Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Continuity mistake: On Utapau, when Obi-Wan faces off with Grievous, Grievous sends 4 MagnaGuards against Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan Force-pulls something from the ceiling to crush the droids. But in the ensuing fight between Obi-Wan and Grievous, the ceiling thing and crushed droids are gone.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Anakin arrives on Mustafar and tells R2-D2 to stay with the ship, he pulls the hood of his robe over his head with two organic hands. His right hand should be mechanical. [This mistake is mentioned in the audio commentary: this shot is taken from a shot of Obi-Wan later in the film when leaving Padme's apartment. Still a mistake, though.] (01:32:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan meets Anakin on the landing bay of the volcanic planet, Obi-Wan comes down the ramp from the ship and removes his cloak. It lays across the end of the ramp. The shot changes, then comes back, and the cloak is now bunched off to one side. (01:42:30)

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Continuity mistake: During the Anakin/Obi-Wan fight scene Obi Wan switches lightsabers with Anakin. When Anakin is strangling him we can definitely see that Obi-Wan is holding Anakin's lightsaber in his right hand (note the hilt design), but when the shot is reversed Obi-Wan is holding his own lightsaber in that hand. (01:46:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is in the medical centre lying on his back being transformed into Darth Vader, you can see the main part of the mask being lowered into place but Anakin is not wearing the neck section of the mask that it connects to. We then see the main part lowering directly downwards, in the next shot the neck section is in place. (02:01:20)

Continuity mistake: In the observatory on Grievous' ship, when Anakin and Obi-Wan ready themselves to fight Dooku, they drop their cloaks on the floor in front of Palpatine, and the cloaks' positions change in the following shots. (00:11:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Palpatine fights the four Jedi Masters, his lightsaber hilt changes from his to Anakin's and back again. This happens throughout the scene. [This mistake is pointed out in the text commentary.]

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Anakin returns to Padme's apartment after the fight at the Jedi temple, watch R2-D2 in his compartment in Anakin's ship as the camera angle changes. In some shots, R2's "legs" are flush with the hull of the ship, and in others, they are well above it.

Continuity mistake: When Palpatine is talking to Anakin in his office, there is a table at the end of the hall with a large object in the middle, and a gold cup on each side. When they leave the office and are talking in the hall, and a thin purple lamp/object appears on the end of it for a few shots, and vanishes whenever seen from then on.

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Continuity mistake: When Count Dooku drops the platform on Obi-Wan, you can see a piece of metal fall to the ground to the right on the screen. After the duel, when Anakin goes to grab Obi-Wan, the piece of metal is gone. (00:12:45 - 00:14:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin kicks Dooku over the fence, Anakin stands a feet away from the fence. When it cuts Anakin has moved further away. (00:12:50)

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Continuity mistake: When the Emperor says "I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend," Yoda can be seen lying beside his cane on the purple carpet. When they show him standing up, he and the cane are now further back toward the wall on the tan part of the carpet. (01:45:10)

Continuity mistake: When Tarfful uncovers the escape pod for Yoda he throws the bushes to the ground next to the pod. When Yoda enters the top the bushes are gone. (01:22:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is watching Padmé while she's brushing her hair, in the shot from behind him, his shadow on the wall differs from shadow seen in the rest of the scene. (00:28:15)

Continuity mistake: When Mace Windu and Palpatine fight, Windu backs Palpatine into the corner of the window. Note how close Windu is to Palpatine the whole time. Then from Anakin's perspective, Windu takes a few steps toward Palpatine, his saber pointed at Palpatine. When we saw it from the earlier perspective Windu never took those three steps toward a stationary Palpatine. (01:12:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is choking Padme and lets her go, she falls to the ground. She lands a few feet away from the line on the floor. Two shots later she is lying on the line. She is unconscious so she couldn't have moved. (01:42:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Anakin has told Windu that Palpatine is the Sith Lord, Windu gets on his ship which takes off. We see the ship's shadow moving on the ground right next to Anakin. When it cuts the shadow from the ship is gone. When it cuts again to a wider shot we see the ship's shadow suddenly appear again. (01:06:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Mace Windu and Palpatine are in his office after the lightsaber battle, Palpatine scrabbles into the corner as Windu paces towards him, ending up directly over him with lightsaber pointed at his throat. As Anakin walks in, Palpatine is already backed into the corner and Windu needs a few paces to get to him. (01:09:55)

