You fail to mention the biggest omission
That's right. It didn't have a plot.
They did it to Casino Royale and now the net pedants have moved with lightning speed to finger the howlers which blight latest Bond outing Quantum of Solace. Yup, it's a bit of a continuity/fact bloodbath down at moviemistakes.com, where sharp-eyed critics have wasted no time in revealing, for example, that while "cars in …
If that's the full list of flaws so far found, they did pretty well. Airports in places that don't have 'em IRL pale into insignificance compared to the highly explosive chain-reacting fuel cells and lighter-fuel-soaked remote luxury resort hotel that looks more like a prison. Fuel cells to produce electricty. In a desert. Fuel cells that explode because someone looked at them funny...
But it was still good, up til that point.
It amazes me how many movies make some really stupid continuity mistakes.
That said, the Quantum of Solace people get a bit of a gap for Bregenz. Bregenz itself may not have an airport or airfield, but the closest airport is 15 miles away in St Gallen (Switzerland), while Friedrichshafen (Germany) is 20 miles away. It's not the end of the world where gaffes are concerned. There are a lot bigger ones... like the 'Eco Hotel' blowing up.
If you ever want to see a movie where continuity clearly was not a priority, watch Supercross.
"In the opening car chase, the Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo go round a pack of cars stuck in traffic. When the policeman uses his radio, you can see a blue Vauxhall Corsa in the background. You can see the badge on it and it is actually a Vauxhall Corsa with Italian number-plates, which is incorrect as Vauxhall cars are branded as Opel in continental Europe."
I noticed that as well, walked out in disgust. Manager wouldn’t even give me my money back. I hope somebody got fired for that mistake
These saddos have even critiqued "Monsters, Inc." It's an animated kids' film, for Pete's sake. One of their many gems: "When we see Mike during the slumber party, we hear seven bells ring for the seven filled cylinders, but there are only six cylinder-filling noises."
I bet he (and it MUST be a "he") gets invited to a lot of parties.
Paris because I wonder if she's ever dealt with seven cylinders at once.
War of the Pedants!
To the death!
I like typos: they can spawn interesting neologisms. And most of us are human, so prone to occasionally err, while I don't believe that forgiveness is an attribute entirely restricted to the Divine.
Blatant apostrophe abuse, though, should be a capital crime, like wilful ignorance.
Isn't this the whole point of fiction? It's not real. What part of that can' t these sad sacks comprehend.
Having said that, continuity errors are unforgivable and those responsible should be punished by having to sit naked on a block of ice for 24 hours and then have the heat paddled back into their arses with cricket bats. That should sort the problem.
It wasn't a proper Bond film.
After watching QoS I went out and bought Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Goldeneye.
These are good Bond films. Goldfinger, especially. QoS just... wasn't. The excuse I've heard was that "it was before Bond became the Bond we knew". Well where's the fun in that? Can you imagine a Harry Potter prequel where he's just sat under the stairs for 10 years being any good? No? Well, why have the Bond film equivalent?! What's the next film, "Daniel Craig is James Bond in... Oriental Languages 101 at Cambridge"?
At least they got rid of whoever did that dreadful theme music for Casino Royale. Again, not a Bond theme.
In other Movie news, Max Payne is a godforsaken piece of crap not worthy of having any similarity with its interactive namesake.
I wonder how they didn't notice Bonds Magic Sony Ericsson Phone.
It picked faces out from across an enormous, dark auditorium. It also did all sorts of other impossible tech wizardry.
Oh and I wish my office was like Ms where you could talk to the wall and it would talk back.
I especially liked the big continuity error where they expected us to belive that Bolivia wouldn't just nationalise the new Quantum water company just like it's doing with the oil inducstry in real life. That Plot was a bit thin to be fair but I don't think it detracted too much from the car chases, fight scenes and explosions. I like explosions. At least they didn't try and steal the internet like in Die hard.
Ever made even a short film? One that actually requires editing?
I don't know if you realise, but different shots in the same scene can be filmed days, weeks, or even years apart. It is really difficult to get all aspects of continuity right.
Try this simple example: Get 20 random small objects, and place them on a table. Get a friend to swap the position of two of them while you are not looking, then return after a few minutes and try and name the objects moved.
Repeat 1000 times with different objects without errors.
If you can do this, Congratulations! You should try making a film.
Ah it's quite innocent really. It's not always being Comic Book Guy-dismissive. It kind of comes from the same impulse as subbing and that, and I can't deny I've had moments of glee when I've spotted continuity fubars. (There's a bit with some cheese on a pie near the end of Thank You For Smoking and I was like, THAT CHEESE IS NOT WHERE IT WAS A SECOND AGO THEY DONE A WRONG.)
It does get very tiresome after a certain point, but it's fair sport, and people can't always help themselves.
Oh yeah, and there was a goddamn typo in a news story that someone looked up on their Vaio in Casino Royale. I was actually narked, mostly because it jolted me out of my state of suspended disbelief and back into work mode, which no one wants. But there will always be little errors that slip through (just as in journalism, ahem hem) and it is a bit mean-spirited... but part of me really enjoys the nit-picking. Only a small part, though.
...comic duo Adam & Joe did joke alternative theme tunes for the film and the pedants reacted as though they were real attempts to replace the theme! The themes themselves are funny but the comments on (the admittedly idiot-full) youtube make them even funnier.
