Movie-lovers are highly skilled at picking out mistakes and inconsistencies in the films they watch. Every tiny change in a character’s appearance or the position of an object is usually noticed by some sharp-eyed observer as soon as a new movie appears in theatres.
There are some mistakes, however, which are subtle enough for many people to overlook. Here are 17 which you probably never noticed before, but which become truly unforgivable as soon as you see them. You’ll never watch these movies in the same way again!
If you watch a movie carefully, you can often see the reflection of the camera in a car window. This is actually a common mistake which many directors fail to pick up on. It’s certainly visible here in Twilight.
The chest insignia of the German officer at one point disappears and then reappears in a later scene.
When Jake opens the capsule, there is no sign of the wheelchair. A moment later it appears out of thin air next to him.
Early in the film, the Terminator shields John against the bullets from the T-1000 with his own body, receiving a whole cartridge in his back. His coat is covered in bullet holes. But a few moments later it looks good as new.
When the truck which the T-1000 is driving in his chase with John Connor falls over the bridge, its front windows fall out. In the next shot they’re there again.
In the scene where Thor destroys everything around him, the bumper of one car is miraculously restored to good condition.
This film is set in 1985, but in one scene we see a poster of a Lamborghini Aventador on a wall. This car was only released in 2011.
It seems there were two Titanics. Otherwise, how can we explain the changing appearance of the deck?
It seems there were a few pirates in Jack Sparrow’s gang who were fans of modern-day fashion.
At one point, John and Kate fly off in a small white plane. The number on the side first initially appears to be N3035C. Once they’ve landed, the number changes to N3973F. But then when they land the first number has reappeared.
A truly shocking mistake can be seen in this biography of the queen of France directed by Sofia Coppola. It seems Converse shoes were popular among the aristocracy in the 18th century!
At the time when the crew finds the alien ship, we notice that Kane is wearing a special cap inside his space suit. When we later see him in the hospital, the helmet of his suit is removed to reveal the alien creature attached to his face — but his cap has gone missing.
When we first see the plane coming into the airport, it has four engines. A second later and it appears to have lost two of them.
Main character John seems to be holding his smartphone upside down in virtually all scenes in the film. It doesn’t seem to stop him from communicating through it, though!
In Gladiator, we see that the ancient Romans apparently had gas canisters in their chariots. Also, we are quite sure that there were no planes in those times. How can you make a mistake like that and not realize before the movie ends up in the cinema?
Watch carefully: One of the stormtroopers (on the far right) is too tall and hits his head against the door.
Preview photo credit Universal Studios, DreamWorks