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Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The helicopter that brings Dr. Doom to the glacier (for his first meeting with the Surfer) is heard to have the classic "rotor chop" sound. Yet the rear rotor is shown to be enclosed, a design which eliminates the "chop-chop" sound.
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Character error 

While Johnny's being examined after interchanging powers with Susan, we can see two incorrectly positioned radiographs on the wall: a posteroanterior chest view that's flipped horizontally, and a simple abdominal one that's flipped vertically.
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Continuity 

When the team see the short recording of Doom's encounter with the Silver Surfer, Sue stands up twice.
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When the team boards the plane in the beginning, they are shown on a double-aisle wide body jet. Yet when we see the plane take off, it is shown as a Boeing 737, a single-aisle narrow body jet.
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When Johnny throws beer over the dart board to extinguish the flames it is seen stained, but is then seen completely clean seconds later in the next shot.
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As Von Doom lands his helicopter on the slab of ice to meet the Silver Surfer, the helicopter points toward the left side of the screen, but a few moments later, after the cut scene to the hole, the helicopter is seen pointing towards the right side of the screen. Another cut to the hole and back, the copter is back to facing the left. Also watch the speed of the rotors. As Von Doom initially leaves the chopper, the blades can be seen rotating slowly. When the Silver Surfer later rises out of the hole, the blades have sped up considerably.
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(at around 1h 04 mins) While Sue interrogates the Surfer, in one of her shots her eyes both become blue, rather than one green and one blue.
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When Victor Von Doom lands his helicopter and gets out, it shows a clip where the blades on the helicopter are moving slow. A few seconds later, you see another clip in which the blades are going a lot faster. Then, after the Silver Surfer comes out of the crater, the blades have completely stopped.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the first aerial shot of Sue and Reed's wedding you can see the shadow of the helicopter used to film this shot. The shadow is different from the helicopter in shot because it has the spherical shaped camera on the front.
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Errors in geography 

When setting up the machines for the tachyon pulse in the Black Forest in Germany, Thing comes across a bear which is in fact a grizzly. The grizzly is native to North America, and only occasionally found in Europe, certainly not in Germany's Black Forest.
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During the final battle against Doctor Doom in southeast Asia, the scenery constantly switches between the cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.
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Factual errors 

When the Surfer approaches NYC, things begin to lose electrical power. At one point, a construction worker is shown confused when his jackhammer stop, and with good reason. The jackhammer is pneumatic, and would continue to run as long as there was air pressure in the tank. Even if its diesel-powered compressor (which doesn't run on electricity) stopped for some reason, the hammer would still run for several minutes.
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After the Silver Surfer creates the huge hole in the Thames river, the bed is shown to be empty both upstream and downstream. But the entire river from upstream should have been shown to be emptying down into the hole.
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General Hager and the rest of his "army" troops are shown wearing blue Navy camouflage uniforms in several scenes (such as Black Forest and Research facility). Captain Raye is even wearing Navy Rank insignia on her collar. United States Army personnel, especially generals, have no reason to don Navy uniforms.
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The American army would not be allowed to oversee operations in foreign countries (London, England or Black Forest, Germany).
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During the opening sequence, when the Silver Surfer freezes the ocean, the logo displayed on the boat is the "Maritime Self-Defense Force" version (a Sun disc with 16 rays on a white field) of the Japanese flag instead of the single red disc "Hinomaru" version for civil boats.
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After the hole in the river Thames is completed, water starts flowing into the hole. Then it shows the Thames completely dried out. Being a river, the water never stops running down, so it should have shown water pouring down the hole continuously.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Fantastic Four established that only the suits which they were wearing when exposed to the space-cloud's radiation, can accommodate their abilities. However, in this movie, all clothing of Reed Richards elongates with his body. Being a great inventor, he could have made extra clothes to suit his abilities.
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Whenever Ben turns into the Thing, his voice changes as a result of the change. Johnny's voice does not change at all when he temporarily adopts Ben's powers. However, since this "science" is make-believe, it can do whatever the writers decide.
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There is no sound in space, but effects have been added for dramatic purposes to entertain the audience.
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Revealing mistakes 

During Reed and Johnny's "let's have a bachelor party" conversation scene in the lab, one of the shots is a mirror image (identifiable by reversed text on one of the book covers on the desk.) It is a flipped shot of him pushing away from the desk on the other side later in the scene.
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In the beginning at the airport on the news channel, the anchor woman talks about Reed and Sue's wedding, and it shows a picture of Reed and Sue, Sue has brown eyes in the picture. They also show the same picture of Sue and Reed on the front page of the newspaper.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

When Johnny is in the kitchen talking to Ben before the wedding, he is not wearing his tux jacket and you can see he only has a t-shirt on under his dress shirt. Yet when he leaps off the building to chase after the Surfer, his clothes burn off and he is wearing his Fantastic Four outfit/costume, which was clearly not wearing under his tux.
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Continuity 

Where the Fantastic Four are hugging after Silver Surfer defeats Galactus, Johnny hugs Sue in one shot. But in the next shot, it shows Reed releasing a hug from Johnny.
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