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Goofs from Venom

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  • Anne picks up Eddie/Venom at the Transamerica Pyramid then heads to a hospital by driving along the Embarcadero (the street that goes along the waterfront). This street is out of the way to go to any hospital in the city with numerous other streets offering more direct and quicker routes.
  • Dan gets out of the car from the drivers seat, and then the car drives away.
  • The Ducati Scrambler has no mirror in the first scene. In the chase scene there is one on the left side.
  • Riot inhabits the body of the Medic immediately after the crash at the beginning of the film. The Medic then walks into a town and goes into the body of an old woman who then proceeds to walk to an airport. The symbiote then takes control of a little girl who's going on a flight to San Fransico. Riot then finds Carlton Drake in his labs. The entirety of these events would need to have taken six months for it to be consistent with the time line of the rest of the film.
  • The crash scene is supposed to be in Malaysia, But back in the states they mention that the crash was 20 miles from Cebu, The only Cebu in that region is in the Philippines, over 1000 miles apart.
  • At the end, when Eddie is walking to Mrs. Chen's store, it's daytime, but when he exits the store it's night time. Actually, when Eddie enters the store it's clearly dark outside. When he starts walking to the store it's right around sunset (judging by sky color and lighting of the buildings). If it took him 20-30 minutes to reach the store (which is reasonable, since he was walking slowly), it may well be dark.
  • The African American test subject is strapped to an upright xray film holder and has a portable xray machine pointed at him, neither of which can do any of the imaging that shows up on the monitors. Same items are seen in the room during the first test subjects exposure session. These two items are not normally used together for diagnostic xrays anyway.
  • When the Malaysian EMT was walking towards a Chinese market from the crashed ambulance, autumn leaves could be seen at the roadside. Malaysia is a tropical country, there should not be any seasonal changes in even the place is at Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo island.
  • In the closing scene, Venom kills the gang-banger in the convenience store. When Eddie walks out seconds later, there's no sign of the corpse on the floor behind him.
  • When Carlton Drake is giving a tour to the school children, he gives his lapel pin to one of the school children. In the next scene, after Carlton excuses himself to interview with Eddie, Carlton is, again, wearing the pin he just gave away. However his assistant Dr. Skirth said he needed to get changed for his interview so he could've gotten a new pin while changing.
  • When the Malaysian ambulance carrying the infected female EMT overturned on the road, the number "911" is clearly visible on the ambulance. Malaysian EMS number is 999, not 911 which is used in USA.
  • When Drake is talking to the field trip class, he takes off his lapel pin and gives it to a student. A few minutes later when he is being interviewed by Brock, the lapel pin is pack on his suit jacket.
  • People's breath can be seen at the crash site that's supposed to be in Malaysia. It never gets cold enough there to see your breath.
  • Some assume that the crash site is in Cebu, which is in the Philippines, not Malaysia. However, it's not Cebu, but Sibu, which is indeed in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The map on the computer in the control center shows the states of Sabah and Sarawak, in east Malaysia. The medical technician actually speaks Malay.
  • The scenes with the Malaysian ambulance shows the vehicle driving on the right hand side of the road, and the steering wheel on the left-hand side of the vehicle. Malaysia drives on the left side of the road (like in the UK & Australia), and the steering wheel should be on the right-hand side of the vehicle.
  • When Eddie Brock is in the kitchen of his San Francisco apartment, the grocery bags on the counter are from Ralph's. Ralph's is a grocery chain from Southern California that does not have locations in the Bay Area.
  • When Eddie is surrounded in his apartment and escapes out the window to another apartment below, he is shot at continuously and Venom creates a shield to stop the incoming bullets. When the shield dissipates, the bullets fall to the floor, creating a tinkling sound commonly associated with the sound of bullet casings hitting the floor, instead of the correct thud of heavier, lead bullets.
