Best fantasy movie mistakes of 1993

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Plot hole: After Mario and Luigi have defeated Bowser, Daisy's father and the man in New York re-evolve back to their human forms. This makes no sense as it is never explained, and none of the goombas or Koopa troopas ever revert.

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Continuity mistake: When Wednesday and Pugsley are playing with the guillotine, Wednesday has a scroll in her hands, which she then rolls up. The shot changes and you can still see the rolled up scroll in her hands. However, the shot then changes again and you can now see Wednesday rolling up the already rolled up scroll.

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Revealing mistake: At the end of the decisive game, the bad guy hits a deep foul ball. During that hit, they show the ball against a black background. If you look very closely at the bottom of the screen, you can see a hand throwing the ball.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack first falls on to the elevator and is hanging on the side, you can see the reflection of the camera in the window.

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Continuity mistake: After Jack is blown out of the sky and is lying in the graveyard, he has several grey smudges on his face from the explosion. But in the very next shot, a birds-eye view of Jack lying across the angel, the smudges have disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Jacquouille is eating on the floor of the living room, the amount of food changes from shot to shot and when BĂ©atrice notices the flooding, his dish is not there.

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Factual error: The sun is up when the alarm clock goes off at 6AM. On that latitude, in early February, it'd be dark outside.

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Suggested correction: On that latitude on the 2nd of February it will be what they call "Nautical twilight" at 6AM. That isn't dark, but quite light already. As you can see in the movie, it's correct. The movie was shot in Illinois, which is about the same latitude.

lionhead

For Punxsutawney on February 2nd, "Nautical Twilight" is from 6:23am to 6:56am, and "Astronomical Twilight" is from 5:51am to 6:23am (sunrise is 7:25am), so at 6am there would be just a hint of slight brightening in the sky, and no usable light hitting the ground. Nothing like what Phil sees outside his window. That said, the amount of light shown is a necessary artistic change for the plot of the movie so while technically incorrect, I don't really consider a "mistake."

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Other mistake: After the Sanderson sisters are done sucking the life out of Emily Binx, they do a little dance thing after they become younger. When either Winifred or Mary swings past her, Emily's leg moves even though she's supposed to be dead.

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Continuity mistake: When the Turtles are climbing the wall to get into the garbage-chute that leads to the prison, you can see Donatello's bandana tail hanging down towards the wall just as if they were crawling on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: After Nathan pours the gasoline and throws the match in the well, we see a canister and shotgun sitting by well. But when the well explodes, they've disappeared.

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Merlin (1993)

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Revealing mistake: Near the beginning of the film, an axe is thrown at a priest. The axe should rotate as it travels, because the head is heavier than the handle. But it hangs upright as if drawn by a wire.

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Continuity mistake: When the bus is coming to pick up Alfre Woodard as she is finally meeting her son, we see Robert Downey, Jr. briefly touch her on the shoulder. Since she's a soul, this is impossible.

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Factual error: When Mr. Gaunt puts the jacket on Hugh, he says it's 1955 all over again. The flashback occurs and Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" is playing on the car stereo. However, "Great Balls of Fire" wasn't released until 1957.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Julian Sands confronts Paula Marshall on the holy druid site, there is a shot where he pushes a Stonehenge-like boulder over in an attempt to crush Paula Marshall. As the boulder topples over, behind it you can see the heads of the crew members who are doing the actual pushing.

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