Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Continuity mistake: After escaping from the guards, Angélica and Jack swim away in a cave. She grabs a knife and moves it close to her breast, but in the close-up, a frame later, she repeats the same movement.

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Continuity mistake: The bible that Philip uses to block the lid in the water tank to let the air in moves slightly out and to the right between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: After Gibbs burns the map in front of Barbossa it cuts to Jack waking up, and when he falls onto the floor this closeup is a flipped shot. Note the ring on Jack's right thumb which should be on his left, and all his hair trinkets are backwards.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, when Jack is talking to Angelica on the deserted island before leaving her, you can see the gold earring in her left ear in the shot over her shoulder facing Jack. In the next shot, over Jack's shoulder, her hair is covering her left ear. Then another shot from behind Angelica, and you can see her earring again. And a final shot from behind Jack, where Angelica's ear is covered again.

Continuity mistake: When Philip asks the mermaid to give him back his life, the position of her hands keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While handcuffed to a chair, Jack tries to grab a cream puff. The napkin on the left alternates between being closer and further away from the dish between shots, and also swaps between being wrinkled to flat.

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Continuity mistake: When Angelica is about to take a leap into the cliff, Philip tries to stop her. When the angle changes, he is standing still and running towards her again.

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Continuity mistake: After Philip blocks the tank's lid with a bible, the mermaid's head position keeps changing in every single shot.

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Continuity mistake: During the trial, Jack's hand swaps back and forth between raised in the front shots, to lowered in the back shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the mermaid approaches the pirates' boat after being threatened with a knife, her arm is uncovered in the shot from behind, but covered in hair in the front shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the castaway is brought to the Spanish king, he raises his hand, but in the very next shot it's lowered.

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Continuity mistake: By the big tree, when Philip is talking with the mermaid, a bang of hair by her right temple appears/disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Jack is on top of a carriage which makes a right turn and encounters a second carriage, which drives parallel to it. For a brief second, there's an aerial shot of Jack with the guards chasing him and the second carriage disappears, only to reappear a frame later.

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Continuity mistake: While in the cave with Jack, Angélica's grip on the knife differs between the front and back shots, with the handle more visible in the back shots.

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Other mistake: In the cave, Angélica steps out of the water and in the close-up of her face her hair is dry, and even drier in the following close-up.

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Continuity mistake: In the cave, Angélica steps out of the water, knife in her hand, and her fringe changes style all the time, most noticeably when she asks "Why?".

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Continuity mistake: Philip insists the mermaid on getting his life back, strokes the hair around her ear, but a frame later his hand is by her temple.

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Continuity mistake: While fighting against Blackbeard in the fountain of youth, Barbossa falls down and bends completely forward to help himself up. When the angle changes he is in a different position, about to stand up.

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Trivia: When Philip comes to the defense of the mermaid that was captured by saying that she has a name, Blackbeard asks him to say what it is. Philip responds that her name is Syrena which is spelled similarly to sirena, the Spanish word for mermaid.

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Question: At the end of the movie when the mermaid offers to save the religious guy, why does it appear that she is just dragging him underwater to his death?

Answer: The difference this time is that she actually kissed him before pulling him under. Either she breathes for him that way, or there's some magical property to a mermaid's kiss. They mentioned earlier in the film how a mermaid's kiss can save a man from drowning. Also, once the end credits start to flash on the screen (background is under water), about the 4th set, the screen lightens, and you can see two "mermaid" figures/shadows swimming toward the upper right of the screen. This is most likely Philip and Syrena. He became a "mermaid/merman."

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Answer: The Mermaid said, "I can save you. All you have to do is ask." The man said, "All I ask, is for your forgiveness." That was close enough for the Mermaid.

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