FL1TPA From United States of America, joined May 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8192 times:
Nitpicking Alert! Nitpicking Alert!
It appears that in the new "Transformers" movie (which simply kicks all kinds of ass) there is a continuity error concerning Air Force One. Granted the movie is about extra-terrestrial mechanical transforming aliens - but putting that aside for a moment - Air Force One changes aircraft types during the film.
In the establishing shot of Air Force One in flight, it is the normal 747 that we're used to seeing whenever it is portrayed on screen:
We then see several sequences inside the plane before it is forced to land. Upon landing it it surrounded by police, FBI, NTSB etc. In that shot, it has changed (transformed?) into the classic Kennedy / Johnson era 707 Air Force One:
Oldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 1995 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8005 times:
Didn't you know? Air Force One is also a transformer!
But kidding aside, there are many films, where aircraft types changes during the plot. There are often some idiots with no clue about aircrafts, who search the best looking shots of aircrafts, but don't care about (in their eyes) something so unimportant like aircraft types. But it doesn't matter, because 99.7% of the viewers don't notice the errors.
Robsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7590 times:
If you've ever watched the "Amazing Race" TV series, they've often showed multiple aircraft types to represent a flight from one location to the next. Often, it even involves footage with airlines or aircraft that don't even fly between the destinations at hand and certainly don't represent the airlines where the tickets were procured; probably for advertizing/product-placement purposes.
CruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7436 times:
I'll keep an eye out for it. I'm sure it's pretty obvious to us A.netters but the average person would have no idea that there was a switch. I'm happy that they were at least smart enough to only show the VC-137B from the wings back. That at least minimizes the discrepancy. I've seen many much more blatent errors.
Wingnut135 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7065 times:
The boom was a dead giveaway, it's a 135E. Most of the movie was filmed at Edwards, so whatever 135E they have painted in that scheme. I particularly enjoyed how Qatar had mountains (you'd understand if you've been there ). I have a few other nit picks, but they don't belong in the aviation forums. It still was a great movie in my opinion.