Robert Webb exposes more of the cinematic gaffes that the film studios hoped they had got away with, in films such as Avatar, Shutter Island, the Karate Kid and Star Trek.
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Y'know, I mean, do what you like. I'm not your mum.
Hello, and welcome to Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel.
Like any sequel, we're bigger, louder,
and most snobs are going to say we're not as good as the first one.
Well, that's not true, because our crack team of celluloid super-geeks
have outdone themselves by trawling this year's top movies
alongside some revered classics
to compile a brand-new collection of cinematic clunkers.
Oh, and apparently, in order to compete with the latest movie fad,
we've got to do something 3D, so please put on your 3D glasses now
and prepare to get your mind blown.
Whoo! Whoo! Oh! Whoo!
There. Take that, Avatar.
Now you can take your 3D glasses off, cos you look ridiculous. Oh.
Right, let's get on with it.
On tonight's show:
It's always reassuring to see that even the rich and powerful Hollywood gods
make mistakes like us mere mortals.
It's even more reassuring that they're on film, so we can point them out and laugh at them.
Ha-ha! In your face, Hollywood!
That said, if there are any powerful Hollywood directors watching,
I am available for work.
The new Karate Kid, and here's Jaden Smith off to China
on plane number B-2460.
Only thing is, the plane that lands is B-2443.
You may be the son of a superstar, Smith, but that's "plane" wrong.
The film is all about a young American boy
learning the basics of martial arts -
control, standing on one leg up a mountain...
Teasing deadly snakes.
But can you spot this kung-fu clanger?
Notice there are four bars on the outside of this window.
Now wait for it...
Ooh, here comes Jackie Chan.
He's spotted the problem.
Yep, on the inside there are eight bars.
# ..Instead of daisies
# I don't know, though What do you think? #
Now to the macabre musical Sweeney Todd.
Tim Burton is truly the master of atmosphere.
Everything looks atmospheric...even that modern plastic water bottle.
-Still, at least Johnny Depp isn't singing.
-I'm sorry. Excuse me.
-# She was beautiful... #
-Ah, here's Johnny Depp singing.
# Foolish barber and his wife
# She was his reason and his life And she was beautiful... #
But we're interested in this baby's bottom,
because it's covered in a 21st-century disposable nappy.
Now that's a bum note.
St Trinian's, and here's a girl so upset with her phone contract
she plays hockey with her mobile.
But if we slow it right down, you can see the phone
suddenly disappears in the last shot and the head explodes all by itself.
Legally Blonde 2, and a sped-up sunrise.
That's all good and fine, but when we go back to real time,
the sun's reflection is still speeded up in the window.
Time to legislate!
How does that work? Hm? Eh? Heh? Uh?
A driving scene from Vanilla Sky, but something isn't quite right.
I'm talking about the fact
that the car is clearly on a high flatbed truck,
because everything in the background is much lower, including all the other cars.
Got to think about it.
Probably the first time Tom Cruise has towered above anything.
Don't tell anybody where I am.
The unconscious Argentinian suffered from a sickness called narcolepsy.
Perfectly fine one moment then suddenly unconscious the next.
It's Moulin Rouge now. Director Baz Luhrmann uses the old trick
of making an actor kneel on some shoes to make him look really short.
Unfortunately, it's not so good when filmed from above -
fake shoes on knees and real feet.
Right, Toulouse, I still have to finish the music.
Here's that same short character,
Toulouse-Lautrec, in a musical number.
Nice bit of fairy work from Kylie.
We were off to the Moulin Rouge.
By this point, they'd given up on the kneeling thing.
Now he's got knee pads on and he's just standing in a hole.
The thought-provoking film Crash asks a lot of questions, such as
how do you turn off a light without actually touching the switch?
Let's see that again.
Nope, still don't know how that's done.
Yeah, I ordered.
Here's movie hunk Robert Pattinson
showing us a fabulous magic trick with his cup of coffee.
First adds some sugar, then stirs it.
We throw in make-up, toiletries, cell-phone chargers...
And now it's a cigarette. Ta-da!
-And it's vanished again.
-Then we do an infomercial.
And it's back again! Ta-da!
Provide us with actual money?
He goes to light it...
and for the big finale...
it's a coffee cup again!
Made more sense when he was a rubbish vampire.
Next, we come to another classic movie mistake - crew in shot.
I once saw a classic example of crew in shot.
That's because the film was shot in the Cheshire town of Crewe.
But seriously! I'm talking about when the film crew end up on screen,
which is ridiculous, because they're not as important as us actors.
OK, OK, I'm sorry, they're just as important.
No, they're not. Roll VT.
Here's Cuba Gooding Jnr wondering what he's done to deserve a role
in cinematic turkey Pearl Harbor.
But keep your eyes on the left of the screen.
That's no navy crewman, that's a film crewman with a remote control for the camera.
Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Taxi Driver, and it appears that
Travis Bickle has noticed something out of his window.
Maybe it's someone looking at him. He really hates people looking at him.
Hang on, who was that? Let's see that again.
It's the reflection of the cameraman and the guy pushing the dolly.
They really were looking at him.
They say that great art holds a mirror up to life.
-Hey, where do you want this?
-Uh, in the bedroom.
But in the movie Ghost, they're holding up a mirror to the film crew. There they are.
OK, we'll let them off that one mistake.
-Hang on, there's a lighting stand in the shot, too.
-Like it, huh?
Like? "Like" is hardly the word.
Oh, well, they're only human.
Apart from the ghost. He's a ghost.
In this film, everyone has a robotic copy of themselves.
So don't worry, all these people falling over are just robots.
Apart from the film crew standing round the corner.
They're not robots. They're idiots.
Here's Steven Spielberg's classic film Duel.
How do actors know when to start acting?
It's when Steven tells them to.
Watch his hand in the corner.
And action! Let's see that again in slow motion.
Alfred Hitchcock used to have cameos in his films,
so it's no surprise that Spielberg wanted to do the same.
Actually, he didn't want to -
he just stood right in front of the shiny, reflective phone booth.
Now Ridley Scott's film American Gangster.
Ridley is famed for his hard work, so you can forgive him
putting his feet up and watching a bit of telly.
There he is.
And God bless the Unites States...
This is the Triple Rock Baptist Church
from the film The Blues Brothers, but even the frantic dancing
can't distract you from a crew member blatantly running through the back of shot.
Not so much Blues Brothers as "Where's the nearest loos, brothers?"
I just thought of that myself.
-# So exciting, the audience will... #
-Baz Luhrmann captured the look,
the feel and the spirit of a 1900s Parisian cabaret in Moulin Rouge.
He also managed to capture a stage hand wearing
a baseball cap and wristwatch swinging this actor back and forth.
Hey, Mum, I told you I'd make it in showbiz!
Finally, it's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
You know, they're always telling you what to do, what not to do,
and it's not conducive to a creative atmosphere.
The great thing about a remake
is that you can use technological advances to eliminate all mistakes.
Or you can just lob some whopping great glasses on Johnny Depp
and see a camera in the reflection. Either's good.
If you don't believe me, you should ask.
I've always found it easy to tell my left from my right
by using the simple system of not being an idiot.
But movie makers seem to mix them up all the time.
It's not just stupid, it's dangerous, too.
I found this out the hard way during a particularly aggressive round of the hokey-cokey,
when I put my left foot in to the face of my ten-year-old niece.
I cross my heart you'll never catch me making that sort of mistake again.
First up, we have Land of the Lost, a comedy about a little hairy man
who touches people inappropriately.
Anyway, watch the hand, not the boob.
The left hand on Anna Friel, and now it's suddenly the right hand.
Val Kilmer now, an actor so mesmerising
he can make you forget which side is which.
It's not a long shot. Harry, you're not listening to me!
The left hand on Robert Downey's mouth...and now it's the right.
That's some seriously powerful acting.
Next up, it's horror classic Silence of the Lambs,
and take a look at this door.
The handle's on the right. Right?
This film makes everything unsettling,
even changing which side the door opens on.
Ah, The Hangover.
We've all been there.
A big, crazy night out and you don't know what you're doing...
..and I happen to find 80,000 worth of Bellagio...
You hold something in your right hand,
and suddenly it's in your left.
Whoo, yeah, we're...American!
Here's everyone's second-favourite magical babysitter, Nanny McPhee.
Oh, look, she's making statues come to life.
Not as impressive, though, as making the sidecar
go from the left of the bike to the right.
See? Even the lion's disgusted at this movie mistake.
Sean Penn now in this Oscar-winning performance as Harvey Milk.
A powder-blue pen to sign the city's first gay-rights law.
But don't watch that Penn, watch this one.
The suity bloke holds it in his left hand...
..substantive move for civil rights.
..but he signs with his right hand.
Right old load of old nonsense, more like.
Here are the two stars of Fired Up - I can't recall their names -
presumably running away from a massive horde of fans.
When they jump over the wall, blondie is on the right.
But in the water, they switch places, and he's now on the left,
echoing my thoughts when I watched Fired Up.
I wanted to swap places with someone not watching Fired Up.
-Hey. I'm Nick.
-Can we use your pool?
Finally, a clip from the movie Very Bad Things, starring Cameron Diaz.
Cameron's no stranger to very bad things herself.
In this scene, she's just read the script
for Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle.
But keep an eye on the spray and the brush.
As they fade from a crane shot to a helicopter shot,
they've suddenly switched.
Well done, Cameron, you've been upstaged by cleaning products.
I love superheroes.
Not normal, real-life heroes - you know, "Ooh, look at me, I saved a child from a burning building."
Big deal. Learn to fly, then I'll be interested.
I've always wanted to be a superhero, Web Man, who fires webs
out of his wrists and uses them to swing from building to building. I can't believe no-one's done that.
I think my favourite, though, must be Christian Bale in The Dark Knight.
His main enemy is actually another superhero - not Superman or Spider-Man, but Lighting Man.
"Ooh, I'm doing a scene here, and this guys walks right through my set with his lights. Ner ner ner!
