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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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:
There are a lot of things that are just wrong about Hollywood.
Why do the actors get paid so much?
Why does Jennifer Aniston make so many dodgy rom-coms?
And why, Mel Gibson, why?
But we're here to right some movie wrongs, or at least point them out and be sarcastic about them.
Get Him To The Greek now, and we join the party in full swing.
With Russell Brand, some sexy girls,
Puff Diddy Daddy Combs and something on fire.
-Sergio's gone crazy!
-I love this game!
And note the night-time cityscape in the windows.
A real night to remember.
I don't think so!
Only when they get outside it's not night at all,
it's the middle of the day.
Exactly how long is that walk from the room to the exit?
Look carefully at this clip from Ronin.
Someone's spying on some tough guys from a window through a camera.
But the next camera shot is clearly from someone standing
right in front of them on the street. Very undercover.
Harry Potter's full of all kinds of magical nonsense.
That's it, all I need's a bit of luck.
He's got an invisibility cloak, but in this scene he's also got invisibility glasses.
Look, no lenses.
It's a miracle.
In Final Destination we see a young lady striking a tiny match
that suddenly becomes absolutely massive.
You could say... the match doesn't match.
Look, it's all completely chicken soup.
Lock Stock may have Two Smoking Barrels, but in this scene there's one massive clunker.
-I need some artillery, too.
-The fruit machine sounds like it's working.
This is London, not the Lebanon.
But no reels move at any point.
Oi, Guy Ritchie, back up the apples and pears and sort your movie out.
I don't like you.
Dustin Hoffman about to reveal a revolutionary new product.
Shaving foam that shaves for you.
Leave on for a bit during a dramatic scene.
Wipe foam off...
and you're clean-shaven.
Mrs Robinson, get that boy to the Dragon's Den.
PHONE RINGS Pick it up.
A dark, atmospheric thriller from the Coen brothers
and what could be more creepy than a haunted phone?
It's still ringing after she picks it up.
Let's see that again.
Oh, hi, it's Robert, from Movie Mistakes.
I'd like my money back, please.
Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest directors of his generation.
He's also a very naughty boy. By calling his last film Inglourious Basterds,
he thought his misspelling would allow him to get away with using a swearword. What a dockhead.
The film follows the adventures of a group of Nazi-hunters.
Well, Nazi hunters, our mistake hunters are after you.
But just because our hunters are hunting Nazi-hunters,
it doesn't mean we're on the same side as the Nazis. OK? They're not.
This film is filled with the kind of mistakes
that make you want to track down those responsible
and carve the word "numpty" into their forehead.
Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz.
Heard of him?
Everybody in the German army's heard of Hugo Stiglitz.
Let's start with the scene where we find out about a Nazi turned good guy who goes by the name of....
Well, you can probably read it for yourself.
And here's a newspaper article all about the Nazis he's meant to have killed.
On the top row here, there are six photos.
Go ahead and count them.
Hugo Stiglitz is a celebrity among German soldiers.
But in this close-up there are actually seven photos across.
Which is it Hugo, six or seven?
You will answer me!
Keep an eye on Colonel Landa's cigarette in this clip.
He's just lit it.
Already, there's ash hanging off.
Hmm. Tension mounting.
Doesn't even take a single drag.
But seconds later, he puts it out in his apfel strudel.
And suddenly it's burned down to a stub.
Leading lady Shosanna puts on heavy lipstick
for an evening of Nazi bothering.
But hang on, in this shot, she's hardly wearing any lipstick.
And there's no big, red mark on the wine glass.
No, it's all right, lipstick's back again. As you were.
I've been chewed out before.
It's the end of the film with everyone making a break for freedom.
Heard that deal you made with the brass.
But something else is trying to make a run for it and that's Brad Pitt's tie.
-First you can see both sides...
-I'd make that deal.
-I don't blame you.
Then one side has made a run for it.
And that pretty little nest you've feathered for yourself. Well, if you're willing to barbecue
the whole high command, I suppose that's worth certain considerations.
Don't worry, it'll be back.
But I do have one question.
Yeah, who's in charge of continuity here?
There really is no excuse for mistakes in animation films.
Why, oh, why do animators make so many mistakes?
It's just drawing a picture or two, or you know, quite a few, say,
roughly 30 pictures per second,
1,800 pictures a minute so that's about 162,000 pictures per film, I mean, how hard can it be?
Some of these animators should be drawn themselves,
hung, drawn and quartered - for crimes against movie continuity!
