Robert Webb runs through some of the biggest continuity foul-ups that cinema has produced in recent times including anachronisms, factual errors and members of the crew in shot.
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Welcome to Great Movie Mistakes III.
That's right - we're a trilogy,
which hopefully means we'll get our own overpriced box sets, too.
I know what you're thinking -
the third part of a trilogy has a certain reputation.
Godfather III, Back To The Future III, Honey We Shrunk Ourselves.
They all have a reputation for being MY favourite part of the whole trilogy.
So, how have we made this instalment bigger,
better and more impressive than the other two?
Well, how does this sound?
CGI technology, car chases, romantic interests,
the bit where the building falls in on itself like in Inception.
Well, according to our producers, it sounds too expensive.
So, instead, we'll just stick to our perfectly OK formula
of reviewing all the movie mistakes we've spotted
from the top movies released since we last saw you.
For a shoot to be successful, the whole team,
including those behind the camera, have to be at the top of their game.
Every member of the crew has a vital part to play, and must never lose concentration.
For example, if the focus puller loses focus,
then there will be a loss of focus because the focus puller lost focus.
That's not a great example, but you know what I mean.
Everyone has an important job to do, from the soundman to the editor,
right down to the runner who brings the star his coffee.
Argh! What the hell?! I asked for a soy latte with an extra shot!
That didn't have an extra shot! What the hell were you thinking?
Here are some absolute clangers that happened purely because
the crew weren't paying enough attention.
Standing there crying isn't going to bring me the right coffee, is it?
Boo hoo hoo! Get him out of here.
Relentless action in The Tourist,
where Angelina, in France, imaginatively orders a croissant.
But, zut alors! She's actually been brought a pain au chocolat.
Look how angry she is! She's set fire to her menu!
Over in Venice now
and a handcuffed Johnny Depp is determined to earn his title
as The Tourist.
Look, he's going water skiing.
Rubbish, isn't he?
Oh, well, he's still handcuffed, so that'll restrict him.
Ah, apparently not.
He's pulling himself along quite easily there as if he's not handcuffed at all.
And if that's not enough, look!
There's a camera operator in the boat, too.
Phew, what a holiday this is turning out to be!
In Venice, they have taxi boats! Look, here's the taxi sign.
And as if having to get used to a boat that's also a taxi's not enough,
this taxi boat confuses us even more
by continuing to lose and then gain its taxi sign.
Here it's just a boat.
Now it's a taxi again.
Taxi for the editor?
I think so.
Agent Denise, Clifton Ward.
-You guys want anything?
-Pretzels, all right?
It's the ice hockey!
But sadly, as this is The Dilemma,
we have to watch Vince Vaughan confront Winona Ryder about an alleged affair.
Well, at least the game's on the tellies, there.
But look closely and you see that the Chicago Blackhawks
are in different kit to the live game they were just playing.
What the puck?!
Vince Vaughan is back home empty handed. See? Nothing in his hands.
But his friends and family have arranged an intervention.
I guess we can start.
Ronnie, why don't you come join us?
They think he has a drink problem. Maybe they have a point.
Your family and friends are here because they love you, Ronald,
and they can't stand to see you destroy yourself any more.
Look! Next time we see his hands, a brown paper bag has appeared.
I bet it's full of booze.
It's violent crime flick Blitz,
and Jason Statham finds it hilarious
that the beer in his glass keeps changing levels.
Stop laughing, Jason, it's not big and it's not clever.
Though, I'd never say that to his face.
I just wanted to say, really quick, that...
Sure-fire comedy hit Bridesmaids,
and Annie's tipsy and making a toast. That's never good.
I'd get confused and speak into the champagne flute
while taking sips from the microphone.
..helped shape who I am. I just want to thank you.
Oh, it seems Annie was having the same thought. They've swapped over.
-All right, let's see what's next. Another one.
I know who this is from.
Take a look at Megan's right hand.
The poor little treasure's been injured all film.
She should never have to work again.
Very good time in high school.
Hold on, the support's on her left hand now. She's not injured at all.
Science fiction. So much more popular
than its boring older brother, science fact.
My favourite type of sci-fi used to be films set in dystopian futures,
which portrayed a world dominated by technology, totalitarian governments
and the collapse of society as we know it. But nowadays,
I can get exactly the same thing just by watching the news.
The baffling Inception now.
I think this film's about the new sport extreme sleeping,
where people have to sleep through anything.
Here, they listen to boring music to drift away.
Ah, yes, the falling off the bridge event - very tricky -
especially if your headphones have come off.
What's he going to do now?
Without Coldplay's greatest hits playing, he'll surely wake up.
Oh, phew, they're back on. And he's ready to be plunged into the river.
In this clip, we see Cillian Murphy get shot once in the chest.
But when they come to help him, there are two bullet wounds.
Well, as the saying goes, shoot me once, shame on you.
Shoot me twice, shame on the continuity guy.
