bridge on the left, used by tourists to visit around the site. (00:31:15)

Epigenis

22nd Nov 2020

Vikings (2013)

The Message - S5-E7

Factual error: When Floki lands in Iceland with the other Vikings brought from Kattegat, they land on the beach near Dyrhólaey, the southernmost tip of Iceland. Moments later, they are shown walking near the waterfall of Dettifoss, on the opposing side of Iceland. That is almost 300km (186mi) away, assuming they walked on a straight line across mountains, glaciers, valleys and a highly inhospitable desert in interior Iceland. If they went along the coast, that's more like 625km (390mi). (00:30:55 - 00:31:16)

Epigenis

20th Nov 2020

Vikings (2013)

Vikings mistake picture

The Departed, Part 2 - S5-E3

Factual error: In the scene, Floki walks towards a small waterfall today known as Kvernufoss. Floki is supposed to be the only inhabitant if not the entire Iceland, at least the region, as we are shown no sign of civilisation whatsoever, and as historical record tell us about Iceland in the early 800s (as the events of Vikings seem to take place). But a well beaten footpath is visible, leading to the waterfall at the end of the canyon. That path is an oft-travelled path tourists follow nowadays to reach Kvernufoss, a well-known site in the area. A path like that in Floki's time would simply not have existed (there is nothing in that canyon but that waterfall, no reason to go there if not for sightseeing) and represents a (tiny) intrusion of our modern world in a show set in the middle age Iceland. (00:37:42)

Epigenis

26th Oct 2020

Vikings (2013)

The Profit and the Loss - S4-E7

Factual error: When Floki has a vision of Aslaug outside the viking camp along the seine river in France, the vegetation is that of a pine forest and the landscape is that of a mountainous region. There is no such area from the English channel to Paris, which is only flatland. The scene was filmed in Scotland. (00:34:25)

Epigenis

26th Oct 2020

The Witcher (2019)

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Betrayer Moon - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Geralt fights the Striga, he ends up lying on his back with the Striga on top of him. To escape, he uses his magic to "punch" through the floor. The first attempt fails, its only effect is to blow away some dead leaves. At the second attempt a few seconds after, leaves are back on the floor.

Epigenis

1st Oct 2020

Vikings (2013)

Mercenary - S3-E1

Factual error: During this episode, Ragnar is lying down with a half-eaten pear on his chest. That pear is of the variety Conference, it was developed by Thomas Francis Rivers in England in the late 1800s, so almost one thousand years later than the events of the show are supposed to take place (in the 800s). (00:38:00)

Epigenis

30th May 2020

21 Bridges (2019)

Plot hole: In the final act of the movie, Detective Davis (Chadwick Boseman) apparently says he already disclosed the content of the USB drives while arresting Detective Burns (Sienna Miller). He later leaves her to some other police officers came to the house, and because he does so without giving any explanation, we are left to assume they came to arrest the dirty cops. This does not make any sense at all. If the content of the drives was already out in the world and enough to incriminate all the dirty cops, why wait for Captain McKenna (J. K. Simmons) in his own house, I assume without a warrant, and cause all that shootout and blood spillage? Why not just let the justice machine do its due course? What Detective Davis did is not within the rule of law.

Epigenis

31st Mar 2020

Bloodshot (2020)

Factual error: An aerial view of a seaside location is shown and presented as the Amalfi Coast, in the Campania region in the south of Italy. What's shown is not the Amalfi Coast but the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) in the Liguria region, northwest of Italy. A second sequence at 6:58, meant to show the following morning where the protagonist wakes up, is again supposed to show the Amalfi Coast but it's the town of Vernazza instead, in the Cinque Terre. (00:05:21 - 00:06:58)

Epigenis

13th Mar 2020

Titans (2018)

Bruce Wayne - S2-E7

Character mistake: After Jason falls from the skyscraper and is saved by Conner, he suffers some sort of PTSD. It is very hard to believe that a guy who fights crime all the time and fights people wanting to kill him so often (which includes Deathstroke beating and stabbing him like it was nothing) magically starts to suffer from PTSD just because he almost fell from a building. It doesn't make sense and feels forced.

Epigenis

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Suggested correction: There was a lot more to the storyline than "some sort of PTSD." Of course, that kind of psychological trauma often doesn't make sense. Why would one veteran experience it and not another soldier who experienced the same thing. And he didn't "almost fell", he did fall off the building. If Conner wasn't there, he probably wouldn't have survived. He had never experienced failure in that manner either.

Bishop73

6th Feb 2018

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Question: If, as Odin says, Mjolnir was never the source of Thor's power, then how come that "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor"?

Epigenis

Answer: If other people are worthy, they can gain the power of Thor (this is something that has happened in the comics), but Thor can muster that power alone. In his case, the hammer simply allows him to focus his powers.

How come then that in the first movie when Odin wants to remove Thor's power he "confiscates" Mjolnir? If Thor's power is intrinsically inside him, how could Odin remove it? Then, he reacquire those powers only after holding Mjolnir again, which implies Thor's powers come from Mjolnir. This is poorly explained in the movies.

Epigenis

"Poorly explained" doesn't make it a mistake. Odin suppressed Thor's innate powers and removed the hammer both symbolically and to prevent Thor from using it to reacquire his powers.

15th Sep 2017

Ant-Man (2015)

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Factual error: In the scene when The Wasp (Hank's wife) goes subatomic to deactivate a missile, you see the missile flying horizontally in the clouds. That is not possible. First, that missile does not have wings so it simply could not fly horizontally like an airplane. Second, Hank states it's a ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). ICBMs have a circular trajectory with apogee at 1200km of altitude (750mi), WAY above the clouds.

Epigenis

11th Sep 2017

Inferno (2016)

Factual error: When Pr Langdon and Dr Brooks arrive in Padova by train from Florence, they ran next to a sign which says "Padova Centrale." However, there is no such sign in the Padova train station with the writing "Centrale", only "Padova." Moreover, on platform 8 you see a Freccia Rossa, a kind of train that in Padova only passes through platform 1, 2, 3 and 5. (01:11:30)

Epigenis

13th Aug 2017

Inferno (2016)

Factual error: When Langdon finds the bio tube in his jacket and opens it, it finds a "bone" cylinder in it, which Dr Brooks immediately identifies as human. There is no way to tell if a crafted and modified bone is human or animal by simply looking at it.

Epigenis

Factual error: The party in honour of Gianna, Santino's sister, is held at the Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla). That site belongs to the city of Rome, and would never be used to host a private party, let alone a party in honour of a major Mob figure. Moreover, the place where John and Gianna meet while she's about to take a bath is the Horti Sallustiani (Gardens of Sallust), which are some 5 km away from the place where the concert is being held.

Epigenis

18th Jul 2017

The Mummy (2017)

Stupidity: If the red gem, which gives the dagger the ability to, basically, bring hell to Earth can be so easily shattered by crashing it to the ground bare-handed, why did the templars keep it? That's probably the stupidest thing in the whole movie.

Epigenis

14th Jun 2016

Doctor Who (2005)

Chosen answer: He's a multimillionaire with unlimited resources. He probably had his AI do some digging - facial recognition on the picture/video he had?

Annabel Keeley

As evidenced in "Iron Man 3", Tony can easily access GPS, satellite imagery, files, etc. and be able to investigate events even better than the authorities. (Remember that he was able to create an accurate 3D map of the Chinese Theater bombing and work it out when nobody else could.) He very likely was able to use the information available to deduce Parker's identity by tracing his steps, noticing patterns, working out likely candidates, etc., even though nobody else could.

TedStixon

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