Making a movie is not an easy task. Thousands of people are involved and the production can take months or even years to be completed. Nevertheless, directors, producers and everyone involved try to make sure that no mistakes happen in and around the set. Although everyone tries their best, there’s always that small something that everyone misses, but catches the attention of hardcore movie lovers. In fact, there are many people who are keen at finding mistakes that some of us fail to notice. Thanks to such sharp-eyed observers, we have some funny movie mistakes to share today.
1. The Avengers
The Avengers is one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. The Earth’s mightiest heroes were brought together more than half a century ago in 1963. The Avengers #1 brought together Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, The Wasp, and Hulk to battle the Asgardian trickster Loki. More than five decades later, the Avengers: Endgame manages to break Box Office records, surpassing $650 million in the opening week alone. Although the movie, characters and franchise has a lot of hardcore fans that support it, there are some keen-eyed people who managed to spot some of the mistakes made throughout production. One such mistake includes a scene where Thor destroys everything around him. In the first scene, the bumper on the car can be seen damaged. As the camera shows a close up of Thor, the bumper is magically restored.
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Roald Dahl published Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 1964, and since then the story has become popular throughout the world. How popular? So popular that it was turned into two movies, a stage musical, radio dramas and a real-life candy company was also started; based on the crazed candyman himself. The classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released in 1971, and Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released in 2005. In the 2005 remake, they made one crucial mistake during the opening credits. In the beginning, the scene shows Willy Wonka placing each Golden Ticket by hand at the BACK on the bars. When Charlie opens his bar later, the Golden Ticket is on the FRONT.
The Twilight Saga is a series of books written by Stephanie Meyer and published between 2005 and 2008. The series was then turned into movies, with Twilight being the first. Overall, the films have earned $2.5 billion at the global box office. Although directors and movie set operators tried their best to make the movie without any errors, the fans realized a crucial one. If you look carefully, you can see the reflection of the camera in the car windshield. This is usually a common mistake made by directors and sadly, neither the film crew or the editing team manage to notice the mistake.
4. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Terminator series is one of the most successful series to have ever been created. Did you know that James Cameron got the idea for The Terminator when he was fever stricken in Rome. One night, while asleep, the story came to him in the form of a nightmare. Cameron woke up immediately and started writing down details and that’s how The Terminator was born. Also, when the cast was being selected, the studio wanted O.J. Simpson to play the role of Terminator but thankfully, Arnold Schwarzenegger came to Cameron’s attention instead. Although the movie was extremely successful, like any other movie, it was prone to mistakes. One such mistake includes the Terminator shielding John from T-1000. As a result, his jacket is completely torn, but a just a few moments later, the Terminator’s jacket miraculously changes into a brand new one.
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Johnny Depp managed to win the hearts of millions around the world with his outstanding performance as Capt. Jack Sparrow. The series is based on a ride which opened at Disneyland in 1967 and was one of the last Disney theme park attractions overseen by Walt Disney. Originally, producers did not think that the movie would be successful enough so they titled it Pirates of the Caribbean. However, during production, they decided to add The Curse of the Black Pearl at the end, just in case the film was successful enough to have a sequel made. With all the care and details put into making the expensive sets and costumes, producers and film crew missed one crucial mistake during filming. During the scene where Jack Sparrow is surrounded by his crew members, a man wearing a cowboy hat can be seen in the background of the final scene.
6. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Another major mistake in the Terminator series involves the scene where John and Catherine are in the hangar at the runway. During the scene, the Cessna’s tail number is N3035C and when the scene changes to the Cessna in mid-air, the tail number changes to N3973F. When the plane lands, the tail number once again undergoes a change and becomes N3035C. A keen-eyed fan also noticed that in the scene where the Terminator scans the doorman at the bar, a display comes up categorizing each piece of the doorman’s clothing. The word “briefs” is misspelled as “breifs”.
7. Marie Antoinette
The 2006 drama/romance movie either made one huge mistake, or made the worst product placement in history. In the scene where Marie is trying on shoes, a pair of powder blue high top Converse sneakers can be seen next to her feet. While many believe that the placement was done intentionally as part of advertisement, since there’s no other trace of modern apparel anywhere else in the film, it appears as if they film crew made one terrible blunder.
8. The Usual Suspects
In the 1995 movie, right before they rob the police car, a Boeing 747 with four engines can be seen making a landing. When the plane is shown from behind, the aircraft switches to a Boeing 767 with only two engines and fewer main landing gears.
9. Dallas Buyers Club
The 2013 drama tells a story that takes us back to the 1980’s. Sadly, the producers and film crew forgot to check the background of the office motel of the Dallas Buyers Club. Behind Ron Woodroof’s desk, a poster for the new Lamborghini Aventador can be seen. The sports car was only in production from 2011 onward and was not something that would have been around in 1985.
The 1997 blockbuster is a product of the amazing James Cameron. Cameron had a fascination for shipwrecks, which eventually led him to create the movie, based on the real-life story. He was so fascinated with the Titanic that he took two deep-sea submersibles to the floor of the Atlantic and came back with powerful footage of the real Titanic wreckage. Although measures were taken to make the movie look as realistic as possible, there were many errors throughout. For instance, the deck of the ship looks completely different in two different scenes. Another factual error they made in the movie is when Rose was threatening to jump off the ship, Jack tells her a story about fishing in a lake. The lake he describes is actually Lake Wissota, a man-made lake in Wisconsin near Chippewa Falls (where Jack grew up). The lake was only filled with water in 1918 when a power company built a dam on the Chippewa River, six years after the Titanic sank.
11. Hocus Pocus
In the 1993 film, when Max gets his note handed back to him, it’s clearly not the same one. Not only is the paper completely different, but so is the handwriting.
12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, during the Draco scene, you can actually see a cameraman who was capturing Draco’s expressions. Another big mistake occurred at the beginning when Lucius Malfoy was fuming at Dumbledore in his office. During the scene, his hair is fanned back behind his shoulders, but the lighting in the room was strong enough to illuminate the back of his neck, where you can see his real, short brown hair.
The 2000 drama/action film tells the story of a once-powerful general who was forced to become a Gladiator. The movie was extremely popular throughout the world but was also riddled with mistakes. In the “Battle of Carthage” in the Colosseum, one of the chariots is turned over by the opponent, and reveals a gas cylinder in the back. Also, we are sure that there were no planes back then. Either the film and editing crew were exhausted after years of filming or simply did not care to notice such a big mistake.