Yeah, what passes for a "train" can be kinda sad in films these days. . .
A lot of people don't care that much, and as people have said before, there's loads of other mistakes you can find if you look hard enough.
But for anyone who's ever done a movie or shot a video knows how hard it is to get every little detail just right, and get 100% continuity throughout the production.
These are from IMDB.com, all errors from "21" (and its only been out for 3 days. . . .)
" * Continuity: During the first meeting with Ben, the cards that Micky deals alternate from face up, face down, and missing altogether.
* Continuity: When Ben's mom is serving birthday cake to Ben and his friends, she serves Cam twice.
* Errors in geography: There are multiple errors in Vegas hotel locations -- seeming to be in one hotel when the shot from the window makes it clear they are elsewhere, particularly when visiting a suite said to be at the Hard Rock but clearly the view is from a tall Strip hotel. The Hard Rock Hotel is neither.
* Factual errors: The character Ben Campbell is supposed to have an excellent resume -- good enough to get him into Harvard Medical School -- as evidenced by, among other things, his 4.0 GPA. At MIT, GPAs are calculated out of 5 points, so a 4.0 would actually be a "B" average, and probably not competitive for either Harvard Medical School or the fellowship Campbell seeks.
* Errors in geography: When Ben and Jill are on the subway, their train has a sign which says "Express... to... Davis...". There is never an express to Davis train on the Boston T. If there is an express train, it would be to Alewife (the stop immediately after Davis). Also, when the train does stop, it is one of the Qunicy stops -- not Davis."
Errors can be hard to find :O
Also. . . .
Ever notice how strikingly similar the "coaches" in the animation of "Polar Express" are to Chicago North Shore interurban cars?
Although modified into a round-end observation car, you can clearly see the truck design and its electric origins - down to the wooden beam for the third rail shoe in the shadow. Its a lot more evident in the movie, where you can see the curved ends of each car.
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