Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Continuity mistake: After the speeder chase, everyone lands in quicksand. In one shot, 3PO is buried headfirst. In the next, he has flipped and his upper body is visible.

Continuity mistake: When Rey enters the Emperor's vault on the Death Star she is wearing her satchel, slung across her body. When she falls out backwards after seeing Dark Rey she is still wearing it, when she stands to confront Ren, it's gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Rey is shown for the first time while undergoing training in the forest she falls to the ground face-down. When she gets up her clothes are soiled with dirt as expected, but in all shots after that, in the same forest sequence, her clothes are perfectly clean again.

Other mistake: When Kylo/Ben leaves the Endor system to go to Exogol, he takes an old Imperial TIE Fighter he supposedly found in the Death Star remains. However, it is established in the previous films that that TIE fighters are short range fighters that are not equipped with a hyperdrive.

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Suggested correction: A TIE fighter would never survive the death star crash. Kylo/Ben probably called for a TIE and took that.

But it's an old Imperial TIE, not a new First Order one.

Jon Sandys

Good point.

Other mistake: Rey pilots Luke's X-wing to Exegol from Ahch-to. However, the door to Luke's hut on Ahch-to was seen in TLJ to be an X-wing wing. It is even referenced as such in The Last Jedi visual guide which specifically states it's a wing from Luke's fighter. No way to fly it if it's missing a wing, and when it's lifted out of the water we see it has all its wings intact.

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Suggested correction: The novelization explains that Rey repairs the X Wing, saying, "It was old tech, and it had taken some fast thinking and even faster fingers to get it flight worthy - the wing patched with the door to Luke's hut, shield panels scavenged from the TIE wreckage, and a hefty amount of rewiring."

The novelisation fixes the mistake but it remains a mistake in the movies as we see them.

Not everything has to be shown on-screen, Rey and Luke easily could have repaired the X wing.

It was never stated in The Last Jedi that the door was from Luke's X-wing, though... Not once. Nor did the door look like it came from the X-wing, and the X-wing looked intact during the brief shot where we saw it submerged in TLJ. If you need a secondary source to know about the error, it does not qualify as a mistake in The Rise of Skywalker. If anything, it's a mistake in the guide book (that the novelization of TROS tried to fix), not the movie.


Other mistake: The Millennium Falcon crash lands on Kef Bir, leaving a long trail of destruction, supposedly because the landing gear is malfunctioning. However, the Falcon has always had vertical takeoff capability, so even if the landing struts were damaged, there would be no reason for this type of crash landing.


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Suggested correction: Since so many things always break down on the ship it's possible the vertical landing capabilities were malfunctioning at that time.


However, the characters specifically mention the malfunctioning landing gear as the reason for the crash landing.


Exactly, they needed the landing gear to land but it malfunctioned, resulting in a crash.


If the vertical landing capabilities were malfunctioning then they wouldn't be able to take off, as they are the same things that help keep the Falcon level in atmosphere and control its yaw and wake in space and also what gives it vertical lift at the point of liftoff. Also, before you suggest it, how would they repair it when they can't even reach them because the ship is sitting on them and buried in sand. Also, the exit to the ship is a ramp underneath the ship, how did they get out?

I never said they had to repair it after crashing. I just said it malfunctioned at that time. Perhaps it was a software issue. As for the specifics on the Falcon's capabilities and exits, same guesswork. I'm sure you can exit the Falcon at other places than just the belly.


A plausible explanation but highly unlikely as it would be a one way trip. The damage caused by a high speed landing and a hard one at that would make the falcon unusable for space flight, the underbelly gun would be ripped off for starters and possible damage to the gunner's window as well and damage to the Hull. Same situation in the force awakens on Starkiller base and in solo. These problems are never addressed or explained but I guess this is the magic of the movies.

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Other mistake: During the lightspeed skipping sequence, there is a scene where two Millennium Falcons appear on screen.

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Suggested correction: These are mirror spires, a reflective surface. It's not a mistake.


It was confirmed to be a mistake in rendering. The "mirror spires" was made up to try and excuse the error.

No, the director actually said that this was a planet that shows reflections. Because you can see the towers reflected.

Plot hole: While the pair are duelling on Kajimi, Kylo Ren only realises Rey is onboard his ship when the mask of Darth Vader is force-teleported between them. However in this same fight Rey is wielding the dagger, which Kylo must have known was also inside Ren's chambers before the fight. So he should've been able to determine Rey's location earlier.

Jack Tobe

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Suggested correction: While he should have had some idea, it doesn't prove she is in his quarters, only that she has been there. It's also a small item that he may not have noticed in her hand, focusing more on her lightsaber.

Hogwash. He could have easily noticed it, even if he was focused on her lightsaber. Maybe it is small but rather easily noticeable.

I think the biggest point is the mask proves her location whilst the dagger in her hand doesn't.