"I'm all distracted." Tch! Superheroes!
Here's everyone's least favourite Superman, Brandon Routh,
showing off in front of a crowd of people.
Keep an eye on that pristine taxi on the ground.
As soon as Superman gets anywhere near it, it's all smashed up.
Oh, well, at least no harm will come to any more cars.
A baseball game now, but what's that?
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yeah, it's a plane. Well done.
But where have all the baseball players gone?
Ah, there they are.
No, they're all gone again.
Y'know, there's really nothing super about that at all.
Put the plane down and sort out your movie.
Next up, it's Catwoman and Batman
going at it like cats and, er, bats on this rooftop.
The reassuring thing about this scene is that if there's a fire,
they can use the fire-escape ladder to climb down to safety.
But holy changeroonies, Batman, where's the ladder gone?
-Get up, man.
-How could you? I'm a woman!
Catwoman's back home, still upset about the last continuity error.
You may have already noticed
there's no frying pan on the stove there.
Ooh, you know that frying pan that wasn't there a minute ago?
Now it is.
Batman Begins now, and keep an eye on the walking stick
over baddie Liam Neeson's shoulder.
Now you see it, now you don't.
That's ninja skills, that is.
You simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.
Quick, watch Bruce Wayne make this man vanish.
Smash! And he's gone.
I am going to stop you.
Here's the pivotal moment when Peter Parker is bitten
by a genetically modified spider, turning him into Spider-Man.
I'm surprised his Spidey senses aren't tingling
to tell him that he's being watched -
by a member of the film crew reflected in this TV screen.
There he is.
If you're watching, why didn't you swat that spider, mate? Honestly!
This cop is performing the not-quite-messianic feat
of walking on sand without sinking.
Not as impressive as it seems, actually, because
you can see the edge of the wooden platform that's been installed.
Still, he should be punished for such a revealing special effect.
Ooh! That's not what I had in mind.
And now my windscreen's ruined.
Oh, no, it's been fixed.
Autoglass really are quick.
In this clip, the villain isn't the Sandman but the Child Catcher,
by the look of things. Keep an eye on this fireman.
He picks up a small boy.
And he picks up a small boy.
And then he picks up a small boy.
Never mind Spider-Man, someone call social services!
I'm such a huge fan of yours. I didn't want to...
Here's a clip from Iron Man 2,
starring veteran actor Mickey Rourke.
Notice there's no toothpick in his mouth.
I only mention it because Rourke is renowned for his legendary toothpick work.
Oui, oui. I'm fine.
And there's the toothpick, out of nowhere!
If only he'd been that picky about some of his movie roles.
Here's the Iron Man himself, Tony Stark, opening the Stark Expo.
Notice how he's dressed for the occasion,
complete with a white shirt and bow tie.
Please welcome my father Howard.
Everything is achievable through technology.
Well, he doesn't leave the stage during the presentation,
but before you can say "Robert Downey Jnr", here he is wearing a black shirt. Tch!
Could've used an iron, man.
Transformers, a series of films in which a variety of motor vehicles
turn into a variety of robots.
I'd love a car that turns into a robot.
The only thing my car's ever turned into is my drive. I don't really have a drive.
The films were directed by Michael Bay,
a man who loves action so much even his diarrhoea is explosive.
And they star Shia LaBeouf, a man who's no stranger to mistakes
after his parents chose to call him Shia LaBeouf.
Translated into English, his name means "Look at these terrible movie mistakes...LaBeouf."
-Mikaela, do not touch it, OK?
-All kinds of things transform
in these films, such as the empty space on the floor.
You're hot, but you ain't so bright.
Suddenly, here's some cigar boxes.
-And a couple of mousetraps.
No, it's awful.
What are you looking at, slobber puss?
Egypt and Jordan, like the tip of a blade.
29.5 degrees north, 35 east. Here it is.
Here's Shia LaBeouf speeding through the Egyptian desert.
But don't let the Pyramids distract you,
because that's the shadow of the camera van driving alongside.
We got the cops.
Rule one when talking to a huge, angry robot:
concentrate on what he's saying.
Come here, boy.
And don't move around. First Shia's at the top of the stairs...
You remember me?
..now he's halfway down.
He's jumped from here to here.
-Just don't hurt her.
-And he's moved again, from here to here.
That'll teach him.
You going to wear handcuffs?
Watch out for Shia's hoodie in this scene.
One moment it's off...
This is real.
..and now it's on.
I have a record, because I went and turned my dad in.
When have you had to sacrifice anything in your perfect little life?
Still on. Tense moment.
Big guys. Big guys with big guns.
And now it's half off.
-A clip that features self-removing clothes,
and none of them on Megan Fox. Unbelievable.
Here we see our heroes getting hot and bothered in the desert.
Shia's trying to cool off, waving his jacket around like a madman.
And suddenly, it's gone.
Shame - it was 30 quid from Top Man.
But don't fret, jacket fans, the next scene it's back in his hands.
He should really "jacket" in.
Here's a gripping action scene from director Michael Bay.
The wheels on the bus don't so much go round and round
as explode in a fiery ball of metal and human flesh.
I say "human flesh", but looking at the clip again,
we see that the bus doesn't have any passengers or even seats,
just a dummy driver.
It's as empty as a local cinema showing a Shia LaBeouf-a-thon.
Obviously, actors don't do all their own acting themselves.
Sometimes they're replaced with a body double or even a dummy.
It's ridiculous. You can't replace talent with a dummy.
Isn't that right, David Mitchell?
"That's right, Robert.
"Although I should say, you were always the talented one."
See? I never use a body double.
Why would I, when I've got a body like this?
You're going to put in a six-pack in Post, yeah?
First up, it's '80s classic Fatal Attraction.
Here we see Michael Douglas having a bit of rough and tumble
with original bunny boiler Glenn Close.
Ooh, wait - that's not Michael Douglas.
Let's have another look at him.
Wait for it.
Hang on, is that Jerry Seinfeld?
Well, it looks more like him than Michael Douglas.
Work's probably dried up since the sitcom finished.
Don't turn that engine on, I swear to God.
This scene from Role Models features Ronnie, a small boy stealing a car.
If there's anything funnier
than children recklessly endangering their own lives,
I don't know what it is.
But don't worry, all the actual driving is being done
by a much taller, fully road-legal stuntman.
Kids, eh? They grow up so fast.
What are you doing?!
When you love someone, you've got to trust them. There's no other way.
Casino, a cinema classic.
In this opening scene, director Martin Scorsese gambled that nobody
would spot him replacing Robert De Niro with a rubbish plastic dummy.
..kinda love I had.
Did you spot it?
Bobby De Niro.
Booby De Niro! No dice, Scorsese.
No, it's not Dancing on Ice, it's edgy thriller Ronin.
I've always thought that ice skating
was a popular sport, but apparently not.
Look, they've had to fill out the audience with cardboard cut-outs.
There we are. That's it, mate, take a closer look.
Thomas Jefferson once shot a man on the White House lawn for treason.
Speaking of cardboard characters,
here's John Travolta, up to his old tricks in the movie Swordfish...
..shooting guys and blowing up people.
Ooh, but that's not a people, it's another dodgy lookalike dummy.
Those guys should really avoid cars altogether.
The Blues Brothers - all singing, all dancing,
and all couldn't be bothered to turn up for the crowd scene.
Those are actually two mannequins at the back. Typical.
Now, most people's legs would turn to jelly
if they were about to be tortured by Gerard Butler.
But this guy's left foot has turned to rubber...
..because it's fake.
-You are shaking.
Are you sure you're all right?
Next up is Avatar, the worldwide blockbuster that asks an age-old question -
what if giant Smurfs with pointy ears could control flying dragons with their tails
and make a tree go all glowy and...?
Yeah, I didn't understand it, either. And it was so long.
James Cameron, take a leaf out of your brother David's book and make some harsh cuts.
If I want to spend three hours in a darkened room wearing a pair of cheap plastic glasses,
I'll go to a tanning salon.
Avatar is set in the mythical world of Pandora
and features a Pandora's box full of movie mistakes,
such as combining the plots of FernGully and Pocahontas.
In this scene, Neytiri's ponytail is out of sight over her shoulder.
Then it's on her back.
And when she goes to plug it into her dragon/horse,
it's round her front again.
-Is not horse.
-Ooh, well, excuse me!
-You are clear to...
-This guy may be the corporate baddie of the film,
but he's got incredible golf skills.
He can move balls without touching them.
First, the two balls are close together.
You were looking at the monitor.
I love this putter, Ronnie.
I love this putter.
-Next, they're far apart.
You know, I used to think it was benign neglect,
but now I see that you're intentionally screwing me.
Grace, you know, I enjoy our little talks.
Then they're back together.
-This is wrong in all three dimensions.
..not some jarhead dropout.
Here we see Jake return from his avatar to the real world,
the boring old real world, where mystical things don't exist...
like Sigourney's hand magically moving from his arm
to his shoulder...back to his arm.
Avatar? 'Ave a word with yourself, Mr Cameron.
And it happens again. Watch - Jake's arms start on the table.
-That's called taking the initiative, son.
-Now they're on his wheelchair.
Look, Sully, Sully, just find out...
Now they're out straight.
Now straight again.
Honestly, it makes me turn blue with rage.
Here's a big fight from the end of the film.
Have a look at Colonel Quaritch in his cockpit.
There's a wing mirror right at the back, behind his head.
Notice how the front strut is completely mirrorless.
But then suddenly...
Hello! A mirror right by that strut and clearly in front of his head.
A bit of high tension in the jungle.
No mirror in front of him here.
Still no mirror in front of him...
And hello, a handy mirror to see a horsey dragon
attacking his giant robot.
Let's look now at continuity errors, those tiny little mistakes
that film-makers fail to spot,
so there are small changes in scenery or props,
costume or even hair that make the scene almost unwatchable.
All right, you get the idea.
Two hours it's taken us to film this 30-second link. Two hours!
I hope you're happy.
