Captain America: The Winter SoldierGoofs
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(at around 1h 45 mins) After Fury arrives at the Triskelion via helicopter during the final battle, he confronts Pierce and asks, "Why make me head of SHIELD?" to which Pierce replies, "Because you're the best." While Pierce is seen from behind as he says this, it can be seen that his mouth movements don't match this line.
When Captain Rogers gets on the elevator with Nick Fury, the computer identifies him as being a Level 8 agent. Later in the film though, Alexander Pierce refers to Rogers and Romanoff as being Level 6 agents. The latter seems accurate as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) establishes Phil Coulson as Level 7, and in The Avengers (2012) and Thor (2011), he can be seen giving orders to Romanoff and Clint Barton.
(at around 1h 3 mins) Zola tells Cap and Widow that he was captured in 1945. In Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Zola is captured the same day that Bucky dies. According to the Smithsonian display, Bucky died in 1944.
(at around 5 mins) In the opening scene of the movie, when Captain America sky dives on to the deck of the ship along with the rest of his team, there is a huge storm at sea with high winds and large waves in the ocean. When they land on the deck of the ship, the air is so calm that their hair doesn't even move.
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(at around 1h 21 mins) After The Winter Soldier throws a grenade at the car, Romanoff appears behind and starts fighting with him. Romanoff ties his hands together and the Winter Soldier walks back into a silver car. In the following shot, just as the Winter Soldier aims Romanoff at the other car, it can be noticed that Romanoff has been replaced by a stunt double. This is only visible for a frame or two so you'll have to be quick in order to see it.
Errors in geography
(at around 57 mins) When Steve and Natasha enter New Jersey, they are clearly driving across a landlocked border. Since they were driving North from Washington, DC, they would have entered into New Jersey from Pennsylvania or Delaware. Both states are only accessible to New Jersey by crossing the Delaware River. New Jersey's only landlocked border is on the Northernmost region of the state, crossing out of and into New York State.
(at around 1h 4 mins) During the Zola scene, the computer monitors show news headlines and stories that elaborate on past events Zola tells our heroes about. But these are "black and green" monochrome computer monitors; they would not have been able to produce full colored images like this, let alone with the crisp HD quality they are presented in.
(at around 1h 2 mins) In the bunker with the computer equipment from the 1970s, the top and bottom reels of the tape drives moved in steady unison. Unless every tape was exactly at the middle, the reels would have to spin at different speeds. But they didn't work that way anyway; vertical tape drives of that period were "vacuum column" drives. They were very jumpy (lots of starts/stops) and the top and bottom reels were staggered in motion (one speeding up slightly before the other).
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
The movie makes numerous references to Black Widow (born in 1984) being part of the KGB, which folded in 1991. She would have been about six in order to have been in the KGB. But the geo-political history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not necessarily exactly the same as in the real world. For instance the flying car being invented during WWII means that history is not exactly as we know it. Even HYDRA (an off shoot of the Nazi party) continues for decades after WWII. The birth-date given is also only what Zola, who is not omniscient, knows to be true.
(at around 1h 5 mins) The newspaper clip that Zola shows Cap and Widow of Howard's death shows the younger Howard Stark from Captain America but should have shown the older Howard Stark from Iron Man 2 (2010). However, it is not uncommon for a younger picture of someone to appear in newspaper articles about their death. Even obituaries sometimes do this.
(at around 6 mins) Early in the film Captain America pins a guard reaching for an alarm using a throwing knife through his hand. He then knocks the guard unconscious with the guard dropping to the ground even though his hand was never unpinned. The knife doesn't actually pin the guard's hand to the wall. It can be seen moving slightly even after the knife stabs it, indicating the knife merely caused the back of his hand to hit the wall.
During numerous fight scenes, Captain America falls back due to blocking hits with his shield: which absorbs nearly all kinetic energy. See other Marvel movies where he can take a hit from Thor's hammer, blasts from Iron Man, shots from aliens & ships, yet a human punch/kick causes him to stumble back.
(at around 49 mins) At the end of the elevator fight scene, Sitwell directs a strike team to the 25th floor, where the elevator is. Cap cuts the cable, causing the elevator to fall several stories but there is a strike team there as well. There would be no way for them to know ahead of time what floor the emergency brake would stop them on.