Next up, Battle: Los Angeles. A film that focuses too much on the action
and not enough on the dialogue.
Here, the soldiers prefer to bark rather than talk.
-HE SLURS: Right, we're up.
-What's that, Lassie(?)
In this scene, the aliens are on the run and Aaron Eckhart is
trying to choose which gun goes best with his outfit.
Pistol? Yeah, pistol.
Or machine gun? No, pistol, gotta be pistol.
Taut, exciting thrills from Source Code now.
And this is Jake Can't-Pronounce-His-Last-Name
swiping a wallet to check out a driver's licence.
-You have the bomber's name?
Yes, that's the only thing he has,
because all the other details are completely different.
Look - address, date of birth, height. All of it!
Next up, the vile chiller Splice, and we see Adrian Brody doing...
-Well, yeah, never mind that.
Watch Sarah Polley. Look, she's left the door open.
But then she opens the already-open door.
Nearly as strange as what Brody was up to.
Take a look at the Splice girl's dress.
Because, hanging upside down, you would imagine
it would fall down around her shoulders.
Sporty AND Scary Splice!
Films about true life next.
Films like 127 Hours, a true story of a man stuck in a canyon for days.
I got stuck on the M25 for what felt like 127 hours once.
I didn't chop off my own arm, did I? No, I did not!
I did, however, wee in a Coke bottle,
eat a family bag of Wotsits and openly cry,
but apparently, that story's not Hollywood material!
It's super nerd Mark Zuckerberg, although he can't be that nerdy.
He's mates with Justin Timberlake.
Oh, good catch, Justin.
-I'm so sorry!
-Girls can't catch!
-Here you go.
Luckily, it was one of those completely empty beer bottles
kept for situations like this.
-I'm so sorry.
-Look, no stain on the wall.
Or maybe Zuckerberg's so rich,
he can afford beer that tidies up after itself.
Here's sweaty Christian Bale in the honest and hard-edged The Fighter.
Look at his T-shirt. Drenched!
But after a long walk in the sun, the sweat seems to have disappeared.
What's his antiperspirant?
Not one with 24-hour protection, as he's drenched again.
Look at Mark Wahlberg's fit bod as Micky Ward in The Fighter.
Not a tattoo in sight.
But cut to him in bed and what's this?
It's Mark's tat of Bob Marley, which Micky never had in real life.
Eddy Grant on the inner thigh, though? That's a possibility.
A young John Lennon with his nasal singing voice
in the unsentimental Nose-where Boy.
-Sorry, Nowhere Boy.
-# You're my little girl! #
But when he stops singing, we see the tape is at the start of the reel
and the song couldn't have been recorded.
Which is lucky, as it sounded horrific.
We had great success...
A scene from the so-called documentary I'm Still Here
and look at the glasses hanging off the shirt of Joaquin Phoenix
or whatever he's called.
-Look, they've vanished.
-I have a little studio, d'you know?
Puffy Combs, or whatever he's called, doesn't notice.
I'm excited to hear this stuff. I want to hear if you...
And now they're back. Mo sunglasses, mo problems.
More than seven square miles...
Harsh realities from Made In Dagenham now,
a British film harping back to the glorious era
where 55,000 men worked in a car factory with only 187 women.
That's because the men knew they were talking about back then.
-Are you threatening me?
I'm trying to stop 40,000 people from losing their jobs, Mrs Castle.
That's how many people work as Ford employees in this country, not to mention...
I thought it was 55,000, you berk? Let the women take over, I say.
It's raining in Dagenham.
Look at that poor old guy outside with his brolly.
He can't wait to get inside in the dry.
I'm lucky you weren't getting the lads to hold out for a full house.
Get yourself home, man!
All over the country...
Later on and now he must be somewhere nice and warm.
Oh, no, no. There he is again. Maybe he likes the rain.
You'll always be fighting over the scraps on the top table...
Get equal pay, yeah.
He just can't get enough of it. Get inside, man, you'll catch your death!
What I don't get is why it's so important to you.
Compelling drama from Conviction and Kenny's been freed from jail,
but maybe he should be banged straight up again for crimes against continuity.
-His offences are many. No hat, your honour.
-Will you thank your sister?
And now, a hat.
-Holding his scarf, your honour.
-Is this for us?
-Yes, it's for you.
And now suddenly wearing it again. The prosecution rests.
Next up, we're looking at teen movies,
which, for a man only recently out of his teens - that's right - is exactly my thing.
-MOBILE PHONE RINGS
-They're cool, wicked and totally radical. Oh, excuse me.
Oh, hey, Dazza! Yeah? What's up, dude?
Yeah, I would love to come down the Rec and skateboard with you.
Hang on. Mum, I'm going down the Rec with Dazza.
-Not until you've finished hosting the show.
-I can't come out. See you tomoz.
Here are some classic goofs from teen films.
-Say it nicely!