It's wrinkle-fest Wild Hogs.
That's going to stain. Ha!
The tough guy at the back
has mustard all over his forehead, nose and cheek.
But in the next shot, his face is practically clean.
When the director saw this, he was furious, according to my "sauces".
Shallow Hal now, and a scene-stealing performance
from Jack Black's towel.
She's got cankles, for God's sake!
-First it's in his hand.
Cankles! She's got no ankles. It's like the calf merged with the foot.
Now it's on his neck.
-I know what cankles are! Rosemary doesn't have them.
-Now it's gone.
I know what you're doing here.
-Scared of getting upstaged by a towel.
Ocean's 13 here, with a spectacular spectacle gaffe.
No, not Brad's glasses. Watch Pacino's.
-I don't want this thing on my desk.
-On his face.
-Then they're gone.
-I'll tell you what you don't want -
-your hotel on the cover of Time magazine.
-And now they're back.
Whoo-ha, what a mistake!
If I belonged to a group known as the Losers,
I'd probably not play cards.
But keep your eyes on the guy with glasses.
-His card has a picture of a woman. She's lying down.
All right. Let's go.
-I will raise you.
-You don't want to do that.
-..that piece you got off that Honduran general.
-Lying down again.
-Who's the loser now, Losers?
-I'm definitely in.
-Come now, Stu. You can feel it.
-Phone Booth. Gritty thriller.
Colin Farrell on a worn and tattered phone.
Anyway, he spends the whole film nattering away.
And by the end, the sticker is brand-new again.
Phone booth or TARDIS?
It's the killers that get the cover of Time magazine. Right?
TARDIS, I reckon, because at the start of the movie,
he takes his wedding ring off.
That old trick, eh, Colin?
A bit later, it's still off...
Look, it's our friends from Channels 2 and 5, your local news, Stu.
You could never do this for any of your clients.
..and then magically pops back on his finger again. Make your mind up, man.
Stick your head out a little so they can get a better angle.
Ah, we've all been in this position before.
Hey! Hey there!
What are you doing there? Oh, no, no, no, no, wait, it's OK.
Stranger danger! Stranger danger!
But watch the toilet roll as it comes out of the bin.
In this shot, it's clean.
And now it's covered in debris.
Toilet roll - clean one minute, filthy the next. Nothing new there.
An audition scene in Bruno now, but it's the cowboy hat
-on the back of the door that's making all the right moves.
I'm looking for my vife!
I couldn't hear your woice...
And it's moved again.
..or laugh about it vith you.
Should call it Bor-hat. Hur!
Here we see Will Smith literally in The Pursuit of Happyness.
-Don't move. Don't move!
-Doesn't he realise it's an unachievable goal?
When he says, "Don't move,"
he's actually talking to that green sticker on the side of the train.
See it? Maybe that's the key to happiness.
-Oh, unlucky, Will, it's gone.
-Stop the train!
Ah, the car chase, that old movie chestnut.
You never see them in real life, do you?
The closest I've ever come is desperately needing the loo
and being 15 miles away from Toddington services.
And if you think movie chases end messily, you should have seen what I left on the hard shoulder of the M1!
Well, let's have a look at some car-based clunkers
in a section I'm calling The Steering Wheel of Misfortune.
Apparently I'm not calling it that, I'm calling it Great Car Chase Mistakes.
Would it kill them to listen to my ideas just once in a while?
Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise in Collateral here,
about to have an almighty car crash.
But don't get too distracted by the taxi flipping over...
..because what's this?
Has someone left a bag on the road?
No, that'll be a badly hidden camera filming the close-up shot.
There it is.
Maybe it was left there by someone who gets a kick out of filming car crashes.
Probably waiting for George Michael.
A classic car chase from Mission: Impossible II.
Even Ethan Hunt knows that
it's good health and safety practice to buckle up,
especially when you're driving like a maniac.
Hang on, the safety belt's gone again.
No, you're definitely not wearing it, Tom, you fibber.
Who would've thought that Tom Cruise was capable of telling the world a massive lie?
Oh, no, hang on, it's back on again.
Much better. Tom, I take it all back and apologise.
If the world does end in 2012, at least it'd stop John Cusack
making any more shocking disaster movies.
Here he is, saving his family and his wife's new husband,
who appears to be played by me.
I don't remember doing that.
First he knocked my Porsche into a hole in the ground.
Ooh, look how annoyed I am.
But then, as he drives away, the hole and my lovely Porsche
have completely disappeared. Cusack!
This film is called Race To Witch Mountain.
To me, that sounds like the sort of question a confused hiker might ask.
Just look at that bumper. Ooh, it's all smashed up.
But don't worry, this is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson driving,
so suddenly it's all fixed!
So the big question is not "Which mountain?"
but "Why am I watching this nonsense?"
Here's a masterclass in gaffe-ridden car chases
from the master, John Landis.
First, there's the barely hidden ramp
that sends the cop car tilting off to one side.
Then there are the slide marks ahead of the upside-down car.
You've done this before, haven't you?
Best of all is the very obvious turntable underneath,
making the car spin round.
Did I say best of all?
There's always time for a gormless extra to smash into the camera.
Take the wheel.
Now another spot of movie magic, this time from Swordfish.
And I really mean magic.
Look closely as this car literally takes off.
The ramp it drove up has been removed in the edit.
Prepare for lift-off.
More movie nonsense now with The Taking of Pelham 123.
Check out this police car's lights
getting smashed off as it rolls over.
Yeah, definitely gone.
And now, all of a sudden,
they're back again.
How convenient. Actually, nothing about that is convenient.
Bond! James Bond!
His appeal is the exotic locations, the beautiful women
and the fancy cars, but he is after all a civil servant,
and even Bond' style is bound to be cramped in this age of government spending cuts.
"How do you like your martini, Mr Bond?" "Er, buy one, get one free?
"I haven't got much money, Penny..."
I am, of course, joking.
The Bond films are based on a series of books by Ian Fleming. What a guy.
Yeah, writing spy novels and discovering penicillin.
Unfortunately, he is also responsible for 22 films' worth of movie mistakes.
Let's start at the beginning - Sean Connery in Dr No.
Bond is waiting to knock someone off with his silenced weapon.
Notice he's wearing a tie. Did I say tie? No tie.
You can't be sherioush.
Another classic scene, Connery and Ursula Andress on the beach
being shot at and shouted at by a man with a megaphone.
Are you coming out?
But here's the gaffe. When the shouty man removes the megaphone,
he still has a megaphone voice.
..be back with the dogs!
-Full speed ahead.
-MEGAPHONE: No need to shout, mate.
Say what you like about Roger Moore,
he could take a kick in the face like no other Bond...
..probably because when it was face-kicking time,
he had a very unconvincing stuntman take his place.
Right in the kisser.
Here's the iconic opening
from Brosnan's first Bond outing, GoldenEye,
with some freestyle dam-diving.
Notice how there's no snow anywhere to be seen.
It actually looks quite warm and sunny.
He's covertly breaking into an army base at the bottom, by the way.
But a little later, when Bond emerges from the base,
it's suddenly the middle of winter, with snow all over the ground.
Oh, and he's right at the top of a mountain,
not at the bottom of a dam. Dam it, Bond!
Here's Alan Cumming as supergeek Boris Grishenko.
He's such a lovely man. Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.
That's because it isn't real snow, it's very non-melty fake snow.
Come on, Cumming...
Bond's in a bit of a pickle here -
well, a helicopter ejector seat, to be precise.
Luckily, he's got those two lovely white parachutes
to bring him down to safety.
Did I say white? Sorry, I meant red and white.
The things we do for frequent-flyer mileage.
Oh, Pierce, you joker!
My side is literally splitting.
Now Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. Shutter Island?
They should shut down the whole film there are so many gaffes!
In this movie thriller, nothing is what it seems.
Is this an asylum? Are you crazy?
Am I crazy? I most certainly am!
Crazy about all the mistakes we've been able to find.
I'm going to go and put on a straitjacket and get my medication
from Nursey while you watch these unhinged clangers.
It's the boat over to Shutter Island,
a prison for the criminally insane!
Four people died.
It was the smoke that got them, not the fire.
Perhaps a quick cigarette to calm the nerves. There it goes.
Hang on, pop it in again.
Maybe I AM the one going insane.
-A little more prone to seasickness.
-You all right, boss?
-In that case, you're right.
-Watch the glass in Leo's hand.
Swallow it down, Leo.
When I said swallow, I meant the pill, not the glass as well.
And one more time.
Glass, no glass. Crazy!
There's no way we can cross those rocks.
Here, Mark Ruffalo ruffles around in his pocket for a bit of paper.
But in the next shot, he's ruffling around all over again.
Talk about building your part up, Ruffalo.
Which they said repeatedly doesn't exist!
I'm getting to that lighthouse.
I don't know what this ugly fella's in prison for.
He's certainly able to move his hands without us noticing.
They're on the top bar...
-..then the bottom bar.
-But you're wrong, you're wrong.
Really? Been alone much since you got here?
-Back on that bar...
-I've been with my partner.
..back on his head.
Leo's got Max von Sydow up against a wall.
What are you going to do, kill me?
But look at this reverse shot.
Why is the syringe further away? Where's the wall?
Why is Leo looking up at him in the right shot,
but looking down at a shorter man on the left?
For what? Hm?
From the back, it looks more like Bruce Forsyth than Max von Sydow.
Good game, good game.
Come in out of the rain, lads.
And now for the greatest mystery of Shutter Island,
the legend of Ruffalo's disappearing coat.
Where's it gone?
Let's see it again.
He takes it off. And it's gone.
I'll have nightmares for weeks.
Movie folk aren't always the smartest tools in the box,
and this is apparent when they're asked to write something.
If the clips we're about to see are to be believed, then apparently, it is impossible
to put pen to paper on screen without making some massive error.
Well, if that really is true, then I've got a word for you.
Ooh, hang on. No, that's right. Roll the clips.
St Trinian's, and no, the mistake here isn't the whole movie.
