Movie/Show Nit-picks

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Kasir, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Kasir

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    A thread to display the minor (or not-so-minor) mistakes and errors you've noticed in shows or movies.

    I'll go first.

    Oh and...spoiler warning I guess.


    Season 5 of Breaking Bad came out in 2013, but in the timeline, it would be 2010.

    Why do I bring this up?

    Well, in S5 Walt gets a brand new Chrysler 300 SRT8:

    The problem: This generation of 300s wouldn't have been out for about another year, so, realistically he would've and should've had one of these:



    Another Breaking Bad car-related issue:

    At some point Skyler also gets a new car. She gets a new Ford Edge
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    Again, this generation wasn't out in 2010, she would've had one of these:



    Now, I'm almost 100% sure that these were just attempts at product placement, but it's still annoying if you think about the timeline too hard.


    Another one:

    In episode 1 of Better Call Saul, you see that Saul owns a first gen Suzuki Esteem. Apparently, the Esteem used in the show is a 98, and the first couple of seasons take place in 2002

    How could the car gotten this bad in such short time? I mean I'm sure they couldn't find an Esteem in great condition to use, but still.
     
  2. combatwombat96

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    the 1983 film Christine
    Problem: In the scene where leigh is choking on a hamburger the car locks her in in an attempt to get rid of her, it shows pull-up type locks being sucked down locking the door. Only one thing... The 1958 Plymouth never had pull-up locks, to lock the door you pushed the door handle down and pulled it up unlock. Much angry at it.
    heres a real '58 (fury) door panel


    What is shown in the film

    This chevrolet door panel is what you see being used, of course they made sure that no defining things of the door (apart from the lock and handle) were seen to conceal its identity but... well they didn't do such a hot job because its the still wrong door. However this can be attributed to Stephen King's lack of knowledge of the '58 Plymouth, mainly being due to the fact that he chose the name after finishing the story or something like that, he only chose this car because of the name. Well at least he got something right
     
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  3. PlanetBloopy

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    I watched Christine this week and loved it. It's funny that your big issue is just the locks, never mind that the car has supernatural powers. Maybe Christine saw another car with locks like that and got jealous, so she grew her own. :D

    I thought the silliest thing in Christine was that the workers on the assembly line were tightening screws and bolts while the cars were still rolling. As soon as they miss one then it'd become like Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times!
     
  4. MrAnnoyingDude

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    In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Raoul Duke owns a Ford Pinto and rents a Cadillac Coupe de Ville in Vegas, specifically mentioning that he could not get an Eldorado.

    In the movie version he owns a Maverick and manages to rent an Eldorado.




    Following Tyler Durden's advice from Fight Club would be dangreous - in the chemical burn scene, trying to wash those chemicals away from your skin with vinegar would generate a lot of heat and give you severe burns.
     
  5. combatwombat96

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    Im a Plymouth Fanatic, i hate it when people get it wrong, gee that scene where the guy loses his fingers at start always gets, god it so painful to watch. Now that thing about the door locks you ought to read the book, oh my god i nearly had a stroke with the amount of errors in it. BTW your nit pick about the product line wouldn't surprise me at all, Chrysler quality in 1957 and up was terrible, reasoning for that is that these things were so hot that dealers were selling them off the trucks practically, hence the rushed production
     
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