Men in Black 3 most error-strewn 2012 movie
Men in Black III puts rivals in the shade as 2012's most error-strewn movie
Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy sees off Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises in online compendium of cinematic bloopers
Ben Child, guardian.co.uk, Thursday 3 January 2013 14.24 GMT
<en in Black III and Skyfall were the most error-strewn films of 2012, according to the moviemistakes.com website's annual rundown.
Will Smith's return to extra-terrestrial policing duties as Agent J in Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy sequel featured 63 mistakes, including one scene in which a huge fish inexplicably appears to return to life after J has ripped its heart out. Most of the other bloopers were also continuity mistakes, including some magically disappearing rubbish bins, and napkins and cutlery in a restaurant scene that appeared to move around the table from shot to shot.
Skyfall, Sam Mendes' blockbuster James Bond film, was second on the list with 35 errors. These included, according to the site, a segue in which 007 plunges into icy water but is miraculously dry in the next scene, and a rooftop motorbike chase in which Bond's sunglasses, worn at the outset of the sequence, disappear and then reappear.
The top five most error-filled films was rounded out by three comic book adaptations: Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises and comic book reboot The Amazing Spider-Man were joint third, with 24 mistakes each, while Marvel's The Avengers was fifth with 22.
Moviemistakes.com's most error-strewn films of 2012
1. Men in Black III – 63
2. Skyfall – 35
3. The Dark Knight Rises – 24
4. The Amazing Spider-Man – 24
5. The Avengers – 22
6. Looper – 14
7. Prometheus – 13
8. Argo – 13
9. Underworld: Awakening – 10
10. The Hunger Games – 10