Plot hole: When Amidala and some of the clone troopers get blown out of the ship chasing Dooku, later the trooper approaches Amidala and asks about making their way back to the front lines, but Amidala says they should go to the hangar to help Obi-Wan and Anakin. How did she know about the hangar, having left the ship quite some time before it arrived at the final destination?
Continuity mistake: When Padmé gets her back scratched by the nexu, she seems to bleed. Even though she is wearing all white, and the scratches seems to be deep, her white top remains squeaky clean during the rest of the movie and does not get dirty from her wound. The wound itself also vanishes, not reappearing for the rest of the Geonosis sequence, even when she falls out of a gunship and goes rolling in the sand.
Continuity mistake: During the sequence where Obi-wan goes to meet Yoda regarding the absence of Kamino from the Jedi Archives, look closely at the collection of children Yoda is training. While most are human, there is one that is alien, with a reptilian face of dark skin. He sure moves fast, because at first he is at the back in the centre of the group of trainees, in the next shot he is at the front of the group of trainees, and by the end of the scene, he is on the far left, yet we never see him, or any of the other children, move.
Audio problem: When Anakin and Padme are talking after their meal together. When the camera is facing Anakin at one point he says "Believe me I wish that I could just wish away these feelings I have for you!" and then stops talking. When the camera switches to face Padme, if you watch closely, Anakin's mouth is still moving even though he isn't saying anything.
Continuity mistake: Right after Zam's speeder crashes near the bar and Anakin is chasing her through a crowd it shows a shot of him running really fast through the crowd. Then it cuts to her and back to him. When it cuts back to Anakin it is the exact same shot as the previous one. (You can tell because he passes a bright yellow light and then he puts his left hand on someone's shoulder as he passes them. All this repeats on the second shot.)
Continuity mistake: During the scene when Obi-Wan attempts to capture Jango Fett as he departs Kamino, Fett and his son Boba can be seen about to load crates onto his ship. As soon as Boba warns Jango about Obi-Wan's presence, Jango tells Boba to get in the ship, the scene switches view, the fight between Jango and Obi-Wan starts and where did the crates go?
Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padme are about to eat, Anakin uses the force to levitate her pear-like fruit to his plate. He then proceeds to cut it pretty much in half. However, the piece he sends over to her is much smaller than half - we even see the remainder of the pear on his plate which is substantially larger than it was in the shot before.
Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padme are standing outside the Lars' house, we see their shadows projected on to the side of the house (with Anakin's shadow looking worryingly like Darth Vader's). However, in the next shot their shadows have moved about 4 feet to the left, and the shadows on the ground also change size and intensity between shots several times.
Continuity mistake: When Palpatine is speaking to the Jedi very near the beginning, the ships in the suspended invisible freeways on the background are always going on the same pattern. Notice that there is an elongated ship with a large rear tip, and then two smaller ships always seem to catch it at the same time. This goes on for about 3 minutes.
Revealing mistake: When Anakin and Padme's shuttle arrives at Naboo it flies over a lake and lands on the other side next to some trees. Even though the trees are visibly reflected in the lake, at no time is the shuttle ever reflected on the lake when it passes over it and lands by the trees. Bizarrely though, its shadow is always visible.
Continuity mistake: During the battle of Geonosis, Ki-Adi-Mundi has a blue lightsaber. After the clone army arrives, there is a shot of Obi-Wan and Mace, then Anakin, then Padme. During that shot of Padme, over her right shoulder, Ki-Adi can be seen with a green lightsaber. It then changes back to blue when he is on the transport ship deflecting laser shots.
Revealing mistake: During the scene at the dinner table with Anakin and Padme, Anakin makes a piece of fruit fly around. He then has it land on a plate and cuts it with a fork and knife. It happens fast but you don't really even need slow motion or pause to see that the fruit doesn't react to Anakin sticking his fork or knife in it at all. The knife and fork just vanish into the fruit.
Continuity mistake: In the very first scene, when the decoy for Padme is killed by the explosion, Padme's hair is hanging in two sections, in front of her shoulders. In the next shot showing Padme, her hair is gathered to one side and hanging over one shoulder, yet we never see her change it.
Continuity mistake: When Padme is stuck in the barrel and the melted metal to pour on to her, R2-D2 comes to the rescue. The problem is, by the time R2-D2 comes to stop it, the melted metal should have already poured on to her. It only took a few seconds for the metal to fill the other barrels
Audio problem: When Dooku is trying to bring down the ceiling on top of Yoda in the hangar scene, Yoda stops three rocks in midair with the force and then directs them to his left. One of these rocks hits the wall, breaks in two and also leaves a mark in the wall. Strangely that rock doesn't make any sound at all.