-Here are some classic goofs from teen films.
I saw that!
Next, in the light-hearted Easy A, Olive shows this boy what's what
by crushing an ice-cream cone in front of his face.
But the cone instantly reappears. Here today, cone tomorrow.
Now, watch Olive trying to take off her left boot
Is that lavender? It's pretty.
Which becomes her right boot, then she takes off her right boot again,
but somehow she's removed both her boots!
A clear example of two rights making a wrong.
In energetic Step Up 3D, it's the dance battle.
And as any B-boy knows, things get hot on the dance floor,
which is why the guy who's with those men pretending to be dogs
keeps taking his coat off.
Now you see it...
Now you don't.
Reminds me of my Nan's 80th. That was a lively affair.
Another one from Step Up, and take a look at Moose's bag,
because it's only on in the shots from behind.
Yeah, I mean I...
I'm a double major
Now, I know it's a backpack,
but you'd still see the strap on the front, right?
What do you mean, you can't believe it?
It's Submarine, a reflective film about a son
trying to smooth out the creases in his parents' relationship.
And by the looks of things,
he's also smoothing out the creases in this drawing.
See? The fold's gone.
No need to set it on fire, though!
Finally, a flashback scene in the worthless Twilight sequel, Eclipse.
Now, clothes in those days were made to last.
Look at that!
She stabs right through her dress and it doesn't even rip.
You don't get that kind of quality at Primark, do you?
And now another film's storyline flaws are reviewed and exposed
in Great Plot Hole Mistakes.
M Night Shyamalamadingdong's outlandish and far-fetched
2002 film Signs stars Mel Gibson
as a man who finds crop circles in his field which, it turns out,
is the work of ali-ons.
They've chosen to invade Earth for reasons that are mainly explained in crop circles,
which we can't understand.
Fortunately, the one substance able to destroy the ali-ons is water,
so they're fairly easily defeated. The End.
So what made the water-fearing ali-ons choose planet Earth, you might wonder?
-Just a minute, Lionel, did you say Planet Earth?
But 71% of the earth's surface is water, which is lethal to us ali-ons.
What about Mars? That's nice and dry.
There hasn't been water on Mars for ages.
Yes, but where's the challenge in that? Come on.
Are you an ali-on or a mouse?
So, we go to one of the dry bits of Earth, like the Atacama Desert?
No, we go to nice verdant farming country
and choose specifically the house of a family of water-filled humans
whose daughter has a strange obsession with water.
But we'll be wearing protective waterproof clothing, yes?
No, I thought we'd go naked.
Naked?! What if they spit at us?
I don't know about you, but when I'm crowing over puny humans,
I like to have my guys out, swinging in the breeze.
I'm worried this might be the worst idea you've ever had, Lionel.
No, that was instant mashed potato.
Why does Hollywood love remakes so much?
Well, sometimes a film is so close to being brilliant
but there's just one tiny thing that stops it being perfect,
like it's foreign, or it was made over ten years ago.
Things that stop anyone in their right mind wanting to watch it.
The other reason to remake a movie is if the original didn't quite get it right.
Who didn't think that Get Carter was improved by the addition of Sylvester Stallone?
Or that The Italian Job was crying out for a cameo by Marky Mark?
I, for one, can't wait for next year's summer blockbuster,
with Miley Cyrus.
The needless, over-the-top A-Team movie,
and maybe they should give up this soldiers-of-fortune malarkey
and become baggage handlers. Watch the case by the side of BA.
I want to kill you, man.
You're not going to kill me! I'm going to kill YOU!
It's now behind his head...
I got two guns here.
..then on the other side.
It moves around more than Hannibal's wig did in the old series.
Loyal fans of The A-Team had problems with the remake,
and this must have got their blood boiling.
Look, they've mis-spelled Murdock's name!
It's D-O-C-K, not D-O-C-H.
I pity the fool who made that mistake.
Saying that, I also pity the person
who still cares so much about The A-Team.
At the end of the instantly forgettable Mechanic remake,
Ben Foster selects a jazz record to play on the posh turntable.
Ah! I love a bit of free form experimental jazz.
CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYS
Hang on! It's ruddy Shubert's Trio Number Two!
But it definitely says "Jazz" on the cover.
Right, back to HMV.
Gulliver's Travels with Jack Black,
perfect casting, as the book was all about a loveable,
immature, rock-loving idiot.
Cos he called it a "mandate", so...
The kind of character that doesn't know his right hand from his left.
-..bushy-tailed for the boys.
Now the left.
Jonathan Swift can rest easy that his work is in safe,
but confused hands.
We just got here.
In the final scene, Gulliver returns from his travels
and gains this girlfriend.
When I returned from my travels, all I gained was a case of the trots.
But what has she got to hide?
Her ID is the wrong way round,
then it flips...
Mark. I'm just the new guy in the mailroom...
Now it's hidden again. Hm...mysterious.
