Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Corrected entry: When Dooku makes the platform collapse on Obi-Wan it is obvious that he is just a dummy, look at the way he slides across the floor with no parts of his body reacting.

Correction: His body didn't react because he was completely unconscious.

Corrected entry: When Anakin starts to fly the ship in the beginning Obi Wan says "Well, under the circumstances I'd say his ability to fly this thing is irrelevant" but his lips don't move.


Corrected entry: During the opening battle when Count Dooku is confronted by Anakin and Obi-Wan you can hear the engines and laser fire from the ships outside. They are in space and a vacuum, where there would be no sound.

Correction: This is a common film convention and therefore is not considered a movie mistake. Rather like how characters can be heard speaking despite being shown on screen from so far away that we should not be able to hear them at all.

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Corrected entry: When Anakin and Obi-wan are fighting Dooku, Dooku pushes Obi-wan. When Obi-wan lands you can see a shadow of his lightsaber, when lightsabers don't have shadows.


Correction: As has been corrected many times, it can be seen throughout the series that lightsabers cast visible shadows. A lightsaber blade is not transparent, therefore it blocks light, therefore it casts a shadow.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: After Anakin gets his arms and legs mutilated by Kenobi, he is transported to a facility to adapt the bionic parts to him. Amidala is delivering the twins about the same time. It's obviously all for the sake of drama, but it makes absolutely no sense that a society so technologically developed as to have invented hyperspace jumping, had not invented a simple glass cover, or even an umbrella to shield Anakin from the rain while transporting him, nor painkillers or a way to sedate him through the medical procedure. Amidala is delivering the old-fashioned way, so apparently they haven't invented cesarea either. This is unacceptable, even for our universe.

Correction: Sidious wants Anakin to suffer through the process - the Sith gain power through rage and hate and pain. He wants Anakin to feel everything that happens to him as he's put back together again. As for Padme's delivery, she delivers naturally, which proves nothing whatsoever about whether they've developed caesarean sections. By the time they realise that they're losing her, the babies are nearly there - to start cutting into her at that point would only increase the strain on her body, making it even more likely that she won't survive.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Anakin is confronted by a "youngling," the boy refers to Anakin as Master Skywalker. However, Anakin was denied the privilege of becoming a Jedi Master earlier in the movie.

Correction: In this case, it's a show of respect not a formal or official title.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The final scene of the movie shows Vader and the Emperor looking out at the Death Star being constructed. This doesn't fit with the storyline as there is almost 20 years between episodes 3 & 4, that is quite a slow construction. Compare this to the time in which the second and more powerful death star is almost finished. Some time could be accounted for through prototype versions and testing, but not 20 years.

Correction: This has already been covered elsewhere - considering that major building projects on Earth can take several years to complete, it's hardly unreasonable that it could take the Empire, even with their more advanced technology, twenty years to construct a battle station that's seventy-five miles across, involves at least one completely untried technology (the planet-destroying superlaser) and many other technologies on a scale previously unheard of. The second Death Star's construction would be quicker, as they'd have learned from building the first one, but it is quite clearly not even close to being finished - the amount of construction that's seen is quite consistent with a build time of two to three years.

Tailkinker Premium member

Correction: Besides, the Death Star may not have much steel. Other materials would be present. For example, titanium alloys replace steel on Earth, and composite materials can be substituted for steel in some cases. While steel is strong, lighter materials are better suited for objects that need to be moved.

Noman Premium member

Corrected entry: Just before Obi-Wan and Anakin begin their duel, Obi-Wan says "I will do what I must." and removes his lightsaber from his belt. As he is raising his arm above his head he "flicks" the lightsaber hilt as if he has just activated it. Anakin then says "You will try", and Obi-Wan then activates his lightsaber. Obviously it was decided that Obi-Wan should wait until after Anakin delivers his line for Obi-Wan to activate his lightsaber and the timing was simply switched, leaving an awkwardly long time for Obi-Wan to stand there holding a lightsaber in the air that isn't turned on.


Correction: The way he flicks his lightsaber in his hands doesn't really reveal anything. Nor is it a mistake for him to produce his lightsaber like that. The idea that a decision was made to make the lightsaber go on later is just guesswork and the scene doesn't reveal that at all.


Corrected entry: General Grievous, whose two arms can split into four, has a total of twelve fingers (six on each hand when his arms aren't split). However in some shots (such as when he orders his ship's bridge crew to fire the emergency booster engines in an early scene) we can see he has five on each hand when his arms aren't split. In other shots, he has the correct number of fingers.

Matty W

Correction: In the example that you mentioned, while General Grievous' right hand is mostly out of view, his left hand is seen, with six fingers on it. One of them was probably mistaken for another part of his hand, or a ship in the background.

Corrected entry: In the Mace Windu/Palpatine fight scene, the glass window is shattered after being hit by a lightsaber. However, while Palpatine is talking to Anakin after the fight, you can still see Anakin's reflection in the space where the glass was. (01:18:15)

Correction: That is a building, not a shadow. The building coincidentally looks just Anakin's shadow, but the building is in the background even before Anakin arrives and it doesn't follow his movements. Look closely at the picture and you will see the building in the background when Windu smashes the glass.

