#5 – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – 33 Mistakes

A decent attempt at a sequel to a good family film that ultimately left me feeling “blah” after leaving the theater. I can’t help but wonder if director Sean Levy let Dexter the monkey act as script supervisor with all these mistakes.

Glaring Error – In the scene with Darth Vader and Oscar the Grouch, watch Darth Vader’s eyes. You can see the light screens and crew reflected in his eyes in every shot.

Glaring Error – In the opening sequence, Sacajawea is placed in a crate of tan, straw-like packing material. When Larry visits the museum a few hours later, Sacajawea emerges from a crate full of white packing “peanuts” (styrofoam pellets).

#4 – The Twilight Saga: New Moon – 45 Mistakes

In their rush to cash in on the vampire blood-bank and to collect the money of screaming 12 year old girls to 40-year-old women, Summit Entertainment apparently let a few things slip through the cracks when it came to continuity. Still, it didn’t stop New Moon from breaking The Dark Knight’s record for single day ticket sales.

Glaring Error – When Edward takes his shirt off on the steps in Voltaire, his nipples are different colors and sizes. The closer one is grey while the far one is more pinkish, as though the makeup had rubbed off.

Glaring Error – In the very last scene, right before the ultimatum, if you look into the tail lights on Edward’s car you can see various members of the crew reflected.

#3 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 72 Mistakes

The boy wizard with the round glasses, lightning bolt birth mark and wooden wand uses his wizardly skills to fight off the evil Lord Voldemort. Maybe he should have waved his wand at the screen and made all those mistakes go away?

Glaring Error – In Potions class, when Slughorn removes the vial of Felix Felicis, he turns to face the class and holds the vial up for the class to see, but in the next shot facing him he holds only the very bottom point of the vial.

Glaring Error – Whenever Draco is standing in front of the wall for the Room of Requirement, there is a large tapestry there. At other times, the wall is bare.

#2 – Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen – 76 Mistakes

If there is one thing Michael Bay knows, it’s huge over-the-top explosions. Other things he knows about include Megan Fox’s cleavage and giant robot-sized mistakes in his movies. Since the film made well over $500 million dollars worldwide, perhaps he can afford a new script supervisor for the next film.

Glaring Error – In the scene where Josh Duhamel’s character is demoted, his rank insignia is ripped from his chest. When he turns around the insignia is back where it was originally.

Glaring Error – When Sam and Mikaela are running towards the soldiers and Lennox rushes to help them, he runs right past a cameraman.

Glaring Error – While Mikaela and Sam are running through Egypt, they both take off their jackets. Sam drops his jacket, but in the next shot it’s in his hand again.

And now, the best of the worst – and it’s a film that some people may not have even seen. If you think big action flicks and high production dramas are the biggest culprits, then think again:

#1 – 17 Again – 94 Mistakes

A mildly amusing film where a grown up Matthew Perry gets a chance to go back to being a teenager and correct the wrong decisions from his past as Zac Efron. What he should have done was go back and correct the nearly 100 mistakes throughout his film.

Glaring Error – After Mike and Ned fight with light sabers, they are in the kitchen and Mike’s wedding ring moves from his left hand to his right hand and back again, between shots.

Glaring Error – After Ned and Jane arrive at his house, they walk toward the kitchen as he shouts, “Everybody out!” In the shot from behind, Ned is to Jane’s right then moves to her left; however, in the front shot, Ned is once again to her right.

Glaring Error – After Ned and Mike arrive in the courtroom, the judge’s nameplate moves from being to the right of the gavel, to being directly in front of it, then back again.

There are plenty more out there, and be sure to keep your eyes open in 2010 and see if you can spot this year’s mistakes. Did you see any movie mistakes in 2009 that you would like to tell us about?

Source: Movie Mistakes

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