Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Beckett is walking down the stairs of the ship while it's being blown to bits by the cannons from the 2 pirate ships. There's a close up slo-mo shot of the railing being destroyed as he walks down. The railing is consistently being blown up RIGHT behind his hands. The shot cuts away to a view from in-front of him and there's a good 3 feet between his hand and where the railing is broken.
Corrected entry: When the civilians are hung [beginning of film] the drop through the trapdoor is significant. All, however, have a length of rope attached to the noose, which is simply too short to allow such a drop. Furthermore, they all move up and down after the drop, suggesting an almost springlike flexibility of the rope. Their bodies would probably bounce sideways, but not up and down.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Barbossa retrieves his piece of eight from Ragetti, it pops out of his left eye. However in the scenes following he wears an eyepatch on his right eye and his left eye is normal.
Corrected entry: Just after Davy Jones kills Mercer, he descends the stairs to the main deck of the Flying Dutchman to find Jack Sparrow. As Jones comes down the stairs a gold chain can be seen hanging from his belt, but when he draws his sword (and in all following scenes) the chain is gone. It's not the string on the hilt of the sword because the string is too short.
Corrected entry: When Cutler Beckett is sitting at his desk behind him there is a world map. On this map only the south coast and nothing else of Australia is marked. In Dead Man's Chest, on a different map behind him, the west coast is drawn and not the south coast. Although it's obvious not all of Australia would be discovered by that time, but there shouldn't be one and not the other, with a change over in the next film.
Corrected entry: When Pintel and Ragetti find the dead kraken on the beach, Ragetti calls it a "cephalopod", even though the word "cephalopod" was not in use during that time period.
Corrected entry: When Beckett tells Norrington that "The pirates know they face extinction," you can hear the sound of a sword being pulled out of its scabbard, but Norrington only removed it from the box so the sound should not have been there.
Corrected entry: Pieces of eight were Spanish coins cut into eight pieces (when cut into four they were called quarters). The coins shown in the film are full coins but are still referred to as pieces of eight.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack Sparrow has hallucinations of himself in Davy Jones' locker when he walks along the ship it is perfectly level, but in the shot where he falls down on the rope, the Black Pearl in the background is on a huge angle which would not have been possible for him to walk along normally.
Corrected entry: Despite what seems to be indicated in the film, the captain of the Dutchman is not cursed to do that job for eternity. The scenes about the specifics of the curse were cut from the final version. The captain of the Dutchman must do the job for 10 years at a time, coming ashore on his one day every 10 years. If the captain's true love is waiting for him when he returns, his bond to the ship is severed and he can leave being captain and live with his love on land. (all of this is confirmed by Mr. Elliott and Mr. Rossio in the forums at wordplayer.com).
Corrected entry: Singapore was not formed until the mid-20th century. And that area was not crawling with Chinese people yet.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film a British soldier who picks up Norrington's Sword (Davy Jones then takes it from him and stabs him with it) is one of the soldiers who is later seen with his mate in pirate dress on the Black Pearl - completely uninjured.
Corrected entry: In the maelstrom scene where the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman are firing at each other, the ships are listing at nearly forty-five degrees, but they are firing at each other and scoring hits. In reality the cannons could not possibly be elevated this far.
Corrected entry: The song "Hoist the Colours" was actually composed by Hans Zimmer (the films composer) and Gore Verbinski (the director) years before they even started making the Pirates series.
Corrected entry: The East India Trading Company's flag actually looked a WHOLE lot like a US flag - red and white stripes, with a field of blue in the upper left corner. See the Wikipedia article for "British East India Company" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_East_India_Company) for several examples.
Corrected entry: In the first scene where everyone is about to be hang, isn't it a bit odd that they are all patiently queueing up to die? None of them seem in the least concerned or disturbed by what is going on. Also, when they get to the gallows, the nooses are at head height, meaning they drop about a foot when the trapdoors opens. Isn't the idea that you drop six feet or more so that your neck breaks? And another thing, there were about eight trapdoors, all of which were released by ONE man pulling ONE lever with ONE hand. Hmm.