Corrected entry: When Sands throws a rock at Bellini after pushing him in the water, the rock hits his chest and abs. You can see the body is fake because as the rock hits, the arms along with the chest and head are lifted up off the water far too quickly, as if it was filled with air. Much like if you threw a rock into a life raft.
Corrected entry: In the scene where El and Carolina have their chains cut, both close-up shots reveal that the "welding torch" is actually a MIG-Welder. It is impossible to cut anything with MIG-Welding equipment.
Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, when Eva Mendes shoots Johnny Depp, he falls. Then, when he shoots her, she falls opposite Depp. When we see the view from the window, the two are lying in a 'V' shape instead. Plus, the discarded materials from the Day of the Dead celebration disappear and change position also.
Corrected entry: At the end when Agent Sands is lying on the street after being shot and the corrupt Mexican agent comes down to finish him off, he shoots her by using the prosthetic arm trick. Where did the prosthetic arm come from? Did he have it in his pocket, or did the boy bring it along, and when did he have time to put it on? It certainly wasn't attached when he was firing the machine gun.
Corrected entry: Lorenzo's accent is not consistent throughout the movie. In the scene where the three musicians come to play for the president, a guard becomes suspicious and asks why the guitar cases are so heavy. Lorenzo responds, in Spanish, that it's because of "amplificacion." Yet he pronounces the second "c" as Spaniards do, with the "th" sound in English. In Mexico and all of Latin America it would be pronounced with an "s" sound. While the story never specifies Lorenzo's country of origin, he uses the Latin American pronunciation everywhere else for the letters "c" and "z."
Corrected entry: Earlier in the film, a few moments after Agent Sands has his eyes removed, he is shot in his left arm. Soon after this, and on the same day, The Day of The Dead, Sands has a final showdown with two Barillo henchman in which his arm wound has disappeared entirely,and the black, glittery shirt is completely unharmed.
Corrected entry: Near the end, when El Mariachi kneecaps Gen. Marquez in the Presidential Lobby, Marquez falls down to his knees, and is lying on his back, knees bent under him. Then El Mariachi shoots him dead. Shortly after, when Barillo and crew come to find Marquez...he's lying dead, flat on his back with his legs straight out. I hardly think El Mariachi would have taken the time to lay the General's body out straight before he left.
Corrected entry: During the opening credits, when Banderas' character is testing out the new guitar, it does not have a shoulder strap. In the last shot of him playing it, a shoulder strap is present.
Corrected entry: In one of the final shots, Sands reaches out to catch a phone. He grabs out with his left hand then he shot changes and he catches it with his right hand.
Corrected entry: How come El Mariachi and Carolina were chained together? As shown in a flashback, when they wake up in bed they are chained together, but Carolina doesn't seem to think it's unusual since El Mariachi pulls her hand up using the chain and she doesn't even notice it. Either they went to bed with the chain on, or it was put on by the military men at night (which is doubtful since the military would have just shot them in their sleep). But how the chain gets there is never explained in the movie, nor is how El Mariachi knows it means the soldiers are outside the window.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Banderas and Hayek wake up chained together on the bed and they are immediately fired on by the soldiers on the balcony across the street, the soldiers would have had to chain them together in the first place so why would they not have shot them at that moment? Why take pot-shots at them from another building?