Continuity mistake: When Zam Wesell meets Jango Fett on the skyscraper ledge, the open hatch/window of her speeder changes appearance between the first two shots. In the last shot, it disappears completely. Even though not the whole speeder can be seen in this shot, a part of the hatch/window should be seen, because of its size and position.
Continuity mistake: In the shot where Obi-Wan slides past Jango Fett after they went over the platform edge, Jango is lying on a black stripe on the surface. In the next shot of Jango, he is lying further away from the stripe, and his body is turned the other way. The distance between Jango and the stripe keeps changing until he begins to climb back towards the platform.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Continuity mistake: After Obi-Wan is wounded during the lightsabre 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 lightsabre 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revealing mistake: When Obi-Wan is cut by Dooku's lightsaber and falls, you see one of the wounds (the one on his arm) glowing and then suddenly seem to shrink and disappear, though not totally. This is because it is computer generated and didn't match up exactly with the actor portraying Obi-Wan. Hard to catch, but it is there.
Continuity mistake: Before the lightsabre duel begins, Anakin says, "You're gonna pay for all the Jedi that you killed today, Dooku", and Obi-Wan's lightsabre is pointing downwards at the end of the shot. But in the next shot, it's pointing upwards. Anakin is holding his lightsabre closer to his leg as well.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene where Anakin and Amidala are getting off the transport, they start to talk. The conversation goes on for a short time, and then the scene cuts to an angle where we can see the transport again. It is far to much away for the time they walked and talked.
Continuity mistake: After Obi-Wan and Anakin enter the nightclub, they stop, and as the shot ends, Anakin head is turned to his right, and Obi-Wan is turned slightly towards Anakin. In the next shot, Anakin's head is turned to his left, and Obi-Wan and Anakin are both turned in the same direction.
Other mistake: When the star ships are about to pass through the clouds over Coruscant in the beginning of the film, the shadow of the large Naboo Cruiser can be seen far ahead of the ships, but the smaller star fighters have no shadow. And when the ships fly closer to the clouds, the shadow of the cruiser disappears as well.
Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padmé walk towards the moisture farm, in the first shot, their shadows are on their right. In the next shot, their shadows are cast behind them. In the following shot, the shadows are on their right again. The shadows on the ground differ as well, their size and intensity changes between shots several times.
Continuity mistake: In the wideshot where Obi-Wan is about to bring Zam Wessel outside the nightclub, the man by the bar (Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO) is standing with his back towards them. In the next shot, he is facing them and no longer standing by the bar. The two women he was talking to have moved as well.
Continuity mistake: During the speeder chase, Obi-Wan's hair is waving wildly in the wind like it should. But not so during a shot when he tells Anakin "You know I don't like it when you do that." It is completely still, not moving at all, even though they are still driving at some 100 mph. In the shot after that, it's back to normal again.
Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and the two Kaminoians are admiring the clone troopers, the Prime Minister says 'Magnificent aren't they?' and it cuts to a platoon of troopers marching towards the camera. Watch the trooper at the head of the group (the one with yellow markings): the white armour on his legs keeps disappearing and reappearing.
Other mistake: After Padmé falls down onto the conveyor belt, Anakin jumps down after her, and right before he lands, there's a clear shot of the conveyor belt moving the same way Padmé went. Judging from the speed of the conveyor belt and the fact that she was only a few seconds ahead of Anakin, Padmé should be visible, but she's nowhere to be seen.
Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Anakin enter the nightclub, in the first shot, there are people in front of and behind them. In the next shot, some of them have disappeared, some have changed position, and there are some people that were not there in the previous shot. Then during the last shots of their conversation, the surroundings and the amount of people around them changes a few times.
Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padme are going into the droid factory on Geonosis, watch the last Geonosion warrior Anakin kills before going through the door into the actual droid factory. Anakin's lightsaber goes straight through the shoulder of the warrior, but nothing happens. Then Anakin proceeds to kill it using a force push and then slicing it in half.
Continuity mistake: During the arena battle on Geonosis, Jango Fett flies in to go after Mace Windu. When he lands, he holds nothing in his hand, but as the Reek detects him, he has his blaster pistol in the left hand. The Reek stampedes him, and there Fett is missing his pistol, but when the beast turns around and charges again, Fett suddenly holds the pistol in his right hand.
Continuity mistake: On Tatooine, after Anakin's mother died, and they laid her to rest, you notice the shadows of the tombstone's are all facing one direction. When R2-D2 comes over, you'll notice that his shadow is going in a different direction. Can't be explained by the two suns, as we've seen many times that they don't produce two distinct shadows.
Continuity mistake: During Obi-Wan's tour at the clone facility, as Lama Su explains that they modify the genetic structure of the clones, he is walking in front of Obi-Wan. As the next shot begins, he is walking behind him. Then, when he mentions the unaltered clone, he and Obi-Wan are walking side by side, but in the next shot, he is once again in front of him.
