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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Poster

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Anachronisms 

In Richard Parker's scenes, which take place in 2000, he has a Sony Vaio (product placement) that did not exist at the time.
In the opening scene of the movie, Richard Parker emails a video file on his unplugged laptop from a falling airplane to a hidden location far underground New York City. The scene takes place in 2000, when capabilities of sending video files from two remote locations at such speed were not widely developed and close to impossible.

Character error 

The British Union Flag hung from the ceiling before Gwen goes into her interview is upside down.

Continuity 

When Aunt May is talking to Peter about doing the washing, she is holding a sandwich with lots of lettuce leaves sticking out of the top. She passes it to Peter and the next shot shows him holding the sandwich but it has no salad leaves of any sort.
When Spider-Man talks to Max after saving him, he holds up his left hand and says, "Lick that!" In the next shot, he is holding up his right hand and his left hand is on Max's shoulder.
Electro has a control chip placed on the right side of his head. However, during the end of the power plant battle, the chip has switched to the left side of his head.
After Peter listens to his ear buds while lying on his bed, he sees his father's briefcase in his closet. When he gets up, one of his ear buds falls out, but the next shot when he's walking to the closet door, both ear buds are secured in his ears.
In the Times Square fight sequence between Electro and Spider-Man, Electro sends a bolt of electricity to ram Spider-Man into a police vehicle, denting its door. In another scene seconds after this one, Electro sends another bolt towards a crowd on a staircase, and there, in a slow motion sequence, Spider-Man tosses up the same vehicle to block this bolt, but the vehicle is not damaged, with no broken door.
As Gwen goes outside the restaurant to speak with Peter, she ties her jacket closed. When she walks back into the restaurant, her coat is untied and open.
Just before Peter listens to his headphones on his bed he throws his suit onto a briefcase. Suddenly the suit is gone and the briefcase has turned 90 degrees.
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During Gwen's speech when she says, "I know we all think that we're immortal,", there are two boats in the background. However, in the next shot of her a few seconds later, the boats are missing.
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The assailant in the beginning of the movie loses his parachute after being knocked out on the plane.
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After Electro's transformation, he wakes up not wearing any footwear. Later, in Times Square, he is wearing Reebok shoes even though he never stopped running long enough to put on shoes.
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When Electro surges in front of Dr. Kafka, he cracks the left lens of Dr. Kafka's glasses. When Kafka holds the glasses up to Electro, it appears as though the right lens is cracked.
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When Peter and Harry talk by the river, Peter puts one hand on the railing and one on the bars underneath. In the next shot, both his hands are on the railing.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Harry Osborne and Peter Parker are walking though the park, the camera crew and boom are reflected in Harry's mirrored sunglasses.
When Peter and Gwen hide in a storage closet at the Oscorp building, light beams stream through the holes in the door. For about two seconds the studio light used for this illumination is clearly visible behind Peter's head just outside the door (unless Oscorp has unnecessarily huge spotlights sitting in the middle of its hallways).

Errors in geography 

When Gwen Stacy asks Peter Parker where he is during the graduation ceremony, and he is riding on the police car, he responds, "1st and Broadway, 2nd and Broadway, Third and Broadway," but downtown Broadway traffic only runs south, so the street numbers decrease.
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Factual errors 

When Spider-Man is trying to regain control of the plutonium-238 shipment, an onboard computer warns that the plutonium is highly explosive. Plutonium-238, however, is known for not being fissile. Instead, it is used for radioisotope thermoelectric generators because its short half-life makes it release enough energy to stay constantly hot.
Pilots of airplanes on a collision course would all make an avoidance maneuver to the right. In the movie they made a left turn, the controller's heading direction shouldn't make any difference while in sight.

Plot holes 

During the opening chase when Spidey hangs the last container of plutonium from a lamppost with his webbing, Aleksei easily grabs it, breaking the web. When Spidey immobilises him by webbing his hands, he can't break the webbing.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Harry and Peter skip stones while rekindling their friendship, the stones bounce across the water, however, there are no ripple effects.
When Max is reaching for his birthday cake in the refrigerator, the light reflects off of his missing tooth, showing the black material which covers his real tooth.
When Spider-Man looks at the YouTube video on batteries, on the bottom left the video is said to have no dislikes yet there is a grey shading on the 'likes' bar above.
Several times in the movie, when Peter is hallucinating the vision of Captain Stacy right before him, while wearing his Spider-Man mask, the reflection of Captain Stacy is visible in the eyes of the mask. Since Captain Stacy is obviously not there, it wouldn't make sense for him to be visible in the Spider-Man mask lenses.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

Even though The Rhino's suit is supposed to be a product of Oscorp Special Projects, which would write its labels in English/Latin characters, there is Russian/Cyrillic writing on the suit's exterior.
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Continuity 

When Peter is holding Gwen's body, her mouth changes from being closed to open.

Continuity 

When Spider-Man returns to face the Rhino, the shadows of nearby buildings are inconsistent between shots.
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Factual errors 

During the blackout, the hospital and the airport are in the dark and unable to communicate. All such facilities in New York have emergency back-up generators that work off the main power grid, in case of just such an emergency.

Factual errors 

At the end of the movie, two passenger planes miss each other by inches. There is no flight control maneuver that has two civil planes flip sideways by 90 degrees, they just change direction. The move portrayed in the movie can be performed just by military strikers, a civil plane attempting that rapidly descend and would be unable to recover at that altitude.

Plot holes 

In the first battle scene with Electro, and the also the battle scene at the end with The Rhino, there are steel police barricades set up to prevent the citizens from getting in front of harms way. With the possible exception of a parade or funeral that was scheduled to go down those streets, then there would have been no reason for those barricades to be there, as the villains showed up unexpectedly.

Plot holes 

When the police and the Rhino are engaged in a pitched gun battle in the street, there are citizens standing nearby behind barricades, including the mother and son who runs out in the Spider-man costume. In reality, everyone would be running in the opposite direction as fast as possible for fear of getting hit. The final shot clearly shows cheering citizens standing behind both the police and the Rhino, oblivious to any gunfire that could restart any minute.
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Revealing mistakes 

The dead Gwen blinks when her face is shown in close up.

Revealing mistakes 

When the blackout occurs, the streets immediately create a traffic jam, yet when the city's power comes back on, the wide shot shows traffic moving smoothly on the bridge as if there was no issue.

Revealing mistakes 

When Spider-Man knocks the Green Goblin out and into the wall, he's clearly played by a stunt man.

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