Corrected entry: A real power station in Sydney (the White Bay Power Station) was blown up for the - what else - power-station-blowing-up scene. It was slated for demolition anyway and the film makers requested that they organise it and film it. A lot of people got quite excited about it and turned out to watch it all happen, but in the end it was a bit of a let-down - it's obviously been enhanced for the film.
19th Jun 2003
5th Aug 2006
Corrected entry: When leaving the hospital on Ariel, Jayne is arrested along with Simon and River. His hands are cuffed behind his back. However, when he is stunned by the police officer a moment later and falls to the ground, his hands are in front of him and there is no sign of the cuffs. (00:25:30)
28th Nov 2006
27th Nov 2005
Corrected entry: During the commentary for Shindig, one of the costume designers comments on the leather bands Zoe wears around her neck, saying that they are a symbol of her marriage to Wash, which is why she 'never takes them off'. However, in the flashback scene showing the first meeting between Zoe and Wash, she is wearing the bands. (00:11:00)
9th Sep 2005
Corrected entry: After Mr Murdock punches Mazzilli, Emerson (Mark's English teacher) rushes in and pulls them apart, saying 'what's wrong with this school?.' Mrs Cresswood arrives and threatens her with dismissal, and only a few hours later we see Emerson finding Mark to tell him goodbye as she 'was fired'. There is no way a teacher's dismissal, especially on such grounds, could occur in less than a day. Teachers who commit major crimes would be arrested and escorted from the premises; for others, there is a long procedure which must be followed before the teacher loses his or her job. (01:17:45 - 01:19:25)
20th Dec 2004
Corrected entry: In the 'present day' scenes at the beginning of the film, we see the run-down theatre, filled with cobwebs and debris, while it's being used for the auction. However, in the scenes set earlier, we see that the theatre was consumed by fire; but there are no signs of this in the scenes set later.
26th Dec 2003
Corrected entry: Merry and Pippin drink Ent draughts in TTT and grow taller. At the end of ROTK when all the hobbits are standing together (Aragorn's crowning in Minas Tirith) Merry and Pippin are no taller than they were to start with (compare with the group shot at the Council of Elrond in FOTR as one example). Yes, Merry does say "everything's back to normal", but that's because they've had equal amounts of the draught so he's back to being the tallest. The book states the effect is the draught is permanent, and the film doesn't suggest otherwise.
Corrected entry: The first time we see the older Elizabeth, she has just awoken from a dream about the day she and Will first met. She gets out of bed, takes a lamp that is burning there, and opens the drawer to find the medallion. However, a minute later it is shown to be broad daylight, so there is no reason for that lamp to be there. Either it has been left burning all night (something never done, in case of fire - and it would have run out of fuel in that time anyway), or a maid has just brought it in while Elizabeth was sleeping - but why would she do this, and not just open a window?
19th May 2003
Corrected entry: You'd think that in the Battle of Helm's Deep, where the defenders of a fortress are hopelessly outnumbered, one of the best hopes would be to take out as many of the enemy as possible before it came to hand-to-hand fighting ? ie, shoot as many as you could before they reach the walls. Certainly we see the Elves (and the Men) firing often. However, even at the end of the battle, most of the archers have quivers full of arrows. There are a number of shots where this can be seen but the most obvious is just after Haldir has been wounded ? there is a brief shot of the retreating soldiers (Elves and Men) and most, if not all of them, have quivers full of golden-fletched arrows. I know that Tolkien speaks of archers 'gleaning' arrows from among the dead, but so many, and in the middle of a huge battle? Plus the arrows are all clean and neat looking.
25th May 2003
Corrected entry: Does it strike anyone else as odd that the members of the Fellowship have to tap at the walls outside Moria (extended DVD) to try to find the gates, when the gates have an enormous great tree at either side of them - the two holly trees which are later ripped up by the Watcher and used, along with stones and other rubble, to block the entrance. In the book they never had any trouble finding the door, only making it appear; the holly trees, which were 'larger than any trees of holly that Frodo had ever seen or imagined,' and stood 'like sentinel pilars at the end of the road,' marked the spot even from quite a distance.
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