Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Continuity mistake: When Padmé and Anakin kiss at the lake retreat, they are standing right next to each other, even after Padmé interrupts the kiss. But in the next shot from behind, they are standing further away from each other than they were in the previous shot. (00:43:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Obi-Wan Kenobi is entering his space ship in order to make contact with Anakin he catches the tail of his costume between him and the left side of the cockpit. In the next shot of him he is perfectly settled and his costume is no longer caught. (01:18:35)

Andreas Winnberg

Continuity mistake: When Padmé is packing for her trip to Naboo, she says, "I do not like this idea of hiding." As the shot ends, she is right next to Anakin as she walks past him, and Anakin begins to turn around. In the next shot, she is much further away from him, and Anakin has already turned around. (00:26:45)

Revealing mistake: On Kamino, just before Prime Minister Lama Su show the young clones to Obi-Wan, the image has been reversed: watch Obi-Wan's clothes. (00:44:15)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padmé are surrounded by droidekas in the arena, they are near the broken pillar, but when Mace Windu jumps into the arena, they and the droidekas are nowhere to be seen in the area around that pillar. (01:45:10 - 01:46:15)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the scene where Obi-Wan and Jango Fett are fighting, Boba Fett's position on the ramp of Jango's ship changes between the opening shot, the shot where he yells, "Dad. Look." and when he turns and runs into the ship. (00:58:25)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the scene in the Jedi Archives, the old woman (Jocasta Nu) is smiling in the close-up, but not in the wide shots. (00:32:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the close-up where Anakin and Padmé disembark the boat, a man is carrying two big suitcases. In the next wide-shot, the man is carrying one big suitcase and a small one. The small one had already been carried away in the previous shot, where it can be seen standing in the upper right hand corner of the screen. (00:42:20)

Other mistake: After Jango Fett is kicked over the platform edge, he digs his forearm claw into the surface while he slides down towards the ocean. But the claw leaves no marks. Do not confuse this with the wire that locks Jango and Obi-Wan together. (00:49:45)

Continuity mistake: In the wideshot where the droidekas are rolling into the arena, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padmé are all looking in the left direction and Padmé is looking over Anakin's left shoulder. In the close-up, Obi-Wan is looking the other way, Padmé is looking over Anakin's right shoulder and Anakin's hands have moved from his waist to being in front of his chest. (01:45:10)

Continuity mistake: After Taun We asks if she and Obi-Wan can see Jango Fett, Boba Fett begins turning right (your left). In the next shot, he turns the other way. (00:48:45)

Audio problem: After Anakin and Padmé watch Obi-Wan's message for help, Padmé says, "I'm going to help Obi-Wan," but the movement of her lips indicates that she's going to "save Obi-Wan".

Audio problem: When Amidala tells Anakin about her old boyfriend, she says, "I went in to public service.", but the last word doesn't match the movement of her lips. (00:46:20)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin's mother is dying, she's stroking her son's cheek, and after she says, "I'm so proud of you, Ani" her hand repeatedly changes position between shots. (01:16:10)

Continuity mistake: Anakin's handcuffs keep coming off and then they're back on again; just look at his wrists when he gets on the bull and the shots when he's riding him, they go on and off a few times

Continuity mistake: After Zam Wesell is hit by the toxic dart, her arm is around Obi-Wan's neck in the shot where she dies, but in not in the previous shot of Obi-Wan. (00:23:25)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning where Padme and Anakin are about to leave Coruscant, Padme says, "Take good care of Dorme." Shortly after, one of her workers has a tear of worry. This tear disappears behind her nose and in the next shot the tear path is dry.


Continuity mistake: After Obi-Wan is wounded during the lightsaber duel, in the shot where he falls to the floor, he can be seen falling near the ramp of Count Dooku's starship. But in the following wideshot (and in the rest of the scene), he's lying much further away from the ramp, and his lightsaber is lying further away from him as well. Also, the place where he lies changes between quite a few shots, even shots that follow directly after one other. This can be seen from the pattern on the floor. (02:01:20)

Continuity mistake: When Padme jumps off the pillar and swings around on the chain, she kicks the nexu, before swinging back to the other side of the pillar. In the next shot, she repeats this movement. (01:43:15)

Continuity mistake: When Padmé decides to rescue Obi-Wan, she presses a button on the computer console in the starship. As the shot ends, she is still touching the button, but in the next shot, her hand is lying on a different part of the console. (01:25:45)

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: When Anakin is walking around the bar in Coruscant looking for the changeling, he passes Ahmed Best, the voice of Jar Jar Binks, and we also see Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO. Katie Lucas (George Lucas' daughter) is also visible.

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Question: When Anakin and Padme get married, Anakin is wearing an outfit that is often seen on Jedi and is displaying a Jedi Padawan's hair braid. Do he and Padme not care that the man who performs the wedding is seeing him (as Jedi are not supposed to have relationships and marry)? Why not disguise him? It's a huge risk to let even one person see a Jedi getting married.

Answer: Agolerga, who officiated the wedding, would have known who both people were, especially Padme. Remember they were also keeping the marriage secret because of Padme's position as Senator. Assuming Agolerga was aware a Jedi can't marry, he may simply not care or agree with the rule. Also, as a holy man of Naboo, Anakin and Padme may have trusted him with their secret.


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