Listen, please remember that these are our favorite movies and we’re not picking on them generally! However, these are some pretty funny mistakes that you can’t un-see once you’ve noticed them. If you’re a film fanatic or just into these awesome movies, check out these mistakes found in 10 of our favorite movies.
At the end ofthe movie, we see the whole gang recapping their adventures. Data tells a reporter about his harrowingbattle with a giant octopus, and you are probably struggling to remember that because that scene was not part of the theatrical release, and was never seen until the Disney Channel showed the film in the 1990s.
As the stormtroopers menacingly patrol the death star inthis film, their fear factor is drastically hampered by thestormtrooper who bumps his head as he tries to march through an archway and doesn’t quite make it. This is a pretty famous Star Wars moment, and in Attack of the Clones,Jango Fett also bumps his head—a deliberate hat tip to the original head bump, as if all Jango clones have inherited his clumsiness.
The Shining (1980)
There are various discrepancies in the spatial layout of the hotel and grounds inThe Shining, and we include them here since viewers often notice them as if they were mistakes. However,according to the executive producer, this was done deliberately to increase confusion and therefore fear in the viewer. In any event, the layout makes no sense; the overview of the hotel shows a sloped parking lot at the front of the structure which later is replaced by the hedge maze, and the way the wings and hallways of the hotel work together is nonsense.
Perhaps the most notable error inthis movie is the gas cylinder under the chariot during the Battle of Carthage in the Colosseum. As you see the chariot that has just crashed, you cansee the air tank underneath it that was used to flip it over. There arenumerous other mistakes, including a forest scene in which a crew member in jeans is in the shot, an arena fight scene with both a jeans-wearing crew member and a camera clearly in the shot, and continuity errors such as a helmet opening and closing between shots.
So, what can we take away from these mistakes found in 10 of our favorite movies? First of all, epic battle scenes almost always lead to fake looking weapons and sets, special effects that lose their specialness, and exposed crew members who always seem to be wearing jeans. Second, continuity is an art and a science, and whoever is in charge of it almost always deserves a raise and needs more coffee. Finally, we can treasure the best movie mistakes just as much as the movies that create them, because they’re hilarious.
Mistakes Found in 10 of Our Favorite Movies was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by Natasha Englehardt