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(2003)

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Revealing mistakes 

When Micheal is thrown backwards into a pillar, while fighting Viktor, the rest of the action is normal, while it appears to be that Micheal is moving in slow motion. Obvious to the fact that he is being dragged into the pillar, and not very hard.
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Jump to: Character error (1) | Continuity (12) | Factual errors (3) | Plot holes (1) | Revealing mistakes (5) | Spoilers (3)

Character error 

Michael's address shown on the computer is misspelled. It is Laktos Joszef 39 ut. instead of Lakatos József u. 39.
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Continuity 

Towards the end, Selene frees Michael from the examination table by shooting off the chains attached to the handcuffs that bind him to the table. In the next few shots, when Michael is yanking off the ropes that had been around his chest, the handcuffs themselves have disappeared from his wrists, including the chains.
When Lucian's scientist is mixing Michael's blood in the beaker to find out if it is pure, the amount of fluid in the beaker changes between shots.
In the security office that looks over Viktor's tomb, the Quickcam jumps from the top of one of the monitors to the desk between shots.
The men behind Kahn at the door to Viktor's chamber are all different men when they get into the chamber.
When Selene is awakening Viktor his Canines are fangs just like the rest of the vampires, but through the movie both his Lateral Incisors and his Canines are fangs instead.
A bald man wearing a green jacket and carrying a blue backpack appears to board the subway train three times during the opening sequence. We see him in front of Michael standing next to the subway train doors; then we see him walking past Raze toward the train; and then a second later we see him walk past Raze toward the train exactly as before.
The shooting gallery scene: in close-ups of the statue targets, bullets are slamming into them at a high rate, as if from a machine gun. When the shot changes to show Selene, she is actually seen to be using a semi-automatic pistol, and firing at a much slower rate.
Selene throws four throwing-stars at the Lycan "Raze" in the sewers, in the sequence where they are removed one shot is mirrored so that the last star jumps from left to right shoulder and then back again for the final ripout.
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During the assault on the Lycan base, as Den Kahn and his men are cautiously clearing out a tunnel, Kahn is clearly holding his rifle with his right hand on the pistol grip and left hand on the fore-grip. When we see him peer down a dark tunnel, all close-ups of the rifle and tunnel show his hands being reversed with left hand on the pistol grip and right hand on the fore-grip.
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When Michael goes through his first transformation in the police car, he has/hasn't fangs from take to take.
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When Selene is practising shooting into the statue head, she is using a H&K USP Pistol. This switches to the H&K USP Match pistol for a few shots, then back to the first USP Pistol. Then the slide locks back like it's empty and there's a quick edit and she keeps firing until she finally runs out and the slide locks back again.
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When Kraven tells Selene, "Viktor is the one who murdered your precious family" he does so in his native Irish accent, an accent the character does not have.
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Factual errors 

Silver nitrate is a clear substance and looks nothing like the quick-silvery fluid seen in the movie, even in high concentrations (though it may turn black if stored for long periods). This may have been done intentionally however.
The Beretta 93 series is chambered for the 9mm Parabellum and a double-stack magazine can hold 21 cartridges. In the hallway scene, Selene nearly empties both magazines. Yet, without obviously reloading or reasonable time to do so, Selene empties the equivalent of another magazine from each gun into the floor.
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The bullets shown in the close-ups have little glass "windows" on the shell casings, and show the UV liquid or liquid silver nitrate inside. If this were a real bullet, there would be no room in the shell for gunpowder. A shell casing is ejected from an automatic weapon, not actually part of the slug/projectile as depicted in the movie.
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Plot holes 

Viktor is referred to as 'The oldest and strongest vampire', but if Marcus Corvinus is the first vampire, and is an elder still living in the current time in the movie, then Viktor cannot possibly be the oldest.

Revealing mistakes 

When Viktor pushes Michael through the wall, as he lands in the water you can see several large pieces of the broken wall floating on the water behind him, showing them to be polystyrene.
Just after Viktor is awakened we see a white car make a right turn. The street sign is reversed, showing that the image has been flipped.
At the beginning of the battle between Viktor and Michael, Viktor hurls Michael across the water and into a pillar. As soon as the camera changes to show Michael getting up you can clearly see the cord used to pull Michael across the room on the ground leading up to his back.
Just before the werewolf with stars in him (thrown at him by Selene) gets them removed, he walks in holding someone's body over his shoulder. He is supposed to be naked because of the transformation, but you can see a small pair of black underwear.
When Kahn rolls the grenade down a shaft full of Lycans, the grenade bounces out of the puddle at the bottom. As it does this the explosion begins from within the puddle, underneath the still airborne grenade.

Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Viktor pulls the pendant from his daughter, the cord which it hung on breaks nearly completely off leaving only about 1 or 2 inches on either side. When Lucian snatches it off the dusty floor before leaping through the window, the entire cord is intact.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

We know that Vampires and Lycans can transfer memories to those they bite. For example, Selene gives her memories to Viktor and Lucian gives his to Michael. But in that case Selene would have already known that Viktor was responsible for the death of her family, because he turned her into a vampire. However, Selene's memories in Viktor's head were garbled, because she couldn't transfer them well enough. Obviously, just being bitten isn't enough to transfer memories - a complicated and conscious effort is required as well. Viktor even says that only elders know how to do it properly. Certainly he would know better than to transfer the self-incriminating memories to Selene, which explains why she doesn't have them.

Revealing mistakes 

When Viktor throws Michael back for the last time before Michael gets shot by the vampires, you can see the bottoms of Scott Speedman's feet where they did not put the black paint makeup.

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