Corrected entry: When Palpatine, Anakin, and Obi-Wan are in the elevator tracks, they jump from the elevator coming down, shoot out a grappling hook then they all go through the door onto the floor of the hallway. They all go in at an odd pace. Palpatine gets thrown into the hallway first, then Obi-Wan and Anakin. But really they should all be getting thrown in at the same time, since only Anakin and Obi-Wan have the grappling hooks and Palpatine is holding onto Anakin's leg, which he should be influenced by him, and get thrown at the same time.

Correction: Palpatine is hanging lower than Anakin and Obi-wan so he is inside earlier. He falls further than them too.


Correction: It is safe to assume that the chopped hand fell in the room and only the light saber went outside the building... It is totally possible that the severed hand let go of the lightsaber.

It is possible but Windu's severed hand is nowhere to be seen.

Corrected entry: During the battle between Sidious and the 4 Jedi, just after Sidious kills Tiin(the second Jedi he kills), you can see something in the bottom of the image, crossing from left to right that looks like the head of a crew man. (01:11:30)

Correction: What you are seeing is not someone's head crossing the screen from left to right, but instead the top of one of the chairs in the office. In this specific shot, the camera is rolling from the right to the left and passes behind the chair.


Corrected entry: During the Mace Windu/Palpatine duel Palpatine manages to kill the 3 Jedi accompyaning Mace. Yet throughout the remainder of the duel and Palpatine and Anakin's conversation there is no trace of the three dead Jedi.

Correction: Not a mistake. The rest of the fight takes place outside Palpatine's office. As soon as Kit Fisto (the Jedi with the tentacles) is killed, Palpatine backs Mace Windu into the corridor and then into a room at the other end of the corridor.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the part where Obi-wan and Anakin are killing all the droids leaving the command bridge in general Grevious ship, one droid in the center of the screen dies without being hit by either of the light sabers. (00:21:10)

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Correction: You're forgetting the Force as a likely means for this droid's sad demise.

Corrected entry: At the beginning, when Anakin and Kenobi rescue Palpatine, the two Jedi ride an elevator to the "top of the control spire" to find Palpatine. However, when they leave this room (when the ship is tipping or falling out of the sky), they climb into an empty lift tube and start running down it. After the ship rights itself and the 3 are hanging, an elevator begins plummeting towards them. Where did this elevator come from? They came from the top of the spire, i.e. the top floor, so how did they end up with an elevator being above them?

Correction: As one can remember, the two jedi appear on top of the stairs, and when the battle ensues the soon-to-be Vader battles the current apprentice one floor bellow, hence leaving the elevator one floor above the action. Palpatine, and the two Jedi leave the room on the bottom floor (not climbing the stairs).

Corrected entry: In the scene where Zett Jukassa (the young padawan) saves Bail Organa from the clones, he kills 3 clones, but when he goes to kill the fourth, the clone flies back before the lightsabre hits him. This is better seen in slow motion. (01:21:30)

Correction: What would you do if a lightsaber came toward you? You'd try to avoid it. That's what the ILM people (the troopers are cg) had the clone do. He tries to avoid it but gets cut 'cause he isn't quick enough.

Corrected entry: When Beru is showing the baby (Luke) to Owen, in the shot facing them, Owen straightens almost fully up. In the beginning of the next shot, he's still crouching, but he's crouched down more than in the previous shot, best seen from the height difference between him and Beru. (02:08:10)

Correction: There could be a few seconds or less between the two shots; it doesn't take very long to bend down.

Corrected entry: In the meeting between Yoda, ObiWan and Bail Organa, Yoda keeps swivelling his chair towards Bail or ObiWan but his legs aren't long enough to touch the ground and he doesn't touch any buttons to swivel it. (02:03:35 - 02:05:05)

Correction: Are you familiar with the force? Because Yoda sure is and for one as strong in the force as him, it would be a very small feat to swivel that chair and make it look completely effortless.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the Emperor declares that "the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire", his hands change position between shots twice.

Correction: There is plenty of time between shots for the Emperor to move his hands.

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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.

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Trivia: As Obi-wan and Anakin deliver Palpatine to the Jedi Council on Coruscant, look carefully at the lower right-hand part of the screen and you'll see the Millennium Falcon landing as well (confirmed by George Lucas).

Matty Blast

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Question: During the lightsaber duel on Mustafar, why does Anakin even bother to try to make the jump that he afterwards regretted? Couldn't he had just simply used the force to push the lava towards Obi-Wan, killing him, and then make the jump to safety?

Answer: Maybe, but he is overconfident and impulsive. He has also let rage blind him. Anakin is probably the better fighter of the two, but Obi-Wan kept his cool and analyzed as he fought while Anakin fought angrily and ultimately foolishly which left an opening for Obi-Wan to maim him. It's said in almost every episode of Star Wars not to let fear and anger cloud your judgement. Here are the results.

Grumpy Scot

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