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Plot hole: Towards the end of the film, when Bastian is down to his last 2 memories, he states the memories are of his mother and his father. If this were the case then he would have no memory of who or where he was, much less what his dilemma was.

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Character mistake: In the scene where Mace Windu and the other three Jedi attempt to arrest Palpatine, the first Jedi that Palpatine kills practically has his back turned to him, which is not something a Jedi Knight who is trained to be mindful of his surroundings would do. As we can see in the film, it takes Palpatine several seconds to stand up from his chair, draw out his lightsaber, threaten the Jedi, leap over his desk, and then lunge at them, meaning the Jedi had plenty of reaction time to avoid this.

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Question: Was there any point to Zam Wesell being a changeling? She reveals herself to be one to Anakin when he is on top of her speeder and when she is hiding from the two Jedi in the bar, she makes absolutely no effort to disguise herself.

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Chosen answer: Being a changeling would make her job as an assassin easier, however, Anakin and Obi-Wan were in hot pursuit and she had no time to remove her armor, which presumably would not also change with her, so there would be no point in changing her appearance, as they'd recognize her armor.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

23rd Mar 2011

Superman (1978)

Question: I previously submitted this as a three-part question, but only the first part was answered, so I am re-submitting the last two parts. 1)It has been said that Superman is able to stop both missiles when he travels back in time because there are now two Supermans. If this is so, what happens to the other Superman? 2) The entire reason Superman travels back in time is to save Lois. Saving her no longer gives him a reason to travel back in time, so shouldn't this have created a paradox?

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Chosen answer: The first Superman lives out that paradox and goes back in time to save Lois. At that moment there is only one Superman again from then on.

Phixius Premium member

30th Nov 2010

127 Hours (2010)

Factual error: The film takes place in April of 2003 and a flashback shows Aron Ralston attending a Utah Jazz game. However the theme of the basketball court was not used by the Jazz until the start of the 2004-05 NBA season. Additionally the name of the arena displayed on the court is Energy Solutions Arena whereas the building was called the Delta Center until November 2006.

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11th Nov 2010

Superman (1978)

Question: Three part question: 1) How did Superman know spinning the Earth in the opposite direction would turn back time? 2) It has been said that Superman is able to stop both missiles when he travels back in time because there are now 2 Supermans. If this is so, what happens to the other Superman? 3) The entire reason Superman travels back in time is to save Lois. Saving her no longer gives him a reason to travel back in time, so shouldn't this have created a paradox?

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Chosen answer: The first part of your question is based on an incorrect assumption. Superman did not cause the world to spin in reverse, thereby causing time to move backward. Superman flew incredibly fast so that HE would travel backward through time. He flew in a circle around the Earth, which would be the only way to go fast enough and yet still be close to Earth. We see him looking down, presumably to gauge the correct time to slow down. The the Earth spinning in reverse was simply part of the filmmakers' method for conveying that he was going backward through time.

18th Nov 2009

Saw III (2006)

Deliberate mistake: In Saw III we learn that Amanda was the person who abducted Adam from his apartment. However, if you watch his abduction in the first Saw film, you'll see that the person attacking him has the hands of a middle aged man.

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Revealing mistake: Hugo Stiglitz's eyes twitch when Hans Landa is inspecting his dead body.

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