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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Corrected entry: In the Mace Windu/Palpatine fight scene, the glass window is shattered after being hit by a lightsaber. However, while Palpatine is talking to Anakin after the fight, you can still see Anakin's reflection in the space where the glass was.

Correction: That is a building, not a shadow. The building coincidentally looks just Anakin's shadow, but the building is in the background even before Anakin arrives and it doesn't follow his movements. Look closely at the picture and you will see the building in the background when Windu smashes the glass.

Corrected entry: When Palpatine, Anakin, and Obi-Wan are in the elevator tracks, they jump from the elevator coming down, shoot out a grappling hook then they all go through the door onto the floor of the hallway. They all go in at an odd pace. Palpatine gets thrown into the hallway first, then Obi-Wan and Anakin. But really they should all be getting thrown in at the same time, since only Anakin and Obi-Wan have the grappling hooks and Palpatine is holding onto Anakin's leg, which he should be influenced by him, and get thrown at the same time.

Correction: Palpatine is hanging lower than Anakin and Obi-wan so he is inside earlier. He falls further than them too.


Corrected entry: When Anakin cuts off Mace Windu's hand we see his lightsaber fall, but no hand.

Correction: It is safe to assume that the chopped hand fell in the room and only the light saber went outside the building... It is totally possible that the severed hand let go of the lightsaber.

Corrected entry: During the opening battle when Count Dooku is confronted by Anakin and Obi-Wan you can hear the engines and laser fire from the ships outside. They are in space and a vacuum, where there would be no sound.

Correction: This is a common film convention and therefore is not considered a movie mistake. Rather like how characters can be heard speaking despite being shown on screen from so far away that we should not be able to hear them at all.


Corrected entry: During the battle between Sidious and the 4 Jedi, just after Sidious kills Tiin(the second Jedi he kills), you can see something in the bottom of the image, crossing from left to right that looks like the head of a crew man.

Correction: What you are seeing is not someone's head crossing the screen from left to right, but instead the top of one of the chairs in the office. In this specific shot, the camera is rolling from the right to the left and passes behind the chair.


Corrected entry: During the Mace Windu/Palpatine duel Palpatine manages to kill the 3 Jedi accompyaning Mace. Yet throughout the remainder of the duel and Palpatine and Anakin's conversation there is no trace of the three dead Jedi.

Correction: Not a mistake. The rest of the fight takes place outside Palpatine's office. As soon as Kit Fisto (the Jedi with the tentacles) is killed, Palpatine backs Mace Windu into the corridor and then into a room at the other end of the corridor.

Corrected entry: When Anakin and Obi-wan are fighting Dooku, Dooku pushes Obi-wan. When Obi-wan lands you can see a shadow of his lightsaber, when lightsabers don't have shadows.

Correction: As has been corrected many times, it can be seen throughout the series that lightsabers cast visible shadows. A lightsaber blade is not transparent, therefore it blocks light, therefore it casts a shadow.


Corrected entry: In the part where Obi-wan and Anakin are killing all the droids leaving the command bridge in general Grevious ship, one droid in the center of the screen dies without being hit by either of the light sabers.

Correction: You're forgetting the Force as a likely means for this droid's sad demise.

Corrected entry: When Anakin starts to fly the ship in the beginning Obi Wan says "Well, under the circumstances I'd say his ability to fly this thing is irrelevant" but his lips don't move.

Correction: That would be because Anakin says it, not Obi-wan.


Corrected entry: At the beginning, when Anakin and Kenobi rescue Palpatine, the two Jedi ride an elevator to the "top of the control spire" to find Palpatine. However, when they leave this room (when the ship is tipping or falling out of the sky), they climb into an empty lift tube and start running down it. After the ship rights itself and the 3 are hanging, an elevator begins plummeting towards them. Where did this elevator come from? They came from the top of the spire, i.e. the top floor, so how did they end up with an elevator being above them?

Correction: As one can remember, the two jedi appear on top of the stairs, and when the battle ensues the soon-to-be Vader battles the current apprentice one floor bellow, hence leaving the elevator one floor above the action. Palpatine, and the two Jedi leave the room on the bottom floor (not climbing the stairs).

Corrected entry: After Anakin gets his arms and legs mutilated by Kenobi, he is transported to a facility to adapt the bionic parts to him. Amidala is delivering the twins about the same time. It's obviously all for the sake of drama, but it makes absolutely no sense that a society so technologically developed as to have invented hyperspace jumping, had not invented a simple glass cover, or even an umbrella to shield Anakin from the rain while transporting him, nor painkillers or a way to sedate him through the medical procedure. Amidala is delivering the old-fashioned way, so apparently they haven't invented cesarea either. This is unacceptable, even for our universe.

Correction: Sidious wants Anakin to suffer through the process - the Sith gain power through rage and hate and pain. He wants Anakin to feel everything that happens to him as he's put back together again. As for Padme's delivery, she delivers naturally, which proves nothing whatsoever about whether they've developed caesarean sections. By the time they realise that they're losing her, the babies are nearly there - to start cutting into her at that point would only increase the strain on her body, making it even more likely that she won't survive.


Corrected entry: When Anakin is confronted by a "youngling," the boy refers to Anakin as Master Skywalker. However, Anakin was denied the privilege of becoming a Jedi Master earlier in the movie.

Correction: In this case, it's a show of respect not a formal or official title.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Zett Jukassa (the young padawan) saves Bail Organa from the clones, he kills 3 clones, but when he goes to kill the fourth, the clone flies back before the lightsabre hits him. This is better seen in slow motion.

Correction: What would you do if a lightsaber came toward you? You'd try to avoid it. That's what the ILM people (the troopers are cg) had the clone do. He tries to avoid it but gets cut 'cause he isn't quick enough.

