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Jonah Hex (2010) Poster

(2010)

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Anachronisms 

The Washington Monument is shown as almost complete. In 1876 the Monument was still only one third complete and construction had been stopped since 1858. Addition construction was authorized during the Centenial but actual construction did not resume until 1879.
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In the shot at the large lake toward the beginning of the movie you can see what looks like a white buoy floating in the background. White plastic floating buoys did not exist in the time of the movie.
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The train locomotive has a Vanderbilt-style tender (fuel and water car), a design not invented until 1901. Tenders at this time were of a simple, box-like design.
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In the Train Hijack scene at the beginning the wooden crates are marked U.S Carbine 30 Cal. Krag-Jorgenson. Krags were not adopted by the U.S. Army until 1894.
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Continuity 

After Jonah uses the guns mounted on his saddle they suddenly have the blankets wrapped around them again.
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When the liquid is poured on Jonah's chest the poultice is not there but is there again in the next shot.
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Factual errors 

When Turnbull is explaining the origin of the "super weapon" to Burke, he attributes it to Eli Whitney, Senior. In fact, it was Eli Whitney, Junior he is describing.
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When discussing the super weapon with Burke, Turnbull claims Eli Whitney started the Industrial Revolution with the invention of the cotton gin. While that was an important invention of the era, the Industrial Revolution actually started in the United Kingdom.
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During the final fight scene Jonah Hex fires a gun into a box of dynamite and lights a fuse on one of the sticks. For safety dynamite and fuses/blasting caps are keep separate until just before they are set.
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Revealing mistakes 

As Turnbull is talking to Burke about Eli Whitney, Michael Fassbender's lips can be seen moving as John Malkovich recites his lines.
In the still photograph of Lilah (Megan Fox) where a slip of paper is tucked under her corset, you can see her tattoo through the fabric which reads "Brian".
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When Lieutenant Grass first meets Jonah Hex after shaving, his moustache on his right side is crooked, showing it's a prosthetic. It is corrected in the next shot.
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