Best action movie audio problems of 2003

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle picture

Audio problem: In the scene at the orphanage, when the boy runs down to the other boys reading the pornographic magazine, none of their mouths move when you hear "Look at those knockers".

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The Italian Job picture

Audio problem: When Mashkov's men grab Steve, you can hear him say "Come on, Charlie", but his lips aren't moving at all. (01:39:35)

Mortug

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King picture

Audio problem: At the battle on the fields of Pelennor, before Legolas leaps onto the Mûmak, as he kills the Orcs audibly he shouts, "Fifteen! Sixteen!"; however, visually his lips do not. (02:12:05)

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The Matrix Reloaded picture

Audio problem: On the freeway when the Twin stops firing when the car goes behind a truck (shortly before he floats into the car), you can hear about 5 shots being fired by him after the muzzle flashes stop and the gun stops shaking. (01:22:15)

Jon Sandys Premium member

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Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life picture

Audio problem: In the end of the movie, after Lara and the gang get in the Jeep, she drives off, turning sharply and you can hear the tires squeaking, as if they are on pavement.

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The Matrix Revolutions picture

Audio problem: As the trio break into the club, they take on some bouncers. One of them gets his gun turned on him by Trinity, pushed right into his chest - we hear two gunshots, with corresponding wounds, then a third shot which has no effect. (00:14:50)

Jon Sandys Premium member

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines picture

Audio problem: When the female TX is stopped by police during the intro credits, before the officer speaks you can see the TX's lips moving saying "Is there a problem officer" but her audio is muted. (00:08:50)

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Underworld picture

Audio problem: Near the beginning of the movie, while Selene is looking at the CCTV video from outside the subway station, Kraven enters the room and talks to her. Throughout their conversation, the sound quality of his voice changes as he walks away from where the mic is located (by Selene). (00:17:35)

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The In-Laws picture

Audio problem: When Steve is thanking Melissa for marrying Mark, the bride turns out to be Angela. Angela knocks Steve to the floor and grabs a gun from under her wedding dress. You can hear the sound of a hammer cocking but the gun turns out to be a hammerless automatic.

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Crime Spree picture

Audio problem: When Zero and Marcel are fighting over the music near the beginning, the music regularly changes before their fingers reach the buttons.

Phoenix

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl picture

Audio problem: Barbossa hits Jack in the face and we 'hear' the distinct sound of Jack hitting the ground, though we don't see him actually hit the ground. We do however, see him start to go down and Barbossa yells, "Aaaah," and he starts to go after Jack. In the next shot, Barbossa, who is still yelling, "Aaaah," is behind a running Jack. If Jack did fall he could not have been up and running while Barbossa yells. At editing, they inserted the sound of Jack hitting the ground, for dramatic effect, even though visually in the next shot, we see Jack running immediately after being hit, while Barbossa yells behind him. (01:57:20)

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen picture

Audio problem: As soon as Nemo begins playing the record, we hear a woman say "Ready, professor?". However, the actual recording doesn't start until the needle is put into position, which is after she says that.

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World picture

Audio problem: After releasing the whaler prisoners aboard Acheron, Mr. Hogg shouts, "Now do your worst!" though his mouth clearly does not say that. (01:56:25)

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico picture

Audio problem: At the beginning of the film when Antonio Banderas is playing the guitar on top of the building and there is a helicopter camera panning around him, he is playing something completely different to what the music does.

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Tears of the Sun picture

Audio problem: In the final shoot-out with the Nigerian rebels, Bruce Willis inserts a new magazine into his rifle. When he attempts to slap it into place, he completely misses it but we still hear the sound effect for him hitting the bottom of the magazine. (01:31:40)

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The House of the Dead picture

Audio problem: Kirk's accent changes throughout the film. Sometimes it's American, sometimes Irish, and sometimes Russian.

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Bad Boys II picture

Audio problem: The sound is off when Marcus and Mike are in the video store talking about "The Box". It's most visible during the over the shoulder shot of Mike miming putting the word "flaccid" in the box. Mike's mouth is CLEARLY not in sync with the words that you hear. (00:56:35)

Nick Bylsma

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The Last Samurai picture

Audio problem: Every time a sword is drawn, be it fast or slow, there is the 'shiiink' sound that is made when a steel sword is drawn from a steel scabbard (a sound that a western sword would make), yet Japanese swords have a wooden scabbard so the draw should be silent.

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