Forgot Thor even has a helmet? He wears it a lot in the comics, but in the Marvel films, covering up Chris Hemsworth's good looks for any length of time would be criminal. Besides, when you're the God of Thunder who wields a mighty hammer, do you even need a helmet?
Intimidation Factor: -5
Coolness Factor: -5Total: -5
Another knight who has little use for protecting his head: Navarre (Rutger Hauer) dons the helmet only in the film's final battle. It looks far too light to offer much protection but the wing-like look underlines his tie to his lady-love (Michelle Pfeiffer), who was cursed to be a hawk by day. Perhaps a wolf-inspired helmet would have been more appropriate.
Intimidation Factor: 4
Coolness Factor: 3Total: 14
From the spiky-tipped monstrosities worn by the film's villain (Mickey Rourke) to the fanciful, sunburst or barely-there headpieces sported by the Olympians, these helmets are all style, with very little purpose, thanks to the imagination of the late Eiko Ishioka.
Intimidation Factor: 4
Coolness Factor: 5
Sure, the helmets Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and his other Spartan warriors wear are rugged and cover just about every inch of their heads. But what's the point when they're going into battle in just their undies? The better to appreciate their jaw-dropping abs, of course. They meet their fate unhelmeted, so why did they bring them along at all?
Intimidation Factor: 7
Coolness Factor: 7Total: 23
Sure, the helmet is cool but when every single Judge wears one for the whole movie, how can you tell them apart, especially during a climactic Judge vs. Judge fight? All the high-tech gadgetry went into the Judge's voice-activated weapons, not the headpiece. The only one who goes helmet-less is Dredd's psychic partner, since it interferes with her abilities.
Intimidation Factor: 8
Coolness Factor: 7
How can we tell this bounty hunter has been scouring the ends of the galaxy for fugitives all these years? Because his chipped and battered helmet tells the whole story. And he's not exactly the kind of guy to spend his reward money on a shiny new helmet, now is he?
Intimidation Factor: 8
Coolness Factor: 8
We learned in “X-Men: First Class” that Magneto's trademark helmet first belonged to Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon). It does its job well, blocking any pesky thought control from do-gooders like Professor X. Its design allows for maximum visibility while its cheek guard serves to dramatically emphasize the mutant's intense, metal-bending stare.
Intimidation Factor: 5
Coolness Factor: 7
Ahh, Loki. He doesn't wear his horned helmet all that often, only when he wants to really intimidate the masses. You have to admit, it's impressive, if not very practical, unless he chose to head-butt someone with it. That, of course, is hardly Loki's style and he's all about style. (Tom Hiddleston admitted the helmet was horribly heavy and he could hardly hear with it on.)
Intimidation Factor: 9
Coolness Factor: 10
Of course Tony Stark's helmet is also his in-flight dashboard, with commlinks, status updates, and nifty targeting functions. When the helmet is flipped down, the Iron Man mask is all business, like a permanent scowl. If he shows up, he's either there to blast you to kingdom come or maybe just to party.
Intimidation Factor: 6
Coolness Factor: 10
We always knew that something terrible lay beneath that sinister black shell with its jutting, insect-like mouthpiece and Nazi-inspired design. When we caught a glimpse of the scarred flesh underneath, we understood why just any helmet wouldn't do. It's not just there to intimidate, but to serve as a breathing apparatus for the badly damaged villain. Best of all, if you're Vader, it doesn't affect his mind control powers in the slightest.
Intimidation Factor: 11
Coolness Factor: 8Total: 39
When Maximus needs to fight to the death and conceal his identity from the murderous emperor, he grabs a metal masterpiece that's just as solidly built and impressively tough as Maximus himself. He only wears the helmet in one battle, but it's a pivotal one. The moment where he takes if off to deliver his famous revenge speech still gives us chills. It lacks only a spiked top to use as a weapon but that might be, er, overkill.
Intimidation Factor: 10
Coolness Factor: 10Total: 40
When Logan (Hugh Jackman) pulls out two horns from his stomach, two bloody holes can be seen clearly on his tank top. In the following scenes, the holes and blood on his shirt are gone.
When young Magneto (Brett Morris) is struggling with the guards at the concentration camp, his father's (Kenneth McGregor) star switches from one side of his jacket to the other.
Just before Sabretooth (Tyler Mane) grabs Storm (Halle Berry) at the train station, he shoves a guy standing behind Storm to the side. A wire attached to the man can clearly be seen before he is yanked off screen.
