Men In Black III and Skyfall top list of 2012 releases containing gaffes and errors

Read some of the best continuity blunders from MIB3, Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises

Matilda Battersby@matildbattersby
Wednesday 02 January 2013 18:15
Spot the gaffes? Men In Black III, Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises
Spot the gaffes? Men In Black III, Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises

The hotly anticipated third Men in Black movie contained the most mistakes of all the films released last year according to a forum which compiles gaffes spotted by the general public.

Men in Black III is thought to contain as many as 63 mistakes according to, a website which lists some of the most eye-catching and unusual cinematic mix-ups, plot holes, factual errors and continuity problems.

Super hero and franchise films fared badly, with Bond movie Skyfall coming in second with an alleged 35 mistakes and Batman flick The Dark Knight Rises notching up equal third place with The Amazing Spider-Man with 24 errors each. The Avengers, Looper and Prometheus came fifth, sixth and seventh place.

It seems we geeky cinema-goers love to catch the masters of cinematic effect out. Here are some of most unfortunate, surprising and funniest errors spotted:

Men in Black III:

Continuity: After the bug in the cake kills the cops, it runs to free Boris. The amount of strawberry cake on the sewer lid changes between shots.

Continuity: In the lunar prison, when the guard puts his hand inside the cake, his sleeve is by his wrist or rolled up to the elbow, depending on the shot.

Error: The flag of Burkina Faso visible at Cape Canaveral is adopted in 1984, and the flag of Papua New Guinea is adopted in 1971.


Continuity: Just before Bond reaches the Chapel, he plunges into icy water. In the next scene, in the Chapel, he is perfectly dry.

Error: Just before Bond confronts the assassin in the high-rise building, Bond pulls his gun. You can see that the lights on his gun are green, however Bond is wearing leather gloves and the gun is set to activate only upon reading his unique palm print - impossible while wearing gloves.

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Error: When there is a BBC News Report for the BBC News at 10 (clock bottom right) the wrong news studio is used rather than the correct one. They also used the wrong opening standing position. The studio shown is for the BBC News at 6pm, and the position used is only used for the intro after the half way segment, not the lead headline

The Dark Knight Rises:

Error: As Bruce Wayne is researching the jewel thief, the word "Heist" is spelled "Hiest" in a newspaper headline.

Audio problem: After the military tell Blake that he can't cross the bridge with the kids, he tells the boys to get in the bus. The second time he says it, there's a side angle of Blake where his mouth is not moving at all.

Continuity: When Bane is about to blow up the stadium, the stadium has players on the field. However, when Bane says "Let the games begin", all the players have disappeared. Then all the players reappear again in the next shot.

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