Movies have the power to transport you into another world, but humans make movies, and that’s why there can be imperfections within them. In this list, you will find out how even the most hardworking and talented directors and actors made mistakes in their movies.
- The Aviator – Chocolate Chip Cookies
The 2004 film The Aviator was a critical and commercial success. In one of the scenes from the movie, Howard Hughes (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) buys chocolate chip cookies. Well, it is a blooper because the writers didn’t realize that chocolate chip cookies weren’t invented until 1930, which is two years after the movie was set.
- Braveheart – Wearing A Kilt
This American epic historical fiction war film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five. But the issue is that William Wallace (Mel Gibson) character wore a kilt. It is because Scots used to wear them, but not in 1300 in which the movie was set. Wearing a kilt became popular in the 1600s.
- Forrest Gump – Apple Stocks
Okay, this is one of those errors that could make anyone laugh. In the movie, Forrest Gump receives a letter from Apple, but the film was set in 1975. Surprisingly, the famous rainbow logo of Apple was not designed until the following year, and Apple became a publically traded company in 1981.
- Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets – Cameraman On Set
You can find tons of bloopers of the famous Harry Potter film series. It is probably because most of the actors in the films were kids. But there is one particular blooper that is absurd and unbelievable. You may remember the scene in which Malfoy is on the ground, and Hogwarts students are looking at him. In that scene, you can clearly see a cameraman, and it makes one think that the editors were smoking something during post-production.
- Pirates of The Caribbean – Granny Smith Apples
If you’re a fan of Pirates of The Caribbean movies, you may have noticed that Captain Barbossa likes to eat apples. In one scene, you can see him with an apple, Granny Smiths, which didn’t even exist until 1868, approximately 140 years after the film was set.
- Lord of The Rings – Gandalf’s Watch
We all know how great of a wizard Gandalf is, but we didn’t expect this from him. Gandalf was not only after the Ring but also watches as well. In one battle scene, you can notice that he was wearing a watch. Although not many people noticed the blooper, some people were quick to point it out. It is safe to assume that even if the audiences had seen the watch, they still would’ve been fans.
- Gladiator – Gas Canister
Here is another error from Gladiator. The movie was great, but how could they not notice this mistake in post-production. The error is from one of the most famous scenes from the film, and we can clearly see a gas canister in the back of a chariot.
- Back to The Future – Marty’s Guitar
If you’re a big fan of the movie, you must have remembered the scene when Marty McFly travels back in time to 1955 and goes to a high school dance to play a cool Gibson ES-345 guitar. It is a big blooper because the ES-345 wasn’t even produced until 1958. Maybe it only happens in time traveling.
- 300 Movie – Black Powder
This error is something you may have thought about while watching the movie. You see, the Xerxes army tries everything to beat the Spartans and even use bombs to defeat them. It is a huge error because the black powder wasn’t invented until the 9th century. The movie is excellent but not historically correct.
- Sherlock Holmes – Geography
Sherlock Holmes is an excellent movie to watch, especially the chase scene at the end of the film, which started in the sewers and ended at Tower Bridge. However, the issue with it is that the sewers at the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge are over two miles apart. So, it is not feasible at all.
- The Patriot – Totally Ageless
One thing we know for sure after watching The Patriot is that aging can get complicated and awkward to portray when there’s a movie that spans several years. We don’t know if you noticed it or not, but no one ages in the movie, not even the children.
- Malcolm X – Somebody (Can’t) Call 911
We notice in the movie that Malcolm X yells out for someone to call 911 when his home is under fire. However, the issue here is that 911 wasn’t even launched until three years after the assassination of Malcolm X.
- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Green Eyes
People who have read Harry Potter books always say that the movies are not as good as the books. It became evident when the creators of the Harry Potter film series didn’t take into account what J.K. Rowling wrote about Harry having the same color eyes as his mother. In the books, the author described the mother’s eyes as green, and they are portrayed as blue in the films. To make matters worse, in a flashback scene, the mother’s eyes are shown as brown.
- Charlie’s Angels – Getting Names Mixed Up
The 2000 film Charlie’s Angel received mixed reviews from critics but performed quite well at the box office. Crispin Glover played the role of a creepy, slick-haired bad guy in the movie. In one scene, the Angels chase him down and dodge the bullets from his pistol. They fight with him, and at that moment, Drew accidentally calls Lucy by her real name instead of Alex.
- The Shawshank Redemption – The Poster
Anyone who loves film can include this movie on their top ten list without thinking twice. It is a brilliant movie, and the scene in which Andy Dufresne escapes by covering the escape hole with a Raquel Welch poster is just amazing. However, the error is that the poster of Raquel Welch is from the poster of “One Million Years B.C.,” which came out one year after The Shawshank Redemption was set.
source: (article; picture and video): 35 Giant Movie Bloopers Even The Biggest Movies Can’t Hide by Danny Sullivan, Kueez; Forrest Gump (1994) Trailer #1, Movieclips Classic Trailers, Youtube
A cikk elolvasása után válaszolj a következő kérdésekre!
- In which film is the call 911 inappropriate?
- Why was the use of kilt inappropriate in which film?
- Why was the use of a special type of apple absolutely inappropriate in which film?
- In which film Apple caused similar trouble?
- In which movie did the film-makers fail to follow the original version of the book?
1. Malcolm X; 2. In Braveheart because wearing kilt was popular 300 years later than the film was set.;
3. In the Pirates of The Caribbean because Granny Smith Apples existed 140 years after the film was set.;
4. In Forrest Gump, when Forrest receives a letter from Apple, but the film was set in 1975 and
the famous logo was designed in the following year and it became a publicly trading company in 1981.;
5. In Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (and of course in every Harry Potter movie) because
in the novel Harry has green eyes, so does her mother, but in the movie, Harry has blue eyes
and his mother has brown eyes.
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