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Suggested correction: This should be listed as deliberate mistake because the filmmakers wanted to show this scene from Anakin's perspective. It was done purposely, not by oversight.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin has just had the bad dream, Padme comes out wearing the nightdress with rows of beads around her arms. In one shot, the beads on her right arm are twisted, in the next, they're straight again. (00:30:20)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Plo Koon gets blasted by his Clone Troopers, the exterior shots show he is in an Episode II starfighter (closed/pointed bow, no small rear window on cockpit canopy- best seen as the Emperor gives the order), yet the interior shots of his cockpit show he is inside an Episode III starfighter (forked bow, small rear window on canopy- same as Obi-Wan's starfighter). (01:22:10)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Obi-Wan come to rescue Palpatine we see in the wideshot a battle ship in the window behind Palpatine. When it cuts to a closeup of Palpatine the ship is gone. (00:11:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the Emperor and Yoda flip backwards out of the pod from the "kickback" of the Force lightning the Emperor falls onto the sloped side of the pod.When they show him again he is hanging on the side of the pod with handles.(If you look at the pods each has a sloped side and a part with guardrail or handle)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Anakin are fighting Grievous' droids we see two droids dragging Palpatine through an opening door. A couple of shots later we still see the droids dragging Palpatine through the door which is still opening in the same position as earlier. (00:18:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan kicks Anakin for the second time as they fight on the huge table, as the shot ends, Anakin is about to land on the right side of the table. In the next shot, he lands on the other side, and in the following shot, we see the impact of him landing again. Also, his position as he lies on the table keeps changing between shots. This is easy to see in the wide shots, and in the close-ups, where it can be seen from the pattern and the lit strip on the table. Also, notice that as his lightsabre flies into his hand, his hand is on the edge of the table, but in the previous and following shots, he was lying too far away from the edge to reach it. (01:46:45)

Continuity mistake: When Mace Windu departs to confront Palpatine, as the ship takes off, Anakin's position on the floor differs from the previous shot, seen from the lines on the floor. (01:06:00)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin, Obi-Wan and Palpatine are hanging in the elevator shaft as Obi-Wan says "Too late, jump." we see him still holding around Anakin's shoulders. As it cuts he is suddenly by Anakin's waist level. (00:16:35)

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Continuity mistake: At the performance when Palpatine and Anakin are talking, Palpatine says "he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying" while turning his head to Anakin, then his head stops. When it cuts back his head is still turning. (00:44:55)

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Continuity mistake: Before the lightsaber battle between Grievous and Kenobi, the area where they are standing and where Kenobi "drops" the weight on the magna droids is a solid floor. The whole preparation-for-battle-scene does not include much movement from the actors. As soon as Grievous begins to move in on Kenobi, both of them are suddenly standing on some sort of bridge, without even passing the dropped weight. (00:56:15)

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Continuity mistake: Just before the lightsaber battle between Mace Windu and Darth Sidious, we see the lightsaber of Sidious ejected from his sleeve and he grabs it with his finger down the length of it. We then instantly cut to a wide shot and he's suddenly gripping it with all his fingers curled in. (01:08:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Yoda walk through the Jedi Temple after order 66, in the second shot, they are standing on a round circle on the floor, but in the previous shot, they were a few metres away from it. (01:30:40)

Continuity mistake: While Anakin and Palpatine are talking at the performance, in one shot of Anakin we see Palpatine turn his head side on to the camera and drop his chin to his chest. In the very next shot he's holding his head high. (00:43:25)

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Continuity mistake: When R2 is at the terminal near the beginning, the two super battle droids start to walk over to him and their red dots are on the left hand side but when they get to R2 they have moved to the right hand side.