Keep an eye on the blackboard behind Russell Brand.
Nothing written next to number five.
Search for the criminal inside yourself. Yes?
Then suddenly, writing has appeared on Russell's blackboardy-woardy.
Here's a newspaper that clearly says it's from the year 1980.
But hold the press, what's this?
A web address in 1980?
The World Wide Web didn't exist until the 1990s.
Here's a film about a hotel for dogs called Hotel For Dogs.
One of the dogs staying at the hotel is called Henry,
as can be seen from his name written in green ink in the guest register.
Note the lovely red heart above.
But later in the film, when Don Cheadle reads out his name,
it's written in red pen and no sign of a heart.
Don, you're an Oscar winner.
You're better than this.
To decide that she will cheat on the math test.
X marks the spot here in mystery thriller Donnie Darko.
Good. Good, very good.
The biggest mystery, though,
is why that X becomes almost invisible in the next shot.
We'll just chalk this one up to experience.
Another Oscar winner now.
Look at the word "direktor" being written on Oskar Schindler's door.
But later in the film, the letters look completely different -
much bigger and in a different font.
I'm sorry, you can't blame this one on the Nazis.
I imagine you sitting in a dark basement room
bent over papers and computer screens.
And finally, a chilling scene from Hannibal.
When crazy old Dr Lecter signs his letter to Clarice Starling,
there is no hyphen between "Hannibal Lecter"
But when Starling reads the letter, there's a hyphen.
Someone's head should be served on a platter for this mistake.
Maybe with some minted peas and a nice cabernet sauvignon.
Let's talk wardrobe malfunctions.
And no, I don't mean getting to number 30 on your IKEA instructions
to find you're missing two screws and an Allen key. I hate you, IKEA.
I'm talking about costume.
Marlon Brando supposedly performed without trousers
to stop directors filming his big belly.
Demi Moore famously performed topless
to ensure directors would film her at all.
But where would we be without costume?
Naked, and no-one wants to see me naked. Apparently.
What we do want to see are these terrible costume-based clangers.
Nobody walks down a street like Brad Pitt,
and no-one can make their suit jacket vanish like him, either.
Now you see it, now you don't. That's just the Pitts.
I missed the part about where my office is.
If you want to be a successful lawyer,
you've got to accessorise properly,
right down to elbow-length gloves and a dog in a hat.
Then I am going to need a glue gun, some pinking shears...
Reese Witherspoon takes her gloves off, and...
-Ooh, they're back on again.
Even the dog spotted this gaffe.
Here's Johnny Depp about to be executed
for crimes against continuity.
Keep your eye on the hat ribbon.
The axe man moves it...
As long as I can get at your neck.
..and then it's back on the neck again.
-I'm right behind you.
-Off with his head!
Ben Stiller is getting all dressed up
for his first Night at the Museum, but where's his tie?
Just wanted to say good luck, son.
And goodbye. We're clocking out for the last time.
Oh, there it is. Never mind.
Wait, you guys are going out of town?
-Hello, David. I mean, Sir.
Now, which tie should Hugh Grant wear to meet EastEnders' Tiffany?
The one with the big spots...
I'm so sorry, Sir.
..or the one with the tiny spots?
D'you know, I don't care.
Please, line up on the beach.
Keep your eyes on the girl in the green dress.
Men on one line...
There she is, taking off her shoes.
But in the next scene, they're back on.
Oi, love! Take 'em off!
Remove your mask.
Ooh, not you.
In Shallow Hal, Gwyneth Paltrow plays a fatty
who Jack Black sees as a fitty. Look at her shoes.
High heels, right?
Dang it! Rosemary, don't move.
Is your back all right?
-Is she all right? What happened here?
Yeah. Listen, you got to get some decent chairs in here, man.
-Do me a favour...
-Just moments later,
fatty Gwyneth's shoes are completely different and flat,
just like Jack would be if she sat on him.
If you took all the women you two have gone out with,
put 'em together, they wouldn't equal one of her.
We're not arguing that!
Pierce Brosnan's furious. No wonder,
he doesn't know whether to button up his jacket or not.
Now it's open...
Good God, you toss that word around...
..and now it's done up.
You wouldn't catch Bond making this kind of sartorial gaffe.
It's notoriously difficult to act whilst eating. If you ask me,
I can't see what the fuss is about.
I... I can't...
I don't envy movie stars for their flashy houses, fast cars and beautiful girlfriends.
What I do envy is them having drinks that never seem to end, as these clips show.
Here's a classic food and drink gaffe from the film Duel.
Drink it. Drink it.
Yeah, drink it, all of it.
Drink all of it.
There you go.
Hang on, the glass is completely full again!
What if I called the local police?
They can't help you.
Ray Winstone is drinking with Mel Gibson. Always a dangerous pastime.
See how he leaves a good swig at the bottom of his glass.
But in the wide it's completely empty!
I think Mel finished it.
You should always keep an eye on your drink at a party, as this clip from American Pie demonstrates...
You're really beautiful.
..because the young lady's clear cup suddenly turns into a blue plastic cup.
And it's back again.
I wouldn't drink that if I was you.
God, I'm so nervous. I don't know why!
Here's a film I will never be able to unwatch, Bride Wars.
Keep an eye on the champagne glass.
It's transformed into a make-up compact.
..the pressure we put on brides...
And now it's champagne again.
Do you know, I could do with a drink after watching that gaffe.
Or some make-up.
-I mean, you've handled some pretty rough customers, huh?
-Yeah, I have.
Watch the table in front of taxi driver Travis Bickle.
Just a cup of coffee, right?
Wrong. There's an entirely magically appearing burger there as well.
Hey, Travis, I'm talking to you.
I said I'm talking to... Oh, let's move on.
Josh Brolin here as US president George W Bush.
You know I got tasters in the kitchen?
He's so busy he can't even eat his lunch without running the country at the same time.
Quick bite or two to keep his stamina up...
We got 200 million Americans dead on our hands.
But this must be a self-replenishing sandwich,
because, moments later, both halves are intact again.
Because I'm more worried now than I was on 9/11.
It's your car! Your insurance should pay for it.
Movie classic Back To The Future.
Keep your eye on the sweet jar next to Marty McFly. It's full to the brim with candy.
I haven't yet, but I figured since they weren't due till...
But, just moments later, it's half-empty.
Still, it's a welcome distraction from him trying to cop off with his mother.
The only impossible mission in this clip
is trying to keep track of Ving Rhames' pint glass.
It bounces from his hand
to the table...
Why don't you come back with me?
I just don't know why I'd be doing it.
..and back to his hand again.
Americans really can't handle their beer.
-OUT OF SYNC:
-You know what I hate? Those moments in films
when the actor's mouth isn't synched up with what they're saying.
Sometimes their mouth isn't moving, sometimes it's moving but nothing's coming out.
Still, it's better than watching Twilight,
where you can see Robert Pattinson's mouth moving but what you hear is absolute drivel.
Well, we found their hide-out.
Let's start with The Goonies
and the man driving the car trying to do an Amy Winehouse,
singing and smoking at the same time. Look in the car mirror.
HE SINGS IN ITALIAN
We can hear his voice, but his mouth isn't moving.
Watch and learn, Winehouse.
In the movie Collateral, Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx
go to a jazz club that's so groovy, it ignores the rules of physics.
It's off melody. Behind the notes. Not what's expected.
Listen as the trumpet note continues even though the trumpeter's stopped blowing.
-Have I told you about Sammy Jankis?
Memento now, and watch the guy on the right's mouth.
You think he's still here?
Another one talking without actually moving his lips.
-You think he's still here?
Johnny G, the guy you're looking for.
..others exceedingly cruel...
Now, this woman is talking so much, you can still hear her when her mouth isn't moving.
Watch closely as she's put down on the sofa.
..coffee shop downstairs.
Not that I'd trade a day, an hour, a moment of it for anything!
I don't know what came over me!
The Windsor plantation.
And here is a classic mouth-wrong from the film The Notebook.
Take note - just because a scene is dimly lit does not mean you can dub over completely different words.
Be careful it isn't broken.
Look at that.
Oh, this place is gigantic!
Yeah, a gigantic piece of...
Awards ceremonies, what a load of ridiculous nonsense.
The people who win react like it's the greatest moment of their life
and start gushing and crying and thanking everyone they've ever met.
It's pathetic. I mean, it's just a little gold statue, after all,
that...feels kind of special to hold.
I suppose it makes you feel like you've achieved something in your life, and...it's all been...
worth it, and...
I promised myself I wouldn't cry,
but I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my family and my agent.
No, I'm only kidding. It's all nonsense, isn't it?
And even Oscar winners muff things up on a regular basis.
James Cameron's Oscar-winning epic Titanic perfectly captured
what it was like to be aboard the famous ship in 1901,
right down to the camera crew reflected in every door.
Let's see that again.
Invictus tells the story of South Africa during the 1995 rugby World Cup. Wow, look at that.
It's just like being in South Africa in 1995,
if you don't look at the 2009 Range Rover driving past.
Or listen to Matt Damon's accent.
Precious now, and Mum, played by Mo'Nique,
is going to do a classic magic trick here, the disappearing cigarette.
Now you see it.
But with a clunk from her magic frying pan...
Clang! Now you don't.
Precious doesn't seem that impressed.
What if she makes it reappear?
Still nothing? Some people, eh?
I reckon Hilary Swank wore two gum shields in Million Dollar Baby.
There's one being taken out.
-..just keep punching.
-I ain't doing great, I'm losing!
You're wearing her down!
And, look, there's another one immediately back in her mouth.
Better to be safe than sorry, Hilary.
Here's Scarlett Johansson alone in her hotel room. Or is she?
Looks like there's a reflection of someone closing a door.
Maybe she didn't deserve that Oscar after all. On reflection.
# Gonna make you, make you, make you notice... #
It's karaoke night in Lost In Translation,
and there's quite a party happening in room number 601.
# Gonna use my style Gonna use my sidestep. #
Anyway, Scarlett Johansson steps outside while Bill Murray takes the mic.
