Best fantasy movie mistakes of 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban picture
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Malfoy and his friends bother Ron and Hermione, Harry shows up and messes with the three boys. He grabs hold of Malfoy's feet, lifts them in the air and pulls him across the snow. In the first close-up of the soles of Malfoy's boots, not a speck of snow is on them, though he was just walking in it! Then in the next close-up, his feet still in the air, the soles are now covered in snow.

01:02:45

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Shrek 2 picture
Shrek 2 mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Fairy Godmother is throwing the books behind her, the book "Snow White" lands on the other books. "Snow White" noticeably changes position between two shots.

00:41:15

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Hellboy picture

Continuity mistake: Hellboy tosses Dr. Manning through the quickly-closing door to escape the pendulum on the bridge - he barely makes it under. Hellboy then spends thirty seconds dodging the pendulum, but when he dives for the door it's still closing at the same point and speed - just enough for him to pass.

01:30:55

Phoenix
13 Going On 30 picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film, Mattie hands Jenna the dream house he made for her 13th birthday. There is hardly any "wishing dust" on the roof. However, when she goes outside and sits on her front porch, there is plenty of wishing dust all over the roof of the toy house now.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Baudelaires and Aunt Josephine are looking in the photo album, Violet turns a page. You can see the photo Aunt Josephine does not want the orphans to see, but when Violet turns to the next page, the same photo is there.

00:49:10

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear picture

Factual error: Flynn says that the chamber in the Mayan temple is "an exact replica of their great temple of Teotihuacan." But Teotihuacan was not a Mayan city, but rather the hub of a separate civilization (themselves called the Teotihuacan). It was in central Mexico, hundreds of miles from the Mayan area in the Yucatan Peninsula.

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DavidK93
The Butterfly Effect picture

Plot hole: When Evan is in jail with the religious prisoner trying to get him to help him get his journals back he goes to the scene where he is drawing that homicidal picture in kindergarten, but he gets up and puts the spikes that holds documents through his hands, creating a stigmata-style scar. The religious guy in the cell with him is so amazed because of this he thinks Evan is a prophet and he decides to help him. If Evan had gone back in time and got those scars on his hands, he would have changed the original timeline and would have arrived in jail with those scars the whole time. Some people try to correct this using the "If I can create scars, then can I fix them?" statement Evan made to defend the mistake and suggest he can create instant scars but he was using the word "scars" to refer to the negative events; not literal scars on his body. The scar he got when he burned himself in the past didn’t magically appear on him the moment he returned from the past; it became part of a new, slightly altered timeline (just like the scars on his hands should have been) and it let him know he can change history.

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Van Helsing picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie, in the scene where Anna is taking the werewolf cure to Van Helsing and the vampire bride stops her on the large fallen pillar, she falls so she is in a sitting position with the cure in her left hand. She then switches it to her right. Then in the close-up shot, the cure is still in her left hand and she switches it again.

01:49:50

The Polar Express picture

Continuity mistake: During the scene when the Polar Express slides across the ice and the conductor is telling the train controllers to head for the tracks, the distance between the train and the tracks keeps changing.

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Paul M Leslie
Thunderbirds picture

Continuity mistake: When Alan, Vermont and TinTin are hanging upside down looking into the control room, TinTin's crystal is hanging around her neck, in the next shot it disappears then reappears in the 3rd shot.

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Fat Albert picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Albert and his friends are in front of Doris' house they are singing a song about going to the park. As they are finishing the song and leaving to go to the park, you can see the reflection of the microphone in the window of Doris' house.

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House of Flying Daggers picture

Continuity mistake: During the "Echo game", Jin throws the full bowl at the targets and all of the shells fall on the floor. Yet in all shots afterward, they are nowhere to be seen.

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed picture

Continuity mistake: When Shaggy and Scooby find the "Faux Ghost" ticket, they pick it up and examine it carefully. The Black Knight came and they ran away, dropping the ticket and never picking it up. But when they are back in the Mystery, Inc. headquarters, they have the ticket.

00:22:15

The Stepford Wives picture

Continuity mistake: When at the Men's Association, Mike Wellington raises a glass and toasts Stepford. He does this with his left hand. When the shot changes to show all the men, he is still doing it with his left hand. But when the shot changes back to Mike, the glass is now in his right hand, with no time between shots to change hands.

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Night Watch picture

Continuity mistake: During the fight between the vampires and Anton, the vampire stabs Anton in the hand with the scissors and Anton kicks him in the face. When Anton starts his kicks the vampire is still holding the scissors that are imbedded in Anton but when the shot changes and Anton lands the kick, the vampire is a few steps to the side and not holding the scissors anymore.

00:27:55

Ella Enchanted picture

Revealing mistake: During the wedding scene, while the narrator is talking, you can see the string that will pull the left table apart. As said in the commentary, the filmmakers weren't going for the idea of people pulling the tables apart, but rather some other force parting them.

01:27:40

Day Without A Mexican picture

Other mistake: In the beginning of the film, letters on the screen describe the lady as the "Musican's Wife" It should be "Musician's Wife. "Musician's" is misspelled.

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Kung Fu Hustle picture

Visible crew/equipment: During the first fight against the axe gang, a peasant, a tailor, and a baker fight the Axe Gang. When the axe gang gets the guns out of the trunk of the car, the camera is reflected as the trunk hood is going up.

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Theresa Sandoval
Millions picture

Factual error: In the final credits, the song "Brazil" is credited to "Aro Barrosa". The composer's real name is Ary Barroso.

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Legend of Earthsea picture

Continuity mistake: In the second episode, Thar tells Tenar that "one of [her] successors" conspired with the Kargide king to destroy their order's magical amulet. But Thar is speaking of the past, so the woman in question must have been her predecessor, not her successor.

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DavidK93
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning picture

Continuity mistake: When Bridgett says "Ginger, we've lost our way…" in the beginning, Ginger goes from looking forward to looking to the side between cuts.

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Howl's Moving Castle picture

Continuity mistake: When Howl first flies with Young Sophie, he wears a ring on each hand. As they take off, one of the rings momentarily vanishes.

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Out For Blood picture

Other mistake: After the cops pull Kevin Dillon from his car with aluminum foil on the windows, the aerial view reveals that both black and whites have the same number - 405 - painted on the roof.

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House of Voices picture

Other mistake: The DVD release was created with a "pseudo widescreen" as various scenes cut off major action. The most obvious is in the beginning of the film when the main character meets the crazy girl. Her head is framed bottom right but the widescreen completely cuts off the crazy girl's head. This can be explained by the enormous aspect ratio of the original film, which is bigger than standard (USA) widescreen, that or a bad transfer.

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