Continuity mistake: When Padmé is in her apartment and Anakin is in the Jedi Council chamber, they look out across the city toward each other. The position of the setting sun and the direction of its light across their locations is not consistent given what we are shown about their relative positions and the directions they are facing. (01:07:10)

Continuity mistake: When the clone troopers kill Aayla Secura, the blue-skinned Jedi, their blasters are held differently between the second and third shot. (01:18:35)

Continuity mistake: When Yoda's escape pod takes off you can see the flaps on the pod being pulled in. Two shots later they are pulled in again. (01:22:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan jumps to the high ground during the duel with Anakin, in the shot where he lands, his lightsabre is held parallel to the ground. In the next shot, it is pointing downwards, and in the following shot, it is pointing slightly upwards, and his left arm is positioned differently from the previous shot. (01:54:25)

Continuity mistake: When Padmé is waiting for Anakin by the column, and also when she's talking to him, the floor around the column keeps changing between shots. For example, when Anakin runs to her, the red area around the column is much bigger than in the previous shots. (00:24:45)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin is denied the rank of master and he replies "what?", we see a ship near the bottom of the window that has just passed the window frame. In the next Anakin shot, the same ship is once again just passing the window frame. (00:37:05)

Continuity mistake: During the Sidious and Yoda battle, the number of missing pods off the wall isn't consistent between shots. Sometimes a few are missing, then a lot then back to a few.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin chokes Obi-Wan, the sleeves of Obi-Wan's tunic move up and down his arms between shots, especially his right arm.

Continuity mistake: In the scene following the crash landing of Grievous's flagship where the shuttle is approaching the Senate's "parking garage" (not the Senate building itself or the Jedi Temple as others have said), the shuttle is approaching a section of the landing platform that is void of any other ships. However, in the following shot, another shuttle with different coloring and larger size is in plain view. (00:23:45)

Continuity mistake: During the Anakin vs Obi-Wan fight, there is one bit where they are balancing on a thin pole. The shot starts off above them and you can see that there is nothing underneath them. They take a few steps backwards while fighting, but then they both jump off on to one of the arms of the structure they are fighting on.

Continuity mistake: When Owen and Beru are standing next to each other at the end of the movie, in the shot facing them, they are standing closer together than in the previous shot. (02:08:05)

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the scene where Anakin visits Padmé before going to Mustafar, Padmé runs past a statue on the veranda. In the following close-up, she passes it again. (01:24:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the scene where Anakin and Yoda are talking about Anakin's premonitions the outline of Yoda's shadow change between the shots. (00:32:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin goes to pick up Obi-Wan after the fight with Count Dooku, the floor is completely different from the floor seen when Obi-Wan was lying unconscious earlier in the scene - the pattern and the colours are different. (00:12:45 - 00:14:35)

Continuity mistake: After Sidious has killed the Jedis, he confronts Windu. Windu then starts backing out the door and Sidious follows him while pointing his light saber up. When it cuts his saber points down before striking at Windu. (01:08:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the scene Bail Organa, Yoda and Obi-Wan discuss the future of the twins, most of the holster of Bail Organa's blaster is visible, but in the next shot, most of it is covered by his cloak. (02:03:50)

Continuity mistake: After Darth Sidious kills Mace Windu, Anakin drops his lightsaber to the floor as he sits down. During the rest of the scene, the saber changes position on the floor twice. (01:13:20)

Continuity mistake: The position and existence of the dead bodies in the control centre on Mustafar keep changing between shots, especially during the duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan.

Continuity mistake: When Obiwan and Anakin are fighting on the narrow walkway, lava splashes over it and causes that portion of the building to fall into the magma river. As it is falling, there is a significant amount of lava on the severed end of the walkway, which ends up as the "top" of the tower once floating on the river. For the rest of the scene this lava is gone, and none is shown falling on or by Obi-Wan and Anakin as they scramble along the side of the tower. (01:55:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Anakin are fighting on the table in the control centre, they are standing/crouching in a different position from the previous shot after every time they kick each other. For example, when Obi-Wan kicks Anakin for the second time, as the shot ends, both of his feet are on the table, but in the next shot, one of his feet are up again.

