The Mummy

Continuity mistake: When Rick is fighting Benny on the camel when they are riding towards the temple Rick and everything else is in shadow in some shots even though the sun is high up and there are no clouds. (00:38:30)

Audio problem: When Jonathan and Evelin are about to board the boat after Rick gets on, Jonathan says "Yes, yes, you're right. Filthy, rude and a complete scoundrel, there's nothing to like there at all." Before he finishes his sentence it cuts back to Evelin, and his lips don't move. (00:23:30)

gamerofalltypes

Revealing mistake: Just after Rick shoots the sword out of Ardeth's hand, he flips over onto the ground to grab a stick of dynamite and quickly light the fuse. Look carefully, the fuse is already lit at the end and it doesn't even touch the fire.

jbrbbt

Continuity mistake: When Henderson gets killed by Imhotep in his hotel room, the shadow of his corpse being thrown shows it to be thrown quite a distance across the room, yet when Imhotep appears, and then walks off, Henderson's corpse is right by his feet. It was thrown much further than that.

GalahadFairlight

Factual error: What is the 'Royal Air Corps'? It was the Royal Flying Corps until 1918, and has been the Royal Air Force ever since. (01:09:55)

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Continuity mistake: Following the attack of the Magi on the adventurer's camp, the short sighted American's shaving foam changes from shot to shot.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Evie, Jonathan, Rick and the fat guy drop down into the mummy preparation room, you see the fat guy pick up his tools and start walking forward, then in the next scene, you see the exact same thing. (00:41:15)

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Continuity mistake: When they show Anck Su Namun committing suicide at the beginning, when the Pharaoh's guards show up she whips around to face them and all of her hair goes over her left shoulder. None is left on her right shoulder. However, in the shot from the front, she has half of her hair over each shoulder. (00:03:20)

shortdanzr Premium member

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie Anck-Su-Namun stabs herself with the knife she just used to stab the Pharaoh, but no blood is on the knife.

jbrbbt

Continuity mistake: You'll notice that they put a lot of emphasis on the sun rising and "showing the way." The sun then rises IN FRONT of them. When the camera gives us a view of the riders on the camels, the shadows from their hats fall directly on their faces, when instead there should be no shadows. When the camera moves to show them all riding towards Humanaptra, their shadows fall a little to the left and behind, like it's high noon or something. (01:37:45)

Continuity mistake: When Benny is looking for the black book in the office, he gets caught by O'Connell. When they are standing under the fan, you hear the scream of the Egyptologist. They all look towards the camera but when Benny runs out the window behind them, the Egyptologist is there. (01:18:40)

Continuity mistake: When Henderson shoots the burning guy to save Jonathan, I counted at least ten shots from his pistol. Also happens when Rick shoots, he seems to fire off more than the 12 shots you would think he'd be limited to.

Revealing mistake: When Evie is chained to the altar next to Anck-Su-Namun, the closeup of Anck-Su-Namun shows the bandages across her throat twitching slightly with the actress's pulse. The problem is, she hasn't been brought back to life yet.

Factual error: When Rick is running from the horsemen at the begining, he stops in front of a pillar and waits to be shot. We see the horses round the corner and rear back in fear and one falls over. We then see Rick again and then cut back to the horses, which have all disappeared. There's no way a horse could get up and run off that fast with a rider. (00:10:55)

Revealing mistake: When the boat with the Medjai is heading towards the ferry, you see the one attach the hook to his wrist. You can see the bulge of his fist at the end of his sleeve, where he attaches the hook. If he was really without a hand, it would only be as thick as his wrist.

Other mistake: When the locusts attack the camp, you see one of the workers get attacked and killed by them within seconds. Then, you see the Egyptologist covered in them. Why isn't he getting attacked and killed by them as well? You'd think that, just like the scarabs, they'd never stop eating.

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Suggested correction: I don't think they are attacked necessarily, you never see them get eaten or die, they are just stopped by the huge wave of them as they are running, whilst the Egyptologist was standing still. Their run is blocked because so many surround them and land on them. Locusts don't eat meat, you got nothing to fear from them although they can cause scratches if they hit you and might damage your eyes. It's a natural response to start running when a huge wave of flying critters approach you.

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Character mistake: Henderson asks the guy as he's leaving the room to get him some bourbon. They already drank in the bar and spat it out when they found out that everything had turned to blood, so it would still be blood.

Revealing mistake: When the scarab beetles surround Benni at the end of the film, watch closely... you can see many scarab beetles running directly "through" each other, revealing they are just a digital effect. (This is also visible in other scenes with the beetles, but it's most obvious in this scene, particularly in the first shot when the beetles begin to swarm towards Benni).

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Continuity mistake: The pharaoh realises that his mistress Anck Su Namun was touched by another man because the body paint on her left shoulder is smudged. However, the way it is messed up differs drastically between when it was being smudged by Imhotep and when the pharaoh points to it. (00:02:40)

ployp

Continuity mistake: When everyone jumps off the burning river boat it is heading away from them, but in the next shot the boat is just starting to pass everyone while they are reaching the shore.

Rick: Well if it ain't my little buddy Beni. I think I'll kill you.
Beni: Think of my children.
Rick: You don't have any children
Beni: Someday I might.

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Trivia: An explanation for why there is no salt acid booby-trap protecting the gold book like there was protecting the black book. In the missing scene some of Imhotep's priests burst through the floor/ground and attack Jonathan and Rick, who get tossed aside. The priests then open the gold book's hiding place and get burned all up by the salt acid. You can even see when Rick grabs the TNT that there is smoke rising from the hole.

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Question: Do the symbols / markings on Ardeth Bay's face mean anything?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: The tattoos on his forehead are the Egyptian Hieroglyphs that spell "Underworld", and the ones on his cheeks are the Egyptian Hieroglyphs for the word "truth." All Medjai males get these tattoos as part of the coming-of-age rite, when they turn sixteen, of which the most important is the tattoo on their right wrist (which Rick O'Connell also has) that marks them as "warriors for God." Other tattoos specific to Medjai males are on their arms, forearms, hands, pectorals, shoulder blades and beneath the navel - the tattoos on the nose and chin are no longer used, since the time of Seti I. Medjai females only get the wrist tattoo when they come of age, but are not marked with any of the other symbols that are particular to men. Fun fact: If the Medjai - male and female alike - shows any sign of pain or cries during the tattooing process, it is considered that they have brought shame to their family.

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