Continuity mistake: When the humans are about to be branded the branding iron is in the fire heating up. It stays glowing red hot the whole time Leo is threatening Ari, at least 5 minutes.
Continuity mistake: When all the humans are about to be branded, one of the humans is removed from the cage and the funny old ape just pushes the cage door shut, not locking it. A few moments later the camera pans round and you see that the cage is now bolted.
Continuity mistake: When Leo and his group of rebel apes are starting to ride their horses across the river, the Bonham-Carter character falls off her horse and he swims across the river with her on his back. The other apes can't follow because they're afraid of water. So they arrive horseless. However, when they get across the river, suddenly everybody has horses.
Continuity mistake: When Leo dives in the pond where his pod crashed, to get his bag, it is dark and dingy, yet when you see an underwater shot the water is a clear blue/green colour and you can see the sun (or some form of light) shining through the water, yet when he comes out there is no light and it is dingy again.
Continuity mistake: When Leo gets into the pod to try to catch the chimp's pod, he puts on his helmet. Look away, look back, and he's all snapped and buckled in, which would have taken several minutes at least.
Plot hole: The "video history" of the crashed USAF ship makes it very clear that the planet is uninhabited when they "landed". I can understand how a race of apes develops - they had a bunch of them on board. I can understand how a race of humans develops - they are descendants of the original crew. What I don't understand is...where the heck did all the horses come from?
Trivia: Linda Harrison, who portrayed Nova in the original Planet of the Apes and its sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes, has a cameo appearance in this movie as one of the people inside the rolling cage as it's being taken into the city. She is seen standing next to Mark Wahlberg, shaking her head when he asks her a question.
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