But when he comes out, it's room 602.
# There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer
-# Thinks you're...
-Awful nice... #
Moulin Rouge won the Oscar for costume,
which is strange, because, if you look at Nicole Kidman's hands,
right hand ungloved,
then it's gloved again.
Her wardrobe is overacting even more than she is.
Where is he?
Bullitt won the Best Film Editing award.
What the film makers didn't edit was an unwitting member of the public
walking into shot and being clobbered by a policeman.
"Where are you going, son?"
The Terminator series asks life's big questions, like who'd win in a battle between man and machine
and why DID that third film get made?
At the heart of the Terminator movies is an impossible time-travel paradox.
It makes me so angry I want to build a robot, travel back in time and kill everyone responsible.
Oh, if only that was possible. Which it isn't. Which is why I'm angry.
On the plus side, if machines did take over humanity,
they'd probably avoid making movies that contained these clunking clunkers.
John Connor was here. Where did he go?
Here's T3, with my favourite kind of Terminator,
the "making cars inexplicably explode" cyborg.
Watch the truck. They're heading towards the sports car.
Then they completely miss it.
But the car shoots to the side by itself
and there's a massive explosion. Absolute drivel.
Keep your eye on this white-haired elderly lady in the chopper,
because we're either about to see a massive gaffe or they've kicked her out for a quicker take-off.
Call the surgical team.
Remarks - it's Connor.
Whatever happened to the phrase "leave no man or old white-haired lady behind", eh, guys?
Give me a strap.
You can never be too careful when dealing with deadly robot bits.
Here the resistance fighters are securely strapping down this Terminator arm.
There are the straps.
But in this shot the straps have gone.
Well, that was a terminal waste of time, wasn't it?
Oh, they're back. Strapping stuff!
Bring up a portable shortwave.
-I need to test it on something larger in the field.
You will not get a second chance.
It's reassuring that in this age of CGI there's still room
for some good old-fashioned creaky special effects.
I'm proud to present, a table hanging on a string.
Let's see that again.
A table on a string.
Here are three heroes from Terminator: Salvation making a right old mess of the place.
But what's even more of a mess is the continuity here.
Watch them jump through the hole in the wall.
Man on right, little girl on left.
And Bale, as John Connor, goes through the middle.
On the other side, Connor's suddenly on the right, not in the middle,
and the other two have changed places, too.
If you ask me, they deserve to be terminator-ed for this gaffe.
Christian Bale is in trouble here,
with a Terminator standing almost on top of him.
Oh, no, he's shot the molten metal.
It will surely go all over both of them.
Well, no, because now Bale is miles away from the Terminator.
I'll be back. Back here where it's nice and safe.
Every film pays people to meticulously
work through the finer details and ensure that not even minute errors end up on the big screen.
However, our team of super-nerds have proven to be even more meticulous than them,
by spotting these even harder to reach clunkers.
So...1-0 to the nerds, then, hmm?
There's nothing worse than having your airline seat downgraded,
so imagine how the passengers in Final Destination must feel.
They started in a spacious 747, with its trademark double-decker nose
and two engines on each side,
but, on take-off, it's clearly a much smaller two-engined plane.
There they go. Here we stay.
'70s-set thriller Zodiac,
which features a shot of the then state-of-the-art computer game Pong.
-The score's 15-9.
-My own kids would kill me for one of those.
Unfortunately, the game performs a back and forth of its own,
because now it's 14-9, and back to 15-9.
Careful, Robert Downey Jr, we almost caught a glimpse of YOUR ping-pongs.
-You don't like it, you can move back with your mum.
-I can't, actually...
Here's a classic nerdy Hollywood nerd playing nerdy Second Life in Hot Tub Time Machine.
But surely a nerd of this calibre would have spotted that
he's not actually playing the game, he's watching a video.
Because those are the controls for Quicktime Media Player.
Or am I a nerd for spotting that?
Why do you waste your time with that Second Life bull...
Here's lovable moron Forrest Gump
receiving a letter confirming his shares in Apple Incorporated.
He got me invested in some kind of fruit company.
Well, here's a catchphrase for you, Forrest.
Stupid is having a letter from Apple Incorporated dated 1974,
which wasn't actually incorporated for another three years.
I said, "That's good. One less thing."
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang now, a film so bad they named it twice.
But they clearly didn't watch it twice, because if they did
they might have spotted this bona fide clanger.
On the outside, this book is titled You Wouldn't Want To Live There.
But on the inside it's The Man Beneath The Uniform.
Should have called it The Fake Book Beneath The Photocopied Jacket.
SHE thinks it's funny.
Here we see the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
sending an e-mail to fellow hacker, Plague.
Being a top-secret e-mail, she's going to want to encrypt it.
Oh, but that's the exact opposite of what she should have done.
Next thing, we'll find out her tattoo isn't really a dragon at all, it's a...
What's the opposite of a dragon?
Zombieland now, set in America.
Look, that's the stars and stripes.
And, listen, they're playing The Star Spangled Banner.
And, uh... Oh, dear.
That's a British roundabout
right outside the Washington, DC, Capitol building.
If I thought I was in the States but it turned out to be Swindon, I'd be furious.
Like this guy.
Nice place, huh?
The Blues Brothers are about to be fired at by a four-barrelled rocket launcher.
So that'll be four explosions, right?
There's one, two,
five? That's not right. Quick, drive off before anyone notices.
Kick Ass? They should have called it Kick Out The Director Because Of All The Mistakes That Are...
Actually, their title's better.
Kick-Ass, or, as it's called in Britain, Kick-Bottoms,
is about a superhero that's good at getting beaten up.
If that's a superpower, I think I've got it, too.
I also have a special geek sense for detecting super-size continuity errors. Watch this.
Does it not bug you? Thousands of people want to be Paris Hilton
and nobody wants to be Spider-Man.
Let's kick off with Kick-Ass's sidekick. Watch the guy on the left.
He's holding a comic and...
now it's on a table.
That's a superpower in its own right.
It was time for Mindy to get ready, too.
Here's another comic-based super-gaffe.
Notice the page on the left side with its three vertical panels.
HAMMER IS COCKED
How'd you find me, Marcus?
One of us is still a cop, remember?
Moments later we see it again
and it's completely different, with four pictures in a grid.
So you brainwashed Mindy?
You say brainwashed. I say made it into a game.
I say it's a terrible movie gaffe.
Feel like checking out that new Kate Hudson movie where...
In this scene, Kick-Ass is in his civilian clothes
and hanging out with Katie, whom he has the hots for.
They're inside because it's absolutely pouring down outside.
But when they go out back to check out each other's fillings,
there's not a drop of rain in the sky. Not that they'd notice.
Can I get a puppy?
Here are Big Daddy and Potty-Mouth Girl on their day off.
Yeah. A cuddly, fluffy one.
But keep an eye on her spoon.
She puts it in the glass...
and it's back in her hand. Now, that's BLEEP impressive.
Look, I'd love a Benchmade model-42 butterfly knife.
Here's the film's villain, Frank D'Amico.
He's holding a popular make of phone.
Apparently I'm not allowed to say the brand name, so I can't say iPhone.
But in this shot it's silver on the back.
-What is this? What am I looking at here?
-It was Sal's phone.
They found it in his hand.
He must have taken that right before he died.
And now it's black on the back.
I'm a bit confused now. Can I phone a friend?
One of the worst movie clunkers is a boom in shot.
No, not when something in shot goes boom, but when a sound man's
over-head microphone drops down and ruins the entire scene.
Can you watch what you're doing?!
God, sound men are such idiots.
Oh! I asked for that.
Any film about Pearl Harbor is going to have a bit of boom in shot.
Get it? Boom? Like an explosion? No?
You're right. It was a tragedy.
And the actual war was pretty bad, too.
Here's Michael Douglas starring in Fatal Attraction.
-See you tomorrow night.
Keep your eye on the windscreen.
Never mind fatal attraction, there's a fatal distraction.
Next up is Al Pacino in S1m0ne.
And here's a blink and you'll miss it moment. Boom!
Let's see it again.
Luckily they got away with this gaffe
because no-one actually went to see that film.
Here's Jack Black in Shallow Hal,
displaying his admirable acting range
by playing a tubby yet loveable goofball.
But that's not the only thing on display here.
No, no. It's my fault. I didn't see... This is your cab.
I'm going to get the next cab.
Taxi for the sound man.
While watching Enchanted,
I like to play a game called Boom Shake The Room.
Every time I see a boom in shot - there's one - I trash my room.
She's a seriously confused woman who's fallen into our laps.
Good night, OK?
There it is again. Right, I'm off to throw a sofa out of the window.
Tense action thriller Ronin now.
-Watch as De Niro runs through this dressing room.
Did you spot the gaffe? Let's take a closer look at those mirrors.
That's the camera man, and boom!
That's the sound man.
Actors, eh? Can't go anywhere without their entourage.
Sometimes a film can't afford to hire a large number of extras
and has to use the same people over and over in a variety of different roles.
I thought I'd found a classic example of this until the producers informed me
that Eddie Murphy ASKED to play every role in Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps. Who can blame him?
If I read a script that hilarious, I'd want to play every role.
Oh, the Klumps, you hilarious, obese balls of flatulence.
Anyway, here are a few clips of repeated extras that will have you laughing,
like I did when I first saw Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps.
'Scuse us for just a second.
Let's start with little Leo DiCaprio, acting all grown up with a moustache in Aviator.
I thought I might pilot the first one myself. Oughta be some fun.
See these two smart gents in the background?
-I'll buy you anything you want.
-You can buy me dinner.
Here they go again in the same direction.
Dinner, then. We got a date?
And once more.
I'll be back in a second.
It's romantic comedy The Ugly Truth,
showing off the sensitive side of 300 macho man Gerard Butler.
But never mind him, keep an eye on the blonde extra in the blue.
She's in the shot once...twice...
Can't get enough of your sparkling wit and charm.