Some films just don't know when to quit making mistakes.
In the end credits for Gulliver's Travels,
check out the date on this newspaper.
June 20th to June 3rd?
Someone obviously feels like time was moving backwards
when they were watching this film. I didn't.
Off to Jellystone Park for the charmless Yogi Bear movie.
Booboo has handcuffed Yogi to a tree.
But keep an eye on which paw the handcuff is on.
First it's his right paw,
then it's his left paw,
then his right paw again.
Either way, it's very PAW indeed.
Hello and welcome to Pointless View,
the programme where you have the chance to blow off about the things that really ruin films for you.
You know how it is.
It's impossible to follow a story if a flag's upside down, isn't it?
I personally had Braveheart ruined for me by an errant tartan
and Mel Gibson not being a blue 13th-century Scotsman,
but a brownish 20th-century Australian.
Here's a letter from Zorro Madeley of Funningham.
How was I expected to enjoy the wizardry-pokery of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
when it featured a bus bound for Dartford, to the south,
seen taking the tunnel north,
even though southbound traffic takes the bridge?
There hasn't been a southbound tunnel at Dartford since 1991.
From that point on, I felt it impossible
to believe in the enchanted chosen one of Hogwarts.
I'm not an idiot.
Precious Haystacks of Bumley says this.
In the so-called King's Speech,
the eponymous King's eponymous speech is enjoyed live
by a group of factory workers. It was broadcast at 6pm on a Sunday,
so the only factory operating at such a time in a Christian country like Great Britain
would have been one run by Satan.
Am I to believe that our King would broadcast to the minions of hell?
I'm not an idiot.
Wing Commander Flava Tebbit is exercised by the shape of melted sand.
As someone who only watches films for the glassware in them,
I was enraged by the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy,
in which the Beatle-to-be is seen drinking from a nonic pint glass,
a type not invented until nearly three years after the scene was set.
I'm not a man given to tears, but I cried for nearly a fortnight,
and am now taking medicine.
I'm not an idiot.
I'm glad to hear it, Wing Commander.
A Mr Puff Diddy Hamilton of Underdunderden says...
I'm known for my sense of humour, and have laughed twice,
but I failed to see the joke in Drive Angry,
when a hydrogen truck is shown
labelled with a hazardous material placard bearing the number 1075.
1075, as any film buff knows, is the UN number for propane.
Hydrogen is in the range 1048-1053,
and I shall be returning the director's pretty young wife
to him piece by piece until this is corrected.
I'm not an idiot.
Blind Lemon Palmer-Tomkinson of Walton-on-Toast is even more forthright.
In the Kate Hudson film A Little Bit Of Heaven,
one of the characters calls a radio station to enter a competition.
My enjoyment was quite ruined by the absence of a squeal of feedback,
such as would have been heard.
-'Who is this?'
-Marley Corbett. Did I win?
I'm sure plenty of people would have liked to hear a howl of interference
and painful high-pitched whistling in this otherwise rather quiet film.
I'm not an idiot.
Pontius Bon Jovi of Gloveswold has a bee in his ointment
about the Anne Hathaway film Love And Other Drugs.
Jake Gyllenhaaaal's character is seen to be using an iMac
attached to an Apple Pro Mouse in what's supposed to be 1996.
But the Pro wasn't available until 2000.
To my disappointment, this time-travelling subplot wasn't picked up on anywhere in the film.
Perhaps the makers were worried that
if Jake Gyllenhaaaal were able to travel four years into the future,
it would ruin the will-they, won't-they romance.
I was sick in my mouth and someone else's and went home.
I'm not an idiot.
But it's not all bad news.
This letter is from Seven Zark Mountbatten of The Isle Of Teeth.
I usually enjoy the films of Angelina Jolie,
who is a beautiful and striking woman.
But in Salt, her character's name was Chenkov, a Russian male surname.
The female version would, of course, be Chenkova.
As a result of this error, I have become homosexual,
a consequence both unexpected and fabulous.
I'm not an idiot.
A satisfied customer? Good night.
So often with films, the stars get the awards,
but what about those people behind the scenes? How do they get noticed?
They could become the best in their field or work their way up to become a famous director.
Or they could just stand in the back of shot.
Well, that's exactly what we're awarding now -
those people who went that extra distance
from out-of-shot to into shot.
It's the Great Movie Mistakes Award for Best Supporting Actor,
and here are the nominations.
Lightweight action from Knight And Day and some great scene stealing.
Look at the security guards behind Cameron Diaz.
They suddenly change into normal civilians
and then back into security guards at the top of the escalator.
Maybe they were just working undercover for a bit.
If you've got a problem, maybe you can hire The A-Team,
to clean your windows, because...
Let's go back.
Mr T has got that window so clean,
you can see the cameraman's own reflection in it.
A blatant and unwelcome cameo. A bit like the movie.
In seen-it-all-before thriller The Resident,
Jack returns to his flat and senses all is not right.