Corrected entry: Keisha Castle-Hughes, from "Whale Rider", can be seen in this movie as the queen of Naboo during Padme's funeral. Her scenes took one day to film.

Correction: She's in the credits - this is not valid trivia by any stretch of the imagination. And as she only appears in very few shots in one short scene, it's hardly worthwhile to point out that it could all be done in a single day.


Corrected entry: In the opening scene where Anakin and Obi-Wan are flying to General Grievous's ship, a clone commander says, "All fighters follow me in." When he says that, his mouth doesn't move.

Correction: No such line is uttered in the opening battle. The only lines uttered by clone pilots, where you actually see the clone, are: "We're on your tail, General Kenobi.", "Set S-foils in attack position.", and "They're all over me. Get them off my-". All of them have corresponding lip movement.

Corrected entry: When Beru is showing the baby (Luke) to Owen, in the shot facing them, Owen straightens almost fully up. In the beginning of the next shot, he's still crouching, but he's crouched down more than in the previous shot, best seen from the height difference between him and Beru.

Correction: There could be a few seconds or less between the two shots; it doesn't take very long to bend down.

Corrected entry: In the meeting between Yoda, ObiWan and Bail Organa, Yoda keeps swivelling his chair towards Bail or ObiWan but his legs aren't long enough to touch the ground and he doesn't touch any buttons to swivel it.

Correction: Are you familiar with the force? Because Yoda sure is and for one as strong in the force as him, it would be a very small feat to swivel that chair and make it look completely effortless.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Emperor declares that "the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire", his hands change position between shots twice.

Correction: There is plenty of time between shots for the Emperor to move his hands.

Corrected entry: This appears in all light sabre battles. Why is it that the only thing a light sabre can't go through is another light sabre? aren't light sabres just a focused beam of light? And why do light sabres reflect blaster shots? ?They are just a laser as well.

Correction: This is not a mistake, but how the filmmaker (Lucas) decided that this completely fictitious weapon should work. If you really want to know, submit this as a question, or simply go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightsaber for all the info you would ever need on lightsabers.


Corrected entry: After Yoda kills the two clone troopers on Kashyyyk, as the shot ends, his lightsabre is slanted to the right. In the next shot, it is pointed almost straight upwards.

Correction: Yoda is not going to stand there like a statue, he will probably adjust the position of his lightsaber slightly.

Corrected entry: When Padmé is lying on the "bed" at the medical centre at Polis Massa, she changes position a few times – her head moves up/down the black "pillow"

Correction: I have never known anyone that could lie perfectly still while giving birth. Especially since its twins, I think this is a plausible occurrence.

Corrected entry: General Grievous takes a big risk in breaking the bridge window exposing it to space knowing that his boss, Lord Sidious, was also on the bridge and could possibly be sucked out before the shield closed.

Correction: Still, this is a character decision and not a plot hole. Grievous also knew that Darth Sidious would be able to take care of himself, and that the Jedi (not knowing Palpatine was Sidious) would do anything to protect the Chancellor, even sacrifice themselves, if need be.


Corrected entry: After fighting against Sidious, Yoda leaves. His lightsaber is lying close to him on the floor when he lands (the shot before his cloak drifts onto a pole) but he doesn't take it. Why on earth would he leave it?

Correction: Just because we don't see him taking it, doesn't mean he left it there.

Corrected entry: When Anakin, Palpatine and Obi-Wan are hanging in the elevator shaft, the elevator comes rushing towards them, forcing them to jump. How did the elevator activate? R2D2 wasn't around (he was in the heap of droids) and at the top of the shaft, after fighting Dooku, the elevator was shut down.

Correction: The droids on the ship were operating the elevator.

Corrected entry: In the opening shot, the Starship is the only thing floating above the entire surface of Coruscant. However, when the two Jedi starfighters fly underneath the Starship, the entire planet is covered with ships, missiles, lasers, and there is fighting everywhere.

Correction: That ship is the very thing hiding the fighting, giving it that overwhelming effect.

Corrected entry: In Episode II, in the fight between Anakin/Obi-Wan and Count Dooku, Anakin's arm is cut off well above the elbow. The first time we see the arm in Star Wars III, in the apartment of Anakin and Padme, the mechanical arm ends just under the elbow.

Correction: You can never fully see how much of his arm was cut off in episode II, as he is wearing his baggy Jedi outfit. So he could have lost it just under the elbow.

Corrected entry: When Beru is showing the baby (Luke) to Owen, in the shot facing them, Owen straightens up. In the next shot, he repeats this movement.

Correction: He doesn't straighten up completely in the first shot, he is still crouching a bit. When it cuts he is still crouching, then he straightens up fully while putting his arm around Beru. So it's not the same movement.


Corrected entry: When the vulture droids are approaching the Jedi starfighters, Obi-Wan says, "Let them pass between us." As he stops talking, his mouth is still moving.

Correction: This isn't true. Watch closely. It appears so because he shows his teeth after saying it for some reason.

Corrected entry: In the first shot of the scene where Anakin tells Mace Windu that Palpatine is a Sith lord, Kit Fisto and Agen Kolar are standing still, but in the next shot, they are suddenly walking.

Correction: Time passes between shots, and judging by the distance they have covered between shots, no more than two seconds need to have passed.

Corrected entry: When Padmé is talking to Anakin on Mustafar, she says, "Come away with me." In the next shot, both of her hands are touching his head, but in the previous shot, only one of her hands were touching him.

Correction: With Anakin's head in the way and from that angle, it is impossible to say if she raised her second hand to touch his head or not. The next shot implies that she did, so she did, and hence, no mistake.


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