Stewart thought you needed a producer more than...
-..three times a lady, right back where she started.
Before South Park creator Trey Parker, seen here,
and his buddy, Matt Stone, were hilariously funny,
they were painfully unfunny in slacker comedy BASEketball.
We're not beat yet. We can still win this thing.
But keep an eye on these two extras in Trey's team.
-Can we do it?
-Can we do it?
Because here they are again, in different jerseys, also playing for the opposing team.
This is a clip from Final Destination,
in which college kids try to out-run the Grim Reaper.
And who doesn't love a good funeral?
This woman at the back certainly does.
She gets up to pay her respects once...
..some meaningful glances...
..and there's that woman going up all over again.
Ma'am, step away from the coffin.
We will go up there, pretend we're boyfriend and girlfriend...
Here's The Proposal,
in which Sandra Bullock persuades Ryan Reynolds to marry her.
And that she isn't more than a decade older than him.
Keep an eye on the unusually short woman in a green top to the left.
If you send someone walking through shot over and over,
probably best not to pick the most noticeable woman on the set.
Sorry, were you not in that room?
-Then I quit, and you're screwed. Buh-bye, Margaret.
Andrew! Fine! Fine.
Have you spotted her? Have you?
There she is!
If you do the Alaska weekend and the immigration interview, I will make you editor.
A bit more zingy dialogue and a bit more really obvious repeated extra.
She's really starting to grow on me.
Here's a mean-looking Denzel Washington
getting released from prison in the role of drug baron Frank Lucas.
Watch the guy in white walking though shot.
Well, here you can see him do exactly the same walk all over again.
It's like deja vu,
which is also the name of the Denzel Washington film before this one.
See what I did there? Mmm, brilliant.
Comedy The Hangover was a huge box-office smash. No wonder, if they hired girls in bikinis...
That is my tooth!
..got them to walk past once up close, once in the distance, and once up close again.
# Spider-Man, Spider-Man
# Repeats his extras whenever he can. #
-Great honour to meet you, sir.
-Harry tells me you're quite the science...
Watch out for the college student with red hair.
You know, I'm something of a scientist myself.
I read all your research on nano-technology.
There she is again...
-Yes, I wrote a paper on it.
Hey, you two! Let's move!
Nice to meet you.
-Hope to see you again.
Never mind seeing him again. Let's see her.
He doesn't seem so bad.
Bingo! My movie-mistake senses are tingling.
-Here's Forrest Gump,
who prefers to repeat entire crowds of extras.
Keep an eye on just these two guys in hats, for example.
Forrest knocks them out of the way once
and then all over again.
Like Forrest says, "Life is like a box of idiots."
And, finally, Monsters, Inc,
here to show that even when your extras don't actually exist,
they can still crop up in two places at once.
Stay where you are. Number One wants to talk to you.
Each monster in a yellow suit has its own unique number.
Here's worker 112, standing next to Mike and Sully.
Then, moments later, here he, or it, is again.
Two and a half years of undercover work were almost wasted.
Fans of Star Trek prefer to be called Trekkers, because the term "Trekkie" is deemed offensive.
A bit like "tragic, lonely geek-face".
Some fans have even gone to the trouble of learning the entire language of Klingon.
To those people I say, "Brak nik toff jah bak mak,"
which doesn't mean anything as I've got better things to do with my life.
As it happens, Bones McCoy was a nickname of a kid I went to school with,
after he was caught in an uncompromising situation with a bag of crinkle-cut crisps.
Stand by for some hi-tech, high-action sky-diving
from the recent Star Trek reboot.
We can see the order of the sky-divers on the display screen.
Red first, then blue, then yellow.
Distance to target, 5,000 metres.
When we see them outside, they're in a completely different order.
Blue, yellow, red.
Obviously, the guy in red dies horribly, as required by Star Trek law.
Don't people ever learn?
Here's Nero, the villain, throttling some poor bloke.
But, looking at his missing right ear tip,
I'd guess he's already been in a fight, possibly with Mike Tyson.
-But now it's his left ear that's all chewed up.
-And his right ear is all pointy.
You leave that Spock alone, it's not his fault.
-Stop the ship.
-Kirk, how the hell did you get on board the Enterprise?
Here's Uhura standing right by her man, Mr Spock.
Only, in this shot, she's standing quite far away.
Some old-school Trek now,
back when they knew how to dress for every occasion.
Falling to your certain death, only a black outfit will do.
Being saved just before certain death, maybe a blue top would be more suitable.
I suspect his trousers are brown though.
Some people complained that William Shatner's acting was a bit wooden, like a puppet.
Well, I think that's a bit unfair. He's nothing like a puppet.
You know, with strings attached, holding him up in the air.
Or people just off-screen pushing him about, controlling his every move during fight scenes.
No, nothing like a puppet.
Ambassador, with this next movie mistake you are really spoiling us.
Spare me your human platitudes, Kirk.
Look at the display of guns on the wall.
Your son meant more to me than you can know.
And now look.
Can you spot the difference?
Yes, of course you can!
Ah, there's the moustachioed Scotty, standing behind Kirk,
his right-hand man there to comfort him in his time of need.
This death takes place in the shadow of new life.
The sunrise of a new world.
A world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish.
Hang on, where's Scotty?
Who's playing those blooming bagpipes? Oh, Scotty's back.
Turns out he CAN change the laws of physics.
Keep an eye on the injured actor in this scene from The Wrath Of Khan.
He's making the most of his big moment by dying not once...
Let's see that again.
and then decides to close his eyes.
Talk about overplaying your part.
More vintage Star Trek now. Look at that lovely jumper.
But it's the whales we're looking for here.
There they are. Big remote-controlled whales.
How do we know they're remote-controlled?
Because that's the special-effects diver releasing them.
I feel cheated. Next you'll be telling me there's no such thing as transparent aluminium.
Look at the big Klingon spaceship
casting a huge shadow over the fishing boat.
It's no good just turning the boat around, you won't get away from it that easily. Or will you?
Well, the shadow's gone.
That must mean the spaceship has too. Yay!
Oh, no, there it is.
There are a lot of things that are just wrong about Hollywood.
Why do the actors get paid so much?
Why does Jennifer Aniston make so many dodgy rom-coms?
And why, Mel Gibson, why?
But we're here to right some movie wrongs, or at least point them out and be sarcastic about them.
Get Him To The Greek now, and we join the party in full swing.
With Russell Brand, some sexy girls,
Puff Diddy Daddy Combs and something on fire.
-Sergio's gone crazy!
-I love this game!
And note the night-time cityscape in the windows.
A real night to remember.
I don't think so!
Only when they get outside it's not night at all,
it's the middle of the day.
Exactly how long is that walk from the room to the exit?
Look carefully at this clip from Ronin.
Someone's spying on some tough guys from a window through a camera.
But the next camera shot is clearly from someone standing
right in front of them on the street. Very undercover.
Harry Potter's full of all kinds of magical nonsense.
That's it, all I need's a bit of luck.
He's got an invisibility cloak, but in this scene he's also got invisibility glasses.
Look, no lenses.
It's a miracle.
In Final Destination we see a young lady striking a tiny match
that suddenly becomes absolutely massive.
You could say... the match doesn't match.
Look, it's all completely chicken soup.
Lock Stock may have Two Smoking Barrels, but in this scene there's one massive clunker.
-I need some artillery, too.
-The fruit machine sounds like it's working.
This is London, not the Lebanon.
But no reels move at any point.
Oi, Guy Ritchie, back up the apples and pears and sort your movie out.
I don't like you.
Dustin Hoffman about to reveal a revolutionary new product.
Shaving foam that shaves for you.
Leave on for a bit during a dramatic scene.
Wipe foam off...
and you're clean-shaven.
Mrs Robinson, get that boy to the Dragon's Den.
PHONE RINGS Pick it up.
A dark, atmospheric thriller from the Coen brothers and what could be more creepy than a haunted phone?
It's still ringing after she picks it up.
Let's see that again.
Oh, hi, it's Robert from Movie Mistakes.
I'd like my money back, please.
Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest directors of his generation.
He's also a very naughty boy. By calling his last film Inglourious Basterds,
he thought his misspelling would allow him to get away with using a swearword. What a dockhead.
The film follows the adventures of a group of Nazi-hunters.
Well, Nazi hunters, our mistake hunters are after you.
But just because our hunters are hunting Nazi-hunters,
it doesn't mean we're on the same side as the Nazis. OK? They're not.
This film is filled with the kind of mistakes
that make you want to track down those responsible
and carve the word "numpty" into their forehead.
Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz.
Heard of him?
Everybody in the German army's heard of Hugo Stiglitz.
Let's start with the scene where we find out about a Nazi turned good guy who goes by the name of....
Well, you can probably read it for yourself.
And here's a newspaper article all about the Nazis he's meant to have killed.
On the top row here, there are six photos.
Go ahead and count them.
Hugo Stiglitz is a celebrity among German soldiers.
But in this close-up there are actually seven photos across.
Which is it Hugo, six or seven?
You will answer me!
Keep an eye on Colonel Landa's cigarette in this clip.
He's just lit it.
Already, there's ash hanging off.
Hmm. Tension mounting.
Doesn't even take a single drag.
But seconds later, he puts it out in his apfel strudel.
And suddenly it's burned down to a stub.
Leading lady Shosanna puts on heavy lipstick
for an evening of Nazi bothering.
But hang on, in this shot, she's hardly wearing any lipstick.
And there's no big, red mark on the wine glass.
No, it's all right, lipstick's back again. As you were.
I've been chewed out before.
It's the end of the film with everyone making a break for freedom.
Heard that deal you made with the brass.
But something else is trying to make a run for it and that's Brad Pitt's tie.
-First you can see both sides...
-I'd make that deal.
-I don't blame you.
Then one side has made a run for it.
And that pretty little nest you've feathered for yourself. Well, if you're willing to barbecue
the whole high command, I suppose that's worth certain considerations.
Don't worry, it'll be back.
But I do have one question.
