The Mummy
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Revealing mistake: When Imhotep transports Evie, Beni and himself back to Hamunaptra, Evie hears the plane and looks up. Before she states "O'Connell," you can see the letters and numbers on the side of the plane are backwards, like a mirror image - it says "B5538" backwards, which resembles "BE228" (no mirror). (01:32:15)

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Revealing mistake: In the initial battle sequence, in one shot you can see the special effects canister from which the sand explodes up.

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Revealing mistake: At the very start, as Anck Su Namun walks towards the camera, you can see two circular plasters underneath her body paint, preventing her from becoming too exposed. (00:01:20)

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Revealing mistake: When Beni is in the tomb, the place is dark and is only lit by the candle he's carrying. However, when Beni turns around, his shadow on the ground doesn't change positions, indicating that it's not being cast by the candle, but by another source of light. (01:06:40)

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Revealing mistake: The first night after O'Connell goes back to Hamunaptra with Evie, the camp is attacked. In one shot, when O'Connell is shooting at the attackers, he fires and then swings the gun to his right and fires again. As he swings the gun around the flare from the gun follows the nozzle as though it were, say, a spark on a birthday cake sparkler, definitely not like the spark on a gun.

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.

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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.

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.

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: In the scene where Imhotep's priests first pop up, Jonathan is on Rick's left, and the guy in black is on his right. But in that split-second shot that shows them starting to fire, they are on the opposite sides. [In the director's commentary he does mention this but says it's because they had to cut some scenes out due to time, still a mistake but has a reason.] (01:39:20)

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

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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: 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

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.

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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.

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