The Scorpion King

Continuity mistake: When Memnon is talking to the sorceress in his palace, he talks about the dangers of her being outside "his care." Memnon takes some meat and throws it to the tigers. The next shot shows his hand empty, then holding meat again, and then empty again. (00:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: After the fight scene between Mathyus and Balthazar and the tribe celebrating, you see Arpid arm wrestling a woman. In the first shot he is wrestling with his left arm and in the next shot he is wrestling with his right arm and loses. (00:56:15)

Continuity mistake: The handlers place four snakes in the pots without putting the lids back on. Then Memnon steps forward and covers the two empty pots - suddenly the snake pots are covered. (01:08:00)


Continuity mistake: When The Rock first enters the scientist's room, the scientist explains to the child about his magic powder. This is on a device that's slowly turning and sifting off a little of the powder at a time, yet during one cut away and back, a lot more powder seems to have disappeared off the mechanism than it would have pushed off itself. (00:27:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Cassandra and Mathayus get out of the well after falling through the tub. When they are showing Mathayus from the back of his head his hair looks wet all over but when they show his face, the hair on his head looks dry while the long parts of the hair is still wet. His face has also been dried off when last seen. (00:34:10)

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Mathayus is battling Memnon, he is punched and falls off the little ledge they are on. you can clearly see him falling face first, but in the next shot he lands on his right side breaking a table. (01:18:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Mathayus is stabbed with the poison arrow, it goes into the side of his right thigh, but when he removes his bandage after Cassandra has healed him, he checks the front of his left thigh just above his kneecap for the injury. (00:45:05 - 00:48:05)

Continuity mistake: When Balthazar knocks Matathyus down, Matathyus falls face down and his hair gets covered with white bits of dust (sand or whatever). A brief second later, when he stands up, his hair is clean and shinny, but he hasn't had time to clean it, or even made a single move to take the dust away.

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Continuity mistake: The morning after The Rock rescues Kelly Hu, the two get on his camel. The position of her 'dress' and shawl change, showing more skin, back and forth between long and close-up shots.


Continuity mistake: After Matathyus (The Rock) finishes fighting with Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan), Balthazar is sort of sitting down while Matathyus is standing. You see blood all over Balthazar's mouth. Then the shot goes back and forth between Matathyus and Balthazar three times. Each time there's not the same amount of blood in Balthazar's mouth. (00:55:10)

Continuity mistake: When Mathayus is launched out of the catapult, he is shot out of the window and lands in another room in the castle. A few shots later, the catapult is shown again but it is in the cocked position. The scientist was busy with his gunpowder and avoiding the guards - he wouldn't have re-set it, surely? (00:30:30)

Revealing mistake: One of the first times you see Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan) you can clearly see the adhesive for the fake scar on his right cheek and that it is coming loose. (00:06:00)

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The Sorceress: Rivers of blood can never bring peace.
Memnon: But they can bring obedience. That will suffice for now.

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Trivia: When the barbarian king is about to kill Mathayus's brother, he claims he's killed Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Sumerians, but he's never killed an Akkadian. In fact, all these civilizations are different names for people who lived in the Mesopotamia valley throughout much of ancient history. This is probably intentional, and may in fact be an inside joke.

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Question: In Roger Ebert's review, he says "...Mathayus intones, 'As long as one of us still breathes, the sorcerer will die.' See if you can spot the logical loophole." I can't - what's the problem with that line?

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Chosen answer: By the way Mathayus is saying it, it sounds like he is saying as long as him or the sorcerer still breathes, either he or the sorcerer will die, but he is trying to say as long as one of the Akkadians are breathing, they will not stop trying to kill the sorcerer until he is dead.

T Poston

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