Despite being one of the year’s most highly anticipated films, James Bond fans have not been easy on “Skyfall,” which has been watched so closely that at least 24 bloopers, or mistakes, have already been found. Although the movie earned overwhelmingly positive reviews, with some critics calling it the best film in the Bond franchise, there were apparently some details that flew under the radar in the editing room.
The Sun, a publication in the U.K., pointed out that during the opening fight scene, James Bond -- played by Daniel Craig -- seems to have mysteriously changed his shoes as he trades blows on top of a moving train. He’s first shown in the scene with lace-up shoes, but when he's knocked off the train and falling, he's wearing a pair of slip-ons.
While in pursuit of the same train, Naomi Harris’ Eve knocks out the entire windshield on her truck, but when the camera cuts back to her, the vehicle is only missing half its windshield. There were many more bloopers in “Skyfall,” and fans were eager to point out the rest of them on MovieMistakes.com.
“About a third of the way through, Bond is in a black car, being driven somewhere in London. In the first shot of the black car driving on the street, there is a white car behind,” wrote one fan, who did not mention how many times he saw the film. “Then there is a close-up of Bond in the black car through the window. In this shot, there is a black car behind Bond's car. The next shot (back to the whole car) the white car is behind Bond's car again.”
Another viewer mentioned the noticeable switch to a stuntman.
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“As Bond chases Patrice over the rooftops of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul at the start of the film, in the close-ups of Daniel Craig, his tie can be seen noticeably flapping over his shoulder (as you would expect). But in the long shots with the stuntman, it doesn't move about at all, presumably having been fixed in place for safety.”
The 24 bloopers in “Skyfall” seem to have done nothing to hurt the spy movie at the box office, however. The Hollywood Reporter noted the film -- directed by Sam Mendes -- cost around $200 million to produce, but it is expected to double that sum in ticket sales as moviegoers spend the holiday season at theaters.