Plot hole: During Dream's imprisonment, Roderick Burgess eventually dies right in front of him. That means that at that moment, Death is there to take him away. Why doesn't Death - by far the most responsible and the most sympathetic of his family - see Dream, and let him out? It's completely against the order of all things that he is locked up there, so it's not as if Death can't interfere.
Plot hole: The powerful 'amulet of protection' makes the bullets strike the shooters instead of John. Clearly it works not just against magic and other ethereal threats, but also against physical attacks. So why does he almost get knocked over by a car? True, he isn't seriously injured, but he was thrown to the ground. The amulet should have pulverised that car or bounced it at least two blocks away.
28th Jul 2022
Factual error: Twice during the movie, streetlights are visible: once when lady Russell informs Anne of Wentworth's engagements, and once while Anne is running after Wentworth. (Streetlights, lit by gas, were indeed conceived during the regency period - but they were experimental curiosities, and certainly not yet installed nationwide).
26th Jul 2022
18th Jun 2022
Continuity mistake: In the close-up of putting the lids on the bottles, Mat's hands have 5 fingers (briefly done by a real person instead of the puppets). However, throughout the series, the duo is consistently 4-fingered - and that includes other close-ups that were also created with real hands briefly replacing the animation.
20th Apr 2022
Continuity mistake: The car chase that ends with the quip, "they were on their way to a funeral." During this car chase, you can see both cars coming round the same bend not just once, but several times. In between, there are close-up interior shots of Bond too. But three of the longshots are all from the same curve.
3rd Feb 2022
Factual error: Teddy says that he hates the stories by Wodehouse about the stuttering Bertie Wooster. However, Wooster only had a stutter in the 1965 TV series "World of Wooster", not in the original stories or in any other adaptations such as "Jeeves and Wooster." "You Rang" is set in the 1920s, and thus 40 years too early to have seen that program on television.
29th Nov 2021
Continuity mistake: During the foreign legion battle, the defensive line starts to retreat from the wall, falling under the force of the attack. Rick is at the centre of a group of five soldiers who are more or less in a V-pattern. When the camera changes position from front to back, there's just 3 of them.
16th Nov 2021
9th Oct 2021
Audio problem: During the opening credits (while it says: "assistant director") you can briefly hear the next bit of music start 12 seconds too soon - there are a couple of notes from "three blind mice" starting to fade in from the percussion music. But more time was needed, so the last 12 second of the percussion number are repeated. A slightly clumsy edit to cover the credits running longer than planned (best heared with headphones).
13th Sep 2021
Other mistake: Indy has been very careful to hide from everyone that Alexandretta is the city where the trail starts, only to give away all the essential info. He did not tell Elsa. Only Marcus (who has the rubbing of the crucial inscription) and Sallah knew. The only way that the Nazis find out is because he tells his dad, in a room which he KNOWS to be wired, i.e. bugged. (The Nazis also find the diary, but we know that the city isn't in there.) Stupidity doesn't quite cover it.
10th Sep 2021
Revealing mistake: The "hostage" episode reuses footage from the "Dinosaur" episode, which doesn't totally fit. When the giant crabs attack and destroy the group of houses on the island, the longshot of the damage is recycled from the earthquake episode - including an earth fissure, something the giant crabs wouldn't and probably couldn't have done.
9th Aug 2021
21st May 2021
Continuity mistake: When Uncas single-handedly attacks Magua's party on the mountain, he shoots an opponent who is filmed falling off the side of the mountain. When the camera cuts back to the fight, you can see him fall down again on the far left (while Uncas is attacking the next one in line).
19th Apr 2021
16th Mar 2021
Other mistake: In the "Happy Valley" segment, when the witch is just about to enter the cathedral, you can see a car drive past through the windows behind the altar. (Now, this is Monty Python, so we have to be careful... But is isn't clear, or funny, enough to be there on purpose).
5th Mar 2021
Question: Isn't that tunnel (a new addition to Homer's story) bordering on the unlikely or stupid? The Trojans have a tunnel, it was nearly discovered, so on Priam's orders, they close it off "just in case." But later, the city is very desperate. Yet they don't reopen it until the city has already fallen. Secondly, at which time the Greeks are waiting for them at the far end, having found out at some point. Neither side uses a perfectly good tunnel?
2nd Mar 2021
Plot hole: Helena is ordered to fly or be thrown off the tower, bearing the brunt for Simon's failure. But the flying apparatus is still up there, and so is her servant who was going to secretly operate it so that Simon could pretend to fly around. All she needs is right there in front of her. She's supposed to be cunning and resourceful, and she could have saved her life simply by following the original plan.
1st Sep 2020
Continuity mistake: When Lucius descends the stairs to greet his mother and Commodus, there is a brief close-up sideways which shows, behind them, a banner, and two stones with hieroglyphs. There are in fact several Egyptian obelisks in Rome, that were taken there in antiquity. The only trouble is, it doesn't match with the long shot at all. (Commentary track confirms this was not shot on one existing location - only the four top steps of the stairs were really there). (00:57:31)
1st Sep 2020
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