Other mistake: When Padmé is trapped in one of the vats that get filled with molten metal, the vat two spaces ahead of her is filled up twice once after Anakin's arm gets stuck, and once as the flying R2-D2 comes to save her. Then, as Artoo lands, Padmé's vat moves one step closer to the metal-pouring mechanism, and the vat next to her is just about to get filled up. But about ten seconds later there's an overhead shot, and molten metal is being poured into the vat next to Padmé's, even though the vat, and Padmé's vat as well, should already have been filled up by the time given.
Continuity mistake: In the bar on Corascant, Obi-Wan cuts off Zam Wessell's arm. Her arm is on the floor and it appears that it is cut off at her mid-forearm (a little past her glove). But in the scene where she is hit and killed by the toxic dart, her arm appears to be cut off at the elbow.
Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padmé are talking to one another in the field, Anakin says, "Well, then they should be made to." In this shot, there's a ribbon in Padmé's hair that can't be seen during the rest of the conversation, even though it should be visible, because of its position.
Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Senator Amidala shake hands in Amidala's apartment, in the first shot, they are standing in front of a doorway, and there's a small table and a couple of chairs by to the corner behind them. In the next shot, Obi-Wan and Amidala have suddenly moved to the right side of the doorway, and there are no chairs or table by the corner. Anakin, Dormé and Captain Typho have changed position as well.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where, because of the laser blasts from two of Count Dooku's pods, Padme and a clone fall off the ship chasing Count Dooku, they fall next to each other, then Padme rolls down a dune, with the clone to the middle right of the screen. Later, before Padme tells the clone to gather as many troops as possible, the clone approaches from the lower right corner of the screen.
Continuity mistake: As Padme and Anakin are about to leave their ship to save Obi-Wan right after landing in the exhaust shaft, she puts on a shawl-like piece of cloth over her shoulders facing forward. When they exit the ship, the shawl is suddenly backwards, with the two ends hanging behind her instead of in front of her.
Continuity mistake: In the final shots of R2-D2 and C-3PO after the wedding, the last closeup of the 2 droids shows them with the tree over to the left and you can see clouds, mountains and lake in the gap between the droids and the tree but in the final wide angle shot, the 2 droids are in front of the tree; having jumped to the left.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene where Anakin and Amidala are getting off the transport, R2-D2 is struggling down the stairs some way behind them. Their conversation flows continuously, but as soon as Anakin says "we've got R2 with us", R2-D2 is handily immediately behind them.
Continuity mistake: In the scenes at the very end when Anakin and Padme are married, the cloud formations in the background against the mountains change significantly between cuts from wide angle to closeups. A little wisp of clouds to the right of the couple disappears and reappears when a closeup of R2D2 and C3PO is shown.
Other mistake: When Obi-Wan goes to the water planet and talks to the Prime Minister in his office. The alien is of course computer generated. When the actors do their blue screen work, markers are put up for them to look at so that when the finished shot is done, and the alien is put in, it looks like they're looking at the alien. In this scene, Obi-Wan is clearly not looking at the alien. (On one of the "making of" trailers at starwars.com you can hear George Lucas jokingly say "Eye-lines! I don't care about no stinking eye-lines," and the scene behind him is Obi-Wan talking to the alien...)
Continuity mistake: In the scene on Geonosis where the droids are closing in on the remaining Jedi, the camera keeps cutting close and cutting back out. In only two of these changes is a blue Twilek (Aliens with tentacles on their heads like Bib Fortuna) visible. She has disappeared in the other camera angles.
Revealing mistake: When Anakin and Dooku are crossing the hangar shortly after Anakin's green lightsaber was destroyed. Anakin slices a thick cable on the ground causing the lights to flicker. Even at normal speed, it is blatantly obvious he never actually hits the cable, and furthermore the pyrotechnic effect is slightly out of synch with Anakin's motion.
Factual error: In the introduction, when text flows across the screen, the words "ten thousand solar systems" appear. Strictly speaking, there is only one Solar system - ours. A star with planets is a "star system", our star is called "Sol", hence, the Solar System. This trivial error is made in many sci-fi films, BUT the Star Wars series has never fallen into this error before. Remember Episode IV, where Leia says something like, "The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers" (and that's only one example). So why has George Lucas allowed such a trivial but irksome error to be made here? [Some people have debated this point, saying that "Solar" from the Latin "Sol", can mean any star system, but it's backed up in the Isaac Asimov book "Nemesis". He knows a thing or two about sci-fi, and in the book a new star is discovered and called Nemesis, and its system is referred to as the "Nemetic system", as opposed to our own "Solar system".]
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