Episode 9 Great Movie Mistakes


Episode 9

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.

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In this show, we'll be reviewing the top movies released since the last Movie Mistakes

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and pointing out the continuity disasters in each.

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And by the way, to everyone who wrote in about The King's Speech,

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he doesn't keep fluffing his lines.

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Science fiction. So much more popular

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than its boring older brother, science fact.

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My favourite type of sci-fi used to be films set in dystopian futures,

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which portrayed a world dominated by technology, totalitarian governments

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and the collapse of society as we know it. But nowadays,

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I can get exactly the same thing just by watching the news.

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The baffling Inception now.

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I think this film's about the new sport extreme sleeping,

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where people have to sleep through anything.

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Here, they listen to boring music to drift away.

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Ah, yes, the falling off the bridge event - very tricky -

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especially if your headphones have come off.

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What's he going to do now?

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Without Coldplay's greatest hits playing, he'll surely wake up.

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Oh, phew, they're back on. And he's ready to be plunged into the river.

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In this clip, we see Cillian Murphy get shot once in the chest.

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But when they come to help him, there are two bullet wounds.

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Well, as the saying goes, shoot me once, shame on you.

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Shoot me twice, shame on the continuity guy.

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Next up, Battle: Los Angeles, a film that focuses too much on the action

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and not enough on the dialogue.

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Here, the soldiers prefer to bark rather than talk.

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-HE SLURS: Right, we're up.

-What's that, Lassie?

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In this scene, the aliens are on the run and Aaron Eckhart

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is trying to choose which gun goes best with his outfit.

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Pistol? Yeah, pistol.

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Or machine gun? No, pistol, got to be pistol.

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Taut, exciting thrills from Source Code now.

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And this is Jake Can't-Pronounce-His-Last-Name

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swiping a wallet to check out a driver's licence.

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-You have the bomber's name?

-Derek Frost.

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Yes, that's the only thing he has,

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because all the other details are completely different.

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Look - address, date of birth, height. All of it!

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Next up, the vile chiller Splice, and we see Adrian Brody doing...

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-BELT RATTLES

-Well, yeah, never mind that.

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Watch Sarah Polley. Look, she's left the door open.

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But then she opens the already-open door.

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Nearly as strange as what Brody was up to.

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Take a look at the Splice girl's dress.

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Because, hanging upside down, you would imagine

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it would fall down around her shoulders.

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Sporty AND Scary Splice!

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Historical movies are a personal favourite of mine.

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I often picture myself cast in a lavish version of a classic Jane Austen movie -

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Mr Darcy in a drenched shirt, open to the waist,

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climbing out of the water, whilst watching, in anticipation,

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dressed in a gorgeous bodice, holding a parasol, there I am.

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"Oh, Mr Darcy!" That's how I'd do it.

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Oscar fodder with the classy remake of True Grit.

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And times sure were tough in 19th-century Texas.

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Unless, that is, you're the heroine Mattie Ross

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and you have the amazing ability to go from soaking wet...

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..to bone dry in ten seconds flat.

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Consumer issues now, and here,

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Jeff Bridges shows his disgust with the corn bread

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in his bargain bucket

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by spilling them out of the bag and shooting them.

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Luckily, it's Colonel Sanders' disappearing corn -

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it's nowhere to be seen.

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Well, he won't have to waste any more precious bullets.

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A ropey gaff now. See that chap hanging around in the branches?

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One minute he's top of the tree, next he's swinging a lot lower.

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How Jeff Bridges doesn't twig I'll never know.

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Frivolous grave robbing japery with Burke and Hare,

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and here's Simon Pegg chatting up her off of Home & Away.

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-When will I be able to see you again, Jenny?

-At the Lyceum Theatre.

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-Really? When?

-When we put...

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Maybe in 55 years' time, when the Lyceum Theatre is actually built.

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-Goodnight, William.

-That's certainly one way to ditch a guy.

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Burke and Hare are chopping down a tree to stop a coach.

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And who's inside? Urgh!

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If I saw a coach with Michael Winner inside, I wouldn't want to stop it.

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But they've only made a tiny dent at chest height.

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Come on, put your back into it!

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However, this being the crazy world of true life drama, the entire tree comes tumbling down.

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Uh-oh. The winner takes a fall.

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-Hmm, that table looks a little bare.

-Lovely.

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I know what's missing - she forgot the flowers.

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Oh, there they are.

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Thank you.

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Bit of an odd side dish, though.

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Here's BAFTA-winning actor Tom Wilkinson

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unveiling my nominees for the best actor in the movie Burke and Hare.