"THAT CHEESE IS NOT WHERE IT WAS A SECOND AGO THEY DONE A WRONG"
Have you considered that if it was one of those incredibly bad smelling French cheese it might have just moved itself in between shots? With all the crazy organisms that seem to be growing on that, I wouldn't be surprised.
And also, have you considered how sneaky fast some mice in movie sets can be nowadays?
Hey, it's make-believe 'in the style of'. Like so many UK TV series. 'Spooks', for example - nice, entertaining, but the influence is irrefutable. Incidental music and location: make it throb hand-held in a public railway station with everybody wired and tooled up and barely in focus, and you're sorted.
Liman and Greengrass surely made the new model for this genre, big time. Tip o'the hat to them.
Thumbs up because...
This sort of thing is systemic in the Bond Franchise.
It turns out that the Aston Martin DB4 does *not* feature tyre slashing wheel bosses, rear machine-guns or a bullet-proof screen, the Lotus Esprit has absolutely naffr performance when submerged and the Wallis autogyro does not come with air-to-air missiles, even as an optional extra.
And what those idiots did with the helicopter while chasing Pierce Brosnan would have invalidated the Sikorsky warranty microseconds before taking the rotor into an out-of-design-spec excursion in which the people on board would have been injured or possibly killed.
It's begining to look like one must take anything seen in a Bond movie with a pinch of salt.
Well Alex, that's why you have continuity people who keep track of things. Who is wearing what when and where. Which door they go in and what the door is supposed to look like when they leave it.
And yes, it's a nightmare to keep everything together (it's like herding cats), but for the movie's sake, keep continuity glitches to a minimum. That's what continuity people are there for!
Obviously, cartoons have their own laws of physics:
Or, if you really wanna waste a day:
(And yes, I have my degree in abnormal physics from Acme U.)
Stevie, it was an Aston Martin DB5, not a DB4. Dear oh dear!
There's a great tale about The New Avengers and the cars they used. British Leyland (as they were back then) delivered the cars for the first bit of filming at one point and had the cars back. They then delivered the cars for the next bit of filming. And the cars were different colours.........
That some people should not be allowed access to the internet. Obvious continuity mistakes honk me off as much as the next movie goer. However these bunch of fuckwits take the cake. Next thing you know they are gonna have an urgent news flash on their site that sometimes Bugs Bunny has more of a new jersey accent and sometimes more of a brooklyn accent. I mean WTF people it's fiction not a damn documentary, get a life.
Now as for the movie itself, well I haven't seen the whole thing. However all the trailers I've seen have convinced me that I'll be waiting for the DVD, looks good enough to spend a buck for the rental but no way it's worth the cost of seeing it in a theater.
I think you're going a bit far - a free upgrade from medium to large popcorn might have brokered you a deal.
If I moved from the UK to Italy with 'my' Vauxhall Corsa, would the italian 'border police' be waiting for me with a set of Opel badges? I seem to recall at the height of 'Rip Off Britain' circa 2000-2001 that may Euro-sourced Astras/Corsas/Merivas etc we driving around the UK with Opel badges and UK plates.
I may now go and hang myself for even thinking about argueing with such sad gits!
You forgot about the "Invisible" car he had in Die Another Day!
The old James Bond films prior to GoldenEye were great (minus a few exceptions). But all the new stuff is pants.
I wish they would make Bond films still set during the cold war. Make Bong go up against the USSR he should be!
Sorry, I'm not english, so I wouldn't know.
At the point of posting 30 mistakes on "Monster's inc.", you really have to wonder what those people's life is like, I mean, after 48 hours with no pills ....
So they write 2 pages letters to the editor, full CAPS, for each typo in the local paper ?
These people are professional film makers. The employ continuity professionals. The films cost millions of pounds to make.
Continuity errors that are spotted by some saddo with a stopwatch are one thing, continuity errors that are spotted by 50% of the audience are another thing altogether. They are not forgivable. All the continuity guy gets paid to do is ensure continuity, if he can't do that he should find another job.
However any industry that gives out job titles like "grip", "puller" and "best boy" clearly isn't taking itself seriously.
Oh and BTW there really is no such thing as a good Bond film. To suggest otherwise would be of similar magnitude to suggesting that Ben Stiller is talented and entertaining.
I think that says it all really.
QoS : Not the best, but by no means the worst. Now the theme tune.. yup, the worst..
...and don't be stupid to agree with some reviews that it wasn't Bond because he didn't have any gadgets... He was cut off, so Q (or R) couldn't replenish him with his toys; even thought his SE phone was pretty much a gadget, but without laser beams, shark repellent, and a thermo-nuclear device all rolled into one.
And as for the speaking wall.. It's that Microsofts Surface, but on an OLED transparentcy? It was on the table, that's for sure.. You see, Microsoft and Sony working together..
You mean that Bond never gratuitously blew anything up.
And there is another thing, a pretty big one if you think about it, a hydrogen flame is blue those were yellow = carbon fuel. Ooh, I wonder where that came from?
Who cares there is no airport in Bregenz; where the hell is Bregenz anyway?
I'm sure the same would be said to us - after all we are reading comments and replying to them on a techy news website on a subject that really isn't THAT interesting! ;)
To each their own... even if "their own" is trying to rip holes in a fiction-based film they wouldn't have the first clue how to even begin to make, let alone conjure up in their feable little minds before hand.... sigh....
paris, because she's seen her fair share of explosions! SHAZAM! :)
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