Yeah, who's in charge of continuity here?
There really is no excuse for mistakes in animation films.
Why, oh why do animators make so many mistakes?
It's just drawing a picture or two, or you know, quite a few, say, roughly 30 pictures per second,
1,800 pictures a minute so that's about 162,000 pictures per film, I mean, how hard can it be?
Some of these animators should be drawn themselves,
hung, drawn and quartered - for crimes against movie continuity!
Possibly a bit harsh, but you know.
Let's kick things off with Monsters Inc.
Keep an eye on the train set on the bedroom floor.
Just moments later, it's gone.
And has been replaced by all these painful, spiky things.
These monsters should be incarcerated, not incorporated!
Keep coming, keep coming.
look at Mike's hand at the bottom of the screen. It's completely normal.
Apart from the fact it's green and has pointy nails.
Could almost be my ex-wife, am I right, fellas?
Actually, I don't even have an ex-wife.
-Sorry it took so long.
Anyway, now the hands are all covered in plasters.
Even the credits are wrong.
See Sulley hide little girl Boo behind him.
But watch closely because during the song, she vanishes into thin air.
Mind you, I disappear when people start dancing too.
Get away from me, you guys.
Look at young Cal here waking up in his PJs.
Wow, it's been snowing ice cream.
And a coat just magically appeared on him.
Happy birthday, son.
-This is your day.
If no-one else here is going to ask the question, I will.
Where did that coat come from?
Next the laugh-every-few-minutes hit-and-miss, Planet 51.
Keep your eyes on the spaceman's visor.
Aliens? Yeah, we're surprised, too, because they've got no reflection in your shiny helmet.
# I call him lollipop, lollipop oh lolly, lolly, lolly, lollipop... #
Planet 51 and mistake number two.
So the alien dog pees on a lamp-post.
The lamp-post falls down...
..the lamp-post disappears.
Yet another reason not to watch this film.
Keep an eye on the two glasses.
She must be real thirsty.
I'm real thirsty.
Told you. The only problem is one of the glasses has vanished.
I don't want to walk any more.
Russell is being dragged along by his face.
I imagine that'll make him all dirty.
There are no tigers in South America.
That's kids for you, eh? Dirty one second, completely clean the next.
Let's take a look at Twilight, a series of films
about pretty teenagers mainly moping about in forests.
They have it all, vampires, werewolves, action romance,
all mixed up together to create a bunch of boring, old rubbish.
Twilight is chock-full of dodgy moral messages.
Edward is over 100 years old
and yet he's dating a 17-year-old schoolgirl,
so we're all fine with this?
Oh, and it's fine for the dead to get off with the living,
but when it's the other way round, apparently it's creepy.
Fitting in as the new kid can be hard. For a start, what do you wear?
My first day at a new school, it's March in the middle of the semester.
Well, that guy's got a red hoodie. He's pretty cool.
-Only now, he's also wearing a bodywarmer.
-Oh, now he isn't.
I can't keep up with teen fashion.
I'm sorry I'm rude all the time, I just think it's the best way.
Guess who just asked me to prom!
Never mind the prom, where did that clipboard come from?
Let's see that again.
No clipboard, clipboard!
Where is he?
Where's... Where's Edward?
Here we see the loyal R-Patz sitting guard for injured Bella.
There he is sleeping right by the window.
Yep, right next to the...
Oh, hang on, who moved the window?
Come on, it's just a game.
You have to be careful playing baseball,
especially with sexy vampires.
Although it's not so dangerous that Bella needs a body double.
Look, that's clearly not her, look at that massive chin.
Ah, she's been reading Romeo and Juliet. How romantic.
But now, the book's gone. What did you do with it, Bella?
Bore it out of existence?
A werewolf so moody and sexy he has to walk around with his top off.
Nice tattoo right up by his shoulder.
Only in this shot, it seems to have slipped halfway down his arm.
Finally in this scene, R-Pats flings Bella to safety,
knocking over two vases.
But the next time we see them, four vases are smashed.
Either way, you only win a prize if you knock all five down, I'm afraid.
One of the things that always amazes me about the film business
is that there are actually trained specialists
who are paid enormous sums of money to spot continuity mistakes.
Basically, their job is to watch movies all day and point out small errors. Call that a job?
It's pathetic. How exactly is that contributing to a better, healthier society for us all?
Anyway, here's some mistakes that we spotted while being paid to watch movies the other day.
A saucy scene where Stifler's mom seduces one of her son's friends.
-Are you lost?
-Keep your eyes on his balls.
The pool balls, people!
OK, there's a yellow ball in the middle of the table.
No, no, not lost just...
you know, taking the tour.
He's so distracted by her mature allure, he doesn't notice the ball's moved all by itself. Steamy.
Want show him the room, Dale?
John C Reilly and Will Ferrell play, er, step-brothers. Watch the napkin.
Hey, listen, I like to have a lot of fresh fruit around.
And chocolate chips in my pancakes, OK?
-Write it down so you don't forget.
-Show him the room.
Hang on, it's gone.
Ooh, it's The Prince Of Persia swordfighting
in his brand new M&S shirt. And, oh, no, that's torn it.
His mum will be furious.
Only she won't, because look, it's immediately as good as new.
It's the 1960s when men sat up front and women sat in the back.
But it was also the decade of sexual liberation.
-Might be worth a look.
Because when they stop, one of the men has become a woman, and nobody bats an eyelid.
A man who so loved his watch, he could look at it for ages.
Next thing you know, it's 6:25.
I guess time flies when you're on the run.
Here's Anne Hathaway sprawling on the floor.
Steve Carell is getting an eyeful,
so he'll probably notice that she's got bare feet.
Are you staring at my butt?
No, I'm not.
But in the same scene, after Steve Carell's stunt double has demonstrated his flexibility.
That's impressive, wow.
Hathaway's suddenly got shoes on.
How good am I at spotting mistakes?
Ah, legs crossed left over right, the classic relaxation position.
-I will never become an Omega...
-I mean, right over left.
That's it, right over left.
Left over right?
Right over left?
I cannot keep up with the Joneses.
This isn't about me selling my products,
I have to ensure my unit is selling their products.
Here's that guy Mulder, from The X Files,
with some paranormal activity.
Keep an eye on his arm. It's up by his head.
Separate bedrooms perhaps?
You're not a great salesman.
Touching his ear.
Touching the table. Spooky.
And here's that guy Mulder from The X Files in...The X Files.
What's inexplicable in this shot is how the driver's side window is all ragged and smashed.
But then there's not a shard of glass to be seen.
The truth is out there. The truth is nobody was paying attention.
Yeah, that'll learn you.
I enjoyed Team America all right,
I just found the acting a bit, I don't know, wooden?
Here's a puppet looking at a picture of four other puppets,
like Cheryl Cole thinking back on her Girls Aloud days.
Hello, young man. Congratulations on a terrific performance.
But in the wide shot, that photo of four has turned into a photo of two.
What a Muppet! I mean, puppet.
The name is Spottswoode.
Action, punching, kicking, running away from the police,
I love a night out in Liverpool,
but now let's look at some action sequences.
Action sequences are brilliant, you know, when actions happen in a sequence.
In fact, come to think of it, everything is an action sequence really, isn't it?
If a film didn't have any action, it would just be a bloke standing there
talking straight to the camera and that would be rubbish.
Let's watch some action howlers!
Ah, the days of King Arthur when men were real man.
Tough and strong, charging on horseback, wielding swords in battle and...
dying when the sword hasn't even touched them.
Get up, you big wuss.
Some serious medieval-style action's about to kick off.
But don't worry, they're not real soldiers, they're actors.
They just do as they're told, keep walking and stop when you get
to the rubbish sticks and bit of rope marking the edge of shot.
The scouts have the motto "be prepared".
These guys in Daybreakers must be former scouts, I reckon.
They're so prepared, their car is riddled with bullet holes
before any shots have been fired.
-Put the gun down.
And here come the bullets.
I imagine they're prepared for me to tell them that they're idiots.
Here's some more bullet hole nonsense.
Never mind the goats, what the men, whoever they are, should be staring at is this windscreen.
Which is shot one minute
and then magically unshot. Stare at that, goat men.
America will go nuts for BASEKetball.
Watch the background of this crazy party in BASEKetball.
The guy on the roof wearing the leather jacket and white trousers
is so drunk he falls off twice.
Listen to that crowd.
He must've been drinking doubles.
They say you should never work with children or animals.
But after you've seen these clips, you can add vehicles to that list.
Here's a collection of classic gaffes featuring planes, trains and automobiles.
Ooh, that's a catchy title. Well done me.
Anyway, I haven't seen transport blunders like this since I got a lift home with George Michael.
Here's a famous scene from Borat.
Eventually, I managed to hike a hitchings
with group of young scholars also travelling across country. All right!
Yes, it's all so completely spontaneous and not pre-planned.
So spontaneous, the RV he gets out of later that night
is a different one from the day before. Isn't that nice?
-Hit the brakes! Hit the brakes, come on!
The fellows are in a spot of bother here.
Look, the wheel's fallen off. This can't end well.
Hold on, the wheel's back.
Nothing can go wrong now.
Get Smart not taking its own advice with this stupid movie blunder.
Keep an eye on the car wing mirror.
It gets smashed...
-I cannot get over the fact that 23 is a traitor.
But now it's whole again.
Now I know how you must have felt when you thought I was a traitor.
-It is demoralising.
-Wait, no, it's hanging off again.
I don't know how I missed it. I'm usually very observant.
-Get Smart? Get lost.
It's canine comedy caper, Hotel For Dogs.
It's kind of like a dinner date, isn't it?
How clever, a little train set bringing out the dogs' food.
Ooh, not so clever, the food's not there in this shot.
Well, they've made a right dog's dinner out of this scene.
Here's Mel Gibson, furious at the side of the road as usual.
But keep an eye on the door in the background. It's firmly shut.
Oops, door's open.
And the door's shut again.
-What does it feel like?
