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Oct 26 11 12:41 PM
dboyle wrote:anyone also notice that in the beginning, when the helicopter pilot is shooting at the dog, the gun changes?when filmed from inside the helicopter, it's a double-barrel shotgun, and you can clearly see that it's not actually being fired (for obvious reasons). when filmed from the outside of the helicopter, it's clearly a single-barrel rifle or shotgun.I'd figure that the producers would know that the viewers would pick up on this...
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Oct 27 11 1:27 AM
doctor_kaz wrote:When Bennings yells at Nauls to turn his music down, he flicks the volume control knob, but nothing happens to the music.
doctor_kaz wrote:When Palmer transforms, it shows two quick shots of his eyes bugging out, and then the third shot is a completely different looking thing that has blood pouring off of it. Then, in the next shot, it goes back to the first thing. It seems like a big error to put that third shot in there since it's a different transformation.
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Feb 27 17 3:16 PM
Thingfan wrote:Some of goofs I've noticed that have bothered me, and perhaps with my own explanations as they tie into the plot.
1. During the dog chase scene, the first grenade dropped is a mile off from the dog. Probably for safety, but it's not even close. Also, why doesn't the helicopter just hover over the dog making it easier to shoot at and follow. It does "plane-like" passes which are not necessary. And how did the kerosene cans survive the chopper explosion?
2. While Mac is talking into the tape recording he makes two unusual statements. He says the storm is hitting us now for 48 hours - yet in the scene just before, he says that a storm will be hitting them in 6 hours and they're going to figure out who is the Thing. Then he says that Windows found some shredded long johns. Did this occur off camera, or was this the set Nauls found? A continuity problem, OR are all these mistakes due to the fact that he says they are all tired and we know Mac hasn't slept for over 2 days and is prone to mental errors?
3. We see 3 sets of shredded long johns, not including Macs 2 sets. We see the set Fuch's is examining at the beginning during the Norg autopsy. That cannot be Blair's, and not likely Palmer's or Norris'. So who do those belong to? It's not the Norg, since he is wearing his clothing. Later we see Nauls hand some over. And then the ones Mac has during his recording scene.
4. During the scenes where Blair destroys the camp: Just preceding this, Mac is outside wearing a blue hood, it appears that Childs or Palmer uses the snowcat, Fuches talks to Mac and says everyone is in the recreation room. Fuches goes inside. The whole time the snowcat is next to Mac. Mac seens someone (Blair) sabotage the chopper, Mac checks on it, hears a gunshot, and runs inside. His blue hood disappears. Moments later, Childs is sent to check on the equipment and returns and says the snowcat and chopper are damaged. The only person unaccounted for is Palmer. Consider there must have only been maybe 1 minute when the snowcat was out of anyone's view, and at no time could Blair have gotten to it. So the question is whether this is a purposeful thing suggesting Palmer got to the vehicle, or a continuity issue. Then later at the end, they use a small tractor to smash into the building - so did they fix one or was it not damaged?
5. Having watched it so many times now, I'm confused why Mac destroys the camp. I chalk it up to exhaustion and desperation. They destroy the camp thus ensuring they die, but that won't ensure the Thing dies. It's the opposite of what they should do, which is to try to track it down and kill it as a group. Then after destroying they surface camp (and all provisions) they then check on the generator and see if it can be repaired. Makes no sense. It seems that scene and decision should have been prior to destroying the camp. I don't know if they could survive without a generator if they tried to insulate themselves in one room of the camp, and just maintain a fire. But checking on the generator last seems out of sequence. Their plan to just burn the place down is woefully inadequate as a plan to kill the Thing. It just ensures they die. And then finally, why do the split up in the basement? The one thing they should never do is split up.
6. They have a cabinet full of shotguns and rifles, yet nobody arms themself with them after the kennel scene, except when Windows tries. Seems odd. I'd be armed to the teeth with them.
Mar 1 17 9:34 PM
Mar 11 17 4:11 PM
Thingfan wrote:As for #4 above, Mac is standing right next to the operating snowcat, sees Blair run inside and hears a gunshot. So who damaged the snowcat? I think it could only be Palmer in a tiny window of a few minutes since Childs is almost immediately sent out to check and then reports the "tractor" is destroyed.
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