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Thor: The Dark World (2013) Poster

Goofs

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Continuity 

Near the start of the film a shot of the London skyline shows the new 'walkie talkie' skyscraper as nearly complete. During the final battle a few shots show it several months earlier, with the building at a much earlier stage in the build. In the final scenes you see the building again, at yet another stage of development.
Loki's footwear in his prison chamber switches from moccasin-like slippers to boots.
When Loki is nearly dragged into the portal after pushing Jane backwards to protect her his hands are empty. When Thor then knocks him out of harms way he lands with his dagger in his right hand.
When Heimdall comes to meet Thor in the canteen, there is a candlestick with a lit candle on the table on Thor's left. As the conversation proceeds, it disappears from the table.
Sif stops a spear fired at Thor with her shield. The spear goes through it. When she is gathering the prisoners later, the shield is intact with no hole in it.
When Malekith enters the Asgard throne room, he detonates a grenade which destroys Odin's throne. However, when Odin and a host of soldiers enters the throne room seconds later, the throne appears to be still intact.
Algrim's hold on Frigga when Malekith is confronting her changes between shots from a grip on her shoulder to a strangle hold.
When Kurse throws a huge boulder at Thor in their final battle on the Dark World, Thor sustains a scar on his left forehead. During the rest of the movie, the scar moves to his right forehead and changes shapes. Most noticeable is when Thor is holding Loki in a death scene, the scar is half the length of his eye, rest of the movie the scar is the length of his eye.
Jane stands back on Thor's left in the Dark Elves' flying machine. When it flies off and leaves the palace, she completely disappears from view. When she falls to the floor later, she has reappeared in the front of the machine to Thor's right.
When Thor comes to meet Heimdall at his post by the Bifrost, he is wearing a cape flapping around the legs; the figure seen walking towards the building from afar is not wearing a cape and his legs are clearly visible.
In the OXO restaurant, while talking to Darcy, Jane's position switches from having her arms crossed and fingers steepled between shots.
In the Volvo driven by Darcy Lewis, the registration number etched onto the drivers side window does not match the registration plate of the car.
While eating a bowl of cereal with Darcy, Selvig and the intern, Jane takes a bite while talking, and when the angle changes the spoon is back in the bowl.
When Jane is pulled into the darkness and first sees and approaches the Aether, she is carrying her device in her right hand. When she bends down to look at it, the device is in her left hand.
At the beginning of the film, starting just before she says "All yours" Sif's hair repeatedly changes location and mass.
After the attack on Asgard by the Dark Elves, Odin enters the Throne Room with about half a dozen guards and Sif. After he blasts off a dark elf, he is seen standing alone; then with 1 guard only. The Lady Sif has disappeared.

Errors in geography 

Thor is shown boarding the London Underground at Charing Cross station, asking a commuter if it is the correct train in order to get to Greenwich. She responds that it is. The nearest station to Greenwich, North Greenwich, is on the Jubilee Line, meaning that Thor would have to make at least one change of train in order to get to his destination. No London Underground trains go directly from Charing Cross to Greenwich.

Plot holes 

Despite being labelled by Odin as one of the most powerful artifacts in the universe, the Aether is seemingly unable to do any form of damage against Thor during the final fight against Malekith.

Revealing mistakes 

After the Aether enters Jane she returns to London, where its power protects her from the pouring rain - and yet an overhead view shows that she and Darcy are standing well away from the center of the circular dry zone.
In battles throughout the film, multiple stone columns are destroyed without any collapse of the building above. Perhaps in Asgardian architecture these columns are merely decorative, but their support is definitely required at Greenwich Palace.
During Fandral's "For Asgard" fight scene, there are two consecutive green-screened shots of him landing between soldiers on the flying craft, one with a soldier on the left of the frame, the other with a soldier on the right. They clearly use the same footage, flopped to make them look like different angles, with slightly different backgrounds keyed in. Fandral flies in from the wrong angle in the second shot, is facing the other way, his sword jumps to the other side of his body, and it's clearly the same guard in both shots.

Spoilers 

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Continuity 

In the first shot of Frigga on the floor when Odin sees her body, her left arm is flung out wider. When Odin cradles her, the arm has moved closer to her shoulder; her right arm and body are also moving as if she's breathing.

Continuity 

When Malekith's vertical black ship moves from the Thames in Greenwich it plows a huge trench along the College's Grand Square, but when the ship is later destroyed the Square is intact with only a black splatter mark where the ship was.

Continuity 

When the aether enters Jane, she is shown in the Asgardian dress that she returns from Asgard in, and when she reappears in the warehouse she is back in the outfit she was wearing on her date.

Plot holes 

In the last scene "Odin" recounts part of a private conversation he had with Thor at the end of Thor. However, "Odin" is actually being impersonated by Loki, who was not present during the aforementioned conversation and thus could not have known what had been said.

Revealing mistakes 

After the attack on the castle, Frigga dies trying to save Jane Foster. Later when Odin and Thor reach the room and Odin mourns for Frigga's death, Frigga is breathing.

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