I have read about some mistakes made in some of my favourite films, I have seen one or two programmes that spot them, and I have spotted some myself, and I was really looking forward to seeing this follow up to the predecessor. Presented and narrated by Peep Show's Robert Webb, this programme, compiled with the help of film nerds, reveals many mistakes made in the biggest and most popular films of all time in 2011 and past. These mistakes include costume problems, continuity errors, disappearing and reappearing props, repeated moments, spelling mistakes, changing words and numbers, unreliable extras, obvious doubles, props being unrealistic and changing colour, hair and make-up problems, actors mouthing others' lines, empty hands (meant to have props), unnecessary sound effects, actors missing cues, timing issues, visible crew members, visible safety equipment, wobbling sets, changing repeated dialogue, and much more besides.
Films in the programme, brace yourselves and pray your favourite isn't listed (loads of mine are), include: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Meet the Parents: Little Fockers, Paranormal Activity 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Paul, Hanna, Red, Tron: Legacy, Jackass 3D, Piranha 3D, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Salt, Inception, The Social Network, Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Red Riding Hood, Hereafter, Love and Other Drugs, Dinner for Schmucks, Just Go with It, The Expendables, Knight and Day, Sanctum, Due Date, Limitless, Buried, The Adjustment Bureau, The Resident, Unknown, Hall Pass, The Other Guys; Big Momma: Like Father, Like Son, True Grit (2010), Burke and Hare, Monsters, Winter's Bone, The A-Team, Vampires Suck, Battle: Los Angeles, Source Code, Splice, I'm Still Here, Conviction, Step Up 3D, Submarine, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Gulliver's Travels, Yogi Bear, Drive Angry, The Tourist, The Dilemma, Bridesmaids, I Spit on Your Grave (2010), Case 39, Insidious, Shrek Forever After, Tangled, Rio, Toy Story 3, Rabbit Hole, Screa4m, Unstoppable, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Superman, Pretty Woman, The Sound of Music, and many, many more. It also has a new feature called Great Plot Hole Mistakes, where they show a flaw or alternative in the storyline of a film, with funny animation to illustrate, with The Sixth Sense, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Signs and District 9.
It had a good presenter, it was funny, it was informative (as I only knew two or three of the mistakes myself), and it reminds you that even the greatest actors, directors and other crew can make mistakes when creating their art. If you are someone that loves their films, like I do, very much, then this is definitely for you. Very good!
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