Mad Max: Fury RoadGoofs
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At night in the desert, one of the Vuvalini points out a satellite that "used to bounce messages across the Earth." Most communications satellites, however, are geosynchronous, and would not be perceptibly moving relative to the stars - even if visible, as they are in higher orbits (22,000 miles) and not visible to the naked eye. Even low-orbiting satellites move more slowly, do not blink.
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Errors in geography
Furiosa talks about a "160 day" ride across the salt desert, on their fully loaded motorcycles. This makes no sense; as (a) they simply couldn't carry enough gasoline for that length of time - motorcycles get 30-50mpg, and the bikes couldn't possibly carry more than 50 gallons each, (b) they couldn't carry enough water for that period of time (humans require about a half gallon per day), and, most importantly, (c) no desert on earth is anywhere near that possible distance. In fact, presuming that they could indeed ride the entire time, a 160-day ride across a hard-surface desert (600 miles/day) is sufficient to circle earth almost FOUR TIMES. A 160 day WALK at a relatively easy pace (10 hours/day, 3mph) will still cover a distance almost TWICE the length of Australia, and would be sufficient to travel from Korea to Germany across the breadth of Asia.
The concept of blood type O as the "universal donor" is in reference to packed red blood cells, which are the most commonly transfused blood product. But when Max's blood is transfused, they are transfusing whole blood, which contains both red blood cells and plasma (the liquid component of blood). There is no universal donor for whole blood. While Max's red cells would cause no problems because as they are type O, having neither the A or B antigens on their surface, his plasma would likely cause a transfusion reaction, because it would contain both A and B antibodies. With a patient exsanguinating like Furiosa, the probable transfusion reaction would be worth the risk, but for "topping off" purposes, the risk would outweigh the potential benefits. For non-emergent whole blood transfusions a same-type donor would be used.
Near the end of the sandstorm chase, Nux has an inch or more of fuel sloshing around on his floorboards, and he strikes a road flare, preparing to immolate himself to stop the War Rig. Magnesium road flares constantly drop burning embers from the moment they're lit; this can even be seen in the film during a close-up. The car should have ignited the instant Nux struck the flare - even without the embers falling into the fuel on the floor, the cabin of the vehicle would have been full of explosive vapors.
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There are several scenes in which people, including The Splendid Angharad, grab onto the vertical exhaust pipes for support while crawling around on the outside of cabin of the War Rig. Truck exhausts can often reach temperatures greater than 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which would have made holding onto them with bare hands impossible.
Max's tattoo in the beginning of the movie says that he is 10 hands tall. If one used the current equestrian measurement of one hand (the width) being four inches, it would mean that Max was 3'4" tall - which he clearly isn't. In the film, however, there are no references to horses nor any signs of them, thus no reason to assume the equestrian measurement is being used (or even known about). If the length of a hand were used instead of the width, ten hands would be about right. Fingertip to heel of an adult male hand is roughly seven inches which would make ten hands a measurement of 5'10", whereas Tom Hardy is actually 5'9" tall.
The canyon is completely cleared of all the rocks on both sides when Furiosa and the others head back through it to return to the Citadel. It would have been impossible for Joe's men when they first drove through it to not only make enough room for their biggest vehicles, like the war band machine to fit through, but also to completely clear the area of the huge rocks and still join him by sunset to pursue the war rig.
After Max is captured in the films opening moments, he is seen getting a full back tattoo of various words and phrases, amounting to his 'medical chart.' Moments later, as he puts on a shirt and attempts to escape, the shirt is dry. A fresh tattoo, un-bandaged, is an open wound that would be bleeding and soaking through the shirt.