In Toad's (Ray Park) final scene, when he is about to fight Storm (Halle Berry) he leaps into the air onto the balcony railing. A wire can be seen attached to the back of his belt.
When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is walking through the snow to Alkali Lake, his hair changes between shots. At first it's spiked into high points, and then, in the following shot, it's flattened.
When Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming) gets past the metal detectors, he his seen standing next to a striped bench. In the following overhead shot, the bench appears to be completely red with no stripes.
In the museum, when Pyro (Aaron Stanford) is playing with his lighter, the lid painted as a shark is facing away from him. In the next shot the lid is facing the other direction.
When Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming) is inside the Oval Office, he jumps on the President (Cotter Smith). In one shot, the President’s leather desk chair is turned away from the desk, with the back close to his head. In the next shot, the chair is turned around in the other direction.
When Mystique (Rebecca Romijn) is looking through the guard files to find a suitable candidate, one guard profile flashes with the name "Donner, L." While the photo of the guard is clearly of a man, the sex reads “F.” Also, while not necessarily a mistake, “Donner, L” may refer to Lauren Shuler Donner, one of the film’s producers.
In this scene, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) attacks the SWAT member in the Mutant Academy kitchen while Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) takes cover. The first shot shows bullet holes in the back wall and a Dr. Pepper bottle knocked over on the counter next to a basket full of items. In the next shot, the soda bottle is standing up, the full basket is missing, an empty basket appears near the edge, and the bullet holes in the wall are in different spots. Also, the white chair has moved closer to the window in the second shot.
In the first shot, when Xavier (Patrick Stewart) is talking with Logan (Hugh Jackman), Xavier’s shoulders are at the same level as the back of his chair. A few shots later, the back of the chair is above his shoulders and all the way up to his head. The chair backing also looks like a completely different style from the previous shots.
In the scene where Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is talking to Stryker (Brian Cox) in the mansion corridor, Bobby (Shawn Ashmore) creates an ice wall between them. Shortly afterwards, when they leave and Bobby moves his hand away, the wall has no frost on it.
The US President receives a blue binder when the X-Men pay him a visit him at the end of the movie. After they leave, shots of the President at his desk alternate between sheets of white paper spread out and the blue binder still closed. Only Quicksilver has that type of speed!
In this scene, the young Angel (Cayden Boyd) is reaching behind his back to cut off his wings. In following shots, he is reaching back with opposite hands.
When Magneto (Ian McKellen) lands the Golden Gate Bridge on Alcatraz, the sun is still clearly up. However, the next few shots on the bridge show that it is already dark.
When Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) are in Jean Grey's (Famke Janssen) house, the bookshelf falls and a large amount of books fall out. In the next few shots, only a couple books have fallen while the rest remain standing inside.
When Angel (Ben Foster) is about to get the cure inside a San Francisco skyscraper, a reflection of San Francisco can be seen in the window. In the next few shots from inside the building, the city is still seen outside the window, however a different view of the bay and Alcatraz are shown.
After Magneto (Ian McKellen) moves the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, a satellite image of the bay is shown. In this image from the film, Alcatraz appears to be much closer to the mainland and is bigger than it is in real life. The second image below is from Google Earth and shows the real size and distance of the island.
In the scene where Kayla (Lynn Collins) is dead, the first shot shows her mouth slightly open while in the next, when Logan (Hugh Jackman) reaches for her, her mouth is closed.
When Gambit (Taylor Kitsch) first meets Logan (Hugh Jackman), Gambit has a mustache and short beard. After his fight with Wolverine, Gambit’s facial hair all but gone.
In this scene, Logan (Hugh Jackman) smashes through a wall after Gambit (Taylor Kitsch) pushes him. In the second shot, when Gambit climbs out into the alley, the hole in the wall is much smaller and narrower.
After Stryker shoots Logan twice in the head, one shot shows one of the bullet wounds noticeably higher than the other. As Logan sits up, however, the bullets appear to be close to the same height.
When the young mutants are showing off their talents, they each have a glass of cola spread out around the table. When Banshee demonstrates what he can do, however, the glasses are suddenly all lined up.
When the Nazi doctor threatens to shoot Erik's mother if Erik does not move the coin on his desk, the coin changes positions on the desk between shots.
When Wolverine shields Yashida from the blast, Wolverine suffers serious burns, including the loss of all of his hair. Somehow, though, his pants are never affected by the explosion. Where can we buy those pants?