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14 Mistakes In Marvel Movies That You Won't Be Able To Unsee

Mischa Pearlman

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14 Mistakes In Marvel Movies That You Won't Be Able To Unsee

There's no denying that Marvel Studios is at the very top of the superhero game right now, and it keeps cranking out critically-acclaimed hit after critically-acclaimed hit.

The films inspire people and they want to replicate their heroes, a bit like this LAD...

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But unlike the people in the films, those behind them are human. And humans make mistakes. Here are some that crept their way into the final films.

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1. One of the best things about Guardians Of The Galaxy is the mixtape that Peter Quill's mum left for him back in 1988. The problem? All those awesome songs are recorded onto a Type II "CDing 2" cassette - and those didn't exist until 1993. Oops!

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Credit: Marvel

2. In the final scene of Iron Man 2, Tony Stark's jacket is at first buttoned, and then mysteriously unbuttoned.

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Credit: Marvel

3. At the very end of The Avengers, a reflector screen is visible in Hawkeye's sunglasses.

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Credit: Marvel

4. The science of Ant-Man is totally flawed. It's twice explained in the movie that Pym particles work by shrinking the space between atoms, rather than affecting the atoms themselves.

This means that growing or shrinking something wouldn't affect its weight, which means that Hank Pym couldn't carry a giant tank in his pocket and Thomas the Tank Engine wouldn't have destroyed half the house. It would also be impossible to "go sub-atomic" because it's impossible to shrink the space between atoms to make them smaller than atoms. So there you go; the whole premise of the film utterly destroyed. You're welcome.

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5. Captain America is capable of incredible things, like jumping onto a moving semi-truck to battle Ultron. Actor Chris Evans couldn't do that in real life, obviously, and the cable that helped him perform that trick was never edited out.

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6. Now this one is just careless. In Iron Man 3, the President's bodyguards open fire aboard Air Force One, putting a hole in one of the windows. Except Air Force One has bulletproof glass windows, so that would never actually happen.

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Credit: Marvel

7. During the epic battle at the end of The Avengers, aliens come through the rift and overturn a whole load of cars. At one point, Thor takes cover behind an overturned vehicle that's pretty bashed up. But when the shot pulls back, all the dents are miraculously fixed. We wish our mechanics were that good.

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8. Want another time-hopping inconsistency? Look no further than Captain America: The First Avenger. It takes place in the late 1930s, but at Tony Stark's World Expo, the national flag of the Bahamas can be seen hanging behind the US flag. Thing is, the Bahamian flag wasn't created until 1973.

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9. Here's one for the science boffs. At numerous points in numerous movies - such as when Tony Stark launches his Jericho missile into the desert, or when Thor causes a sonic boom with his hammer - the action and the sound occur at the same time. The problem is that light travels much faster than sound, so that would never happen.

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Credit: Marvel

10. Similarly, all the loud blasts and explosions in Guardians of the Galaxy are very audible. But sound can't travel in space, so there should really be nothing but silence. Wouldn't be that exciting, though, would it?

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Credit: Marvel

11. In the first scene of Dr. Strange, the titular character puts on a surgical mask after washing his hands. Any real surgeon or doctor will tell you that's a huge no-no because he'd contaminate his hands by doing so.

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12. In Iron Man, when Iron Monger is fighting our hero, an SUV full of people is tossed between the two characters. But when the car goes vertical, the hair of those inside it remains immaculate.


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Credit: Marvel

13. In The Incredible Hulk, there's a scene in a hotel where Bruce Banner empties a purse onto the hotel bed, and there's some cash inside a wallet. But then as they're about to leave the room, he picks up the cash which has somehow managed to find its way out of the wallet.

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Credit: Marvel

14. In Thor, one of the SHIELD monitors has the word 'perimeter' spelled 'perimiter'. Doh!

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Topics: TV and Film, Marvel

Mischa Pearlman
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