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:
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.
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.
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.
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 that thing away from me, you guys...
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs now -
and 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...
..and 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. 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...
Here we see the loyal R-Patz sitting guard for injured Bella.
And 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-Patz 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 to 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 an 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 ya.
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 here.
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.
Some more bullet hole nonsense from The Men Who Stare At Goats.
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 manage to hike a hitchings
'with group of young scholars also travelling across country.'
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.
-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.
Wait, no, it's hanging off again.
How did I miss 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.
Er, Mel...? Mel? Mel!
Pearl Harbor now, 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?
Singin' In The Rain could just become Singin' 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.
..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? Yeah.
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.