Now I've Seen Everything
Now I've Seen Everything

12 Curious Goofs in Popular Films That Challenge Everyone’s Vision

Every movie set has a script supervisor, someone whose job is to check if there are no continuity slips. But everyone makes mistakes and they’re no exception. From romantic flicks to big action blockbusters, none are safe. This isn’t a reason to worry though, since most times only fans with eagle eyes are able to spot them.

Now I’ve Seen Everything re-watched a few films and pointed out an hidden error in each. Grab your popcorn and scroll down!

1. Home Alone

Home Alone is already a classic in the history of cinema thanks to the funny antics of Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin. However, there’s a continuity error in the story. It’s difficult to spot if you are not very attentive, but it takes place while the main character is washing his clothes and places an orange bottle on top of the washing machine with the handle facing outward. When the camera changes angles, the bottle appears with the lid on in a different position.

2. Finding Nemo

In one of the most tense moments of the Finding Nemo voyage, the dentist puts the little fish in a bag to give to his niece, Darla, first in a Ziploc. However, when we see Nemo out of the fish tank, he is in a regular bag.

3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The farewell of Eliott and his alien friend is one of the most memorable scenes from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. However, we were so busy crying that we didn’t notice the detail of when E.T. raises his finger to say goodbye, he does it with his right hand, although in the next shot he finds himself with his left hand up.

Curiously, this error was digitally corrected in the 2002 re-release.

4. Jurassic Park

We sharpened our eyesight to find this mistake from Jurassic Park that some viewers say is a hand and others claim is the dinosaur’s tail. One hour, forty-nine minutes, and eight seconds (1:49:08) into the movie is when we come across this moment. And yes, we think it’s a hand. What do you see?

5. Matrix

The first Matrix movie was a success for science fiction lovers. That does not free it from having a small mistake that occurs in the scene where Neo is guided by Morpheus and his cell phone falls; in the first shot, you can see a crowded street that suddenly appears empty in the next cut.

6. Dirty Dancing

As Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray’s great love story is about to begin, we can see a mistake. When Baby gets out of the car to enter the camp, her mother’s hair is blonde. However, for the rest of the film, her character is a redhead. This is because the original actress was later replaced at the production stage, and her presence was recorded in that shot.

7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

In the first movie about the most famous wizard in the world, we can see, prior to Harry’s first flight with the broom, that Hermione has some very wavy locks on the side of her hair. However, in other shots, those waves are much smaller or don’t even appear at all.

8. The Lion King

The Lion King is one of the most memorable and successful films in Disney’s modern history. In the film, when Nala is reunited with Simba and lets him know that he is king, Timon mocks the situation and leans on the middle of his friend Pumba’s nose. However, in the next shot, the meerkat’s hand appears higher than where he had originally rested it.

9. Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! brought back to the game some of ABBA’s greatest songs, and by mixing them with a great Hollywood cast, it became a huge success. That doesn’t leave it free of certain mistakes, like when during the song Money, Money, Money, once Meryl Streep’s character enters the kitchen you can see a newspaper resting on the table that disappears in the next shot.

10. Batman: The Dark Knight

Batman: The Dark Knight set a great precedent for superhero movies, especially for Heath Ledger’s great performance as the Joker. At the beginning of the film, we can observe in a conversation Batman has with Commissioner Gordon that, when Batman appears, the woman accompanying the policeman turns around at a medium distance, and in the next shot, she appears much closer to the door.

11. Alice in Wonderland

The new version of Lewis Carroll’s classic fairy tale adapted by Tim Burton turned out to be a great box office success. It has a glitch that happens very quickly, and it occurs when Alice escapes from her wedding to chase the white rabbit, and as she goes down the hole, the heels of her shoes change from scene to scene.

12. Titanic

We’re about to finish our popcorn, but we couldn’t leave this mega-production out. Titanic was not spared from our list. Jack is handcuffed to a ship’s tube as we see him in suspenders. Then, Rose frees him with an ax and appears to have slashed off his suspenders. However, in the next shot, we see Jack again with them.

Do you remember any other errors of this type, and do you think they affect the outcome of the film?

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