Continuity mistake: After Anakin has been turned down as a Master in the council, he is walking with Obi-Wan. While they are walking you can count them passing at least five windows. When it cuts to Obi-Wan saying "Anakin, I'm on your side, I didn't want to put you in this situation", you can see, by looking at the sun shining through the windows, that they have only passed three windows. (00:36:45)

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Continuity mistake: On Utapau when Obi-Wan gets off the creature before jumping down to Grievous, he pats the creature on its head. When it cuts his hand is nowhere near the creature. (00:54:45)

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Continuity mistake: When C-3PO tells Padme that Anakin hasn't returned from the Jedi Temple and says he will be alright, you see Padme holding her right hand on her left waist. When it cuts she suddenly has her hand in front of her stomach and moves it back to her waist again. (01:20:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Anakin are fighting Griveous' droids, Palpatine is being dragged against the door. When Griveous says "Stay at your stations" it cuts and we can briefly see Palpatine standing still in the left corner. (00:18:55)

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Continuity mistake: During Anakin and Padmé's conversation on Mustafar, in the first shot, they are standing near some sort of container. They continue to stand in the same place in the following shots. When Anakin sees Obi-Wan and becomes furious, both of them take several steps away from the container, but when Anakin says, "You brought him here to kill me.", they are standing near it again. In the following shots, it is nowhere to be seen. (01:39:35 - 01:41:55)

Continuity mistake: When the buzz droid climbs on Anakin's shuttle it stands in front of R2-D2 with a rotating arm with claws. At first the arm is rotating with the claws out. When it cuts from behind the droid you can see the claws are clenched. (00:06:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Dooku uses the Force to throw Obi-Wan through the air, in the shot where Obi-Wan hits the ground and is knocked unconscious, he's not holding his lightsaber, nor does it land anywhere near him (watch in slow motion for confirmation). When Anakin walks over to him later, it is suddenly lying next to him. (00:12:40 - 00:14:30)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Luke and Leia are born, the blankets under the babies are arranged differently between several shots.

Continuity mistake: When Bail Organa hands Leia to his wife, Breha Organa, the floor around Breha is covered in shadow. In the close-up of Leia being held, there are no shadows, and the design of the floor is different. (02:07:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the twins are born, there are two shots where Padmé is stroking her son's (Luke) cheek. As the second shot ends, she's still stroking his cheek, but in the next shot, she is no longer touching him. (02:00:45)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin is choking Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan's lightsaber is held in different angles between shots. (00:24:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin, Obi-wan and Palpatine are running through the hall and get stuck in the ray shields, Anakin is facing forward. When it cuts he is suddenly facing Palpatine. (00:17:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan has defeated Anakin and speaking to him, in some shots he has wet hair stuck to his forehead and some shots not. (01:55:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Padmé is brushing her hair on the balcony, her position changes between the second and the third shot, seen, for example, from the pattern on the floor. Her hairbrush and her arms change position between the first three shots too. (00:28:15)

Continuity mistake: The scar over Anakin's eye changes throughout the movie. For example, when he is talking to Yoda about his premonition, the scar is different from the previous scene – the part below his eye moves slightly down and lengthens.

Continuity mistake: After discussing whether Anakin is the chosen one or not, the ship Yoda, Obi-Wan and Windu are flying on goes in for landing. When it goes down there is no trace of clones on the ground where it is about to land. When it cuts several clones awaits them. Also two huge vehicles suddenly appears on the ground. (00:39:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Count Dooku drops the platform on the unconscious Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan is not lying on the same part of the floor as in the previous shot of him, seen, for example, from the pattern on the floor. Later, when Anakin walks over to him, his position is different again, and the platform has moved as well. He is also lying under a different part of the platform. (00:12:45 - 00:14:30)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene where Obi-Wan, Yoda and Bail Organa discuss the future of Anakin and Padmé's children, Obi-Wan's hand is positioned against his chin. The position of his hand, as well as his left arm, changes between shots. (02:03:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Grievous throws his staff on the window making it crack, the pattern on the cracks change between the shots. (00:19:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Obi-Wan and Yoda find the dead Jedi younglings, in the first shot, there are no bodies on the stairs. But when Yoda says, "Killed not by clones, this Padawan.", you can see a dead body on the bottom of the stairs. (01:30:40)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padmé are talking on the couch after Anakin is appointed to the Jedi council, they keep changing position between shots, depending on the angle of the camera. The easiest way to see this is to watch the red cloth hanging behind them on the couch. In some shots it is behind Padmé, in other shots, it is behind Anakin.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin is on top of the elevator before jumping back inside of it, the glove is missing from his mechanical arm. After he jumps inside, he is wearing it again. (00:10:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the Emperor is throwing the pods down toward Yoda his position changes from standing on the edge of the pod to inside the pod between a few shots. (01:48:15)

