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Other mistake: Rey pilots Luke's X-wing to Exegol from Ahch-to. However, the door to Luke's hut on Ahch-to was seen in TLJ to be an X-wing wing. It is even referenced as such in The Last Jedi visual guide which specifically states it's a wing from Luke's fighter. No way to fly it if it's missing a wing, and when it's lifted out of the water we see it has all its wings intact.

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Suggested correction: The novelization explains that Rey repairs the X Wing, saying, "It was old tech, and it had taken some fast thinking and even faster fingers to get it flight worthy - the wing patched with the door to Luke's hut, shield panels scavenged from the TIE wreckage, and a hefty amount of rewiring."

The novelisation fixes the mistake but it remains a mistake in the movies as we see them.

Not everything has to be shown on-screen, Rey and Luke easily could have repaired the X wing.

It was never stated in The Last Jedi that the door was from Luke's X-wing, though... Not once. Nor did the door look like it came from the X-wing, and the X-wing looked intact during the brief shot where we saw it submerged in TLJ. If you need a secondary source to know about the error, it does not qualify as a mistake in The Rise of Skywalker. If anything, it's a mistake in the guide book (that the novelization of TROS tried to fix), not the movie.

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Corrected entry: In the Emperor's rewritten dialogue for the special edition in the holographic scene with Darth Vader, he tells Vader that "the young Jedi who destroyed the Death Star is the son of Anakin Skywalker," which draws disbelief from Vader - but earlier in the film Darth Vader said, "The rebels are there, and Skywalker is with them." In other words, he already knew who Luke is.

Correction: Vader has learned, courtesy of Imperial Intelligence, that the pilot who destroyed the Death Star is called Skywalker, a surname that, for all we know, may be a common one on Tatooine. It's quite a big leap between knowing the name and realising that this is actually his own son, as he believes that his child died with his mother before he could be born. Some disbelief on his part is entirely justifiable.

Also, according to issue 6 of the canon Marvel comic series "Star Wars: Darth Vader" from 2015, Vader learns the Rebel pilot's name shortly after the events of the first Star Wars film. He immediately realises that Luke is his son and vows to recruit him and claim the Empire for his own. He keeps Luke's identity a secret from the Emperor, who does not find out until much later (this is revealed in the 2020 short story collection "From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back").

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Revealing mistake: After the Rebels break into the bunker, a Rebel in the background punches an officer. But if you watch closely or play it in slow motion, the Rebel's hand never comes into contact with the officer's face. (01:33:25)

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Suggested correction: If you have to use slow motion to see something, it's not a mistake.

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It says "if you watch closely OR play it in slow motion." It is perfectly visible at normal speed.

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21st Jan 2018

Once Upon a Time (2011)

Our Decay - S5-E16

Character mistake: Hades states that Zeus is his older brother when actually he was the youngest among the first twelve gods. So Hades is older than Zeus. (00:27:55)

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Not only that, but it comes from the 1997 Disney film "Hercules" in which Zeus is the older brother. Which only compounds the mythology problem since Hercules is the son of Jupiter and Heracles is the son of Zeus. So Disney is just continuing its own mythology story.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: After Luke's hand is cut off, he squeezes his forearm under his left armpit, and in the first shot of him clutching a pole, the knuckles of Mark Hamill's hand can be seen through his shirt, under his left arm. (01:46:00)

Correction: The first time I watched this, I thought so too, until I noticed that the distance between his right elbow and the supposed knuckles is far too big to be Mark Hamill's lower arm. What looks like the knuckles under his jacket are merely parts of his torn jacket; as you can see in several shots of this iconic scene, it got pretty damaged during the fight.

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Corrected entry: The Emperor starts that if Rey kills him he will possess her and continue on in her body. She then proceeds to kill him anyway.

Correction: As Palpatine says, he wants Rey to strike him down in anger and hate, which would result in his spirit passing into her. When Rey kills him, she is not acting in hate or anger; she is defending herself, using her lightsabers to deflect the Force lightning that he unleashes on her, back at him. As Yoda states in "The Empire Strikes Back": "A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense. Never for attack."

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Corrected entry: Drax is supposed to be a completely literal character. It is explicitly mentioned and played for laughs several times, he also tried to make a metaphor supposedly for the first time and it is called out. However, he speaks metaphorically twice: once when he refers to his enemies as "paper people" and when he refers to Gamora as a whore. The people he is fighting are not actually made of paper, and I doubt he believes Gamora is accepting money for sexual favors.

Correction: Using the word "like" or "as" would make something a simile, not a metaphor. For it to be a metaphor, Drax would have said something like "Their skin was paper." You know their skin isn't actually paper. And as for the Gamora/whore comment, Drax literally sees her as a whore. That wasn't a metaphor for anything at all.

THGhost

The reason why Drax refers to Gamora as a whore, is that the prisoners were calling her a "green whore" when she first entered the prison yard earlier in the film. Drax, being the kind of person that he is, does not realise that they were using it as an insult, but mistakenly believes that is what she actually is.

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24th Oct 2019

Common mistakes

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Suggested correction: Generally, people aren't thinking too forwardly or rationally when someone they're pursuing is about to get away. Their lizard-brain just thinks "getting away -> chase," not considering how unlikely (though not impossible) it is for them to either catch up with the car before it fully accelerates or when it makes a turn, then either pull the driver out of the car or jump on the car.

