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Goofs from Black Panther

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  • When Everett K. Ross enters the interrogation room he has the listening device on his left shoulder. When he leaves the interrogation room, it has vanished. But when the scene cuts to a different camera angle, you can see the listening device again (it is out of focus though).
  • When Shuri gives T'challa the new shoes (called sneakers), she mentions that they absorb sound & allow silent footsteps, which T'challa demonstrates. Later in the film, T'challa runs up a ramp wearing the sneakers... accompanied by the sound of footsteps.
  • One Wakandan subtitle has a misspelled word: "descendant" appears as "descendent".
  • Killmonger is said to have "graduated from Annapolis at 19". Annapolis refers to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. They do not allow anyone younger than 17 to enroll, nor can you graduate early due to its rigid four-year academic program for its midshipmen.
  • During the scene where Ulysses Klaue is being interrogated by Everett Ross, you continue to hear Klaue speak whilst the camera is shown outside the interrogation room, with the camera focused on T'Challa. When T'Challa begins to walk, you can see Klaue behind him and whilst you can hear him still talking, his lips aren't moving within the interrogation room in the background.
  • When Killmonger and T'chala are arguing in the middle of their fight by the train, the sonic dampeners are active yet when they resume fighting their masks activate. This shouldn't happen since the vibranium should be inactive.
  • This movie seems to imply that the Wakandans had exclusive access to vibranium only until Klaue stole some of the supply. Howard Stark had a small sample of vibranium decades before Klaue stole his portion (which is what made up Captain America's shield), yet there is no explanation as to how Stark got his sample. Correction: It is explained in Avengers: Age of Ultron that Howard Stark collected a chunk of vibranium from Wakanda, which the world regarded as the last of the supply until Klaue stole some more later on. It is also highly reasonable that Wakanda has more Vibranium stored in multiple places, given that some had been stolen before.
  • Since Wakanda is a landlocked African country hidden due to their technological advancements and isolated from the rest of the world, and since it was implied that Erik Killmonger, despite having Wakandan heritage, was raised in the United States for most of his life; it doesn't make sense how Killmonger could have perfectly navigated his way to Wakanda by airplane - from South Korea, no less. Wakanda is known to the rest of the world as an isolated poor third world country, only the technologically advanced parts of the country are hidden. The BBC news at the start of the movie mentions Wakanda and the King of Wakanda was killed at the UN in Captain America Civil War. Also, recall that Killmonger spent plenty of time with Ulysses Klaue, who had successfully been in and out of Wakanda, combined with the fact that he knew quite a bit about Wakanda from his father N'Jobu. Also, since Killmonger was a highly qualified Navy Seal, and later a CIA Special activities division, he would have had extensive training, and experience, in navigation, piloting, etc. Special Ops Soldiers(Navy Seals, CIA Special Activities Division, etc.)get trained extensively in navigation, so they would be able to make their way to any location, no matter where they are dropped/placed. As for making his way to Wakanda/Africa with a Cessna prop plane, it is highly possible to do that(by going west through China, India etc.), but it would mean multiple stops for refueling.(Klaue's body would have been pretty ripe by the time he made it.)
  • When T'Challa is addressing the UN, a Welsh flag can be seen among the other flags in the background. As a part of the United Kingdom, Wales doesn't have UN membership in its own right, so this flag would not be displayed.
  • The opening sequence showing the Earth from space as the vibranium meteor crashes into Africa shows the modern globe, even though millions of years ago continents had noticeably different shapes and positions. However, the sequence clearly shows not a real Earth, but a representation of Earth in the imagination of the child who is listening to the story. It's obvious, since this imaginary Earth has neither oceans, nor atmosphere, nor vegetation.
  • After the heist at the Museum of Great Britain in London, the getaway vehicle is shown to be driving on the wrong side of the road as it speeds away.
  • The beard of Chadwick Boseman changes in length from take to take. At the beginning of the movie, at 7:58 it is long, then at 8:06 it is short, then at 8:11 is long again.
  • The blankets are not worn properly. Rather, they are arranged like western shawls.
  • The mixture of languages and occasional use of single words can be very odd. For example, when Zuri congratulates T'Challa, the latter responds with "mzuri" which is Kiswahili for "good."
  • There are various cultural aspects that are a bit off. For example, a queen (and certainly not a queen mother) would not dance in such a ceremony as it would be undignified, plus the use of an obscene gesture by the king's sister was also inappropriate even in humor. Africans are far more polite than Europeans, and Americans in particular.
  • Whem M'Baku challenges T'Challa he refers to the blessings of Hanuman, the monkey god. When the queen of King Ram (of India) was kidnapped a monkey was found in the forest with her scarf, indicating a route that pointed to the the King of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) as the kidnapper. By saving the queen the monkey was given the name Hanuman. Hanuman is not the name of an African monkey god, but of India. However, Hinduism is practiced in various parts of Africa, so it's very possible that the Jabaris picked up on various foreign theologies since seceding from Wakanda.
  • M'Baku says that he are his people are vegetarians, yet he claims that T'Challa was found by one of their fishermen.
  • With all the advanced Wakandan technology and medicine, and the accepted policy being to keep it all secret from outsiders, there is no reason for Shuri to even let Agent Ross regain consciousness while in the country, let alone spill any secrets once he does. The logical thing would have been to keep him sedated, tell him nothing and wake him up outside of Wakanda.
  • Killmonger says, "Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, 'cause they knew death was better than bondage." His ancestors likely weren't taken for the slave trade since Wakanda was so advanced and was hidden from the world.
  • None of the items in the London museum African exhibit have any labels indicating item type or tribe affiliation. Every museum would have that in their exhibits.
  • When Killmonger picks up the woman in a choke hold, she is initially squirming around in the air. When the camera cuts back to Killmonger, the woman is motionless - either she accidentally stopped squirming around for that shot (continuity mistake), or he switched to holding up a dummy instead.
  • If Agent Ross is flying the fighter with the help of the virtual cockpit he acts surprised and absolutely not according to a trained former fighter pilot when suddenly chased from planes from behind.
  • In the first scene after the credits, the reporter says that Wakanda engages in no international trade. Later, when Agent Ross interrogates Klaue, he lists the items Wakanda produces to trade with the world.
  • When Ross first enters the interrogation room, Klaue is heard singing "What is Love", but in the key of F# minor. Two seconds later, when it cuts back to Ross in the interrogation room, Klaue is instead singing in F minor.
  • After the duel between T'Challa and N'Jadaka (when T'Challa was thrown into the waterfalls and everyone thought he was dead) N'Jadaka was well within his rights to reach for power in Wakanda. As a matter of fact Nakia (the lover of T'Challa), Shuri (his sister) and Ramonda (his mother) acted like traitors and broke the law when they went to M'Baku to start a rebellion, because N'Jadaka became king in a legal way - he was of royal blood and won the duel honestly.
  • The trolley is loaded onto the ambulance in the raised position. The mounting mechanism will not lock the trolley in place unless it is in it's lowest position. As soon as the ambulance drove off- at speed- the trolley would have rolled all over the place. Of course, we don't see inside at this time.
  • When the 3 Wakandan's enter the club in Wusan, South Korea, they walk through a metal detector that doesn't utter as much as a peep, in spite of all three wearing obviously metallic accessories (Tchalla's ring and bracelet, Okuye's Necklaces and Bangles, and Shuri's bracelet and purse), and the bouncers don't stop them or ask any questions about the jewelry. The detector is definitely working as evidenced when Klaue and crew walk through it, so why were the bouncers so lax earlier?
  • When the Museum Director tells Killmonger that the vibranium pickax is not for sale, his head is directly facing the glass case. In the very next shot, his head is facing her. Also, when they get up close and contentious, the distance between them changes between shots.