Continuity mistake: Just before Anakin and Obi-Wan throw each other through the air, in the first shot from above, they are duelling on the floor. In the next shot from the other side, their positions are different, seen from the pattern on the floor. (01:47:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin tells Padme he's found a way to save her, she says "Is that what's bothering you" while placing her hand on his chest and pulling it away again. When it cuts her hand is still on his chest. (00:51:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Padmé is talking to Anakin on Mustafar, her right hand keeps changing position between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin is talking to Yoda about his premonition, the shadows and the intensity of the sunlight shining through the windows keeps changing, depending on the camera angle.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin tells Obi-Wan, "I was arrogant, and I apologize." his hair is combed a certain way. As the conversation continues, his hair changes. (00:48:40)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Yoda arrive at the Jedi temple to find all the slain Jedi, there is a wide shot showing Obi-Wan walking several feet ahead of Yoda. Obi-Wan then raises his hands and is about to remove his hood when it cuts and now Yoda is suddenly right next to Obi-Wan. (01:30:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Padmé is stroking her son's cheek, as she says, "Oh, Luke." the baby's hands are up by his mouth, which they weren't in the previous and following shots. (02:00:45)

Continuity mistake: When the Jedi Council discuss about Grievous being on Utapau and Yoda says "Act on this we must" Windu is sitting with his hands down. When it cuts he has his right hand to his face. (00:46:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin cuts off Count Dooku's head we see him putting his arms down. When it cuts to Dooku falling Anakin is standing with both arms stretched out. (00:13:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Anakin chokes Padmé, her right arm lies in front of her as she collapses, but in the next shot of her, her arm is resting across her stomach. (01:42:10)

Continuity mistake: Just before leaving in his spacecraft to go and fight against general Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi is seen being briefed by Clone Commander Cody. During the briefing, you can see that at least one of the clone troopers on the right does not have the same head as the Clone Commander. But, when Obi-Wan climbs onto the wing of his spacecraft and enters it, the clone troopers on the right suddenly all have the same head as the Clone Commander.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Obi-Wan are on their way to find Palpatine, destroyers appears shooting at them. In the shot behind the destroyers while they are shooting we can see the door behind Anakin and Obi-Wan are closed. When it cuts to a shot of them the door has suddenly opened a foot in a second. (00:08:35)

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Continuity mistake: Yoda sends Darth Sidious flying over the table knocking down his chair. But when Darth Sidious jumps back over the table the chair is up again. (01:45:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when Obi-Wan and Anakin are returning after saving Palpatine, you can see their ship approaching the platform is about to go under a large shadow. But in the next shot, it takes quite a while for the shadow to even touch the ship, and the shadow is of a different position/size. (The shadow is from an over-hang above them, for other ships I assume).

Continuity mistake: In the Palpatine/Yoda lightsaber duel, during the second time they lock sabers, Palpatine's blade is pointed down, then in a closeup of his face, his blade is at an upward angle. Then when it cuts back to Yoda, his blade is pointed down again even though blades were constantly locked. This may only be noticeable in widescreen.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin is at the Mustafar system wiping out everyone, before he kills the last droid, he kills someone near the panels. When he falls dead to the ground his scarf is lying on his back. When it cuts the scarf is hanging down over his arm. (01:31:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the speech hall when Yoda fights Darth Sidious, when Yoda falls down grabbing onto a panel, he holds on while sliding down, leaving scrape marks with his nails. When it cuts you can see the scrape marks have changed. (01:49:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Yoda are about to leave the Jedi Temple and Obi-Wan says "Wait, Master, there is something I must know", Yoda stops. Notice the pattern on the floor under Yoda. When it cuts you can see from the pattern on the floor that Yoda has moved. (01:33:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is talking to Bail Organa after rescuing the chancellor, the distance between them and the column that Padmé is standing by is inconsistent between shots. (00:24:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Yoda find the dead Jedi, some of the dead children lying on the floor where Obi-Wan and Yoda are standing are lying in a different position between shots. For example, watch the brown cloak of one of the Padawans near Obi-Wan. (01:30:40)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Yoda find the dead Jedi in the Jedi Temple, in the first shot, there are several bodies on the floor in front of them. In the next shot, there are different bodies. (01:30:40)

