To err is human but one would expect movies to have fewer mistakes, especially if they spend what feels like an eternity in production. Ideally speaking, our favorite movies would also be flawless but, you know it, we don’t live in an ideal world.Far from taking anything from the overall value of a film, movie mistakes are fun to look for and even more fun to point out to friends.
This is precisely what Movie Mistakes does every year and, of course, 2012 isn’t going to be the exception.
The movie-oriented publication has just released its top 2012 of movies with most mistakes recorded, with “Men in Black III” sitting prettily at number 1.
Whether they’re factual errors or continuity issues, “MIB III” has them all – about 63 of them, as users of the site have pointed out.
Before we go on with the rest of the list, mention must be made that this is far from a scientific study or anything even remotely similar.
However, since all the movies on the list have been “nominated” because fans pointed out mistakes and then voted for them, the top is perhaps a good indicator of what the fans were really looking at as the film was playing, or what most got their attention and they couldn’t let go of.
This considered, it perhaps makes sense to have “MIB III” at the top of the list: the film was panned by critics and even managed to upset some fans of the franchise but, overall, it did great at the box office.
“Skyfall” is another release that had an excellent performance at the box office, both domestic and international. It also did “wonderfully” in terms of the number of mistakes recorded, which has earned it a solid number 2 on the list, with 26 mistakes.
“The Amazing Spider-Man,” the reboot of Sam Raimi’s franchise, comes hot on James Bond’s designer heels, with 24 mistakes.
At number 4 we find another fan-favorite and one of the biggest releases of the year, Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” which was somehow ridiculed by critics but embraced by fans as the superhero movie they had been waiting for all along.
“Looper” is at number 5 with 14 mistakes, with the rest of the top 10 as follows: “The Dark Knight Rises” (13), “Prometheus” (13), “Argo” (13), “The Hunger Games” (12) and “Underworld: Awakening” (10).
At the bottom of the list, at number 64, we find the totally unnecessary sequel “Silent Hill: Revelation” with just 1 mistake. The complete list is here, but do bear in mind that the number of goofs spotted is intimately linked to box office success.