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(2003)

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Continuity 

During the plane crash-landing, Rogue's seatbelt changes position between shots.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Wolverine, Iceman, Rogue, an Pyro escape the mansion in Cyclops' Mazda RX-8, which is built with a Wankel (rotary) engine (which does not contain cylinders or pistons), but which sounds like a normal reciprocating engine (with cylinders and pistons) when Wolverine drives it.
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Character error 

In the X-Men Storm spoke with a purported Kenyan accent, but here and for the rest of the series speaks in Halle Berry's natural American tones.
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Magneto's real name is Eric Lehnsherr. On Stryker's computer that Mystique hacks, the name is misspelled as "Lensherr."
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When Styker is proposing the assault on the mansion, he introduces the surveillance photos as of a facility in "upstate New York;" by no stretch of the imagination is Westchester upstate. The town of Westchester is about an hour from Manhattan and Westchester County is right next to Bronx County, one of the five boroughs of NYC.
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Continuity 

In Alkali Lake, as Nightcrawler and Storm are going to rescue the captured child mutants, when the camera pans to looking at the mutants with the back of the cell centre frame, you can clearly see Nightcrawler standing there before he actually teleports into the room a second or two later.
On the X Plane before the missiles hit it, Rogue scrambled to get her seat belt buckled. However, after the first plane flip, she's sitting with a smile on her face, hands in her lap, no worries. Then she's shown again gasping and holding the belt buckles with both her hands.
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In the beginning Wolverine's hair and beard change between shots (possibly scenes or re-shoots filmed while the actor was making Van Helsing at the time).
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The character Peter Rasputin (who turns himself into a metal statue during the attack on the school) is listed in the end credits as "Peter Raputin."
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During the attack on the school, one of the soldiers opens fire in the kitchen and the Dr Pepper bottle on the counter changes places between shots.
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While the X-Men are running away from the lab, Jean's limp disappears during one shot.
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(at around 45 mins) When Stryker's men open the door to Cerebro, the opening of the door, which usually ends with the two semi-circles on opposite sides, opens with the semi-circles on the same side.
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Wolverine takes the soda from the cabinet and pops the top off. Before taking a drink, he hands it to Bobby (Iceman) to cool it off for him. In the next shot of Iceman, Wolverine's arm, and the soda bottle, the amount of soda has noticeably decreased. In the third shot, we see Wolverine and the now icy bottle with the soda level returned to the same level as the first shot.
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When Logan is drinking his Doctor Pepper while talking to Iceman, his grip on the bottleneck alternates between shots.
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When she goes inside Cerebro with Nightcrawler's help, Storm's make up changes between the shots.
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The soldier escorting Jason in Cerebro has vanished by the time Stryker enters.
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In the X Plane right before the alarm alerts of the missiles, Rogue can be seen with one strap of the seat restraints over her left arm. The next shot with Rogue visible shows no strap and her arms in a different position.
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When wolverine returns to the mansion at the beginning of the movie jean tells him that she and storm are headed to Boston but the professor hadn't yet tracked nightcrawler there yet? It wasn't until wolverine went down to cerebro to see the professor that the professor says there hes finally stopped running. Was it coincidence that nightcrawler stopped in Boston when jean and storm were already heading there?
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When dealing with the police, Wolverine gets shot in the head. It seems like the bullet penetrates his skull then is pushed out by his healing powers, however, the bullet only hits his Adamantium skull and sticks to his skull. Very similar to crashing a car into a brick wall and the car not bouncing back. Wolverine is knocked out by the force of having his head jerked at speeds of excess to 90 mph. His healing powers then push the bullet off his skull.
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Plot holes 

Since Senator Kelly died in the middle of X-Men, his subsequent appearances have been impersonations by Mystique. But any U.S. Senator's personal and political obligations occupy nearly every hour of each day. Given that there is only one Mystique, and that she impersonates several other characters in addition to appearing as herself, "Senator Kelly" must frequently disappear for hours or days at a time. In the real world or even the comic book world, her intermittent use of Kelly's likeness would be quickly uncovered as bogus by his family or staff.
When Stryker visits Magneto to interrogate him, he enters Magneto's cell while still wearing his glasses, which have metal legs. The scanning process should have caught that on his way in; if it hadn't, Magneto should be able to manipulate them and use them to escape. It was shown in the first X-Men movie that Magneto can manipulate even non-ferrous metals, so he should have been able to affect Stryker's glasses.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Magneto is in his plastic prison he is reading a hardback copy of The Once And Future King. The book has small metallic corner protectors attached to it - something Magneto could have easily used to aid his escape.
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Right before Wolverine leaves the assault team (Magneto, Mystique, Jean Grey and Nightcrawler) in the Spill Control Room, you can see the beard prosthetics adhesive base on his jawline.
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When Wolverine is in Cerebro, he puts his cigar out in his palm, and afterward, the healing process is shown... However, there are no ashes to be seen once the wound heals.
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When Logan jumps from upstairs to save Rogue, Iceman and Pyrothem during the attack on the mansion, the three actors are standing on boxes to appear taller in the shot.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When the X-Men come to the President at the end, they hand him a blue folder. When they have left and time begins moving again, there is a green folder and random papers on his desk. The next time we see his desk there is only a blue folder neatly placed in front of him.

Continuity 

When Mystique has impersonated Wolverine and entered the spillway doors in one shot shes almost near the doors when she shouts Stryker's name. In the next shot she's further away from the doors. In the next shot she's again by the door.
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Continuity 

In the climax when Jean Grey is saying "I know... the only way", a shot is taken of Jean's face outside and the plane is visible in the background but none of the people inside are visible. Yet in the previous shot the X-Men are looking out through the glass.
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Factual errors 

Mystique injects the guard a solution with high iron content so Magneto would be able to manipulate the iron in his bloodstream. The iron in this solution would have to be in the ionized state (valence of +2 or +3), but Magneto is shown to have power over metals but only in their unionized form (valence 0), which is the metallic state and not soluble in water. Even the metal detectors would not pick up the high iron content in the bloodstream.
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In X-Men, Wolverine is able to spot Mystique twice by catching her scent. Once when she disguised herself as a small Statue of Liberty, and another time as Storm. Yet, he does not catch Mystique by scent when she masquerades as Jean Grey and tries to seduce him. Clearly his own feelings for Jean and this sudden arousal threw him off and kept him from sensing the impersonation.
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At one point in the movie, Rogue, Ice Man and Pyro want to know where their X-Men uniforms are and Wolverine says they're on order. However, later when confronting the President, Rogue and Ice Man are wearing X-Men suits. However, this is one of Logan's frequent sarcastic answers towards juniors.
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Revealing mistakes 

When all the X-Men and Xavier are talking with the president, supposedly everyone who is not an X-Man is frozen or time has stood still but in one shot you can clearly see someone blink a couple of times.
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Revealing mistakes 

After Jean Gray sacrifices herself, there is a shot of the dam showing the breach and flooded area. While the entire foreground is flooded the water level is only a few feet below the top of the dam.
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