Continuity mistake: When the Emperor addresses the Senate, as he begins to raise his hands, Mas Amedda (the blue alien next to the Emperor) is holding a staff. In the next shot, his hand has moved much further down on the staff. (01:32:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the Anakin vs Obi-Wan fight scene, when they are fighting in the small hallway, Anakin's lightsaber marks the wall, but in future shots the mark on the wall has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin wakes up after his nightmare look closely at the design of their bed on Padme's side. In the close-up scenes of Padme sleeping the purple, brown and metal part of the bed is much thinner than in the wideshots. (00:29:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Palpatine are talking and Palpatine says he is depending on Anakin to be "the eyes, ears and voice" for the republic, they are passing a column on Palpatine's side. When it cuts they pass it again. (00:34:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Ki-Adi-Mundi is killed on Mygeeto, as the clone troopers stop and point their blasters at him, the area where they're standing consists mostly of sand. In the following shots, the sand is gone and there is only snow there (best seen in the shot from behind them). Even though it's snowing, the snow couldn't have covered up the sand that quickly. (01:18:10)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padmé's son, Luke, is born, the baby is swabbed clean as the midwife droid hands him to Obi-Wan. But in the shot where Padmé says, "Oh, Luke." there's blood on the baby's head and chest. (02:00:45)

Continuity mistake: During the chase when both Obi-Wan and Grievous falls off the vehicle Grievous is driving, you see Obi-Wan flying off head first. When it cuts, he comes flying standing straight up in the air. (01:03:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Palpatine appoints Anakin to be on the Jedi Council, as the first shot ends, they are quite far away from the large window and the column next to it. In the next shot, they are much closer to them. In the following shots from behind Palpatine, the background changes completely; for example, the window is gone, and a metal object and a shelf have suddenly appeared behind Anakin. Then, when Palpatine says, "I'm depending on you" they are suddenly standing in the doorway. (00:34:25)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan is hanging on the wire above the lava, as he spots the pod below him, he is holding on to the wire with one hand only. When it cuts to him swinging to jump to the pod he is holding on with both hands. (01:52:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Yoda enters to confront Sidious he wipes out the two red guards. The guard on the right side moves a feet away from the entrance between the shots. (01:44:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Bail Organa is at the Jedi Temple when the young Jedi start fighting the troops, the Jedi chops off a trooper's foot. When Organa takes off, the foot is gone. (01:21:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is gripping Obi-Wan's right arm as he's choking him, his hand changes position on his arm a few times.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin, Obi-Wan and Palpatine are about to crash land we get a view inside the cockpit of the aircraft with the pilot saying "We'll take you in". If you look out the window we can see he is flying on the spaceship's right side while spurting water on it. When it cuts we can see that none of the aircrafts are spurting water on the right side of spaceship until a few seconds later. (00:22:00)

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Continuity mistake: On Utapau when Obi-Wan is looking down upon Grievous and the Separatist leaders, you can see Grievous is very far away (judging by the floor panels, perhaps 10 floor panel widths taking into account the diagonal angle at which Obi-Wan is looking at Grievous). Obi-Wan proceeds to jump straight down, but in the next shot where Obi-Wan lands, Obi-Wan is only 1 floor panel width away from Grievous. Then, in the next shot which shows Obi-Wan surrounded by droids, he is now 2 floor panel widths away from Grievous.

Continuity mistake: When Anakin wakes up from his nightmare Padme is lying next to him with her back exposed. When it cuts her dress is covering her back. (00:29:30)

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Continuity mistake: As Anakin and the clone troopers attack the Jedi Temple, C-3PO says to Padmé, "The Chancellor's office indicated Master Anakin returned to the Jedi Temple." Padmé is holding her hand on her chest, and then begins to bring it downwards. In the next shot, her hand is near her throat. (01:20:35)

Continuity mistake: During the conversation between Anakin and Bail Organa (before Anakin is reunited with Padmé), C-3PO and R2-D2 keep changing position between shots. (00:24:40)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Senator Organa are talking and Anakin walks towards Padme, Organa turns around and start walking. When it cuts Organa turns around and start walking again. (00:24:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Grievous faces Anakin while saying "I expected someone with your reputation to be a little older", you see Anakin has his head turned to his right. Then he slowly moves his head to his left. When it cuts he moves his head to the left again. (00:18:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the Emperor addresses the Senate, as he says, "In order to ensure the security and continuing stability", his hands are held at waist level. As the next shot begins, his hands are higher up. Then, when the Senate applauds, he begins to raise his hands. As the following shot begins, his hands are held in a much lower position. No one moves that quickly. (01:31:55)