If it the presence of a ghostly character?
Or just the reflection of the clumsy cameraman in his kitchen window?
Time to move out, if you ask me, Jack.
Who are you texting?
It's crazy horror comedy Vampires Suck
and Alice gets a mobile phone right in the face.
Now, either Edward is a very good shot or someone just off camera
is throwing a mobile phone right in her face.
There, thrown from point-blank range.
That's a bit "phoney"!
But the winner is Man In Shorts.
It's the climax of the testosterone-dripping Expendables
and all hell is breaking loose.
Everyone's running for their lives,
but hold on, who's this fellow in Bermuda shorts with the camcorder?
A very unfortunate tourist?
Next year, I'd stick to Rhyl. There's fewer explosions.
Sure, horror movies are scary,
but are they scarier than things that happen in real life?
I've yet to see anything in a film that makes me jump more than
when you wake up and find you've slept through an alarm.
Sure, bad things happen to people in the Saw films,
but nothing as bad as accidentally calling your girlfriend by your ex-girlfriend's name.
Now that is terrifying. I love watching horror films,
but the atmosphere's got to be just right.
What I do is I light some candles and place them around the room
then put on some scary music before it starts, to get in the mood.
I pull the duvet over my head and then I'm thrown out the cinema.
It's the flat and pointless remake of I Spit On Your Grave.
Watch this video tape because it keeps changing position.
To my what?
This scene reminds me of my dad trying to work the video.
-Dad, you've put it the wrong way round.
-What's on the tape?
-Is this some kind of
-up joke? I'll smash the damn thing myself.
Dad, not that way either.
Any second, I expect this film to be wiped over with the snooker.
This is a shot he plays well.
Case 39 creates a self of menace and unease right from the start.
Don't believe me? Look at Renee Zellweger's car window.
First it's down.
Then it's up.
What malevolent force could be at work here?
The force of not paying attention, I wager. Hmm?
Another cock-up from case 39. Watch the knife as she takes it out.
In a second shot, it's much bigger.
Maybe when she first took it out it was just a bit cold.
Final clip from Case 39, and here we see a shape-shifting house.
Take a look at the corridor to her left.
Now it's a door.
And now the door is open.
I don't know whether to call an exorcist or Colin and Justin.
Honey, where are you?
Low-budget and low-rent Insidious now,
starring a rather casual Patrick Wilson with his shirt open.
Something's wrong. Quick, Patrick! Quicker!
Oh, you're finally here. Where have you been?
Oh, busy putting a tie on,
to look all smart for your distressed hysterical son.
-Are you OK?
And now, Patrick's investigating the ghostly noise outside.
But, the porch lightbulb's just gone. Nightmare!
Well, maybe the ghost will change it.
Oh, he did!
I don't trust ghosts, you can see right through them.
Things are getting really scary in Insidious now.
Patrick's approaching the red door.
Look at all that smoke. Where's it all coming from?
Oh, the smoke machine in the corner.
This next section is about anachronisms,
which is when a thing is historically out of place.
Like a computer in Robin Hood
or a mobile phone in The Importance Of Being Earnest,
or those trainers on a cameraman who lives in the year 2011!
Don't look like that, Paul, I'm just joking.
I'm only joking, mate, come on! Don't be like that.
Look at the good times we've had.
Look at this block of flats in the powerful true-life flick
Made In Dagenham.
It's 1968, but someone's so far ahead of their time,
they've already got a satellite dish
and can watch reruns of programmes that haven't yet been made.
Here's a Ronnie Barker look-alike, denying that his factory workers
are members of a troublesome political group.
Do you know what we're dealing with?
Socialist Workers' Party, Workers' Revolutionary Party,
-Who's she with?
-We don't actually think she's with anyone, sir.
We actually don't think she's a Communist.
But of course she isn't. None of these groups existed in the '60s.
I need a good trainer...
Secretariat is a plodding film,
but this old chap's getting down with the kids by showing off
his knowledge of 1972 hit movie Super Fly.
He's a French Canadian, dresses like Super Fly.
A shame that this film's set in 1969. Not so hip, Daddy-o.
It's inspirational '80s movie The Fighter,
where Marky Mark's funky bunch is swapped for some squabbling ladies.
But ignore them and look at the 2011 vehicle inspection sticker
in his buddy's car windscreen.
Trying to reverse away isn't going to help.
In '60s heart-warmer That's What I Am,
young Andy plays a drum kit with Sabian cymbals.
But Sabian didn't begin manufacturing cymbals until 1981.
That was certainly interesting.
Well, no, it certainly wasn't.
The bleak and frightening The Killer Inside Me,
and Casey Affleck's rummaging about in a lady's drawers.
Sheriff's office, ma'am, what are you doing with it?
I have a permit.
Apparently looking for a gun permit.
Something that's not needed to own a gun in Texas.
Hmm, a likely story. I think he just wants to fondle her pants.
