11 Mistakes in Superhero Movies That Run Counter to Any Logic

The production of movies and comic books requires the hard work of many people. As a rule, they try to think through every little thing when creating the detailed worlds and personalities of the main characters. However, little flaws and mistakes can slip through even the most scrupulous approach. The most attentive and demanding viewers will notice them all.

zgrnews gathered 11 logical mistakes for you from superhero movies that you could’ve missed behind the curtain of bombastic action.

11. Spider-Man and a solid lamp

11 Mistakes in Superhero Movies That Run Counter to Any Logic
© Spider-Man / Marvel Enterprises

When Peter Parker was trying to find out how his web-shooters worked, he accidentally pulled a lamp and smashed it on the wall. However, a couple of minutes later when his aunt knocks on his door, we can see the whole and intact lamp in the same place where it was before shattering.

10. Spider-Man and the time mix-up

11 Mistakes in Superhero Movies That Run Counter to Any Logic
© Spider-Man: Homecoming / Marvel

The Spider-Man story has a logical flaw. It’s mainly connected with the fact that the movie creators couldn’t decide when exactly the whole plot of the movie took place.

  • In Captain America: Civil War things happen in 2016.
  • In Civil War, the Secretary of State says that the first attack on New York happened 4 years ago. So, the events of The Avengers must have happened in 2012.
  • A couple of months after Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming takes place. However, the movie begins with a retrospective view. Namely, clearing away the wreckage left after the first fight of the Avengers against the invaders.
  • After this scene, we’re told that 8 years passed before the main plot of Spider-Man: Homecoming begins (remember that this should’ve taken place 2 months after Captain America: Civil War).
  • It turns out, that instead of 2 months it’s been 4 years between Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
  • This suggests a bigger problem: if Spider-Man: Homecoming took place 8 years after The Avengers, it means, that Spider-Man’s main plot happened in 2020 — 2 years after Avengers: Infinity War. But, Spider-Man has yet to be accepted to the Avengers’ team.

Well, maybe Spider-Man is a time traveler and in 8 years he returns to the events of 4 years ago. Either way, it just doesn’t make any sense.

9. Thor and the sides of the world

11 Mistakes in Superhero Movies That Run Counter to Any Logic
© Thor / Marvel

There’s a geographic mistake in Thor where he chooses to go in the wrong direction. It begins with the wrong identification of the sides of the world. When the thunder god decides to find his hammer, he finds out that the artifact is in the west. Thor looks at the sun to identify the direction he should move toward.

Since it happened in the morning, the sun was in the east. All objects cast shadows to the west. Thor’s shadow was cast to the left of him, thus, he was walking to the north (which is the wrong direction for him).