-Anyway, Mel's had enough and is off to shout at some police officers.
OK, shouting done,
Mel's now on his way home from this multi-storey car park.
-Where you going?
-Well, he's not going to the exit, that's for sure.
Because it's that way.
Mel? Mel? Mel!
A movie masterclass in how not to make a film.
But there are bigger mistakes than the casting of Ben Affleck.
In this scene, we can clearly see that it's daytime.
But when Affleck comes up for air -
here he comes - it's suddenly night time.
What a terrible...film.
An anachronism is when something stands out
from everything around it as just being from the wrong era in time.
Think Prince Philip at a Justin Bieber concert.
A glaring anachronism can immediately ruin any good period movie.
I mean, Pride and Prejudice would have been rubbish if Darcy and Bennett had met via online dating.
Or if the soldiers in 300 had got together at a flash mob.
"Spartans, tonight we meet on Twitter!"
Doesn't really work, does it?
Just what we needed, yet another Robin Hood movie.
But this one is going to be perfect, right down to every last detail.
Like this smoothly cut tree stump that has blatantly been cut with a modern machine.
Because they didn't use axes back then, they used ye olde chainsaw.
In Robin Hood's day, they also used modern war equipment, just like
these World War Two landing craft straight out of Saving Private Ryan.
Despite the fact that they weren't invented until the 1920s.
Only 700 years out. Yaar!
Might as well go the whole hog, Robin.
What's that up in the sky in this shot?
That's right, the vapour trail from an aircraft.
In the year 1200.
The high seas, 1589, and a couple of clips from St Trinian's 2.
This film is full of anachronisms, not least casting Girls Aloud's
Sarah Harding as a 16-year-old schoolgirl.
But in this scene, the clanger is a view through a telescope.
I don't need to tell you that the telescope wasn't invented until 1608.
He doesn't care.
What an honour.
The famous Captain Fritton aboard my humble vessel.
It's everyone's favourite Doctor Who, David Tennant.
He's dressed as a 17th century dandy.
I say, golly gosh.
Only they've just told us it's 1589 and those clothes won't be in fashion for decades.
This is the solution to the greatest threat mankind has ever known.
You're not a Time Lord any more, David.
In the improbably titled Hot Tub Time Machine,
a group of modern-day losers go back to the year 1986
in a hot tub that's also a...time machine.
No foreign army has ever occupied American soil until now.
Well, I'll believe that, but not this.
A poster for Rambo 3.
It wasn't released until 1988, two years later.
Who's responsible for this mistake?
-Yeah, I might have guessed.
Accident blackspot? These aren't accidents.
A cinema classic that struggles to stay in the '60s.
They're throwing themselves into the road to escape all this hideousness.
Throw yourselves into the road, darling!
Tearing down a '60s road in their '60s car with a bottle of '60s booze.
But they seem to have taken a wrong turn and ended up in the 1980s.
See those? Loads of '80s cars.
Well, that's what drink-driving will do for you.
Are you out of your mind?
Pull over, you haven't got a licence.
They also pass a modern motorway sign.
In fact, the M25 didn't exist until 1975, and that's not in the 1960s.
Here's a clip from the smash hit, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
When our hero, Mikael Blomkvist, goes for a jog, he has a flashback to his childhood in the '60s.
Spot the problem? Yeah, this was a childhood in which he wore modern trainers from the future.
Now on to Zodiac, a taut thriller set in the '70s.
But what do we have here reflected on the car?
Well, it's true what they say,
Starbucks are popping up all over the place. Even in the past.
I'll have a double decaf latte with an extra shot of get-your-facts-right.
I don't understand it, if it's so difficult for movie-makers to get the weather right,
then why don't they just write scripts where it's always nice?
Singing In The Rain could just become Singing In The Dry,
The Perfect Storm could become The Perfectly Pleasant Afternoon,
and in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore could just reveal
that it's going to get quite mild, much more convenient.
Anyway, here's some weather that we can really complain about.
Let's start with a clip from romantic comedy, Enchanted.
Plenty of snow on the pavement.
It's clearly the middle of winter.
But hang on, a little later in the same scene, the pavement is suddenly snow free.
This has ruined an otherwise completely realistic movie for me.
Here's the opening scene from comedic turkey Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
But the animal we're interested in is the dog.
See how there's a clear shadow underneath the pooch in the bright sunlight?
Well, not in the close-up.
This is actually only the second worst mistake, right after having made the film in the first place.
A small ship on stormy seas. It's being thrown all over the place
in the opening scene of this Brit flick.
We're about to get our first glimpse of the famous boat that rocked,
only problem being that the boat that rocked isn't rocking at all.
Unlike the small boat, it's in much calmer waters.
Here's a fully grown man kerb-crawling for schoolgirls.
How did the concert go?
You can see from the rain on the car that it's absolutely pouring down.
-What are you playing?
Ah, I think it's a shame he spent so much time...
We can always hear the rain, but she's clearly walking in the sunshine.
Looks like the film's continuity person needs a bit of an education.
George Clooney looking for a bit of love action in the winter snow.
So I was in the neighbourhood...
But keep an eye on the snow that's coming down.
It's everywhere, except in this shot, when the snow machine obviously went on the blink.
And it's snowing again. And not. And snow.
And finally, a clip in which some frozen teens
complain about being frozen, in the movie Frozen.
They're stuck on a chairlift and clearly really, really cold.
It's frigging cold up here!
Hmm, so why can't we see their breath at any point in this scene?
Probably because they're in a cosy, warm studio, that's why.
Props are a regular source of terrible movie mistakes.
Sometimes it's a thing that doesn't look quite right,
like a heavy rock that's clearly made out of polystyrene.
Or something that shouldn't have been in the film in the first place,
like Ray Winstone in the last Indiana Jones movie.
Prop mix-ups could have disastrous consequences.
I mean, what if the man with the golden gun had lost his golden gun?
It would just be called The Man.
And I've not seen the film myself, but what if Schindler had lost his shopping list?
It is a shopping list, isn't it?
If there's one man you can trust in Hollywood, it's Richard Gere.
Here's a scene in which he promises to look after some letters.
Popping off letters for my dad, my mom and my sis.
Don't worry, still got them.
Oh, Richard, you've lost them.
You're neither an officer, nor a gentleman.
If you don't mind me saying, you're still angry.
Rupert Everett now, someone else with no letters.
-Even though he is holding a letter opener.
-I'm not angry.
I'm just very, very, very...
Very confused because now the letter opener is a dart.
Here's Billy Bob Thornton as Bad Santa,
relaxing after a hard day's being miserable.
But keep an eye on the bottle he's swigging from.
You can see it's made of thin plastic.
Shouldn't smash like glass then, eh?
It's futuristic sci-fi hit Moon now, which features an epic plot clanger.
Keep your eye on the table for an unexpected reworking
of Little House On The Prairie.
Only in the future,
it's called Little House On The Ping-pong Table. Weird.
Oh, my God in Heaven!
The mistake in this scene is not the clearly fake cow.
See how Jim Carrey throws his gun away.
Let go, girl, on to greener pastures.
-A quick cow wrestle later...
-They're clear cutting a place in heaven for you.
And there's the gun right next to him.
I've got a real beef with this clip.
-John Travolta appears to be running out of time.
-I think I need to pray.
As we can see on the black-faced watch he's wearing.
Give me a minute.
Only the next time we see his watch, it changes to a white one.
And there's the black one again.
-Should we tell him?
-Tell him the truth or a lie?
Tell him the truth.
Why do extras insist on being referred to as background artists?
Artists? They're standing in a lift or pretending to eat at a diner.
They're not flipping Rembrandt.
But whatever they call themselves,
they need to remember that just because they're in the background
doesn't mean we can't see them.
And their mistakes. As these clips show.
Being an extra isn't so hard. There are just a few basics to get right.
Watch the guy playing a French reporter in mystical blockbuster,
Angels and Demons. His left arm is up.
And now it's down.
Poor workmanship, monsieur.
In this rousing scene from Legally Blonde 2
Elle's colleagues are shoulder to shoulder in the close shot.
But in the wide shot, they're suddenly miles apart from each other.
Miles. OK, inches.
Come on, sneak a peek!
Here's Uma Thurman with a hairdo so terrifying it turns people into stone.
And even stone extras screw up their part as we're about to see.
She grabs the girl's wrist at elbow level.
And now it's down by her waist. The snakes will be very angry.
-How are you?
-Watch out for the extra playing a waiter.
He really doesn't want to miss his big moment.
-May I have a drink?
-A drink, of course.
He walks through shot, but then you can see him waiting for his cue right there in the reflection.
-He didn't see me.
-I will have a martini.
-Blimey, that's quick service.
Keep an eye on this guy. All he needs to do is clap normally
and not look like a complete weirdo.
Unfortunately, he can't do either.
See you in four years, yeah?
Presumably, because he's been told to clap silently and not ruin the soundtrack.
Let's have one more look at this fine extra work.
-Wow, he stands out like a Jamaican in the Winter Olympics.
First thing you learn at the academy of not being a crap extra
is don't look at the camera.
This girl manages to do it once...
Who wants to see my big ass dancing anyhow?
Three times. Cut!
And finally, here's an extra in the crowd
who's doing absolutely everything wrong.
The audience has been told not to react to the band, but not this guy.
He's mugging at the camera and generally having a one-man party.
Sir, we salute you.
Right, that's all we've got.
Remember, as long as there are movie mistakes,
there will be geeks to laugh at them. Goodnight.
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Robert Webb and his army of movie geeks have uncovered hundreds of jaw-dropping clangers and gaffes in Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. Robert casts his eye over new movie releases as well as respected cinema classics, pointing out the howlers directors didn't want you to notice, and laughs at them.
Featuring appalling instances of continuity errors, historical inaccuracies, crew appearing on camera, booms dropping into shot, and even Oscar winners messing things up on a regular basis.
Films include Avatar, Shutter Island, The Karate Kid, Transformers, Kick Ass, Robin Hood, the James Bond series and Star Trek.