The Mummy

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.

Continuity mistake: During the foreign legion battle, the defensive line starts to retreat from the wall, falling under the force of the attack. Rick is at the centre of a group of five soldiers who are more or less in a V-pattern. When the camera changes position from front to back, there's just 3 of them.

Spiny Norman

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.

lionhead

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).

TedStixon

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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.

Other mistake: At the hotel after the American has been relieved of his eyes and tongue and the motley crew realises the "waters" have turned to blood, Rick encounters Evelyn outside and behind her is a sign for "offices" that seems a bit too modern for the times.

Factual error: In the scene where the Americans find the chest containing the canopic jars, the egyptologist reads the text from left to right. However, the text actually begins from the middle and goes to both directions: one sentence goes from right to left and the other from left to right (this was very common in Ancient Egypt as hieroglyphs could be written in both directions) So, as he started from the left, the highly trained egyptologist was actually reading the inscription backwards.

Plot hole: If the Medjai are supposed to be the guardians against Imhotep and sworn to make sure he never comes back to life then why weren't they in possession of the key that opened everything in the first place?

jbrbbt

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Suggested correction: Because it got lost in the centuries that passed. It's possible they don't even know every step on how the mummy can return.

lionhead

Continuity mistake: When Imhotep takes Benny as his servant, he holds out some gold items in a very skeletal hand (where he had the gold when he had no pockets is another matter). When O'Connell and friends are leaving Hamanoptera, Imhotep's hand comes out of the sand. You can see that it is either a prop hand, or a crewman's hand in a glove, as it is thicker than it was a few moments before.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: At the stand off at the base of Anubis, when Beni says, "There are 4 of you and 15 of me. Your odds are no so good". O'Connell crosses his right arm over to point a gun at Beni, but they are no longer crossed immediately after when replies, "I've had worse."

Cheski

Continuity mistake: When Evie shows Dr. Bey the ancient Egyptian map, she points at Hamunaptra with her left hand, but in the next shot, based on her body position, she's pointing at the map with her right hand.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when Evie is putting the books back, she is standing on the ladder leaning against the bookshelf and the top rung of the ladder is at mid thigh. When she reaches and the ladder stands up the top rung is at breast level. (00:13:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Imhotep's sarcophagus first falls through the ceiling Jonathon is practicing his golf swing a few feet away from Rick and Evie. When the sarcophagus falls exactly where Jonathon has been standing, Jonathon is suddenly 20 feet away without having had a chance to move.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the group is waiting on Evie to decipher where the black book is, Jonathan runs out to get the car and it's pointing one way. When everyone runs out to get in the car, it's now pointing on the opposite direction. There's no way he could've turned the car around that fast.

lilmamado

Continuity mistake: When Imhotep's coffin is first found, O'Connell blows the sand out of the lock where the key is supposed to go. For the rest of the scene, the amount of leftover sand in the lock (particularly the arches) changes from shot to shot.

Evelyn: You know, nasty little fellows such as yourself always get their comeuppance.
Beni: They do?

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Trivia: The warning that is on the chest containing the Canopic jars ('Death shall come on swift wings to whomsoever opens this chest') is a variation of the curse that was allegedly written on the walls of Tutankhamen's tomb: 'Death shall come on swift wings to him that toucheth the Pharaoh's tomb'.

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Question: No matter how many times I watch this, I don't count all 10 plagues. Do some end up on the cutting room floor?

ChiChi

Answer: The featured Plagues are: locusts, flies, water turning into blood, fiery hail, the sun turning black, boils and sores. The missing Plagues are: cattle disease, wild beasts, frogs, and death of the first-born sons.

Chosen answer: The plagues stop when they 'destroy' the mummy's powers. The good guys are trying to stop the mummy before the death of the first-born plauge (which they suceed in doing, as Jonathan survives the movie), as well as preventing the mummy from becoming all powerful and impossible to destroy - which would happen after the tenth plague. Some of the plagues, too, could have been happening while the good guys are in Hamunaptra and therefore not experiencing them themselves, bringing the total of plagues experienced by the outside world closer to nine.

Kaite13

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