Spoilers

  • M'Baku says "we are Vegetarians", but then says that T'Challa was discovered by one of his tribe's fisherman. However, fishing could have other purposes besides obtaining meat (such as fish farming). He could also have meant "we" as in his family rather than his whole tribe.
  • After Killmonger wins the challenge against T'Challa, the leader of a tribe goes to put a necklace on Killmonger with shaking hands. In the first shot, she is holding a necklace with a short cord and a metal lobster claw clasp. When she puts the necklace on Killmonger, the necklace strand is much longer and made entirely of rope.
  • During the duel between T'Challa and Killmonger, both repeatedly switch between wearing black trousers and black shorts, depending on the camera angle and the editing.
  • When Erik Kilmonger finally dons the black panther suit, he is well clothed. When the sonic stabilizers deactivate his suit during the final fight, his bare skin is revealed and you can tell that he is not wearing a top. That's because his clothes were clearly disintegrated as the panther suit was forming.
  • When T'Challa and Killmonger duel for the throne, T'Challa slashes Killmonger in the cheek, resulting in a bloody gash. Shortly after, there is a split-second cut that shows Killmonger's face without that gash (this is difficult to notice unless you pay close attention), but then the next shot of him shows the gash back in its place.
  • If the flower and potion made from it was so good at healing T'Challa after the first fight it would have healed Killmonger after the second fight and he wouldn't have died. First, the flowers were burnt by the order of Killmonger. Second, T'Challa offered Killmonger to heal him but he refused since he didn't want to be imprisoned.
  • When T'Challa is in coma, his mother makes him drink the herb potion and then covers his body and face completely with snow. As he comes conscious, he sits up with a jerk but there is no sign of snow falling off from his face and neck.
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