The Book of Life

The Book of Life (2014)

Continuity mistake: When Joaquin enter the bull fighting ring before Manolo's bull fight, Joaquin removes his cape and drops it on the ground. When Joaquin's horse gallops by and Joaquin grabs onto his steed, the cape is missing.

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John Ohman

Continuity mistake: When Manolo arrives in the Land of the Remembered, only his swords can be seen on his back. A few scenes later after he meets the Captain, his guitar appears on his back too.

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Continuity mistake: Before Manolo's first bull fight begins, his father sheathes two swords on his back. However, those swords disappear when Manolo enters the ring where he fights the bull. Furthermore, when the time come for Manolo to kill the bull, his father provides him one sword.

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John Ohman

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Question: When Manolo and Joaquin start fighting the wild boar, General Posada only sees Joaquin confronting the boar before he is knocked unconscious. Thus, he never sees Manolo fighting the boar like a matador. When the general recovers, he believes Joaquin defeated the boar and not Manolo. Despite the townsfolk being impressed by Manolo's action, why does no one, including the nun who thanks Manolo for saving her life, speak up and tell the general what actually happened? Why don't they confirm to the general that Manolo fought and defeated the boar?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: There was probably too much panic from the rampaging animals.

Question: It is stated that Joaquin's father is dead. However, Joaquin's mother never shows up throughout the film nor is there a mention on whether she is also deceased or still alive. What happened to Joaquin's mother? Why does she never appear?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: We believe she left him when his dad died. Supposedly she's in Mexico city.

Question: Maria's father tells her that Joaquin will only stay in their city, San Angel, if she marries him. Otherwise, if Maria doesn't marry him, Joaquin will have to leave. San Angel is also Joaquin's home city. Why would he have to leave?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Because it was mentioned that Joaquin goes from town to town saving people from bandits. It's likely that everyone was under the assumption he would leave again to help other people, and he has nothing other than Maria and General Posada tying him to San Angel (except maybe Manolo).

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