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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Plot hole: In Bagghar, Allan knocks out Haddock by hitting him on the head from behind. Later, Haddock tells Tintin it was Allan who knocked him out - how would he have seen him?

LadyArcher

Factual error: Tintin says they only have one bullet left. That bullet is in the magazine,and since it is a semi automatic, there should also be one in the chamber, meaning they would have two bullets. Even if they only had that paticular bullet, he doesn't cock the gun, meaning the chamber would be empty and therefore wouldn't fire.

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Revealing mistake: Mr. Silk picks Tintin's pocket when they bump into each other on the street. However, it is clear that neither of his hands go anywhere near his pockets.

Continuity mistake: When Barnaby is shot, the newspaper keeps moving away/towards him between shots.

Sacha

Deliberate mistake: There's no way the tip of a mast is strong enough to support an entire swinging ship, even if the latter one is a lot smaller.

Plot hole: Tintin has a pretty sharp eye (as seen in his fight with Haddock, in the radio room, the Thompsons following them etc.), but he didn't notice that Sacharin's Unicorn was still fully intact? His own model was pretty badly damaged, with all sorts of wires hanging loose after its fall.

Friso94

Continuity mistake: During the opera scene, the first shot of the bulletproof glass shows that there is a wire webbing within the glass. In subsequent shots, and when the glass shatters, there is no sign of the wire.

Factual error: When the Unicorn is flat on its side, Haddock cuts the line connecting it and the pirate ship. After that, the Unicorn completely resets itself to an upright position. 18th century vessels weren't built for that. The first big self-resetting ship wasn't built until 1926. The Unicorn would have capsized in that situation.

Factual error: In the scene when the opera singer arrives in Morocco, she claims it's the first time she's visited the Third World. In actuality, the term "Third World" wasn't coined until the Cold War which didn't start until a few years after the source material for this movie was written.

Continuity mistake: When Barnaby is shot and lands on the ground, his arm is touching Mrs. Finch's door mat. When Mrs. Finch steps out of her flat, the body has moved away from the door mat (without being physically moved).

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Quotes

Tintin: We failed.
Captain Haddock: Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

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Trivia

The newspaper where Barnaby leaves his fingerprints is Le petit vingtième, an inside joke to the children's supplement newspaper where Tintin's adventures were first published.

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