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But which corpse wins? None of them!

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The award goes to the incredible moving blanket.

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First the corpses are uncovered -

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quick round of applause -

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then one of them is covered up again.

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A bravura performance!

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Solving a crime, sir.

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The cream of British talent drops some home-grown blunders here.

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-What on earth are you talking about?

-I'm talking about murder, sir.

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There's Ronnie Corbett - not a mistake, he actually is that small.

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I don't know what this absurd little man is trying to prove.

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-Stephen Merchant plays goldfish bowl holder 4.

-I want him removed.

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-It is you, sir!

-And now Tim Curry, co-starring with his teeth.

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And if there is one...

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But ignore them and watch his background. He steps forward.

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But look, the background remains the same,

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suggesting he didn't step forward at all.

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We shall all have to pay the price.

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And now Merchant's bowl has disappeared.

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And to think he was chief bowl holder at the RSC. What an insult!

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Rip-roaring Roman caper The Eagle now and this looks like

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such an arduous journey it would give anyone a shock.

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It certainly did to Jamie Bell's horse

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who overnight changes colour from brown to white with no explanation.

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The dark and brutal Killer Inside Me

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starring Casey Affleck as a deputy sheriff-cum-homicidal maniac.

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Ho-hum, you might think.

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But I feel anguish and I'm sorry.

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But look - all of a sudden, he's clutching a thick wooden plank!

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Superb uncredited cameo from his brother Ben.

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These days, the world of animation can produce miraculous characters

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that are out of this world. But don't just believe me.

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Why don't we ask my animated sidekick? It's Squigaloo Squirrel.

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Hello there, Squigaloo!

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Oh, Squigaloo, you do say the silliest things.

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HE LAUGHS

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No, you are, Squigaloo.

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Now, introduce the next set of clips for the ladies and gentlemen,

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featuring bloopers in animated movies.

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Great. So we're going to put the squirrel on after, yeah?

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Otherwise, that's just me talking to a brick.

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I might look a ninny.

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OK.

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Well, I'll trust you this time.

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Wild West fun now.

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When Rango drops his bullets, we see him reloading them

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on the right side of his gun.

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-However, the chamber is hanging on the left side.

-Just a second.

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Later on in the same scene, chameleons may be good at changing,

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but some things shouldn't change.

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Like here...

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where the hawk is completely flattened to the ground...

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..and now his feet poke up when they shouldn't be there.

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More Rango, and this car crash has a traumatic effect

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on the doll he shares a tank with.

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Here she has a right arm.

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But after this crash, it's now a left arm.

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At the end of the day, I suppose it's just an "armless" bit of fun.

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Some pig ignorance from the animators of Shrek.

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Yes, he's back and he seems to be over the moon to be scaring everyone again.

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Look how he scares those pigs.

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He must have really scared them because as we zoom out,

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they're nowhere to be seen.

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Another Shrek mistake.

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Yes, indeed, keep your eye on the letter F on the hanky

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that Shrek picks up.

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One minute it's there...

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..then it's over there on completely the other side.

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Get it right, for F's sake.

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Disney's back on form now, even if the film-makers

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get just as tangled as their characters in Tangled.

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Flynn Ryder struggles onto his side as he's tied to the chair.

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No can do.

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However, next time he's pulled into shot, he's on his back again.

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-Hairy stuff, I think you'll agree.

-A horse?

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Zoology now, and here's the colourful Rio,

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a film all about a macaw called Blu.

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The perfect marshmallow-to-cocoa ratio.

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But to macaws, cocoa is toxic.

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Lucky this is an animation

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or we really would've seen death by chocolate.

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-Did it, boys.

-We did it!

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It takes one animator an entire week to do just four seconds of footage.

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But when they animate the flaps on this plane going down,

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rather than up, which would've sent the plane careering to the ground,

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you wonder whether that particular week was well spent.

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Classy sequel Toy Story 3, where Barbie removes two screws

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that hold Buzz Lightyear's back compartment.

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..show you no mercy.

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Why's it not working?

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However, at no point do they re-screw the compartment closed.

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It just stays shut for the rest of the movie.

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IN SPANISH:

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No wonder he's acting like he's got a screw loose.

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Toy Story 3 begins with Mr Potato Head having only one eye

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so that Andy can pretend he's wearing an eye patch.

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But keep your eyes peeled on Mr Potato's eyes,

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because when Andy's "mom" films him, he's suddenly regained it.

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Peeled, you get it? Like peeling a potato?

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Right, please yourselves.

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That's all for tonight.

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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.


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