Robert Webb goes Beyond Blunderdome in his search for the greatest continuity foul-ups modern cinema has to offer. No film is safe as he exposes factual errors, mishaps and goofs.
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Hello, I'm Robert Webb, and welcome to another Great Movie Mistakes.
In this show, we'll be reviewing the top movies released since the last Movie Mistakes
and pointing out the continuity disasters in each.
And by the way, to everyone who wrote in about The King's Speech,
he doesn't keep fluffing his lines.
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, got to 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!
Historical movies are a personal favourite of mine.
I often picture myself cast in a lavish version of a classic Jane Austen movie -
Mr Darcy in a drenched shirt, open to the waist,
climbing out of the water, whilst watching, in anticipation,
dressed in a gorgeous bodice, holding a parasol, there I am.
"Oh, Mr Darcy!" That's how I'd do it.
Oscar fodder with the classy remake of True Grit.
And times sure were tough in 19th-century Texas.
Unless, that is, you're the heroine Mattie Ross
and you have the amazing ability to go from soaking wet...
..to bone dry in ten seconds flat.
Consumer issues now, and here,
Jeff Bridges shows his disgust with the corn bread
in his bargain bucket
by spilling them out of the bag and shooting them.
Luckily, it's Colonel Sanders' disappearing corn -
it's nowhere to be seen.
Well, he won't have to waste any more precious bullets.
A ropey gaff now. See that chap hanging around in the branches?
One minute he's top of the tree, next he's swinging a lot lower.
How Jeff Bridges doesn't twig I'll never know.
Frivolous grave robbing japery with Burke and Hare,
and here's Simon Pegg chatting up her off of Home & Away.
-When will I be able to see you again, Jenny?
-At the Lyceum Theatre.
-When we put...
Maybe in 55 years' time, when the Lyceum Theatre is actually built.
-That's certainly one way to ditch a guy.
Burke and Hare are chopping down a tree to stop a coach.
And who's inside? Urgh!
If I saw a coach with Michael Winner inside, I wouldn't want to stop it.
But they've only made a tiny dent at chest height.
Come on, put your back into it!
However, this being the crazy world of true life drama, the entire tree comes tumbling down.
Uh-oh. The winner takes a fall.
-Hmm, that table looks a little bare.
I know what's missing - she forgot the flowers.
Oh, there they are.
Bit of an odd side dish, though.
Here's BAFTA-winning actor Tom Wilkinson
unveiling my nominees for the best actor in the movie Burke and Hare.
But which corpse wins? None of them!
The award goes to the incredible moving blanket.
First the corpses are uncovered -
quick round of applause -
then one of them is covered up again.
A bravura performance!
Solving a crime, sir.
The cream of British talent drops some home-grown blunders here.
-What on earth are you talking about?
-I'm talking about murder, sir.
There's Ronnie Corbett - not a mistake, he actually is that small.
I don't know what this absurd little man is trying to prove.
-Stephen Merchant plays goldfish bowl holder 4.
-I want him removed.
-It is you, sir!
-And now Tim Curry, co-starring with his teeth.
And if there is one...
But ignore them and watch his background. He steps forward.
But look, the background remains the same,
suggesting he didn't step forward at all.
We shall all have to pay the price.
And now Merchant's bowl has disappeared.
And to think he was chief bowl holder at the RSC. What an insult!
Rip-roaring Roman caper The Eagle now and this looks like
such an arduous journey it would give anyone a shock.
It certainly did to Jamie Bell's horse
who overnight changes colour from brown to white with no explanation.
The dark and brutal Killer Inside Me
starring Casey Affleck as a deputy sheriff-cum-homicidal maniac.
Ho-hum, you might think.
But I feel anguish and I'm sorry.
But look - all of a sudden, he's clutching a thick wooden plank!
Superb uncredited cameo from his brother Ben.
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.
Zoology now, and here's the colourful Rio,
a film all about a macaw called Blu.
The perfect marshmallow-to-cocoa ratio.
But to macaws, cocoa is toxic.
Lucky this is an animation
or we really would've seen death by chocolate.
-Did it, boys.
-We did it!
It takes one animator an entire week to do just four seconds of footage.
But when they animate the flaps on this plane going down,
rather than up, which would've sent the plane careering to the ground,
you wonder whether that particular week was well spent.
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.
That's all for tonight.
See you next time.
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Robert Webb goes Beyond Blunderdome in his search for the greatest continuity foul-ups modern cinema has to offer. No film is safe as he exposes the biggest blunders, factual errors, mishaps and goofs that we may have missed in our local multiplex.