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(I) (2013)

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Anachronisms 

The glacier shown under the bridge would have taken MUCH longer to form than one human generation.
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Continuity 

In the first scene, where the man and woman are being chased through a tunnel, the man wears a thick down jacket in the first shot. In the second shot he just wears a sweater. In the third shot he wears his jacket again. When they finally reach the door, he is just wearing his sweater again.
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Factual errors 

In the beginning of the movie a wind turbine is seen with wings having their trailing edge into the wind instead of its leading edge. The wings are either constructed for counter-clockwise rotation (in the movie the turbine rotates clockwise) or are pitched around 180 degrees. Either way, the turning of the turbine is impossible with this blade configuration.
The bridge is shown over a crevasse with a glacier flowing through, around the bridge supports. A glacier would have destroyed the supports.
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Plot holes 

When they were running from the cannibals and hid in the helicopter they were followed hours later by their tracks in the snow. The snowfall would have covered those tracks in minutes.
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The bridge is shown to have random nearly-circular holes punched through the reinforced concrete on its deck, but almost no damage to its steel superstructure. An ice storm or ice age would not have caused damage like that; nor would any other condition shown in the movie.
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Revealing mistakes 

Towards the beginning when they cross the bridge there is almost no snow on the bridge. The bridge should be completely frozen and covered in snow, not the clearest and least frozen place they hike through.
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Spoilers 

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Plot holes 

The flesh of carnivores (like humans) does not contain as many usable nutrients as that of herbivores, so people who are exclusively cannibals would be weaker than typical; not immensely stronger & faster.
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Plot holes 

No matter how mad they had been driven by hunger, the cannibals would not have been able to dig out of the collapsed chimney fast enough to catch up, even if the footprints had endured the snowstorm.
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