Possibly a bit harsh, but you know.
Let's kick things off with Monsters Inc.
Keep an eye on the train set on the bedroom floor.
Just moments later, it's gone.
And has been replaced by all these painful, spiky things.
These monsters should be incarcerated, not incorporated!
Keep coming, keep coming.
Look at Mike's hand at the bottom of the screen. It's completely normal.
Apart from the fact it's green and has pointy nails.
Could almost be my ex-wife, am I right, fellas?
Actually, I don't even have an ex-wife.
-Sorry it took so long.
Anyway, now the hands are all covered in plasters.
Even the credits are wrong.
See Sulley hide little girl Boo behind him.
But watch closely because during the song, she vanishes into thin air.
Mind you, I disappear when people start dancing too.
Get away from me, you guys.
Look at young Cal here waking up in his PJs.
Wow, it's been snowing ice cream.
And a coat just magically appeared on him.
Happy birthday, son.
-This is your day.
If no-one else here is going to ask the question, I will.
Where did that coat come from?
Next, the laugh-every-few-minutes hit-and-miss, Planet 51.
Keep your eyes on the spaceman's visor.
Aliens? Yeah, we're surprised, too, because they've got no reflection in your shiny helmet.
# I call him lollipop, lollipop oh lolly, lolly, lolly, lollipop... #
Planet 51 and mistake number two.
So the alien dog pees on a lamp-post.
The lamp-post falls down...
..the lamp-post disappears.
Yet another reason not to watch this film.
Keep an eye on the two glasses.
She must be real thirsty.
I'm real thirsty.
Told you. The only problem is one of the glasses has vanished.
I don't want to walk any more.
Russell is being dragged along by his face.
I imagine that'll make him all dirty.
There are no tigers in South America.
That's kids for you, eh? Dirty one second, completely clean the next.
Let's take a look at Twilight, a series of films
about pretty teenagers mainly moping about in forests.
They have it all, vampires, werewolves, action romance,
all mixed up together to create a bunch of boring, old rubbish.
Twilight is chock-full of dodgy moral messages.
Edward is over 100 years old
and yet he's dating a 17-year-old schoolgirl,
so we're all fine with this?
Oh, and it's fine for the dead to get off with the living,
but when it's the other way round, apparently it's creepy.
Fitting in as the new kid can be hard. For a start, what do you wear?
My first day at a new school, it's March in the middle of the semester.
Well, that guy's got a red hoodie. He's pretty cool.
-Only now, he's also wearing a bodywarmer.
-Oh, now he isn't.
I can't keep up with teen fashion.
I'm sorry I'm rude all the time, I just think it's the best way.
Guess who just asked me to prom!
Never mind the prom, where did that clipboard come from?
Let's see that again.
No clipboard, clipboard!
Where is he?
Where's... Where's Edward?
Here we see the loyal R-Patz sitting guard for injured Bella.
There he is sleeping right by the window.
Yep, right next to the...
Oh, hang on, who moved the window?
Come on, it's just a game.
You have to be careful playing baseball,
especially with sexy vampires.
Although it's not so dangerous that Bella needs a body double.
Look, that's clearly not her, look at that massive chin.
Ah, she's been reading Romeo and Juliet. How romantic.
But now, the book's gone. What did you do with it, Bella?
Bore it out of existence?
A werewolf so moody and sexy he has to walk around with his top off.
Nice tattoo right up by his shoulder.
Only in this shot, it seems to have slipped halfway down his arm.
Finally in this scene, R-Pats flings Bella to safety,
knocking over two vases.
But the next time we see them, four vases are smashed.
Either way, you only win a prize if you knock all five down, I'm afraid.
One of the things that always amazes me about the film business
is that there are actually trained specialists
who are paid enormous sums of money to spot continuity mistakes.
Basically, their job is to watch movies all day and point out small errors. Call that a job?
It's pathetic. How exactly is that contributing to a better, healthier society for us all?
Anyway, here's some mistakes that we spotted while being paid to watch movies the other day.
A saucy scene where Stifler's mom seduces one of her son's friends.
-Are you lost?
-Keep your eyes on his balls.
The pool balls, people!
OK, there's a yellow ball in the middle of the table.
No, no, not lost just...
you know, taking the tour.
He's so distracted by her mature allure, he doesn't notice the ball's moved all by itself. Steamy.
Want show him the room, Dale?
