People Break Down The Most Glaring Mistakes They've Seen In Movies

People Break Down The Most Glaring Mistakes They've Seen In Movies
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Hollywood isn't immune to mistakes.

There is always an imperfection or six.

It may not be in the performance or the film as a whole but in the details.

Edits can be overlooked.

Story points can be lost.

Plot holes can be big enough to crash a small car.

Most of these we can forgive or even chuckle at, but some leave us dumbfounded.

Redditor TheIrishninjas wanted to discuss all of the best mistakes in cinema, so they asked:

"What movie mistake is so glaringly obvious that you're surprised it made it into the final cut?"

In film school our editing class showed so many mistakes we all wanted viewing refunds.

The Girl Eats

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"In Pretty Woman Julia Roberts is eating breakfast at the fancy hotel. She’s eating a croissant. Cut to Richard Gere. Cut back to Julia, she’s eating a pancake."


Die Wrong

"Die hard when the ambulance is inside the truck at the end but wasn’t inside it in the beginning."


"We watch Die Hard every Christmas. This year we let our eldest watch it with us, and he spotted something we've never noticed; just after Bruce Willis hangs the guy from the chain, the same guy is then seen in the next shot at the top of the stairs behind Willis."


Movie magic and all that...

"Transformers Rise of the Fallen has a scene that breaks my brain so much I've had to check to make sure it was real about a dozen times. They go to the National Mall in Washington DC at night. They find the jet that turns out to be an old transformer. He breaks through a wall and then they are at the airplane graveyard in Tucson, AZ during the day."

"I don't care that there isn't a bunch of planes outside in Washington DC. Movie magic and all that. But we literally go from night to mid-day and from Washington DC to the freaking middle of the desert."



"In 'Behind Enemy Lines' the pilot is able to walk a great distance in able to reach a specific point for radio communication. Its a spot marked on his map for just such emergencies."

"During the radio transmission he has to go silent because enemy forces are close by. After cutting chatter the admiral gets upset and yells at someone to 'triangulate' his position. Admiral Sir... You already know where he is, why are you asking to know where he is?"


Props Faux Pas

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"Harrison Ford standing in front of fake bookshelves in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It may be a minor thing, but it is 'obvious.'"


How hard can it be to get real books?

I See You

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"In the original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, you can see the actor inside Donatello’s costume."


"Evidently this is because of modern higher res screens or something? Back when it was released I guess it was too muddy to notice. Still, great movie."


When in Travel

"In Cannonball Run, they spend a good 10 minutes explaining that the racers are all starting at different times. The winner will be the one who completes the race in the shortest time, which is NOT necessarily the first team to finish. At the end they ignore this, and give the trophy to the first team to finish."


"It's how rally cars do it too - staggered start times so the cars don't interfere with each other, best time wins - and usually they put the ones that are favorites (or in the lead in a multi-leg race) in the front, so often the first car will also be the winning car."


Car Issues

"The Fast and the Furious, the line 'Granny shifting, not double clutching like you should' Why the hell would you double clutch during a drag race? Just proved the writers had no clue about cars, much less racing them."


"In the first transformers movie, when Megan Fox is looking under the hood of the yellow Camaro, she mentions the carburetor, then they cut to a shot of the engine and you can plainly see that it's fuel injected, in fact, a bad@ss set of individual throttle bodies, which made it glaringly obvious to any car guy."


Come Back

"In pretty much any zombie movie, when people run to an elevator to get away from the zombies the doors always seem to close on the zombies trying to get in. They never pop back open like they would if someone actually stuck their hand (or any other limb/ object) in the way of the doors. I haven't watched it in a while but in the (newer) Dawn of the Dead I'm pretty sure it happens."


Thirsty Walker

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"In The Walking Dead’s first episode where Rick is riding the horse and turns the corner and finds a street full of walkers, you can see a walker drinking from a water bottle."


Editors and writers aren't perfect, but a closer eye can't hurt.

Do you have any we missed? Let us know in the comments.

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