The person acts on instinct. Many people would do the same in real life.

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29th Feb 2020

Dracula (1992)

Correction: This seems unlikely, given the film's adult content and Drew Barrymore's young age at the time, and the fact that Winona Ryder was selected for the role of Mina even before pre-production began: As stated on page 9 of the 1992 official behind the scenes book "Bram Stoker's Dracula: The Film and the Legend", she had read the screenplay and was interested in playing the role even before director Francis Ford Coppola became involved. She then gave the script to Coppola, who agreed to direct and to cast her in the role of Mina.

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There's a few articles/sites that make this claim, although none seem original (like they're just repeating what's online) and there's no source cited. Another article says she auditioned, which is more likely. But just because she auditioned didn't mean she was "considered." Most of these trivia entries where they say "considered" usually don't mean the person was seriously in contention to get the role.

Bishop73

24th Nov 2008

Dracula (1992)

Continuity mistake: When Prince Vlad enters the chapel to find Elisabeta dead, as the camera pans toward her, the floor in front of the baptismal font is clean, but in the high angle shot where Vlad cries out and tilts the basin, two small pools of Elisabeta's blood can be seen on the floor (the same blood that is washed across the floor by the holy water in the following close-up of the font hitting the floor). (00:03:10 - 00:04:10)

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Suggested correction: Elisabeta drowned; the only blood we see is by her mouth. The red patch on the floor is just a shadow - this becomes apparent when it follows the priest as he moves.

No, the mistake is correct, you are confusing the blood stains by the baptismal font (sitting at her feet) with the shadow above her head: As Vlad enters the chapel, the camera slowly pans toward Elisabeta and the floor in front of the font is clean. In the high angle shot where Vlad cries out and gets up, we see two small pools of Elisabeta's blood in front of the font. In the following close-up of the font falling, we see a pool of blood at the bottom of the shot which is then washed across the floor by the holy water.

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17th Nov 2003

Dracula (1992)

Corrected entry: Lucy gives Mina her engagement ring as an early wedding present but can be seen wearing the same ring when Dracula kills her later in the film after he's transformed himself into a wolf.

Correction: I've examined both scenes closely and while the ring Lucy wears when Dracula kills her has a similar design to the one she gives to Mina, it is a different ring.

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Correction: It might have just been similar-looking. We don't see it in detail during that scene.

17th Dec 2003

Dracula (1992)

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie,they say that Dracula's home is in Romania. Dracula lives in Transylvania,the time is the end of the 19th century (about 1890).Transylvania belonged to Hungary until 1917, not to Romania.

Correction: The movie never actually states that Dracula lives in Romania: After Jonathan escapes from Dracula's castle, Mina merely says that her fiancé is in a convent there ("He's safe, Lucy. He's in a convent in Romania."). In the train scene at the start of the film, Jonathan states that the district where Dracula's castle is located is on the border of three states, Transylvania, Moldavia and Bukovina; Moldavia was part of Romania at the time the movie is set. Presumably, Jonathan escaped across the border to Romania after his ordeal.

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Correction: Actually, Dracula was only born in Transylvania, he lived in Targoviste, the royal court in Walachia, which is a part of what became part of Romania in the 1860s. Being that by birth Vlad Dracula is from Transylvania, there is no error, and we can assume he in fact merely went to the region of his birth. Transylvania is the setting of Stoker's book, and this production of Dracula attempted to combine the real history of Vlad Dracula with the Transylvanian fiction of the book.

24th Feb 2009

Dracula (1992)

Corrected entry: During the scene where Jonathan is closing the transactions in Dracula's castle, the position and arrangement of the papers and objects on the table changes dramatically between shots, without anyone redecorating the table. (00:15:20 - 00:16:20)

Kylantha

Correction: I've examined the scene closely multiple times and the position and arrangement of the papers and objects seems to remain consistent throughout the scene.

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27th Aug 2001

Dracula (1992)

Corrected entry: In the chase scene near the end, when Dracula is hiding inside an earth-filled coffin in the gypsy carriage, you can clearly see the tip of one of his rubber-made finger extensions bending.

Correction: I've examined the scene and watched every shot of Dracula inside the wooden box multiple times. Not once do we see any of his fingertips bend like rubber. In the shot where he first senses Mina's presence, there is a moment where the index finger on his left hand bends, but it does not look like anything out of the ordinary.

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19th Sep 2010

Dracula (1992)

Correction: Jonathan's hair turns grey from stress after he escapes from Dracula's castle. Throughout the rest of the movie, the amount of grey in his hair keeps switching back and forth, even going from slightly grey to completely grey and back again, but this is very blatant and obvious; it seems to be a deliberate move by the filmmakers to show the effect of Jonathan having been subjected to the predation of the vampires.

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29th Oct 2003

Dracula (1992)

Corrected entry: In the crypt scene, Van Helsing, as you can see, cuts off Lucy's head. But when the head pops off, you can see that where there should be blood, guts, flesh, etc., there is only some white blankness. (01:27:45)

Correction: I've watched the scene several times and there is both blood and flesh when the head pops off.

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