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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) Poster

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Anachronisms 

When first studying Ghidorah after returning from the past, the people from the future are looking at monitor bearing a contemporary Panasonic logo.
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Continuity 

The special effects crew failed to rotoscope King Ghidorah's rays when the huge bridge is destroyed. As the shot now plays, the bridge is destroyed by a series of explosions of unknown origin when King Ghidorah simply flies over it.
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Crew or equipment visible 

As Godzilla and Mecha-King Ghidorah plummet into the ocean at the end of the film, the shadow of the cameraman and crane can be seen on the water.
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Factual errors 

On the US Naval ship in 1944, the Captain refers twice to another officer as, "Major (Spielberg)". The rank of Major doesn't exist in the US Navy, and the collar device Spielberg wore was that of Lt. Commander.
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Plot holes 

The time-travel mechanics of this movie are infamously confusing. The plot involves the characters traveling back in time to stop Godzilla from coming into being. Yet when they come back to the present, everyone still remembers Godzilla, even though he's been presumably erased from history.
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In 1944, the downed Godzillasaurus is teleported to the bottom of the sea to keep it from turning into Godzilla. It then does become Godzilla when it absorbs the radiation of a nuclear submarine in the 70s, but it's not explained how it remained alive for thirty years under the water.
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Revealing mistakes 

The close-up shot of the English-language newspaper reveals several misspellings, including "shinig", "intreging", and "thould".
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The spikes on Ghidorah's heads wobble around, revealing they're made out of rubber.
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In many flying shots, Ghidorah is obviously an unconvincing, stiff model that doesn't flap its wings.
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When the car M-11 has been driving crashes, M-11 suddenly disappears from the car with a noticeable jump-cut before it explodes.
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When King Ghidorah has Godzilla in the death grip, choking him, while he's drooling and charging up his energy, strings are visible on King Ghidorah.
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When Ghidorah is jumping on a downed Godzilla during the fight scene, you can clearly see that Ghidorah's foot bends as he lands on Godzilla. This shows that he was made of some sort of rubber (which also explains the lack of leg movement as he jumps.)
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Spoilers

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Plot holes 

Shindo cannot join the company of the time travelers because the same person cannot exist twice at one time. This "rule" however is later broken when King Ghidorah is killed and his reanimated future-self is brought back to the present, thereby causing two Ghidorahs to exist at the same time.
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