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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

Peter calls Rocket a Trash Panda. The expression was first coined on the internet in 2014, the year in which the film takes place. However, the Guardians have not had any contact with Earth to this point, so Peter would not be familiar with the term.

Continuity 

At the begin Ego is running down through the woods with Meredith, in a split second long shot she is wearing Ugg Boots however, in the later shots of her feet she is wearing a pair of heels.
Yondu tells Rocket he found them by adding a tracer device to Peters ship. However, Peters ship was built by the Nova Corp at the end of the first film after being destroyed.

Disagree:The ship could have been unattended. There is no record of time between Yondu leaving and Quill being shown the ship. Plus they say, "we salvaged as much of the ship as possible". The tracker may have always been there.
In one of the final scenes, Yondu is shown being cremated while he still has the prototype yaka-controller (mohawk) on his head. In one of the credit-scenes, Kraglin is seen using the same prototype, which would have been destroyed in the "fire".
Stan Lee's cameo character, an informant for the Watchers explains that in his experiences on Earth, he was a Federal Express employee. This is a direct reference to a past MCU film, Captain America: Civil War which was released in 2016. The MCU timeline also places the events of the film as 2016 as well. However, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes place in 2014, just two months after the first film. So the Watcher Informant would have no way of telling them of a job he had on Earth if it never happened in the chronological timeline.

However, this error can be argued by saying that he could be referencing to a past event, and not his direct cameo in Civil War. This can only be solved by relying on the possibility that if the Stan Lee cameos in all MCU films are the same person, it would have to be that the Informant would have to continuously switch jobs (he is seen as, for example, a Smithsonian Security Guard in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and a Bartender in Ant-Man) throughout the MCU timeline.
When Peter Quill is talking to Gamora on Ego, Gamora tosses a radio on the chair. A moment later the radio's position on the chair shifts further to the left, then back again.
Peter Quill has a shiny metallic plate-like object behind his right ear, including when he is in casual attire. However, when he is dancing with Gamora on Ego's Planet, he is markedly without it. In all other scenes on the planet, before and after, he is wearing it.
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When Ego is showing Quill how to create the ball of energy, he places Quill's hands with palms facing each other. The camera angle changes and Quill's hands are facing up.
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When Quill tells the High Priestess he doesn't like "anything casual," he starts to clasp his hands together. In the next shot, they are at his sides.
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Factual errors 

When Peter's ship is crashing into the forest Drax is still outside being pulled along on a rope tether. As soon as the ship hits the first tree the ship would have slowed down but Drax would not have. He should have piled into cargo hold but instead he stays outside hitting trees.
The lengthy action finale occurs at the center of Ego's planet, which is repeatedly depicted as having a gravitational "down". This is an impossibility as the mass of the planet would be evenly distributed around the characters, making gravitational pull equal in all directions, and causing the center to be a zone of weightless microgravity.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

People exposed to the vacuum of space do not freeze in a matter of seconds/minutes. In a vacuum the only way to lose (or gain) body heat is through thermal radiation. It would take hours and hours. This is what makes a vacuum a good insulator. In fact, if you were to float in sunlight you'd sooner cook than freeze.

Correction: The pressure is important: Your eyes, if left open, would basically boil and surface freeze because of lack of pressure on the liquid. Your tongue would be susceptible as well. The pressure issue would also make it impossible to hold air in your lungs, so you would pass out within a minute, but likely much sooner: "In 1965, while performing tests at the Johnson Space Center, a subject was accidentally exposed to a near vacuum (less than 1 psi) when his space suit leaked while in a vacuum chamber.

He did not pass out for about 14 seconds, by which time unoxygenated blood had reached his brain. Technicians began to repressurize the chamber within 15 seconds and he regained consciousness at around the equivalent of 15,000 feet of altitude. He later said that his last conscious memory was of the water on his tongue beginning to boil. So, there's at least one data point about what it's like to be in a vacuum. It won't be pleasant, but it won't be like the movies, either."
Unlike the iconic Walkman and headphones, the headphones used with the Zune are not original Zune headphones. However with all MP3 players the original owner of the Zune could've broken or swapped out the original headphones for the ones that Quill is using at the time.

Plot holes 

Prior to being killed by Yondu's arrow, the guards push a button to open the cell doors. There is no security code, there is no key. A button is pushed to open the cell doors. Why could Groot not have pushed the button himself to open the door when there were no guards around? It would have saved a lot of time and effort had Groot been told to open the cell doors.
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During the entire time that Groot is bringing various items to the cell holding Yondu and Rocket, he is never once questioned by any guards. Yet, prior to the fin being attached to Yondu's head and activated, there are two guards outside the cell. These guards serve no other purpose than to be the first two characters to die after opening the cell doors and allowing Yondu, Rocket, and Groot to leave the cell. Why were there no guards to prevent Groot from talking with Yondu and Rocket, let alone to prevent Groot from bringing anything to the prisoners to aid in their escape?
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Revealing mistakes 

Before making a series of jumps to get to Ego, Yondu tells Rocket "It's not healthy for a mammalian body to do more than 50 jumps." Then they do 700 jumps. After the last jump, Groot vomits. Which could mean that Groot is not purely fauna (plant), but has some parts that are animal.
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At the beginning of the movie when Meredith Quill is singing "You're a fine girl" there is one moment when we are seeing her holding her hands one way and the next clip they are in a totally different way. The clip happens as she sing "And she works layin' whiskey do.. (clip) ..wn"
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During the ambush scene on Berhert (around 39:11), when Rocket is jumping from one man's shoulder to another, the same rendering of Rocket appears in two consecutive frames in this fast-moving shot.
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