10 Biggest Blockbuster Movie Mistakes You Didn't See


It’s almost impossible to release a film that doesn't include a single flawed stunt, unexpected mistake, or even a minor plot hole most fans will overlook. When the budgets get bigger and the action sequences and running times grow along with them, the errors that can slip through are often hard to believe. And for the die-hard fans, the best bloopers can make a film worth watching all by themselves.

The Avengers

When Earth’s Mightiest Heroes finally decide to join forces willingly to take down Loki, Captain America asks Black Widow if she can pilot the team into action in a S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet. Hawkeye confirms that he can (and has a suit for battle too) and is invited along for the ride. But it doesn’t make any sense for Cap to ask Widow in the first place. Not only is she one of Nick Fury’s top operatives, but Cap personally flew on a Quinjet Widow was shown piloting earlier in the film – before he captures Loki in Stuttgart, Germany, and when he and Cap are escorting him back to the Helicarrier. Maybe his years frozen solid had an effect on his memory...

The Return of The King

In the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, Aragorn realizes that in order to defeat Sauron’s forces he’ll need some backup from the Army of the Dead, doomed to haunt a nearby mountain after betraying Aragorn’s ancestor. They’re definitely powerful, since even speaking their name causes a massive gust of wind through the ranger’s tent. More powerful than the filmmakers expected, since a suit of armor is clearly knocked over by the wind, falling in total silence in hopes that viewers won’t catch it. Good luck un-seeing this mistake.

The Dark Knight

When blockbuster action gets heated, the person holding the camera not only has to capture it the best way possible, but make sure they don’t end up in the finished cut. In The Dark Knight, an interrogation room covered in mirrors turned out to be too much of a challenge. When Batman takes a hands-on approach with Joker, the camera and its operator can all be seen reflected for a split second beside the two actors, an error that somehow made it through editing.

Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur thriller Jurassic Park begins with a bang, showing how deadly the park’s Velociraptors can be. When one is simply being moved to her new habitat, she singlehandedly manages to kill a park worker from inside her own cage. When the gatekeeper tumbles from on top of the cage, audiences were probably too terrified to catch the hands that tried to break his fall towards the camera. The next shot confirms it wasn't one of his co-workers, but a member of the movie crew whose hands made an unexpected cameo.


James Cameron relied on green screen and CGI wizardry to make most of his 3D Avatar epic, so it’s no surprise that one of the most surprising mistakes is set right here on Earth. Jake Sully is only given the chance to pilot an alien Avatar because it was been grown for his brilliant twin brother Tom, who was killed in a robbery. Sam Worthington plays both brothers, but when Tom’s corpse is re-covered, it is clearly a different actor. We can only assume Worthington’s face was going to be added in post-production, but considering the other effects in the film, it’s easy to see how this one slipped through the cracks.

Thor: The Dark World

Jane Porter may not be powerful as the average Asgardian, but when she absorbed the Aether in Thor: The Dark World, she became much more than just a brilliant human scientist. But when the cosmic power was shown entering her body, her wardrobe was a far cry from the street clothes she was wearing before and after. She would only wear the Asgardian metal and robes once she made the trip to Thor’s homeworld much later. So unless the Aether can give glimpses of the future for no reason whatsoever, it appears the footage was taken from later in the movie, with the hope that fans would be too distracted by the flowing red energy to notice the inconsistency.


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