The folks at MovieMistakes.com are at it again, and have released a breakdown of the most popular movie mistakes of 2012. Not surprisingly, sci-fi flicks make up a pretty big part of the list. So which sci-fi flick landed closest to the top?
The list was compiled by a vote of the site's readers, who voted to decide their favorite 10 mistakes of the year. The U.S. box-office bomb Battleship landed closest to the top at No. 2, narrowly edged out by Ice Age 4: Continental Drift for the top spot. The Amazing Spider-Man, Skyfall and George Lucas' Red Tails round out the top five.
Obviously, this is all meant in the spirit of fun, so kick back and try not to take all the nitpicking too seriously. Heck, even Looper director Rian Johnson was showing a little playful snark about his film's inclusion in the back half.
Here's the full breakdown, noting the most popular mistakes of the year:
1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift: "Manny refers to the pirate rabbit as the Easter Bunny, even though Easter never existed in prehistoric times."
2. Battleship: "The Sampson is hit by one shell at first, leaving a large hole on the port side of the bow. But when it's being pelted with shells during the second volley, the hole in the bow is gone."
3. The Amazing Spider-Man: "When Peter falls through the roof and lands on the boxing ring, the planks on his body suddenly disappear."
4. Skyfall: "In the scene where M is asked to retire from MI6, she puts down her glass and gets up to leave. She picks up her coat from the back of the chair but leaves her bag on the floor. In the next shot, the bag is no longer there."
5. Red Tails: "When Lightning returns to base following the destruction of the train, the pilots watch his gun camera films. Gun cameras are trained forward of the aircraft, while some of the footage displayed was from behind the P-40."
6. The Lorax: "When Ted visits the Once-ler for the second time and dives to the ground to avoid being launched by the sledgehammer as happened the first time, he stands up and his goggles are around his neck but hanging behind him. The scene then switches to the Once-ler and then back to Ted, and his goggles are still around his neck but now hanging in front of him."
7. The Dictator: "When Aladeen tries to jump the fence of the UN, a hearing device is seen in actor Sacha Baron Coen's ear."
8. Looper: "Young Joe was right-handed. (He shot people with his right hand) but Older Joe was left-handed."
9. Argo: "Ben Affleck is supposedly in 1980, but wearing a Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller, which wasn't released until 2008."
10. Underworld Awakening: "Detective Sebastian fires a total of 7 rounds at the Antigen van in the parking garage - three at the driver, two at the front-left tire, one right before the van nearly runs him over and then one after it passes him - without reloading, yet the Taurus Judge revolver he is using is designed to only hold 5 rounds in its cylinder. Later, after Sebastian has reloaded the revolver, he fires 8 rounds at Dr. Lane, again without reloading."
Though we're cutting it off at the Top 10, the full list runs all the way to 30, including The Cabin in the Woods, Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
What do you think of the picks? Did you notice any of these on the big screen?