Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Corrected entry: Drinking from the chalice with the mermaid's tear should give the drinker the years the other person would have lived. Both Angelica and Blackbeard were minutes away from death, so Angelica should have died minutes later.

Correction: Angelica says that the fountain grants the drinker the years of another person's life, "all the years that they have lived, and they could have lived if fate had been kinder." This means that Angelica will add however many years Blackbeard has been alive, plus however many more he would have lived had he not drank from the chalice, to her life. Whether or not his being poisoned would affect this is unknown, but her life would certainly be significantly extended.

Corrected entry: When Captain Jack is chained to the chair in King George's quarters, his first action is to try to snatch a cream puff from a plate on the table. There are two pastries on the plate when he first sees them, but by the time he slides the chair over to the table, the plate suddenly has about half-a-dozen puffs on it.

Correction: Actually the plate you see from the back has more than two cream puffs (you can see the outline of more faintly behind the first two) and from the front view you see two plates of cream puffs, one with a pile of smaller cream puffs and a plate more to the right with a few larger cream puffs which is the one you see from the back.

Corrected entry: The silver chalices have glass cups set in a silver goblet, and these cups break when the chalices are damaged by the Spaniard. When Cruz's character "drinks" from the chalice, you can see that the glass is broken before the silver rim, so when she tilted it to drink, the contents would have poured out of the hole, not into her mouth.

Ian Hunt

Correction: When Jack first nears the Fountain's location, the water is dripping "upwards." Its magical nature prevents it from acting as water normally does, such as leaking out of the damaged cup.

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Corrected entry: This is more of an "out-of-character" plot hole. In the previous movie, Jack Sparrow was bent on acquiring the Flying Dutchman because he would be able to roam the seas forever. Yet, in this movie he philosophizes how he doesn't have the desire to live forever.

Correction: Yes, because he's learned his lesson about the cost of immortality during the course of the previous film. Now, regaining some youth and extending your life a bit is not the same thing as living forever.

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Corrected entry: Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow have been captured by the Spaniards and are each tied to a tree. Barbossa removes his wooden leg and lifts it high above his face in order to drink the liquid (presumably rum) that was concealed in the hollow top. Captain Jack then takes the wooden leg and holds it under his lips. He tilts it very slightly, then smacks his lips, but there is no way he could have gotten any rum from it in that position.

Correction: Why not? Just because Barbossa tipped it high doesn't mean his mouth was wide open to let the liquid freely pour in. It could still have been full enough for Jack to trickle a bit of rum into his mouth; just enough to steel him for what he was about to attempt.

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Corrected entry: This film takes place during the reign of King George II, who was crowned as King in 1727, almost nine years after Blackbeard was killed in North Carolina.

Correction: This fact was mentioned by Jack Sparrow in the storyline. The premise is that Blackbeard somehow escaped or survived the battle where he was supposedly "killed." Just how he did so is never explained, though in the film, he possesses some supernatural power that may have made this possible.

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