Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Continuity mistake: In the first close-up of Amidala in Palpatine's office, Jar Jar is standing right behind her. In the following shot from behind, Jar Jar has disappeared, and Bail Organa and Dormé are standing further away from her than in the previous shot. In the next shot, Dormé, who was standing on Amidala's left in the previous shots, has moved to her right. Then, in the shot from behind where Palpatine suggests that the Jedi protect Amidala, Mace Windu is standing next to her, and Bail is behind her. In the following shot facing Amidala, Mace can't be seen, but he was too close to her in the previous shot to be off camera. And Amidala is standing closer to Bail and the rest of the people with them. (00:05:25)

Continuity mistake: In the tunnel at Geonosis, Anakin and Padmé stop. In the next shot, Anakin's right hand is out of shot and not moving. He then ignites his lighsabre, as if it were in his hand the whole time. But in the previous shots, his hands were empty. (01:33:40)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Count Dooku are duelling, the background behind them is inconsistent between shots. They are closer to the walls in the close-ups than in the wide shots, and sometimes the background itself changes between shots. For example, when Dooku says, "Master Kenobi, you disappoint me", there's a wall behind him, but in the previous shot, the opening of the hangar could be seen behind him. (02:00:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Yoda and Mace listen to the Senate voting Palpatine emergency powers, Yoda starts on the top ledge nearest the Senate chamber. When the shot changes he has moved down onto a different ledge which wasn't there before. (01:29:45)

Continuity mistake: After Anakin and Obi-Wan enter the Outlander Club (the nightclub), they stop, and two people behind them begin to walk past them. In the next shot from a different angle, these two people are nowhere to be seen. (00:21:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padmé embrace outside the moisture farm, there's a dark, round spot in the sand next to them, that wasn't there in the previous shot of Anakin. Anakin can't have been standing on it in the previous shot, because he is standing about one metre away from the position of the spot in both shots (watch his shadow, it is in the same position in both shots). (01:11:00)

Continuity mistake: When Padmé and the Jedi are surrounded by battle droids in the arena, certain people change position or are crouching/standing in a different position between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Obi-Wan are talking while Padmé is sleeping, as Anakin says, "It was her idea," his body is turned in a different direction from the previous shot. In the following shot, he is standing in the same position as the first shot, and Obi-Wan has turned in a different direction as well. (00:10:55)

Continuity mistake: In the arena, when Obi-Wan is trying to defend himself with a spear against the acklay, in the wide shot where it rears, he is holding the middle of the spear, but in the next shot, he is holding it higher up. (01:44:20)

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the morning scene at the lake retreat (after Anakin's nightmare about his mother), on the extreme left of the screen, you can see the shadow of Padmé being cast on the open door to the balcony. In the next shot, her shadow is cast on the door again as she walks out the door. (00:56:55)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Yoda walks to Padme and says "Seeing you alive brings..." look when he stands up from the chair and starts to walk. He walks and walks, but he never passes the chair. Next clip is showing him quite a bit behind the chair moving towards Padme. (00:05:20)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin is holding his dead mother in his arms in the Tusken camp, he holds her closer to his shoulder in the close-ups than in the wide shots. (01:16:45)

Continuity mistake: When Jango Fett shoots the Jedi that jumped up onto the platform off you see he has only one Westar 34 Pistol. But when he flies into the stadium to kill Mace Windu he has both pistols and then only one again.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is fighting Count Dooku, he takes Ben's blue light sabre in his left hand, in the next shot he is holding it in his right hand. (02:01:10)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Anakin enter the nightclub, in the first shot, Anakin is walking behind Obi-Wan, to Obi-Wan's left. In the next shot, Anakin is directly behind him. There body positions differ in consecutive shots as well. (00:21:10)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan begins to spin around as Zam Wessel tries to shoot him in the back, his drink is standing in front of a blue cup. But right before the next shot ends, it is standing on the right side of the cup. (00:22:45)

Continuity mistake: In the close-up of Mace Windu after he beheads Jango Fett, his under tunic is reversed. It is overlaying to his left instead of his right. (01:48:45)

Continuity mistake: Before the lightsaber duel begins, Anakin says, "You're gonna pay for all the Jedi that you killed today, Dooku", and Obi-Wan's lightsaber is pointing downwards at the end of the shot. But in the next shot, it's pointing upwards. Anakin is holding his lightsaber closer to his leg as well. (01:59:55)

Continuity mistake: After Obi-Wan sneaks into the corridor in the stalagmite-like tower on Geonosis, he stops and looks up. In the next shot of him, he is still standing and looking up, but the wall behind him is different from the previous shot. (01:12:40)

Revealing mistake: When Amidala and Anakin are eating and he cuts her a piece of the fruit and "floats" it back to her, the bite appears in the fruit a split second before she actually eats it. [This appears to be fixed in rereleased versions]. (00:53:40)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: If you spent as much time practicing your saber techniques as you did your wit, you'd rival Master Yoda as a swordsman.
Anakin Skywalker: I thought I already did.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Only in your mind, my very young apprentice.

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Trivia: The first scene in which Obi-Wan and Anakin appear was filmed after principal photography had finished. Ewan McGregor had shaven off his beard, so he had to wear a fake one.

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Question: The lightsaber Anakin wields in this film is described as being his first lightsaber, so why does he say "Not again!" when it's destroyed in the Geonosis factory?


Chosen answer: Because he dropped it earlier while chasing Zam Wesell on Coruscant. Obi-Wan caught it that time and scolded him for losing it.

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