Assassins

Other mistake: When we see Electra for the first time she is in her kitchen drinking some coffee and drying her hair. Though it sounds like the hair-dryer is working on maximum power and it is only two inches from her head, her hair is not moving at all.

Other mistake: Robert opens an old chess game on his laptop, to play the move Miguel hinted; "Bishop takes Rook Pawn." That move is generally part of a Poison Pawn attack. Where the Bishop is protected by its Queen, and captures the Rook Pawn, placing the King in check. In the film the setup on the board is wrong. There's nothing protecting the Bishop once it captures the Pawn, so the King will simply capture the Bishop. Losing a Bishop to gain a Pawn is a terrible sacrifice. The move makes no sense, considering they were supposed to be superior chess players. (00:31:06)

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Suggested correction: Actually, if king takes bishop, that gives a drawing opportunity to Red (by perpetual check), hence it's not a senseless move at all. (According to chess machines, that is the strongest move for Red at that point.) It worth mentioning though that a few moves before White misses a clear winning move, showcasing that the chess plot line lacks care indeed.

Audio problem: In the beginning of the film, Sly is on the computer telling his employers that the mark has been retired. If you listen to the keyboard strokes compared to what's typed on the screen, you'll notice that no sound is made for the space bar or the enter button.

Paul Plesser

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