Iron Man 2 has the ‘most mistakes’, according to a new poll from MovieMistakes with 46 mistakes. Runners-up included “The A-Team” as number 2, and two Leonardo DiCaprio films, “Shutter Island” and “Inception” as third and fourth place, followed by “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “Kick-Ass,” “The Other Guys,” “Toy Story 3,” “Salt” and “The Karate Kid.”
Mistakes were found by attentive movie-goers in a range of categories including continuity errors and factual mistakes. For example, in “Iron Man 2” Ivan Vanko’s fake passport says Russkaja in Russian. That term is used for females. And In the opening senate scene, the Senator’s jar of water keeps turning around and moving closer/away from the sign with his name on between shots.
Of course no list like this is definitive. The top box office films are the ones with the most identified mistakes because more people see them and more people see them more than once. But it is still a lot of fun to read through for the “gotcha” thrill and for the fun of seeing how passionate people are about movies.
I was very sad to hear that writer/director Blake Edwards died yesterday at age 88. He leaves behind his wife, Julie Andrews, and an extraordinary varied body of work. Even his sharpest satires had a glossy sheen of elegance and wit. And even his wildest comedies had a glow of warmth that came from the heart. His films include: “The Pink Panther,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Great Race,” and “Victor/Victoria,” which starred Andrews.
BAM press has a new book with a list of more than 450 movies about Christmas, from the naughty to the very, very nice.
Two movies opening up this week get a PG rating. One is “Yogi Bear,” based on the cartoon series for children about a bear who steals picnic baskets. The other is “Tron: Legacy” a high-tech action film that involves peril, abandonment, deaths of parents, and characters who are destroyed by being shattered into billions of tiny fragments.
Does anyone think this makes sense?