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(2012)

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Continuity 

When the boys are testing their powers throwing the baseballs at each other, Steve throws one at Matt and it hits him in the face, right under the right eye. Next when Matt is throwing the ball at Steve, you see the bruise from the ball on his face, but it's by his left eye now.
Matt Garetty is at a birthday party in Casey's house when he suffers a nose bleed. Blood drips down his shirt, however the next time we see Matt the blood has vanished.
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During the fight between Andrew and his bullies (while he is wearing the firefighting suit) he throws one man to the furthest point of the street. He then jumps up into the air, and the camera follows. When Andrew hits the ground again, the man has disappeared.

Errors in geography 

The movie is set in Seattle but after the guys talk about the new camera, an Opel dealership is visible through the car window. Opel cars are not sold in the USA.
Fifth Avenue, which travels southbound from the Space Needle, has the monorail above it, at the time, Seattle's only elevated train, which is not shown as Matt and his girlfriend are inside the car being manipulated by Andrew.
Fifth Avenue does not have a direct line to the Space Needle as shown in the movie; Fifth Avenue heading north as shown by Matt and his Girlfriend inside the car being manipulated by Andrew would be to the West of the Space Needle. There is no street or Avenue that lines up directly with the Space Needle.

Revealing mistakes 

In the parking lot scene when the car is moved by telekinesis, the rest of the cars in the parking lot clearly have the steering wheel on the right side of the vehicle. The film was shot in South Africa, where this is common place. It takes place, however, in the United States (Seattle), where the steering wheel should be on the left side.
When Matt is driving towards the hospital bombing at the end, a fire truck is seen, which looks nothing like Seattle Fire Department trucks nor American fire trucks.
When the boys are playing with Lego in Matt's room, Matt clicks his iPod to play music, but he obviously does not click the play button even though the music begins to play.
The police cars shown do not accurately represent real Seattle Police Department vehicles.
When Steve uses his powers to move the red BMW from one parking spot to another, the vehicle is clearly being held up by a crane as shown by the elevation of the wheel well on the front wheel.
When the guys are in the car heading back to the hole discussing radiation effects there's a shot over the dashboard showing the car being driven but the shifter is in Park.

Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Andrew is in the hospital, his dad walks to the window. After a jump cut he is walking towards the bed and Andrew is in a different position and the blankets are no longer messed up.

Continuity 

When Matt impales Andrew at the end, we see it a second time from a second view. When we see Matt the first time Andrew gets impaled, he is holding himself with one hand. The second shot of Andrew getting impaled shows Matt when he impales Andrew lands on his side. Then when we see Andrew again, he is back to holding himself up.

Errors in geography 

When Matt and Andrew are battling it out in the Seattle night scene, as a helicopter flies overhead the radio calls out from an officer that he is "Eastbound on Yesler," which, when heading eastbound on Yesler Avenue it takes you away from downtown and away from the space needle--in other words, away from where the action was occurring.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the last scene when Matt is in Tibet, no breath is visible when he speaks. This is obvious because his breath would be hot, and he's in the snowy mountainside.

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