Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Corrected entry: Why does Leia acquiece to Jabba's horny demands? Knowing her from the other movies, she would have been resisting him at all times. However, as it is seen in the Sail Barge, if Jabba only so much pulls her chain (and he obviously is not strong enough to toss her around with the chain), Leia runs from the window, up to his throne, and presses herself eagerly against him. Unless Jabba had been up to something with her before Luke showed up, this is a plot hole.

redbaron2000

Correction: Obviously because she is his prisoner, she would have been killed or tortured unless she obeyed him at all times. She's probably just biding her time awaiting rescue or the best time to escape, and keeping him in a false sense of security until then.

Correction: He's credited because he is still the actor in the "unmasking" scene on the Death Star.

Corrected entry: When Luke is standing over the trap door in Jabba's palace, it appears to be at some distance from Jabba. After he falls in, the scene shows Jabba's platform from a different angle, and the trap door is almost directly in front of Jabba's platform.

Correction: Jabba's platform literally moved closer to the opening to give him a better view.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Chewbacca goes to engage the hyperdrive, he does it by flipping overhead switches. Yet in the past the hyperdrive is engaged with a large lever in the center console. (Another mistake is Han squeezing 3 levers together to go to light speed, yet other times he pulls a single lever).

Correction: Ths ship that Chewie and Han send into lightspeed is not the Millenium Falcon, it is the stolen Imperial shuttlecraft. It is perfectly conceivable that different types of ship would have differently positioned switches and levers.

Corrected entry: When Jabba pulls Leia from the window on the sail barge, the chain is attached to the back of the collar on her neck. However, when she runs to him and jumps onto his throne and presses her body against his, look carefully--the chain is attached to the front of the collar.

redbaron2000

Correction: The collar could rotate around her neck, putting the chain in different positions.

jaws65

Corrected entry: Look at the ewok that first meets the Princess. You can see the actor's normal pink thumb sticking out of the costume while he is holding the helmet. (01:04:25)

Correction: Ewoks do not have fur on their palms or fingers / finger tips. Warrick Davis' thumb is not visible in any screen shots in the movie while he is playing Wicket. The "pinkish" palms/fingers and enlarged finger nails are indeed part of the Wicket costume - not the actors.

Corrected entry: When the Ewoks start worshipping C3PO as a deity, Han Solo tells him to use his "divine influence," but C3PO refuses saying that it is against his programming to impersonate a deity. Later, though, Luke instructs C3PO to tell the Ewoks to threaten to his magical powers - impersonating a deity - which C3PO does, apparently no longer against his programming.

deatc

Correction: Deities aren't the only ones to possess magical powers - Jedi quite arguably do, for example. Threepio apparently can't claim to actually be divine, but simply magical appears to be allowable.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Special Edition: In the first shot of the Bantha herd crossing the Tatooine desert, the second Bantha from the left has no head. Only the horns are there. (00:28:25)

Correction: If you look closely, the head is still there, you just can't see it because the Bantha's head is simply turned to its right. You can tell by the curve of the horn.

Corrected entry: When Jabba pulls Leia from the window in the Sail Barge, watch her as she jumps onto his throne to press herself against him - her hand presses against his belly, sinking notably deep into his (rubber) gut.

redbaron2000

Correction: Jabba is a mess of fat. Your hand would sink deep into stuff like that. Besides, we don't know what his gut is made out of, so we can't say that a hand couldn't sink deep into his gut.

Corrected entry: When Luke and Vader activate their sabers and clash them, there is a shot of the Emperor laughing. During this shot, the two lightsaber blades can be seen going through each other.

Correction: This mistake is already listed. The blades do not go through each other. The mistake is that they are reversed, making it appear that Luke's saber is protecting the emperor, rather than attacking him.

Corrected entry: In the scene right after Ackbar says, "It's a trap!" tie fighters start swarming the Millennium Falcon. But if you look at the very next shot, four tie fighters at the bottom of the screen appear out of nowhere.

Correction: Already listed. With picture confirmation.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Notice the eyes on Darth Vader's helmet throughout most of the movie. Then notice the eyes on his helmet in the scene were Luke is getting crispy-fried by the Emperor. When Darth Vader is looking from his son to the Emperor and back, the eyes are much wider and less menacing looking. That is to give the audience the image of concern and goodness.

Correction: Perhaps the lighting is different giving the illusion of a more sympathetic image. But there is no actual structural change in the helmet's eyes throughout the movie.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Luke cuts off Vader's right hand, wires are exposed suggesting that Vader's hand was bionic. However, as Episode 3 shows, Anakin's right arm was the only limb that was left intact and shouldn't have been bionic.

Correction: Anakin's right arm was cut off in EP 2. It was replaced with a mechanical one at the end of the film. We also see the mechanical arm in this film in the scene where he wakes from a nightmare. His left arm and both legs were cut off at the end of EP 3.

Corrected entry: When the rebels blow up the bunker and the shield generator at the end of the battle on Endor, the explosion is enormous, and appears to scorch huge amounts of the area around it, but when Han and the rebels run out of the bunker before the explosion, they run about 20 feet before it goes off. There's no way they would have survived that huge of a fireball.

