Blockbuster films may be billion-dollar affairs
these days, but no matter how big the action
and spectacle may get, slip-ups are bound
to happen. Studios do their best to keep those
flaws from making the final cut, but luckily
for movie buffs, some incredible mistakes
still slip through the cracks. Here are ScreenRant’s
Biggest Movie Mistakes You Missed.
The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai�s tale of 19th century
Japan may rewrite several historical events
and figures, but it’s actually star Tom Cruise’s
horse who delivers the biggest on-screen gaff.
As the film’s hero arrives to muster his samurai
before battle, his horse comes to a full stop
before suddenly unleashing a crushing blow
to a nearby extra.
It seems the horse didn�t care for the way
it was handled, and chose to take its anger
out on an unsuspecting samurai � a decision
every viewer can now appreciate with a laugh
(or a shudder).
It�s no secret that Jurassic Park has its
fair share of mistakes, mostly continuity
errors or props appearing onscreen. Then there�s
the magical T-Rex enclosure that a dinosaur
can walk out of, despite the massive plunge
shown later. But one would think that a film
capable of bringing dinosaurs to life would
also be able to set up an actual live camera
feed for programmer Dennis Nedry before he
double-crosses John Hammond.
But when Nedry is speaking with his contact
at the Isla Nublar docks, no attempt is made
to conceal the fact that he and the viewer
are watching a pre-recorded video, which would
have ended not long after the shot.
Quantum of Solace
James Bond adventures are famous for their
physics-defying action and over-the-top science,
but Quantum of Solace showed it isn’t just
007 who can turn reality on its head. As star
Daniel Craig tracks his prey in the sun-baked
harbor of Haiti, a background maintenance
worker does his best to look casual – and
Making sure not to fill the set with clouds
of dust or sand is understandable, but how
this floating broom pantomime made it into
the finished film is anyone�s guess.
Quantum of Solace
An overzealous extra is one thing, but Quantum
of Solace is also home to one baffling error
placed center stage. During a high speed boat
chase, James decides to cut power unexpectedly,
causing the pursuing boat to slam up onto
the back of his own. Without a weapon, James
grabs a nearby grappling hook, and tosses
it over into his enemies� inflatable boat.
The rope catches, and the bad guys are sent
flying into the air, ending the chase.
The problem is: the hook was never actually
attached to anything � there�s no reason
for the rope to be pulled out of the boat
in the first place. Audiences are left to
scratch their heads at what just took place,
and what the filmmakers could have been thinking
when they filmed it.
Ridley Scott’s Gladiator pushed visual effects
and swords-and-sandal drama into a whole new
generation, but it wasn’t without a few rough
spots. Star Russell Crowe begins his journey
from salve to revolutionary by uniting his
fellow gladiators during a re-enactment of
the Battle of Carthage, in which opposing
chariots are beaten by spear and teamwork.
Yet when a chariot loses a wheel and tips
on its side, a curtain drops, revealing the
entire gas canister rig used for the stunt.
It�s nearly impossible to miss, making it
even more out of place in such an award-winning
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Director Michael Bay may have his critics,
but he�s also responsible for the slick
action now standard in every summer blockbuster
– with the Transformers series being his most
successful to date. But in the storm of giant
alien robots fighting to destroy the Earth,
some smaller mistakes have slipped through.
One of the strangest can be seen during the
closing fight of Transformers: Age of Extinction,
as star Mark Wahlberg runs to the aid of Optimus
Prime, drawing fire from Megatron in the process.
A brick wall takes the brunt of the villain�s
attack – along with a completely unknown man
suddenly appearing at Wahlberg’s side. Whether
a member of the crew or a cast member, his
instant arrival is a total mystery.
The Dark Knight Rises
The final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman
trilogy threw more than a few curveballs at
fans, including Catwoman’s shift from villain
to heroine. But when Bruce Wayne and Selina
Kyle first join forces for a rooftop fistfight,
their skills prove too much for one background
henchman � who drops to the ground without
It’s clearly a case of stunt team members
missing their mark, but it�s not the only
one in the film. When Batman emerges to save
Gotham from the brink in the film�s final
act, yet another henchman decides that hitting
the deck without reason is the best course
Extras can occasionally make their presence
well-known, but doing too good a job can also
lead to some problems. Take, for instance,
one Gotham City police officer seen in Christopher
Nolan�s Batman Begins. No fan will forget
the first time Bruce Wayne took his Tumbler
to the streets, but some might not have noticed
one mindboggling mistake contained in the
Moments before Batman sends the Tumbler jumping
from the top of a parking structure, a police
officer demands that he get out of his vehicle.
Just a minute later, that same police officer
is shown across town demanding a description
of Batman�s wheels. Apparently, he was just
too good an actor to waste on ONE gag.
Every film buff knows that the release of
Star Wars: A New Hope changed the world, not
only for its box office success, but also
for the clumsy stormtrooper slamming his head
into a Death Star doorway that instantly became
the stuff of legend.
Rather than fixing the mistake, director George
Lucas called out the gaff in later re-releases,
adding a sound effect and line of dialogue.
But it didn’t stop there: the clumsiness was
carried over to the prequel movie, Attack
of the Clones, where Jango Fett – the man
from whom the Clone Troopers were copied – was
shown to be just as clumsy. As Lucas explained
in the film’s DVD commentary:
“I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if that’s
a trait that Jango has?’ When he puts his
helmet on he can’t really see that we’ll,
so he’s constantly bumping his head – and
that trait gets cloned into all the stormtroopers.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Superhero movie fans were shown that there�s
more to Steve Rogers than patriotism and old-fashioned
values when he was put in charge of a S.H.I.E.L.D.
strike team in Captain America: The Winter
Soldier. Although Cap was able to take down
an entire ship�s worth of armed guards � in
one of the most memorable hand-to-hand combat
sequences comic book films have ever produced
� his moves weren�t all perfect.
When Steve first boards the S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel,
he dispatches a number of guards with so much
ferocity, he�s able to knock out one henchman
despite the foot or two between his fist and
the goon�s face. Later, Cap can be seen
switching sides of the ship in the middle
of a combat roll. These mistakes can be forgiven,
but in an otherwise flawless sequence, they
show even movie magic has its limits.
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