Best adventure movie audio problems of 2004

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Audio problem: When the Fairy Godmother sings "Holding Out for a Hero" she tells the pianist to 'put it in C minor,' yet the pianist immediately begins to play in G minor, and the rest of the song is sung in that key. (01:08:15)

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Audio problem: When Aunt Josephine says, " Watch the chandelier, if it falls it will impale you." she turns to face the camera about when she says "impale" and her lips aren't moving. (00:50:05)

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Audio problem: When the elves are marching around, listen to the footstep sounds and watch their feet. A lot of times the noise and movements don't match. This is especially apparent when the five elves who have been taking wish calls go to the transporter.

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Audio problem: When Timon and Pumbaa awake from their first dream home by the rocks, they look up to see the animals towering and singing "I just can't wait to be king", but their mouths don't match the words of the song. They are actually out of sync by a few seconds because in the first Lion King movie the chorus was already sung at this point.

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Audio problem: When Arthur is telling the knights about their final mission, just after Bors storms out, he says, "Venora'll kill me.", but his lips don't move.

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Suggested correction: This is spoken while he is grimacing, and only half of it is onscreen. Ray Winstone is not known for his enunciation skills, but he does speak this line... the part of it we see, anyway.

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Audio problem: When the trainer and Banks are fighting near the end where all the water jugs are, we here glass break when the trainer shoots that gun type weapon at the water jugs. But they are made out of plastic.

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Audio problem: Just after the captain of the other boat (Bill's friend) breaks the bottle, and looks over the side, you hear a voice say "What the hell was that" although the guy's mouth doesn't move, also the voice sounds more like Bill's low voice than this guy's Australian-sounding accent.

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Audio problem: The pitch of an airliner's engine doesn't change dramatically when going through rough turbulence. In the scene with the turbulence - after all is quiet, it almost sounds as if the engines are shut down. And it happens way to fast for it to be the pilots doing it. And why would the pilots speed up when entering turbulence?

Jacob La Cour

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Audio problem: Riddick, Kira and the Crematoria escapess are running across the planet surface, through the lava channels. Rounding a corner, Kira has lost sight of Riddick and calls his name, but her mouth doesn't move. (01:11:40)

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Audio problem: About 3/4 the way through the movie, Kim Jong Il says 'stallion' correctly even though he can't say his "l"'s properly.

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Audio problem: When the four friends are in a French restaurant and Scotty, Cooper, and Jenny are trying to persuade Jamie to join them on their quest to Germany, Scotty's line is heard as "I Love Denmark," but his mouth forms the words "I Love Amster," as if he was in the process of saying Amsterdam before the shot changed.

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Audio problem: When Fermat and TinTin roll down the hill to escape Mullion, they fall into a small river, and Fermat says something but you can see his lips don't move.


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Audio problem: In the scene where the monster saves Anna by knocking down the last Bride, there is one shot where he turns to look at Anna framed in the window. His right leg support makes the hissing sound without any steam coming out of it.


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Audio problem: At the end, as Dax rescues Sahara and loads her into the evac shuttle, he steps away from the craft. Bugs are swarming the scene, but it is apparent that Dax is staying behind. Sahara cries out, "You stay here, you die!" and we hear Dax reply, "Murderers don't go home," which is an overdub. His mouth visibly says something very different with several more syllables.

Charles Austin Miller

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