In the Shanghai Tower scene, the terrorist/sniper is seen operating a manual, bolt action rifle. Right after during the fight with James Bond, the gun is shot several times just as if it was a semi-automatic weapon.
When in Shanghai, Bond is seen removing his gloves (particularly the right one) to use his gun. When hanging on to the lift he is seen without any gloves. Then when Patrice is hanging down from the building, 007 holds him with his right hand in the glove, which should be off (like in the previous shots)
When Bond rams his bike into the fence to get on the train where he fights Patrice, the bike can be seen flipping and lands on the track to the right of the moving train. In the second shot after, filmed from the opposite angle, the bike is not standing where it supposedly landed.
When M is first debriefed by Gareth Mallory, she enters carrying a handbag, which she places on the floor beside her. The meeting ends abruptly and she leaves, and is not carrying her handbag, but she is not seen picking it up.
When M is testifying to the ministers at parliamentary hearing, near the beginning of the scene, her wrist watch shows the time at 3:00. After about 5-10 minutes of dialogue, Silva approaching and Bond running down Whitehall, when they show M again reading poetry, her wrist watch shows the time at 3:55.
When bond is sitting on his own in the beach bar, he throws cash over the bar and takes a bottle of booze, pours himself a half glass then hears the report about the attack on MI6. In the next shot, the glass is empty though Bond doesn't touch the glass after he pours the drink.
Before Patrice enters the elevator in Shanghai, the button for his floor is already lit. After he motions to press the floor button, it is no longer lit. Later, as the elevator is moving up, the button is lit again.
On the sailing yacht Bond puts the radio device in the right side pocket of his trousers, but when he shows it to Silva he must have taken it from the left pocket because his right hand is holding a gun.
When Silva challenges Bond on Silva's island to shoot a glass off of Sévérine's head, one of Silva's henchmen points a gun to Bond's head. As camera angles changes, the position of the gun moves from shot to shot from being directly pressed against Bond's left temple, to a few inches away, to pointing more towards his cheek.
When Bond is in M's flat, he puts down a bottle of Macallan whisky. When he is seen again, the bottle has been turned round, displaying the front label. In the next shot, the bottle is back to as it was.
When Severine is first seen on the deck of the yacht, she is standing forward of two rather large winches. James walks up and stands beside her. In the next shot after the conversation, they are both standing just aft of those winches.
In the first chase sequence before Patrice rides on top of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul there is a sign beside the stairs that says "PANTOLON" with a piece of paper on the first "O". In the next two shots it was missing.
In the beginning gun battle, the agent that Bond is having a shoot-out with has a very large, round clip attached to his machine pistol. At the end of the shoot-out it is no longer attached to his gun.
(at around 1h 9 mins) While Bond, Severine and 6 "Thugs" are walking towards the evil villain's island hideout. All the villains shoes are well scuffed and /or muddied on the uppers, but all shoes including Bond's are brand new on the soles without any wear and do not even have any or only little signs of picking up any of the usual darkening dirt that shoes would usually accumulate over a short period of time and are entirely inconsistent with the wear on the uppers.
During one of the beginning scenes, after Bond crashes his bike into a bridge wall and lands on top of a moving train, he almost slips off, but we see in a scene of the train moving away from the bridge that there is a platform which was supporting him as he was climbing back up onto the roof.
The opening chase scene is shot at two different provinces of Turkey, namely Adana and Istanbul, approximately 950 km apart. It is not possible to see yellow cabs with license plate numbers starting with '01' (signifying 'Adana') near the Grand Bazaar (in Istanbul).
When it is cold enough for a deep pond/lake to freeze over enough to allow someone to walk on it in Scotland, the amount of precipitation means that there will be snow. Generally a lot of snow. This might melt close to the coast, but there would be ample snow on the hills and by the roads through the highlands. The pond simply could not have frozen over enough for two people to walk across it without there being a lot more evidence of winter.
The suggestion is that the building the Ministerial Hearing is being held in is in Westminster, in one of the Ministerial buildings off of Whitehall, however the building 'Silva' enters seems to be Trinity House on Trinity Square, close to Tower Hill and the Tower of London, several miles away, with Bond and others exiting the building after the shootout onto Seething Lane Garden.
When leaving the hearing after the shooting, M's assistant Tanner has M get in the back on the right side, then walks around to the left side to drive. But in England, the driver seat is on the right side, not the left.
When you see Bond's parents' grave in the chapel cemetery near Skyfall, his mother is named as Monique Delacroix Bond. As Skyfall is supposed to be in Scotland, only her maiden name would appear on her gravestone as that is the tradition in Scotland. Her gravestone should read "Monique Delacroix".
The scene when Bond and M are driving away in the Aston Martin they are seen driving through New Cross, the next scene is them driving on the A2 in Greenwich/Charlton which with the wharf in the background. This would lead in the direction of new cross.
Both Silva and Bond slide down the center escalator divider in the chase in the tube station. This would not be possible since, on the London Underground, there are protruding metal discs at regular intervals to prevent exactly this behavior.
Upon removing a dental prosthetic on his upper jaw, Silva reveals many of his teeth and part of his cheek were destroyed by "hydrogen cyanide". However, this type of cyanide has never been used in suicide capsules and is no more acidic than lemon juice.
In the intro scene when James Bond's train car is uncoupled, the car's brake pipe is disconnected as well. Train brakes work on positive pressure, so if the brake pipe were disconnected, the uncoupled cars would immediately stop within a short distance, and the rest of the train would shortly follow. In the movie, the uncoupled cars continue closely following the train as if nothing had happened.
