Monday, August 01, 2005

In case you did not notice this while watching….

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Finally, I had a chance to watch the movie “War of the Worlds” after being disappointed 2 weeks ago. We went to Sunway Pyramid. Everything was perfect, the parking was plentiful, we got the centre seats, the audience behaved themselves except for few Arabs who came in late and was struggling in the dark looking for their seats. I must admit that the sound system was not as great as the cinema at IOI Mall but it was ok for me and my wife.

For those of you who watched the movie, this is something that you may have missed while watching the movie...the Goofs for the War of the Worlds:-

Continuity: At the beginning of the film when Ray and Rachel are in the sitting room, Rachel gets down and lies back on the sofa. In the next shot she is sitting upright on the sofa.

Continuity: After Ray tells Robbie to go into the house because Ray is going to go find out what is going on, there is a guy on a skate board riding beside him. When Ray turns the corner, the skateboarder disappears.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the basement scene, the alien spins the front wheel of the bicycle, but we hear the clicking of the free wheel from the back wheel.

Revealing mistakes: In the ferry boat scene, fleeing crowds are back lit by floodlights placed off the main street, not by the lights of the approaching tripods.

Continuity: When Tom puts the gun in behind his pants, he pulls his shirt out to cover it, but later when he pulls the gun out, his shirt is tucked in.

Revealing mistakes: When Ray and his neighbors are watching the lightening there is a strong wind blowing, moving all the washing hang out. But the trees behind them are still and not moving at all.

Continuity: When Robbie is helping the people that were left hanging on the ramp of the ferry, the water below them is calm, even though just a moment ago the propellers were spinning at full power.

Revealing mistakes: When driving up to Boston in the minivan, the gear selector lever is in the park position.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Rachel was channel surfing at Ray's place, she finally decides to watch "SpongeBob SquarePants". However, the audio is unsynchronized with what is happening.

Crew or equipment visible: When Robbie runs to the back of the ferry and we get an over the shoulder shot of him looking over the boat and dock, there is a member of the film crew off on the dock on the right hand side with a flag (black material on a metal frame) fanning the fog/smoke machine. He's easy to miss in the chaos.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Robbie returns from the downtown area where the lightning struck 26 times, you can hear him talking about it to Ray, but you can't see his face, but when it zooms in on him, his mouth isn't moving.

Factual errors: When Rachel and her father are in the basement she hands him a yellow ribbon proclaiming that she one third place in a competition. However, yellow ribbons are awarded for fourth place not third.

Revealing mistakes: When the captain of the ferry increases the throttle you can see that the ship is equipped with jet propulsion and in the scene when the ferry has capsized you see a propeller spinning.

More goofs here