John C Reilly and Will Ferrell play, er, step-brothers. Watch the napkin.
Hey, listen, I like to have a lot of fresh fruit around.
And chocolate chips in my pancakes, OK?
-Write it down so you don't forget.
-Show him the room.
Hang on, it's gone.
Ooh, it's The Prince Of Persia swordfighting
in his brand new M&S shirt. And, oh, no, that's torn it.
His mum will be furious.
Only she won't, because look, it's immediately as good as new.
It's the 1960s when men sat up front and women sat in the back.
But it was also the decade of sexual liberation.
-Might be worth a look.
Because when they stop, one of the men has become a woman, and nobody bats an eyelid.
A man who so loved his watch, he could look at it for ages.
Next thing you know, it's 6:25.
I guess time flies when you're on the run.
Here's Anne Hathaway sprawling on the floor.
Steve Carell is getting an eyeful,
so he'll probably notice that she's got bare feet.
Are you staring at my butt?
No, I'm not.
But in the same scene, after Steve Carell's stunt double has demonstrated his flexibility.
That's impressive, wow.
Hathaway's suddenly got shoes on.
How good am I at spotting mistakes?
Ah, legs crossed left over right, the classic relaxation position.
-I will never become an Omega...
-I mean, right over left.
That's it, right over left.
Left over right?
Right over left?
I cannot keep up with the Joneses.
This isn't about me selling my products,
I have to ensure my unit is selling their products.
Here's that guy Mulder, from The X Files,
with some paranormal activity.
Keep an eye on his arm. It's up by his head.
Separate bedrooms perhaps?
You're not a great salesman.
Touching his ear.
Touching the table. Spooky.
And here's that guy Mulder from The X Files in...The X Files.
What's inexplicable in this shot is how the driver's side window is all ragged and smashed.
But then there's not a shard of glass to be seen.
The truth is out there. The truth is nobody was paying attention.
Yeah, that'll learn you.
I enjoyed Team America all right,
I just found the acting a bit, I don't know, wooden?
Here's a puppet looking at a picture of four other puppets,
like Cheryl Cole thinking back on her Girls Aloud days.
Hello, young man. Congratulations on a terrific performance.
But in the wide shot, that photo of four has turned into a photo of two.
What a Muppet! I mean, puppet.
The name is Spottswoode.
They say you should never work with children or animals.
But after you've seen these clips, you can add vehicles to that list.
Here's a collection of classic gaffes featuring planes, trains and automobiles.
Ooh, that's a catchy title. Well done me.
Anyway, I haven't seen transport blunders like this since I got a lift home with George Michael.
Here's a famous scene from Borat.
Eventually, I managed to hike a hitchings
with group of young scholars also travelling across country. All right!
Yes, it's all so completely spontaneous and not pre-planned.
So spontaneous, the RV he gets out of later that night
is a different one from the day before. Isn't that nice?
-Hit the brakes! Hit the brakes, come on!
The fellows are in a spot of bother here.
Look, the wheel's fallen off. This can't end well.
Hold on, the wheel's back.
Nothing can go wrong now.
Get Smart not taking its own advice with this stupid movie blunder.
Keep an eye on the car wing mirror.
It gets smashed...
-I cannot get over the fact that 23 is a traitor.
But now it's whole again.
Now I know how you must have felt when you thought I was a traitor.
-It is demoralising.
-Wait, no, it's hanging off again.
I don't know how I missed it. I'm usually very observant.
-Get Smart? Get lost.
It's canine comedy caper, Hotel For Dogs.
It's kind of like a dinner date, isn't it?
How clever, a little train set bringing out the dogs' food.
Ooh, not so clever, the food's not there in this shot.
Well, they've made a right dog's dinner out of this scene.
Here's Mel Gibson, furious at the side of the road as usual.
But keep an eye on the door in the background. It's firmly shut.
Oops, door's open.
And the door's shut again.
-What does it feel like?
-Anyway, Mel's had enough and is off to shout at some police officers.
OK, shouting done,
Mel's now on his way home from this multi-storey car park.
-Where you going?
-Well, he's not going to the exit, that's for sure.
Because it's that way.
Mel? Mel? Mel!
A movie masterclass in how not to make a film.
But there are bigger mistakes than the casting of Ben Affleck.
In this scene, we can clearly see that it's daytime.
But when Affleck comes up for air...
..here he comes - it's suddenly night time.
What a terrible...film.
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 Harbour 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.
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.