I reckon it's all right.
-Now Casey's giving us his life story.
-I was born here 29 years ago.
Central City was small enough...
But look, here's a modern USPS truck reflected in the window.
Born ruddy yesterday, more like.
These days, the world of animation can produce miraculous characters
that are out of this world. But don't just believe me.
Why don't we ask my animated sidekick? It's Squigaloo Squirrel.
Hello there, Squigaloo!
Oh, Squigaloo, you do say the silliest things.
No, you are, Squigaloo.
Now, introduce the next set of clips for the ladies and gentlemen,
featuring bloopers in animated movies.
Great. So we're going to put the squirrel on after, yeah?
Otherwise, that's just me talking to a brick.
I might look a ninny.
Well, I'll trust you this time.
Wild West fun now.
When Rango drops his bullets, we see him reloading them
on the right side of his gun.
-However, the chamber is hanging on the left side.
-Just a second.
Later on in the same scene, chameleons may be good at changing,
but some things shouldn't change.
where the hawk is completely flattened to the ground...
..and now his feet poke up when they shouldn't be there.
More Rango, and this car crash has a traumatic effect
on the doll he shares a tank with.
Here she has a right arm.
But after this crash, it's now a left arm.
At the end of the day, I suppose it's just an "armless" bit of fun.
Some pig ignorance from the animators of Shrek.
Yes, he's back and he seems to be over the moon to be scaring everyone again.
Look how he scares those pigs.
He must have really scared them because as we zoom out,
they're nowhere to be seen.
Another Shrek mistake.
Yes, indeed, keep your eye on the letter F on the hanky
that Shrek picks up.
One minute it's there...
..then it's over there on completely the other side.
Get it right, for F's sake.
Disney's back on form now, even if the film-makers
get just as tangled as their characters in Tangled.
Flynn Ryder struggles onto his side as he's tied to the chair.
No can do.
However, next time he's pulled into shot, he's on his back again.
-Hairy stuff, I think you'll agree.
Classy sequel Toy Story 3, where Barbie removes two screws
that hold Buzz Lightyear's back compartment.
..show you no mercy.
Why's it not working?
However, at no point do they re-screw the compartment closed.
It just stays shut for the rest of the movie.
No wonder he's acting like he's got a screw loose.
Toy Story 3 begins with Mr Potato Head having only one eye
so that Andy can pretend he's wearing an eye patch.
But keep your eyes peeled on Mr Potato's eyes,
because when Andy's "mom" films him, he's suddenly regained it.
Peeled, you get it? Like peeling a potato?
Right, please yourselves.
I always say the key to a successful double act is having two people...
From my experience, if you want to create a successful double act,
and you're not very cool,
find someone who is much less cool than you,
and then you'll be known as the cool one.
Some Hollywood double acts work so well together, it's hard to imagine one without the other.
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, Brad and Angelina,
Lindsay Lohan and her parole officer.
But my favourite double act has got to be Superman and Clark Kent.
How can they be the same person? They don't look anything alike.
He just wears glasses?!
That is so... So clever.
OK, then it's got to be Spiderman and Peter Parker.
The surprisingly dark Love And Other Drugs now,
and watch Anne Hathaway's arm.
It's under the pillow behind Jake Gyllenhaal's arm,
then it pops up before tucking itself back behind the pillow
like his arm's made of nothing.
Also, she's not pointing and laughing,
which in my experience is what women normally do after sex. Right?
Here's a scene from the goofy Dinner for Schmucks,
and just keep an eye on her ears.
He wants me to curate it.
Oh, my God!
She's lost her earrings!
You call a guy a douche and you get your first museum show out of it.
Now they're back.
I love you so much. You're stunning, smart and awful with pronunciation.
Now they've gone again!
Apparently she's wearing a new type of jewellery.
I love you.
Oh, my God.
Here, Steve Carrel wrestles Paul Rudd away from a lift.
I think we need to cool off...
Gosh, I hate when that happens.
Look, he's grabbing him by the arm.
He's got his arm.
And then suddenly... it's his right leg!
What a joke.
Paul Rudd's not the only one having his leg pulled around here.
THEY GRUNT AND MOAN
You are welcome.
In this bit, Steve Carrel changes his specs
so he can dress a mouse for its impending marriage.
Nice cameo by Stuart Little.
But when he removes the magnifying glasses...
Oops, his normal glasses are still on.
What a mouse-stake to make.
At the schmucks' dinner itself,
watch out for the lady in the purple dress, who's in two places at once.
Here she is.
And now she's over here too.
Incredible! At least she can pass herself the salt.
Here, Steve plays such a schmuck that he walks straight into a pond and gets his trousers wet.
But hang on.
They're already wet before he goes in, from a previous take.
When they said this comedy was pant-wetting,
I thought they meant it was funny!
Oh, the usual scene.
A man asleep in the bath with his hand down the toilet.
