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Star Wars: Episode II - The Attack of the Clones (2002) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Dooku's lightsaber has two different sound effects when he turns it on. The first time, when he is about to duel Obi-Wan, the sound is similar to Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi. The second time Dooku turns his lightsaber on, when he is about to fight Yoda, the sound is the same as Darth Vader's from the original trilogy (as well as Darth Maul's from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace).
When Padme falls from the ship Dooku shot, she can be heard screaming, but her lips do not move.
After Obi Wan sends the message for help to Anakin and Amidala, Amidala says she is going to Geonosis to "help Obi Wan", though her lip movement indicates she is going to "save Obi Wan."
When Anakin is talking to Padme on the red couch his profile shows his mouth is moving, but he says nothing.
During the fireplace conversation, in one of the "over-Anakin's-shoulder" shots, Anakin stops talking, but we see him say another line.
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The thumping sounds of the creature's feet in the arena are frequently unsynchronized throughout the scene.
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Near the end of the movie, Count Dooku uses the force to pull the ceiling down on Yoda. When Yoda uses the force to stop the rocks and push them away, a very large piece of rock smashes against the wall without making a sound.
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In the arena scene when the monsters are approaching, Obi-Wan tells Anakin to "Concentrate". His lips are actually saying the original line, which was "You take the one on the left, I'll take the one on the right". This line was present in the media screenings but changed for the theatrical release.
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When Padme and Anakin are in the field on Naboo talking to one another, Padme says, "I went into public service," but her lip movement doesn't match what she says.
During Yoda's fight with Count Dooku, you hear the sound of lightsabers intersecting when they aren't.

Continuity 

When Ki Adi Mundi first draws his lightsaber in the Arena, it is blue. After Yoda and the clones arrive, his lightsaber is green. Seconds later, when he gets on a ship, his lightsaber is blue again.
When a Clone Trooper finds Padme after she has fallen out of the gunship on Geonosis, she tells him to get a transport ready so they can follow Anakin and Obi-Wan to Dooku's hangar. There's no way she could have know they were going there; she was unconscious when they did.
On clone ship following Count Dooku, Obi-wan wants to fire at Count Dooku's speeder but the ship's command reports that the ship is out of rockets. However when camera cuts to Obi-wan with wing in background 4 rockets are under the wing
In the battle arena scene where C3PO's head is being dragged by R2D2, C3PO is heard talking. ON Bespin, C3PO's voice controls were on his back and he was unable to talk until he was joined with his body as this is where power was derived.
When Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padme are chasing after Count Dooku on Geonosis, Dooku's escorts shoot at them. Padme falls from the ship holding her gun, but in the wide shot, there is no gun to be seen.
When Anakin and Padme are in the tunnel at Geonosis, Anakin stops Padme with his right hand, but in the next shot, he's holding her back with his left hand.
When Obi Wan sends the message for help to Anakin and Amidala, Amidala presses a red button in order to transmit the message to the Jedi council. A minute later she presses the same red button in order to view a map of a galaxy, without first doing anything which might be expected to change the function of the button. There have been some desperate attempts to explain this one away, but we don't buy it.
When Anakin is talking to Padme before going off in search of his mother on Tatooine the positions of their shadows change between shots.
When Anakin is talking to his mother just before she dies, the amount of sweat on his face changes between shots.
When Anakin is with his mother in the Tusken camp, and she is giving her "I'm so proud of you" speech, the position of her hand on his face changes between shots.
Jango Fett's guns make a different sound during the arena fight than during the rest of the movie.
When Obi-Wan is climbing out of his starfighter on Geonosis we see R4's head (dome) facing the front of the ship and then rotate left. The next cut, R4's head (dome) is facing forward again, and repeats the motion rotating left a second time.
At one point Padme gets scratched by the Nexu you can see the scratches and blood later in the movie when she is in the gunship the holes are still in her shirt but there is no scratches or blood
In all the "Arrival to Geonosis" scenes, the planet is surrounded by nothing but the asteroid field. When Count Dooku retreats from the world, several Trade Federation Droid Control Ships have mysteriously appeared as well.
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When Obi-Wan talks to Yoda about who might have erased Kamino from the Jedi Archives, Yoda is instructing Younglings in sabre technique. In one shot an alien Youngling appears in the back of the class, in the next, he's in front of the class. When the shot re-establishes, the alien is once again in the back of the class.
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Kneeling over her decoy, Padme's hair is on both sides of her shoulders. When she stands up, her hair is all on one side.
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When Padme is packing for her trip to Naboo, at one point she is in her closet holding a red garment. A moment later, when she places it in her case, it has changed color to blue.
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The spinning display in the background of the Lars family's workshop is inconsistently placed between cuts.
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While in the arena on Geonosis, when Mace Windu is fighting the droids, his under tunic of his Jedi Garb is overlaying to his right. Shortly after, just after beheading Jango Fett, the tunic is overlaying to his left.
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The three antennae on the back of the yellow speeder disappear briefly as Anakin catches Obi-Wan when he falls from the drone.
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As Anakin chases Zam through the crowd, the same shot of him passing by a column (he shoulders by it as he passes) is played twice.
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As clone ships fly away from the arena, the last ship loads its missiles. When it is reloading you can clearly see droids on the field. In the next shot with R2D2 and C3PO there are no droids on the field.
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When Anakin fights Dooku with his and Obi-Wan's lightsabers, the blades change hands as soon as the fight starts.
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When Obi-Wan Kenobi grabs the provoking stick from the Geonosian and holds it to fend off the acklay, he holds it in the middle. In one shot, however, the stick is then shown being held towards the tip.
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When Obi-Wan is at the Jedi Temple library and the elderly librarian is helping him to locate the Kamino system on the display screen, he states that it should be at the part of the galaxy's picture he points to (somewhere to the center left of the screen) but when the screen zooms in to the location, it doesn't zoom in to the location Obi-Wan points to, and instead zooms in to the center of the galaxy at the dead center of the image.
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During the arena battle, two creatures of fairly significant size (the reek and the acklay) are quite clearly killed. However, during later wide shots of the arena, neither creature's corpse is visible. The reek later reappears when Boba Fett is examining Jango's severed head.
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When Obi-Wan is having a drink at the Outlander Club bar, there is a woman with short blond hair sitting at his left. As he spins around swinging his lightsaber at Zam Wesell, the woman's chair is empty (he would have hit her if she was still sitting there). In the next close-up of Obi-Wan, the woman has returned to her seat (at the far left of the screen).
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When Zam Wesell runs into the Outlander Club, the area beside the entrance is empty. A moment later, As Anakin and Obi-Wan arrive, there are several canisters and cases placed outside the arches of the Outlander on the right.
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At the planned execution, Padme starts climbing to the top of a pole. After Obi-Wan comments on this, she is already at the top somehow.
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During the fight at the end, Anikan originally has handcuffs on his hands, but they disappear sometime during the fight without them being removed.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Count Dooku addresses the Jedi just before the Clones come to their rescue, the wisps of his hair on the left appear green.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Padme's decoy, Corde, is seen killed in the beginning when the ship explodes, but in later scenes, we see a decoy that appears to be Corde. This is not a goof, though, as the decoy we are seeing is actually a different decoy, named Dorme (remember, since Padme's decoys obviously need to be able to impersonate her, they are naturally all going to look similar!), whom we hear her refer to by name (confirming that she IS, in fact, not Corde but a different decoy) just before she and Anakin board the freighter bound for Naboo.