  • When newly formed 'Venom' breaks out of the Life foundation (which looks like a hi-tech research facility) they don't know who stole the organism. Why not just check the security cam feed? Why waste time interrogating the doctor at all? However it is possible that they don't keep cameras around the facility. The facility is secret and doing some pretty unethical stuff. They intentionally don't have cameras hanging around recording all the illegal activity. Especially in the location they are testing humans. Or else Dr. Skirth wouldn't have needed Eddie to take the photos for evidence, just take the security camera footage.
  • The movie establishes that the symbiotes are hurt by loud sounds between 4000 and 6000 hertz, even though hertz are a measure of frequency, not volume. But it's not a mistake. For a sound to affect the symbiotes it has to be both in this specific frequency range, which apparently resonates with this life form, and loud enough to make this resonance harmful. In particular, higher frequencies would have no such effect regardless of the volume, and even sounds in the 4-6 KHz range would have minimal effect if they're not loud enough (otherwise Venom would be under constant pain, because such frequencies are quite common, well within human auditory range).
  • In the chase scene with the Ducati scrambler, it at certain times sounds like a real Ducati with a twin-cylinder engine. But then most of the time during the chase the sound is edited to a 4-cylinder bike.
  • The symbiotes at the lab are shown to reject and kill most hosts, yet Venom and Riot change hosts repeatedly throughout the film whenever they want or need to with no ill effects. Dr. Skirth explains that hosts must be compatible to survive, but the nature of this compatibility is never explained, so it can be intricate enough to explain all the host-symbiot interactions in the movie. Also, it appears that symbiotes can sense compatibility from afar, so they choose the hosts they need (the symbiotes in the lab aren't given a choice). It is also possible that Dr. Skirth was wrong and symbiotes can assimilate or kill a host at will. Indeed, Venom was killing Eddie at first simply because he was hungry. It is also possible that symbiotes learn from experience and become better at assimilation. Indeed, it seems that as time goes on more and more hosts survive in the lab experiments.
  • When Eddie is crouched inside Mrs. Chen's Grocery Store, he leans up against a stack of MILLVILLE cereal, which is an exclusive brand of ALDI grocery stores. While there are Aldi locations in Southern California, it's unlikely she would be buying from a retailer instead of a wholesaler.
  • After Anne was fired she walked out of the building holding a box full of her stuff. While arguing with Eddie she dropped the box and a few things fell out. However, when she picked the box up nothing was on the ground.
  • When Eddie leaves his phone on the MNBN desk, the desk is in the penthouse of the building which is 48 storeys. When leaving the office building via the elevator the elevator banks distinctly indicate that he is on floor 8.
  • When the little girl wants to speaks to Drake during the factory tour the other kids shush her. Drake explains the girl not to let others silence her, then gives her his badge and leaves the group without letting her ask a question, essentially silencing the girl. Actually when Drake is leaving for his interview, he tells the girl that another scientist will answer her question.
  • Before the mercs knocked on Eddie's door Venom sensed them. When Anne was taking Eddie to the hospital later on in the movie Venom didn't sense the drone flying behind Anne's car. However, we don't know how Venom's senses work. It is possible that he senses living beings much better than machines. Besides, hearing approaching humans from a quiet apartment is much easier than hearing a drone from inside a moving car on a loud street.
  • When Brock is in the MRI, the sound frequency emitted by the machine huts the symbiote. MRIs do not use sound frequencies. There is a loud knocking noise when a test is performed, but is not a sound that emits a high frequency. It is the equivalent of someone knocking loudly on a door. MRIs use high powered magnets when they perform their tests. An ultrasound, on the other hand, would probably produce the high frequency sound that would hurt the symbiote. And, speaking of magnets, the room in which the MRI is installed has metal objects all over the place. You can not have metal objects in a room with an MRI installed, unless said objects are tightly fastened down. There have been deaths from metal being "sucked" into the machine with a patient being tested. A young boy was recently killed from a fire extinguisher being "sucked" into the machine at high velocity and striking the boy in the head.
  • During the chase scene at around 56 minutes the security team leader says "Target is now East-bound on Grant" but Grant Avenue in San Francisco runs North/South not East/West.