This is the predictable Just Go With It,
which was the editor probably said when he saw that the toilet seat was down instead of up on the next shot.
Just go with it. No-one will notice.
I mean, that kid's not noticed, and he's sat on a man's hand.
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler play plastic surgeons,
but maybe it's their movie that needs corrective surgery.
I think that's enough. Do you feel that?
One moment Sandler is wearing rubber gloves, and then suddenly...
That bra is the perfect size, Sandler,
Cos you've just made one massive boob.
Film animals are intensively-trained creatures
who behave exactly the way the director wants them to.
-But sometimes corners are cut.
-The pig is tasting my body!
No, he's not.
He should be saying, "The pig is eating the food that I've smeared all over my back to attract it."
The pig's the one who's least at fault.
The pig is tasting my body!
More films are made about cars than any other mode of transport.
I used to love cars so much that I'd ever only watch
the final third of Planes, Trains And Automobiles.
But these days, I'm much more environmentally minded
and I think Hollywood should follow suit.
In The Italian Job, instead of Mini Coopers,
they should have foldaway bikes.
And I want to see The Fast And The Furious on Segways.
That said, would Ryan Gosling have looked as cool if,
instead of Drive, the film had been called Walk?
Insightful teen fun in Easy A, and Todd is driving Olive home.
But when we catch a glimpse of the speedometer,
we see that they're travelling at 0mph.
Something must be wrong with your car, mate.
Easy A? Better call the Easy AA, hmm?! Huh?!
In the straightforward Just Go With It, Jennifer Aniston
perfectly parks, silencing any chauvinists.
D'oh. Wait a minute.
What is that?
Turns out she's gone all over the lines. Birds, eh?
The slow but thoughtful Rabbit Hole now,
and Nicole's not wearing a seatbelt.
-I don't want to move.
-I don't want another baby.
CAR HORN BLARES
Luckily, a seatbelt appeared just in the nick of time.
A clunk-click clunker.
-What're you doing?
-I just had to check the cake.
Matthew McConaughey's such a successful lawyer
in the thrilling drama The Lincoln lawyer,
that he's got a number plate that says NT GUILTY on it. Classy!
But in California, a licence plate can only have seven letters on it.
And NT GUILTY has eight.
Which makes it an illegal number plate, and very guilty indeed.
Oh, the irony!
He also has a chauffeur, which seems a bit poncey.
Surely he could drive himself?
Actually, the car can drive itself.
Yep, it was moving before he'd even started it.
Maybe his car is a distant cousin of Herbie.
When I heard that the downbeat drama Winter's Bone was a bit backward,
I thought that meant it was full of uneducated hillbilly types.
But no, it actually means it's backward,
as the reverse shot of this pick-up proves.
Warning - this vehicle is literally reversing.
Make sure your daddy knows the gravity of this deal.
In the unflinching crime movie, The Town,
the bank robbers are forced to drive around the block
as they wait for their plan to fall into place.
But the second time they drive up the same road,
all of the parked cars are different.
How long did it take them to drive around the block?
Mind you, you know how bad traffic can get in Town.
And now, more movie storyline flaws are reviewed and laid bare in...
In the hard-edged, pacy sci-fi thriller, District 9,
crashed ali-ons are stranded in Johannesburg and are forced
to live as second-class citizens in a ghetto
policed by a big corporation and Nigerian gangsters who sell them cat food
What everyone wants is the ali-ons' incredible superguns
that can fire pigs and that.
Hang on, incredible superguns?
Red alert, those with massively superior weaponry
don't tend to stay second-class citizens
for much longer than it takes them to get their massively superior weaponry out.
Tell you what, I'm getting a bit fed up with being oppressed.
Too right, I mean there's only so much of this us ali-ons can take.
You know, after 28 years of relentless abuse
I'm almost tempted to get the incredible superguns
that only us ali-ons can use, and show these humans who's boss.
On the other hand, cat food...
Yup, yup, the cat food is nice and even with our ali-on ability
to build superior weaponry and gigantic spacecraft
that can hover powerlessly in the sky for decades,
there's no guarantee that we'd be any good at making cat food.
Yes, might as well sit tight and wait for the white man
with the pretty arm to help us.
Technology plays an increasingly vital role in the movies.
Without mobile phones there'd be no Matrix,
without computers there'd be no Tron
and without the internet I wouldn't have illegally downloaded either of those.
That's a joke, I don't approve of law-breaking!
Phone, fax, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, iPhone, Blackberry,
e-mail, instant messenger -
it's great to have so many different ways to find out that no-one wants to talk to you.
Despite there being a whole film about Facebook,
you don't see a lot of social networking sites in movies.
Harry is now friends with Sally.
Mr and Mrs Smith went from "married" to "it's complicated".
I suppose it's lucky really.
You don't want all your friends finding out you've been poked by Charlie Sheen.
A clip from Buried - the taut thriller about a man
buried alive with nothing but a mobile phone.