Plot holes 

During the light-saber battle with Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Dooku, Obi-wan is slashed by Dooku and falls to the floor. Dooku raises his saber to kill him. Anakin dives in and blocks his saber. In the wide shot, not only is Obi-Wan not anywhere to be seen, he almost immediately, THROWS his saber to Anakin. Neither Dooku or Anakin had moved yet. Obi-Wan should have been able to just hand his saber up to Anakin.

Revealing mistakes 

In the underground factory fight in Geonosis, Anakin's light saber tip gets tangled with his cape, and he tries for a brief second to take it off.
At several points in the movie, characters are missing reflections and shadows.
The space traffic seen in the window of Palpatine's office repeats itself exactly during every scene, day or night.
When Anakin and Padme arrive on Geonosis they enter the underground factories. A steel door opens above them and Padme ducks to enter. However when Anakin follows he does not duck enough and his head passes through the digitally created metal door.
When Obi-Wan is talking to Jango and Boba in their "apartment", Obi-Wan pauses. He's not moving and you can see the back of his head. When Jango walks behind Obi-Wan on the screen, you can see Jango's "shadow" through Obi-Wan.
When Yoda is about to leave the meeting, right after the assassination of the queen we can see that he still is in front of his chair, even though he is moving for several seconds.
Obi-Wan's beard is noticeably fake in several scenes. This is because actor Ewan McGregor had shaved off his beard after principal photography, and the shooting of additional scenes required a wig and fake beard to re-create his look. Shots include the scene in the elevator to Padmé's apartment, the exchange about the 'changeling' in the Outlander Club and his entire interrogation by Count Dooku.
The shot of Count Dooku raising his lightsaber over Obi-Wan is played backwards. It is seen again moments later as he strikes down.
During the tour of the Kaminoan cloning facility, there are several shots that appear to have been flipped. The giveaway is that Obi-Wan kimono overlays on the left instead of the right, and his lightsaber hilt is hanging from the left instead of the right.
The antenna on Jango Fett's helmet switches sides during his fight with Obi-wan Kenobi.
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Flipped shot: When Anakin is stalking Zam in the bar, before she attacks Obi-Wan, his plaited hair is on the left side of his head in one shot.
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In the beginning, right after the blast of the explosion "hits" the two actors outside the ship, the male actor jumps before he falls. He also quickly turns his head and stretches out to slow his fall, revealing him to be anticipating the "blast".
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