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Continuity mistake: During Anakin and Padmé's reunion, their hands keep changing position between shots. (00:24:55)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Obi-Wan has Grievous surrounded, as Anakin approaches Grievous from behind, the remains of a droid can be seen behind Grievous on the floor. When it cuts to Grievous saying "You loose General Kenobi", the remains behind him is partially gone. (00:19:45)

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Continuity mistake: During the Sidious and Yoda battle, the Emperor throws down several pods at Yoda that pile up on the floor.The pile changes in the number and position of the pods between scenes. This is especially noticeable when Yoda's lightsaber is shown falling to the ground, almost no pods are on the floor verses many pods when Yoda falls.

Continuity mistake: When Mace Windu departs to confront Palpatine, after he steps inside the ship, the round part of its shadow changes position between shots. (01:06:00)

Continuity mistake: When Padmé is lying unconscious after Anakin uses the Force to choke her, her position on the floor keeps changing between shots, sometimes dramatically. Watch the pattern on the floor and the container behind her.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Anakin and Padmé discuss the war and the Republic, some of the pillows on the couch change position slightly between the first two shots. (00:38:35)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan kills Grievous and Grievous falls to the ground we see, in the wide shot, Obi-Wan lowering his weapon. When it cuts to a close-up he lowers his gun again. (01:04:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of Anakin and Padmé's conversation on Mustafar, as Padmé says, "I was so worried about you.", Anakin's hand is on her waist. In the next shot, his hand is on her back. (01:30:40)

Continuity mistake: After the crash landing on Coruscant, Anakin, Kenobi, and Palpatine take a shuttle to the Jedi Council. In the first shot as the shuttle is landing, all shadows are parallel with the edge of the landing area. In the next shot when the shuttle doors open, all shadows have shifted 45-degrees clockwise.

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Anakin as talking with Senator Organa, C3-PO is walking behind Organa. When it cuts to behind them and we see Padme, C3-PO is now a few feet ahead of Organa. (00:24:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Grievous are fighting, Grievous punches Obi-Wan through the air. Obi-Wan's stick then lands by his feet. When it cuts the stick has moved further up lying right next to him. (01:03:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the scene where Yoda leaves Kashyyyk, as Tarfull begins to walk towards Chewbacca, Yoda is several metres away from them. In the next shot, he is much closer to them, and Tarfull, who is still walking, is further away from Chewbacca than in the previous shot. (01:22:20)

Continuity mistake: As Anakin is reentering the elevator from the top, you can see the hole being very close to the entrance door of the elevator. As we see from the subsequent shot, Anakin is landing between Obi-Wan and the aft elevator wall (Obi-Wan does a half turn to face Anakin), whereas according to the hole, Anakin should have landed either directly on top of Obi-Wan or between Obi-Wan and the elevator door. (00:10:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-wan arrives at Tatooine and about to give the baby (Luke) away we see that he has the baby under his cloak. In a wide shot as he is walking he removes his cloak from the baby. When it cuts to a close shot he removes it again. (02:07:35)

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Continuity mistake: After Yoda says "At an end your rule is. And not short enough it was" he flips toward the doorway to block the Emperor. Yoda's wooden cane that was on the floor in previous shots is now missing for the remainder of the scene. (01:45:40)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan gets back to where he killed Grievous, in the overhead shot, you can see Grievous lying dead at least ten feet away from the ship. When it cuts to Obi-Wan climbing inside the ship Grievous is only a few feet away. (01:23:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan gets on the intercom with R2 the first time on Grievous' ship, as it cuts to R2 backing up against the corner hiding from the droids we can see that there is no light casting his shadow. When it cuts to R2 again two shots later, bright light suddenly appears, casting his shadow. (00:09:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin, Obi-Wan and Palpatine are falling down the elevator shaft and use the hook grip to swing themselves in the elevator door, the land on the light on the floor from the ceiling. When it cuts to them getting up they have moved two feet away from the light. (00:16:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Palpatine are running down the elevator shaft as the ship stabilizes we see Palpatine falling on his left side while sliding down. When it cuts he is sliding on his right side. (00:16:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Count Dooku ignites his lightsaber, his arms are up and the saber is pointing right. In the next shot, his arms are down and the saber is pointing left. (00:11:55)