Correction: The shield generator is a large installation, as we see on screen when Luke is delivered to Vader and later when it explodes. The bunker entrance (which is described in the film as being a subsidiary entrance) is some distance away from the main installation, as none of the installation can be seen nearby - presumably a tunnel, unseen in the film because it would just be dull to watch people walk along a tunnel, connects the entrance to the shield generator control centre. The large explosion takes out the shield generator installation - a small amount of the blast energy travels down the tunnel to cause the explosion seen there, but not nearly enough to endanger the Rebels and Ewoks nearby.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Several times during the speeder bike chase, the rails for the camera are visible on the ground.

Correction: This is impossible due to the fact that the back ground plates (forest at different angles) were shot by a man walking through the forest with a steady cam(this is backed up on the documentary on the DVD). Therefore there are no rails or tracks for a camera to ride on.

Corrected entry: When Luke asks Leia if she remembers her real mother, she says yes, and that she died when Leia was very young. She also says that she was very beutiful, but sad all the time. In Revenge of the Sith, Padme dies in childbirth, so unless Leia has super newborn memory, she couldn't remember her mother.

Correction: There are many books stating that the Force can allow its wielder to see into the past, which is what Leia is doing.

She could also be referring to her adoptive mother.

oldbaldyone

Corrected entry: After the ambush in the shield generator bunker there is a cut to outside where you'll see lots of stormtroopers and the captured rebells with their hands above their heads. However, a white and black dressed soldier (speed biker?) stands to the right of the captured rebells - also with his hands in the air.

Correction: The speed biker who has his hands in the air is a rebel in a biker trooper's uniform. After the Ewok takes off on the speeder, and two of the biker troopers take off after him, the remaining biker is captured by the rebels. A rebel soldier then puts on the uniform to "stand guard" over the shield generator bunker complex, to make it appear that everything is normal. When the trap the Emperor set for Solo and the Rebels led to their capture, the disguised rebel soldier was captured as well.

Mark English

Corrected entry: After the shot of C3PO talking to the ewoks in the scene in which the ewoks surround Han, Chewie, Luke, C3PO, and R2-D2, there is a shot of two ewoks talking. The first ewok says in plain English "That guy's wise."

Correction: Listen carefully, it is just Ewok speak. Many of the things they say could be incorrectly construed as English.

Corrected entry: The idea that Han, Luke and the gang would jeopardize the mission by wasting time looking for Leia in the forest and hanging out with the Ewoks as long as they do is insane. They have a thousand ships on route to destroy the Death Star and they decide to go after one missing soldier?

Correction: As stated in the briefing room scene, Luke, Leia and Chewie were the command crew for the shuttle; Han has already chosen the soldiers to carry out the mission, and as such, they know the drill and can carry it out without him (after all, what if he died in battle?). Leia, whilst technically expendible as a team member, is an important leader in the Rebellion, and to lose her like that would be a terrible blow to the Alliance.

Xofer

Corrected entry: Watch as Lando and Wedge are flying into the main reactor. Right as Lando is coming around the reactor you can see a glimpse of Emperor Palpatine's face and his right hand within the blue and white explosion of the reactor, still with lightning bolts around him.

Correction: My girlfriend and I watched that bit like 6 times yesterday on both DVD & video and we didnt see anything like that.

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Continuity mistake: When Han tells Lando that he can fly the Millennium Falcon during the battle, when Lando says, "Would you get going, you pirate", his entire outfit is reversed - his shoulder holster strap goes the other way, and his rank insignia changes side too. (00:50:00)

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Trivia: When Oola the dancing girl (with those two things growing out of the back of her head) is trying to get away from Jabba, she briefly falls out of the top of her costume. It isn't as visible in the letterbox version, but quite visible in the regular version.

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Question: How come this movie barely showed anything about Luke and Leia's mother? Luke doesn't even ask anyone what her name was (maybe that was hidden from Leia, but he can probably guess that Yoda or Obi-wan would know). I know we can assume that she was discussed off-screen, but they could have revealed a little more about her.

Answer: The Jedi are shown to have something of a blind spot in regards to matters of the heart. Note that when Luke confronts Obi-Wan over lying to him about his father's fate, Obi-Wan's response is haughty and defensive, and gives Luke nothing in terms of regret or apology. They're focused on their mission, not on how Luke feels. Why waste time, in their eyes, telling Luke about his mother? If they had their way, he wouldn't even know about his father. The prequels would make this more explicit, showing that the Jedi are conditioned from the beginning to let go of all "passions" because they could so easily be corrupted, and their inability to understand Anakin's emotions just contributes to his downfall.

TonyPH

Answer: Why can we assume that she was discussed off-screen? Luke's got more important things to talk about than who his mother was. Yoda dies shortly afterwards and Luke's understandably more interested in how Darth Vader, given that he's got to go up against him, can be his father when talking to Obi-wan's ghost shortly after. Not a lot of time for general chit-chat. Behind the scenes, at that point, very little would have been decided about their mother, as it would be irrelevant to the plot of the trilogy and to discuss her on-screen would have wasted time and slowed everything down.

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