Any real fan of film lives with a certain curse. When you go to see a movie and the whiny-yet-lovable main character switches between a green shirt and a red shirt in the middle of a scene, it can drive you mad. You saw it, but none of the other people in the theater did. Thankfully MovieMistakes.com was created to keep your sanity intact by showing you that folks like McG and Ron Howard aren’t perfect.
The site was created to help see the flaws in some of our favorite (or least favorite) films. Mostly, it can be used as an educational tool, but it’s also good to see how bad a really bad movie is. For example, a film as recent as Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight has 79 total mistakes, and once you read them, you may not see the movie in the same light again.
The mistakes are all user-submitted, and once you create free account you can double check the errors and vote to have them stricken. The best part is that these mistakes aren’t limited to just continuity. There are several other categories such as Factual Errors, Visual Crew or Equipment, Reveals, Character Mistakes, Audio Problems, and even Deliberate “Mistakes”.
Still not convinced? Well, did you know in Ghostbusters, at about the middle of the film, when the Ghostbusters are rising to fame and appearing on the front of newspapers and magazines, the photograph on the front of The New York Post is taken from the end of the film, just before the four of them cross the streams from their proton packs?
Or how about the fact that there is NO invisible magic power lifting Christopher Lambert in air at the end of Highlander – there are two wires clearly fixed on his shoulders. These are just a few of the things you can check out over at MovieMistakes.com to fill an afternoon, so check it out!
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