It's also a weapon. In a combat situation a trained fighter like Kylo would have checked her other hand for a weapon as it is a common tactic to check a swipe with the main blade and stab with an off hand short weapon.

Other mistake: The remains of the Death Star would not look like that after being blown up and then crashing on to a planet, the remains would be a crumpled mass of metal. The Emperor's throne room was situated on top of a tower which was shown in ROTJ - it would not have survived the destruction or the collision with the planet in the way that we see it.

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Suggested correction: The Death Star was built from made up material in a fantasy universe. Its structures can behave differently from things in the real world.

The window frame has a section missing but otherwise is perfectly good, every tiny metal beam didn't deform or break; it would need to have extraordinary physical properties. Every single mechanism is just fine. And that was after a devastating explosion that nearly pulverized everything.


This was a moon sized space station that blew up a planet with a giant ray powered by magic crystals. It already had extraordinary physical properties. (Also, in the new trilogy, we have seen the Falcon banging into things at high speed without much damage, so the movie makers want us to feel that in Star Wars, ships etc are made of stronger material than real life craft).

There is no door/room next to the Emperor's Throne room in ROTJ, and that room is on top of a spire. In TROS the windows are a different size and spaced differently and the outside shot of where the vault room is when looking through the dagger does not resemble the spire at all. Mostly likely this is a different room with a similar throne chair in it. Otherwise, JJ Abrams just super sucks at continuity.

Made up material in a fantasy universe still has to obey universal laws. If it wouldn't have been damaged in the explosion, entering the atmosphere then crash landing or shifted over time on a wet planet then it wouldn't be destroyed by an exploration.

Continuity mistake: When Rey receives the talisman from the young alien who asks her who she is, the chain sits on the collar of her vest differently between shots.


Factual error: A piece of ship that size crash landing into a planet and not being destroyed would be an extinction level event. The asteroid that supposedly killed the dinosaurs was a lot smaller.

Plot hole: Kylo has to manoeuvre his Tie Interceptor through the space dust around Exoghul yet later on the Rebels/Republic fly hundreds of ships through it. It would take days to fly that many ships through and many of them would not fit through it.

Continuity mistake: Despite Rey having several struggles with the storm troopers and going through quicksand, when she gets to the cave her outfit is very clean.


Factual error: After the speeder chase the gang lands on quicksand. Not only do they not sink into it until after the stormtroopers are dealt with, but they suddenly sink at great speed. On top of that quicksand is heavier than air so there is no way that it could have floated and formed the roof of a cave like that. It would simply fall in and sit on the floor, in point of fact it would never have been able to sit like that at all.

Continuity mistake: When the First Order council is gathered, in the wide shot where Kylo Ren says, "We have a spy in our ranks...", he walks behind the council members, and General Pryde is nowhere to be seen. In the next shot, he appears out of nowhere, sitting opposite General Hux and glaring at the latter as Ren walks by him. In fact, in the first shot, a completely different officer is sitting in Pryde's chair, between a man with grey hair and General Quinn, the man that Ren slams into the ceiling. However, when Quinn says, "These allies on Exegol...", Pryde can be seen sitting in the chair instead. The previous occupant is much younger than Pryde and his face has a different shape. Plus after Reb says, "I sense unease about my appearance, General Hux", in the next shot, a completely different woman is sitting next to the man. The first one is an older woman with grey hair, while the second woman is middle-aged, with brown hair. As General Quinn says, "What is it, a gift?", the older woman is back. In addition, when the younger woman appears, the person sitting on her right can be partially seen, and it is a different person than earlier (a Caucasian person, as opposed to the black man that appeared next to the older woman earlier in the scene). (00:20:15)


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Trivia: C-3PO's final line of dialogue, "Did you hear that?" is also the first line he speaks in the entire series, in Episode IV, "A New Hope."


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Question: How did Palpatine come back? Cloned? Or somehow survived the Death Star explosion, which seems unlikely.

Jon Sandys

Chosen answer: According to the novelization, Palpatine sensed Vader's internal conflict and created a clone as a backup in the event that Vader betrayed him. When Vader threw him down the shaft, Palpatine transferred his consciousness into the clone's body.

Answer: It is not said exactly how he came back. He says that he had died before which presumably is him dying in ROTJ. The most we get is the reference to Sith ability that some consider unnatural.

It is not said how he came back, but I get the idea that he was using the Force to keep himself alive. At least that's the message I was getting when I saw that Palpatine's fingers were wilted away. And I thought that the power he was using was urging his life to go on, but his physical appearence was being dragged behind.

Answer: The line "The dark side is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural" is a direct reference to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which Palpatine says the same line verbatim to Anakin. Recall that a major plot point to that prequel is that the Sith have long been rumored to have found a method to cheat death. This film strongly suggests that Palpatine had indeed discovered this method. The film doesn't go into specifics. My understanding is the novelization says his body is a clone. Going by his appearance in the film (blank eyes; body manipulated by machine), it suggests to me that he is a reanimated corpse.


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