Continuity mistake: As King Arthur addresses the Knights of the Round Table he says, "Only the Grail can restore leaf and flower" and Perceval and the other nights are facing him. In the next shot Perceval and the knight to the left of him are facing forward with only their heads turned towards Arthur. (01:35:30)????
Continuity mistake: King Arthur asks Merlin where evil is in his kingdom and he replies, "Always where you never expect it, always". In the next shot Morgana walks back to her seat at the table as Gawain blurts out, "I know where" but then two shots later we see her back at the wall where she was speaking to Merlin. (01:10:20)????
Continuity mistake: As Morgana and Merlin speak, the position of the vial that she's wearing changes between shots. In the shots where we see Merlin's face a gold spec (many are included as decorations in the veil) is next to her cheek. In the shots where we see Morgana's face the gold spec moves and is next to her right temple. (01:01:45)????
Continuity mistake: King Arthur's second horseman carries three extra jousting sticks as they ride to the far end of the field preparing for the joust. After the first charge Lancelot says, "You joust well, Sir, I offer you another lance" and King Arthur rides back to his second horseman who now only has one jousting stick. (00:48:15)????
Continuity mistake: During the knight's feast at the round table Morgana and Merlin go off to chat and he says to her, "I've shown you too much already". We see three dogs (one lying down and two standing) bathed in a green light behind his head. Two seconds later we see this spot again and there are two dogs standing in natural light. (01:09:30)????
Continuity mistake: Morgana becomes old after she recites "The Charm of Making". They use another older actress to portray her and she's wearing the same costume and head dress but they neglected to put on the long dangling earrings that she was wearing in the previous shots when she was younger. (02:07:00)????
Continuity mistake: When Arthur is dying after killing Mordred, he drops to his knees with the spear still through him. When Sir Percivle is next to him getting his last instructions, the spear is gone.
Continuity mistake: After speaking to Arthur, Mordred catches up to and kills Uryens by the lake with his spear. The close-up of the spear in Uryens' back shows beads dangling about one foot from the tip. In the long shot of his body we see a different spear with no beads at all, just a short dangling piece of rope. (01:48:45)????
Continuity mistake: Several knights joust and the winner has the right to try to pull Excalibur out of the stone. The winner tries but cannot do it and sets the sword rocking back and forth in the stone. The shot lasts until Excalibur stops moving, then in the next shot it's wobbling back and fourth again. (00:26:00)????
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie Merlin says, "Show the sword" and we see Excalibur for the first time in a human hand. Uther at first holds the sword with his thumb wrapped around the handle, then in the close-up his thumb is pointing upward then in the next shot his thumb is wrapped around the handle again. (00:03:55)????
Audio problem: In the scene where Arthur meets Lancelot for the first time on the bridge, a car can be heard just after he crosses to Lancelot's side of the bridge.
Continuity mistake: We see Morgana for the first time as she stands in the back of the wedding and turns around to look at Merlin. The order of the guests in front of her does not change but the banners above their heads are entirely different as she approaches Merlin in the next shot. (01:00:45)????
Deliberate mistake: Lancelot says to King Arthur, "I sought only not to harm you" before he dismounts and they fight with swords under a tree. If you look closely at the tree there are no marks on it before they start fighting, King Arthur strikes one blow and as Lancelot pushes him away there are several marks on the bark of the tree. (00:49:30)????
Other mistake: At the siege of Leondegrance's castle, when they show the knights on top of the siege tower moving to the wall, one knight in particular puts a cigarette in his mouth through the breathing slit in his helmet before crossing onto the wall.
Continuity mistake: When we first see Lancelot in a close-up sitting on his horse next to his tent there are no jousting sticks anywhere to be seen. Later when King Arthur comes across the bridge we see the tent again and there are many jousting sticks around it and near the flag. (00:46:35 - 00:48:00)????
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sir Percival is attacked by the peasants, the green floodlights that were used by the crew to enhance the colour of the foliage are reflected in the actor's armour and the blonde hair of a peasant girl.
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