Silva says that after he bit the capsule with hydrogen cyanide it "burnt his insides" but he "didn't die" because "life clung to him", and then shows the "effects of hydrogen cyanide". All of those statements are goofs. It's impossible for life to cling to anyone who ingests this chemical and he or she invariably dies within 1 to 10 minutes. The chemical doesn't "burn the insides"; it causes oxygen deprivation and death. It also doesn't cause any of the deformities shown by Silva.
When M is reading Bond's obituary, he is referred to as 'Commander James Bond C.M.G. R.N.'. A Royal Naval officer's rank is always either written in full ('Commander James Bond CMG Royal Navy') or fully abbreviated ('Cdr James Bond CMG RN').
The tube train used during the London Underground chase scene is a deep-level train of the Jubliee line, as shown by the colour of the bars inside and the layout of the interior. However, the chase supposedly occurs on the District line, as proved by its final destination being Wimbledon. The District line in fact uses considerably larger and very different sub-surface rolling stock. The sequence was likely filmed using the disused Jubilee line platforms at Charing Cross station, which are maintained for the sole purpose of providing film productions with a location to shoot on the London Underground without disrupting the rest of the system.
When the explosion that takes down the Merlin helicopter occurs the camera cuts briefly to inside the cockpit. No1 and No2 engine condition switches are set to ground idle. No3 engine is set to off. The rotor brake is in the "on" position. An aircraft in this configuration would not even have rotors turning, let alone fly around.
All three engines should be in "flight" condition with the rotor brake "off".
On Skyfall's frozen pond, Bond shoots his way through the ice in order to bring himself and Silva's henchman underwater in order to suffocate him. Bond and the invader struggle underwater where Bond chokes the man to death, although both men are already underwater and cannot breath anyway.
When Bond is chasing Silva on the Underground, Q tells Bond that it's "rush hour". However, when Silva causes the explosion which consequently causes a tube train to crash just a few minutes later, the train is empty.
As Patrice enters the Shanghai tower at ground-level with Bond following, he shoots the night security guard. When Bond enters the building, he goes up a level and finds the guard in a large pool of blood at the top of the escalator. If the guard was bleeding that profusely, there should have been an obvious trail in the lobby and on the escalator where he was dragged, but the pool has very smooth edge with no traces leading to it.
After Bond and M arrive at Skyfall they review the available weapons with Kincade. Kincade hands Bond what looks like a double barrel shotgun and says that is was his father's hunting rifle. This is an "express rifle", a double barreled large caliber rifle designed for dangerous game at close range, and easily mistaken for a shotgun.
Bond's father's gun is manufactured by Anderson Wheeler, so it might seem unlikely that Andrew Bond, a representative of the arms manufacturer Vickers, would have habitually used a competitor's product. But given the fact that Vickers only built military weapons and never produced sporting arms, it is perfectly normal that he would have chosen a double rifle from one of the big sporting guns firms in Mayfair.
When Bond arrives at the Skyfall house and meets Kincaid, Bond introduces 'm' only as 'M', but Kincaid shakes M's hand and says "nice to meet you Emma". Since this is not either the character's full name (as far as we know), or the actresses name, it was probably either deliberately misheard by Kincaid ('M' and 'Emma'), or an easy affectation for the name he really heard. 'M' and 'Emma' are not very different, especially for someone not used to only hearing a single letter as somebody's name. Plus Kincaid may have thought Bond was saying Em, which is a commonly used shortened form for Emma.
During the subterranean chase the villain has to adapt his schedule to escape a pursuing Bond, but is somehow still able to predict exactly when and where Bond will catch up to him and to have previously planted explosives at that location and timed it so that an underground train arrives exactly on schedule.
When Q investigates Silva's computer he connects it to the MI6 network. No one who knows anything about computer security would ever connect a suspect computer to the network before it has been fully investigated and found to be safe. Such a system would be investigated in strict isolation.
When Eve accidentally shoots Bond while he's fighting Patrice on the moving train, presumably she has more than one bullet in her rifle that can also eliminate Patrice and prevent the hard drive being stolen?
Bond supposedly grew up on the Estate, but somehow was unaware of the deep pond halfway between his own house and the only other building nearby. It is unlikely that he would not have known about and remembered the pond and how to get about the area.
Bond and M depart for Scotland in Bond's vintage Aston Martin because it is his personal vehicle and thus untraceable by MI6. However, M makes reference to the vehicle having an ejector seat, and at the Skyfall shootout the car is revealed to have machine guns hidden behind its headlights, so clearly the vehicle was at some point substantially upgraded by the agency (and thus has extensive electronic equipment that could be tracked).
Bond is shot twice as he's chasing Patrice on the train in the opening sequence. The first time, as he is sitting in the cab of the digger, he is shot near his right shoulder and we see the blood when he is walking inside the train. The second time, Moneypenny shoots him unintentionally as he is fighting Patrice on top of the train; the shot that effectively pushes him off the train to the river below, evidence of a direct hit. There is no indication of Bond wearing a vest and there is no further mention of any wound that should have resulted from being shot twice.
When the tube train falls through the hole into the area below, all its lights are still working. Once each carriage leaves the rails, which carry the electric current, these would all have gone out and the train would have been in darkness.
The helicopters which arrive at Silva's lair on Hashima Island are not heard until they appear immediately overhead. These aircraft are extremely noisy, and can be noticeably loud even when a mile or two away.
When Bond is chasing Silva on the Underground, all the police officers (and Silva) are in Metropolitan Police uniform. This also occurs in the aftermath tube train crash when officers rush to the Undergrounf station. The officers should in fact be British Transport Police officers, as they police the Underground, not the Met.
After the terrorist attack on MI6, TV reporter explains that six people died and others were injured in the hospital. In the next scene, when M stands next to the coffins, we can count eight coffins that were the victims of the attack. However, the additional coffins could be explained that two of the injured had subsequently died of their injuries.