Random Factoid #345

8 07 2010

After following some links, I wound up on Movie Mistakes, a site that charts all the technical errors made in a movie.  They’ve been keeping track of 2010’s most mistake-filled releases, and in case you didn’t want to click the link, I’ll list the top 10.

  1. Iron Man 2
  2. Shutter Island
  3. The A-Team
  4. Kick-Ass
  5. Alice in Wonderland
  6. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  7. Hot Tub Time Machine
  8. Sex and the City 2
  9. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  10. Robin Hood

And “Iron Man 2” has a solid 11 mistake lead over “Shutter Island!”  Jon Favreau should give his production team a big slap on the back.

I know I’ve caught errors in movies before, but they aren’t something I actively seek.  If something is really glaringly obvious, I can probably catch it.  But I usually trust the filmmakers to catch that stuff before they send it out to audiences.

Have YOU ever caught an error in a movie?  Perhaps you’d enjoy looking at the list of the best mistakes of 2010.



3 responses

8 07 2010

High definition is terrible for this. My brother and I were watching Starship Troopers laughing at stuff we would have missed before – changing wardrobe, extras falling over during group scenes (and then standing up and running as if nothing happened).

8 07 2010

Have been reading this site for years. Even the likes of Peter Jackson have visited it and sait it was pretty cool. Haven’t visited it forever, but last time I was on there all three LOTR were in the Top 10 of all-time in mistakes. Granted, they’re probably the most watched movies around the world (at least for this decade), and at roughly 10 hours long, you’re going to find plenty of mistakes. I sent in a couple myself.

8 07 2010

Any movie with a lot of special effects will have a lot of mistakes. LOTR has hundreds! But that doesn’t diminish it as a movie. I’ve spotted lots of mistakes in my time, but I don’t have the energy to watch things on slow-mo or zoom in on every scene like some.
The thing I like most about movie mistakes is the trivia that some of them throw up. Like the fact that Gollum in Fellowship doesn’t match Gollum in the next two films, because they hadn’t decided to give Andy Serkis a bigger role than just a voice yet. In fact the first time you hear him speak (I think, or it might be a different line later on) is actually Dominic Monaghan not Serkis!

Another classic mistake is the Stormtrooper who hits his head in Star Wars.

While we’re talking about mistakes in Iron Man, am I the only one who realises that electro magnet would kill him rather than save him?

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