The scariest part is that he doesn't even know how to use his mobile...
See? It's upside down!
It's clearly been turning in his grave.
In sombre movie Hereafter, Marcus watches some YouTube clips.
But see the information under the person talking?
When he clicks on the second clip,
it has the exact same amount of views and information!
Perhaps it took 259,042 takes to do the scene.
If you believe in Christ you have nothing to fear.
Now the misfire that is Gulliver's Travels.
No signal, but I got 12 messages - Mr Popularity!
No signal? But you can't check messages without a signal.
I wonder if Jonathan Swift knew he'd made a massive error
when he wrote this in 1726?
Now it's the highly implausible film Unknown.
In this clip, Liam Neeson gets a text from 2010,
even though the film is set in 2011.
I'd change your service provider if I were you, Liam.
Still on Unknown
and now Liam's wife is trying to get into a password-protected file.
She's figured out the password, clever lady,
but if she'd looked a little harder she'd have seen
that the password's accepted before she's typed it in!
I'm personally not going to accept this error...
Oh, go on then.
Creaky suspense from Scream 4
where Neve Campbell is clearly told by Hayden Panettiere
that the landline's down and someone's smashed the router.
I tried to call 911 but the landline's dead and someone's smashed the router.
-I think I got through on my cell.
-OK, where's Jill?
However, a bit later on,
when she whips out her phone, we see that the WiFi signal is on.
Perhaps someone was WiFired for that blunder?
Tell Sydney heads are going to roll tonight!
The laws of time are disregarded
in the high-octane but routine Unstoppable.
Here, Chris Pine has a picture of his beautiful wife on his phone.
Debt of gratitude, blah, blah, blah
But at the press conference at the end of the film,
we see a shot of his beautiful wife that's exactly the same picture.
See? Unstoppable? That's unacceptable.
Out of all last year's films,
we think this next film had the moist mistakes.
Did I say moist?
Out of all of last year's films,
we think this next mistake had the most mistakes...
Out of all of last year's films, we think this nest film...
Out of all the films,
we think this next one had the most mistakes, of last year.
Out of all of last year's mistakes, this was the most.
Out of all of last year's films,
we think this next film had the most mistakes. YES!
Sorry, without the yes.
And the film we found the most mistakes in this year
was the very underwhelming and disappointing
The Green Hornet remake.
Let's count them up!
Keep staring at the attractive lady lying in the bed,
as one minute she's all covered up,
then the duvet comes down and we see her bra!
Then it goes up...
and up and down for the rest of the scene.
Of course, I watched this clip several times
just to be sure of the mistake.
Two mistakes for the price of one in this car chase.
The offside headlight gets knocked out by The Hornet's car...
..but as the car flips over, it's all fixed again!
Then the car careers forwards,
but slams through the window backwards.
Proof indeed that two wrongs don't make a right...
They make a right clanger.
This is the greatest moment of my life.
She's completely un-nailable.
It's a terrible fact, I don't know what to do.
In this clip, Kato drives very straight
down a very straight road, but look how erratically he steers!
This film's proving to have more gaffs than a dodgy council estate...
And here's three more whoppers.
Watch this weapon as it disappears quicker than director
Michel Gondry's credibility.
But now just watch Mr Beach Ball sat proudly on his chair.
Ooh, now he's off...
Maybe he's trying to escape from this movie, I wouldn't blame him.
I mean, he may have a better offer.
There's probably a volleyball tournament he could be starring in.
That would be nice.
Oh, no, he's back.
Mr Beach Ball, I'd have a word with your agent.
You're better than this.
Get off my property!
In this scene, look at the tree in the background.
What are you doing up here? All the guys are waiting.
Popeye walks far past it... and now he's right next to it.
Maybe Mr Tree's after more screen time.
We'll never know.
The gas mask is clearly on Chudnofsky's forehead
as he fights Kato.
..or be it your blood, red will be the last colour...
Then, suddenly, it's entirely on his face...
I'd keep it on if I were you.
With nine solid goofs, this film's a bit of a stinker.
Well, that's all the time we have left for Great Movie Mistakes III.
All that remains is for us to show you
some of the mistakes that we've spotted in our own show.
Technology plays an increasingly vital role in the movies...
'Did you notice that in this clip
'there was a silver warrior robot in shot?'
I always say the key to a successful double act...
'This link looks fairly uneventful
'but let's see that again.'
I always say, the key to having a successful double act...
'You can clearly see they've used a stunt Robert for this scene.'
But the worst mistake of the show has to be
forgetting to write a proper ending.
So, um, bye, I guess.
But stick around, there's probably some show about pregnant teens next.
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Robert Webb runs through some of the biggest continuity foul-ups that cinema has produced in recent times. His ceaseless search for clunkers unearths terrible anachronisms, members of crew in shot, factual errors, visual effects goofs and even moments when an entire film's plot falls apart.