  • Eddie wears a ring on his left forefinger. When he's watering his plant and when he's walking to Drake's rocket while talking to Venom there are a few shots where his ring is on his right forefinger. It's because the camera is mirrored. His hairstyle is different too.
  • When Dan performs tests on Eddie, he calls Ann to get reach Eddie and also tells her what he found. This directly violates patient Dr./Patient confidentiality as regulated by the Health Privacy Information Act. Dan could lose his medical license if it was discovered he was sharing medical diagnosis information with someone other than the patient.
  • A drone crashes into the back of a Chrysler sedan and explodes, but when the flames dissipate there is no damage to the body of the sedan (i.e., no impact damage on the trunk lid).
  • During the chase scene, Eddie/Venom turns left up a side street, which is a one-way, as there is a 'do not enter' sign at the bottom of the hill, and it is a one lane street; as Eddie/Venom is seen from behind, going uphill, it is now a two lane street with a double yellow line down the middle, with a traffic sign at the top of the hill facing him.
  • Carlton Drake gives his lapel pin to the little girl who wanted to ask a question, but in the next scene as he is walking with Eddie, it is back on his jacket.
  • (Around 14 minutes) when Anne gets fired she says she loved Eddie, to which he replies 'You loved me. What does that supposed to mean?' He should have asked either 'What does that mean?' or 'What is that supposed to mean?'
  • In the MRI lab, the device used to deliver sound to the test subject (46:16) is a first generation Mackie Big Knob studio monitor controller (originally produced in 2005), with the model name on the top right corner covered with black tape. However, only a power cable is shown connected - there are no audio output cables connected to the controller, which would normally be seen anywhere on the rear from the centre "big knob" to the power connector on the right, including below the three volume controls beside the power cable.
  • The spaceship lands in Malaysia. The ambulance is driven on the left like America whereas Malaysia drives on the left and the driver is on the right.
  • When Eddie is on the bridge deciding whether or not to call Dora, you can hear a single ring of his cell phone before he actually picks it up and calls her.
  • After Dan calls Anne telling her that Eddie needs to be brought to the hospital, Anne tries calling Eddie. Eddie hangs up before taking the call, then Venom asks Eddie who Anne is. A few scenes before this, however, Venom told Eddie he knew everything about him. If this is correct, Venom would already know who Anne is.
  • When Anne meets Eddie on the street in front of her former employer's office, she drops the box she is carrying in order to remove her engagement ring. When the box hits the ground a mug is knocked out of the box, making a clinking sound as it hits the sidewalk. When she picks up the box to go, no mug is seen, neither at her feet where it should be, nor in the box.
  • Dr. Lewis casually shares Eddie's medical results with Anne throughout the film, even discussing it on the phone with her without getting ahold of Eddie at all. In real life that would be a HIPAA violation and could cost you your job plus fines ranging from the tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands.
  • Shortly after Eddie merges with the alien, he is at the restaurant he is very hungry and hot. He sits in the fishlobster aquarium. Doing so no water is displacedspilled as he jumps in.

Spoilers

  • During the end scene when Eddie/Venom is walking out of the convenience store, no torso or blood can be seen on the floor behind him despite him just killing the criminal. Apparently, Venom didn't just bite the criminal's head off, but devoured him whole.
  • When Maria rolls off of Eddie and collapses on the lab floor, her head turns to her right, facing away from him, but when Eddie looks at her a moment later, her head is to her left, facing him.
  • A little girl is traveling all alone on an overseas fight with no one watching over her? And how did she get into the guarded facility by herself? How did she even get from the airport to the facility? You can actually see that the little girl is with what is to be assumed is her mother at the Malaysian airport bathrooms and you see the mother again at the taxi ranks outside the airport in San Francisco. The fact that shes was also infected with the Symbiote would explain how she was able to enter the life facility without been noticed.
  • during the car/motorcycle chase scene they pass the same Rialto theater 4-5 times.
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