10 Curious Movie Mistakes That Ended Up on the Big Screen
Lights, camera, action! An extraordinary team of professionals starts filming a new movie and, despite the fact that there are more than a hundred eyes on the scenes, mistakes can always happen. Of course, to notice them, you’ll need an eagle eye, a lot of free time, and a giant bowl of popcorn. Although, there are always easier options.
At Bright Side, we dove into the world of movies to find 10 hidden mistakes in some well-known films. Get your magnifying glass out and popcorn ready, let’s get started!
Sabor is a Leopard that appears several times in the animated movie Tarzan, always with his fierce and threatening gestures. However, when we just go to minute 00:06:40 of the film, we can see that the color of Sabor’s ears changes from black to orange.
2. Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame is one of the most successful movies of all time, so we couldn’t let it escape from our countdown. In the scene where some kids approached Hulk to take a picture, we can see that the pancake is cut in the middle (00:38:00). Thirty-eight seconds later, the two halves are joined together. Could it have been Doctor Strange?
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Using our magnifying glass for continuity errors, we discovered this one in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Little Caesar escapes to go out to play and is attacked by his neighbor, knocking over a table and the buckets on it (00:19:30). But just as Will Rodman (James Franco) appears to defend him, we see another shot in which the bucket is on the table (00:19:34).
4. Jurassic Park
We sharpened our eyesight to find this mistake from Jurassic Park that some viewers say is a hand and others claim is the dinosaur’s tail. One hour, forty-nine minutes, and eight seconds (1:49:08) into the movie is when we come across this moment. And yes, we think it’s a hand. What do you see?
5. The Fast and the Furious
It took 20 years for us, at least, to discover that Johnny Tran, from the first installment of The Fast and Furious saga, was the fastest of them all. After one hour twelve minutes and fifty-six seconds (1:12:56) of the movie, we see Johnny wearing a black shirt. Three seconds later, he is in a sleeveless T-shirt.
One of the most famous couples in cinema is that of the mortal Bella and the vampire Edward from the Twilight saga. From the first time they exchanged words, supernatural events followed them. We see how in the 2008 movie, the shelf behind Edward has a decoration and, after exchanging a couple of words with Bella, the decoration has changed.
7. La La Land
This lovely story not only warmed the cockles of our hearts, but it also made us smile when we found a couple of mistakes. In La La Land, as Sebastian asks Mia about their current relationship (00:39:57), they pass under green umbrellas. After a couple more steps and seconds, they are back under the umbrellas (00:40:08).
8. Pretty Woman
Let’s continue with the adorable couples. Now it’s the turn of Pretty Woman. Vivian, the character played by Julia Roberts, is enjoying a delicious croissant during the breakfast scene (00:32:21), but right after admitting that she only finished high school (00:32:38), the croissant turns into a pancake. Still, who are we to judge Julia’s appetite?
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The most famous scar in cinema is undoubtedly Harry Potter’s, and not only because of its lightning bolt shape, but also because it was left by “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”. However, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, when Dumbledore leaves Harry with a family of Muggles (non-magical humans), we see that he does not have the mark on his forehead (00:03:42). In the second shot, it magically appears (00:03:49).
We’re about to finish our popcorn, but we couldn’t leave this mega-production out. Titanic was not spared from our list. Jack is handcuffed to a ship’s tube as we see him in suspenders (02:06:06). Then, Rose frees him with an ax and appears to have slashed off his suspenders (02:06:15). However, in the next shot, we see Jack again with them.
Bonus: movies with wardrobe errors that we loved
1. Legends of the Fall
Brad Pitt and his character Tristan, from Legends of The Fall, have received several criticisms because he looks more like a 90’s rock singer, due to his perfect blond hair than a peasant from the early 20th century. If only directors always got it wrong like that.
2. Captain America: The First Avenger
A simple detail to some, relevant to others, is Agent Carter’s hair in Captain America: The First Avenger, as apparently women in the military in World War II were required to wear their hair up. However, we loved Peggy’s style.
3. Django Unchained
We saw Jamie Foxx playing a slave wearing dark glasses in Django Unchained. This wouldn’t be a problem, except that the movie takes place in the late 19th century and the first sunglasses, as we know them today, didn’t see the light of day until 1929. However, we can’t deny how good they look on Django.
What other mistakes have you discovered in movies? Which one did you find the most significant? Why do you think the production team misses these kinds of details?
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