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Continuity mistake: When R2-D2 shows the hologram of Palpatine's whereabout in the spaceship, we can see R2-D2 is looking to the right. When it cuts to a wideshot he is looking to the left. (00:07:45)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene where Padmé tells Anakin that she's pregnant, the shadows keep changing between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Bail Organa is standing on the landing platform of the Jedi Temple, a clone trooper says, "I'm sorry sir. It's time for you to leave." and points his blaster at him. In the next shot, he is holding it much lower than in the previous shot. (01:21:15)

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the scene where Luke and Leia are born, Padmé's head reaches the top of the black area of the bed. Her head is seen in all the following shots, and her position doesn't change. But when she says, "Oh, Luke", her head has moved about 10 cm down from her previous position. (02:00:30)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Count Dooku are duelling, as Dooku says, "I sense great fear in you, Skywalker.", Anakin's lightsabre is slanted upwards, but in the previous shot, it was slanted downwards. (00:13:00)

Continuity mistake: When Palpatine and Windu are fighting they end up standing stuck face to face with their lightsabers. At first Palpatine's lightsaber is pointing to the right side of Windu. When it cuts to a close-up of Windu Palpatine's lightsaber is pointing to Windu's left. (01:09:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the very beginning, Obi-Wan and Anakin are flying near that big republic ship. Notice that it is calm everywhere even under the ship, but in the very next shot their are hundreds of ships and starfighters going by.

Continuity mistake: When Palpatine and Anakin, who's carrying Obi-wan, climb through the elevator shaft we see Palpatine put his left hand down pushing himself up. When it cuts he does the same again. (00:15:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Padmé is waiting for Anakin by the giant column, her position by the column differs between shots, seen from its design. This also happens to both her and Anakin as they're talking. (00:24:40)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin visits Padmé before going to Mustafar, as he says, "Have faith, my love." he's touching the side of her head. In the next shot, his fingers change position. (01:25:25)

Continuity mistake: When Yoda is done with the holographic meeting with the rest of the Jedi Council about sending Obi-wan after Grievous, he gets up and walks to the trooper behind him. We also see Chewbacca follow him, stop, and cross his arms. When it cuts to the trooper saying, "The droids have started up their main power generators," we see Chewbacca still walking and stopping, but this time he doesn't cross his arms, he places them on his hips. (00:47:20)

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Continuity mistake: After having his nightmare/premonition Anakin wakes up, while Padmé sleeps beside him. The blankets on Padmé and the bed change position in the following shots. (00:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: Just as Yoda starts fighting Darth Sidious, Yoda's walking stick disappears from the ground behind him.

THGhost

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Anakin are fighting Dooku, Dooku throws Kenobi away. Before he is thrown, his light saber is in his right hand. When we see the shot of him on the ground, it is in his left. It is back in his right hand when he gets up. (00:12:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Grievous escapes with the escape pod, three pods launch before his. When his goes off there are no signs of the other three anywhere ahead of him. They didn't didn't have enough time to change direction flying off screen. (00:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the scene where the Jedi Council refuses to give Anakin the rank of Jedi Master, Obi-Wan has both feet on the floor. In the next shot, one leg is crossed over the other. (00:33:35)

Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan says to General Grevious, "Not this time. And this time you won't escape", you can tell that it is a flipped shot because the moles on Obi-Wan's forehead are the opposite way round to how they are normally.

THGhost

Continuity mistake: As Palpatine stands to face the Jedi, his right hand starts to turn around for his lightsaber. In the close up, his hand turns around again.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight scene between Obi-Wan and Grievous, Grievous has the lower half of his left hand and upper half of his right hand severed during the saber duel. However, as he gets into his vehicle, the damage done to his right hand reverses itself and he is missing the lower half instead.

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene between Obi-Wan and Grievous, look closely at the lightsabers in Grievous' right hands as he ignites them. The one on top is an Obi-Wan hilt(blue) and the bottom is an Anakin hilt(green). Throughout the fight, these two sabers alternate colors constantly between shots. When Grievous' hand is severed the second time, he drops the Obi-Wan(green) and retains the Anakin(blue).

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