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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Poster

Goofs

Character error 

When Harry is walking alongside Dumbledore in limbo, Harry repeatedly steps on Dumbledore's cloak.
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Continuity 

While Harry is running through Snape's memory a scene from the book is presented. It is about when Snape is still a death eater and listens secretly to the prophecy made by Sybil. However Sybil from Snape's memory is shown making a different prophecy. It is the prophecy made by Sybil in Prisoner of Azkaban. Not only the scene but also the dialogs are wrong.
In the flashback to when Snape and Lily were kids, Lily is shown with brown eyes. This is incorrect because everybody describes Lily to have the same color eyes as Harry in the movie which is blue.
When Harry and the characters are in Gringotts, they go through a waterfall. After they have fallen out the cart, Hermione gets up, wet, but the next time you see her she is dry (her skin and clothes don't reflect light as much as they did in the previous shot), then in the next shot, she is wet again.
When in the Great Hall where Pansy Parkinson is pointing out for somebody to grab Harry and when his friends starts gathering closer to him, Ron is nowhere to be seen for the entire duration of the scene in any of the people surrounding Harry.
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When Voldermort learns that the Hufflepuff cup is stolen he has bare feet but if you look carefully during the climax he has his shoes on.
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The pillow behind Griphook changes position during the Shell Cottage scene.
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When Lily Harry's mother is seen being sorted into Gryffindor Dumbledore's seat is vacant.
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During the battle between Harry and Voldemort in the tower of Hogwarts, Voldemort immobilizes Harry with black strips of cloth from his robes. The movie then cuts to two fights in turn: the first between Hermione and Ron with Negini and the second to one between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange. When we get back to Harry and Voldemort Harry is free from the cloth strips which are receding back into Voldemort's robe. How Harry got free is not clear.
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The bridge leading away from the entrance courtyard in this movie is shown going straight away from the building from the middle of the wall opposite the building entrance. In earlier movies, it goes at an angle from one corner.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Just after Harry has seen Snape's memories in the pensieve, he turns and sits down on the step and the camera can be seen reflected in the gold on the wall behind him.

Factual errors 

When Bathilda Bagshot meets Hermione and Harry flies can be heard buzzing. As this is mid-winter and judging by the light snow the temperature is quite a lot below freezing no insects could be active.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 it was established that the trio had gained control of Bellatrix Lestrange's wand at Malfoy Manor. However in Part 2's Gringotts lobby scene, Hermione-impersonated Bellatrix refuses to show her wand as ID. In the movie Griphook can be heard whispering "They know. They know she's an impostor. They've been warned", so obviously the request for the wand was unexpected even to him. It's thus pretty safe to conclude that the real Bellatrix had reported her wand stolen and alerted Gringotts prior to the trio's attempted break in.
When Harry, Hermione and Ron arrive in Hogsmeade, the town is snow-covered. At nearby Hogwarts, there is no snow anywhere. The cold weather was caused by the Dementors.
In one of Snape's flashbacks he is holding Lily's dead body and she is wearing a light blue button up shirt. In versions of the same scene in previous movies, she is wearing a black turtleneck. This is easily explained as it is Snape's memory that we are seeing, not an objective recounting of the situation. Memories can change subtly over time and Snape may not recall all the details perfectly and may have blended that memory with another of Lily wearing that shirt.
When George asks Fred if he's alright, George's ears are not both visible. His injured left ear can clearly be seen to be scarred and deformed when he turns away from Fred.
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In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, when Harry revisits Godric's Hollow, the entire roof and much of the walls of the upper floor of the Potter home have been destroyed. But in Snape's memory of the aftermath of the attack on the Potters the upper floor is still undamaged. This is because the attack was to kill the Harry to prevent a prophecy coming true, and no damage was done to the house. After their death the house was abandoned and would probably have been vandalised over the years as well as deteriorating until eventually it looked the way it looked when Harry returned to it.
The Parseltongue phrase that Ron uses to open the Chamber of Secrets sounds nothing like what Harry said when he initially opened it. When Harry opened it he At no time is it stated that a specific phrase has to be said in order to open the door, it can be opened by any person capable of speaking Parseltongue.
When the trio change clothes after jumping into the black lake, Harry puts on a long sleeved shirt that is gray with a dark collar. Later, in the "limbo" scene, he is shown wearing the same gray shirt with dark collar but short sleeves. However this is not necessarily incorrect as the limbo scene is in Harry's mind, Harry is also not wearing his glasses because he does not need them.
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When Harry is talking the the ghost of Helena Ravenclaw and he moves around her, his shadow is seen on her. As she is a ghost it seems like this shouldn't be possible. Ghosts (theoretically, because they aren't real) do have some physical presence, much like a plume of smoke or dust, which can be seen but also passed through. Shadows would be visible falling upon a ghost.
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When Voldemort is calling off the Deatheaters his voice echoes, the echoed phrase "dispose of your dead" comes before he actually says the words. This is because his speech is being communicated directly into the minds of everyone in the battle, not shouted through the halls of the castle. This is evidenced by the sound effects and reactions of several characters just before Voldemort starts speaking. This 'telepathic' type of communication would easily allow echoed phrases to occur before the phrase is spoken almost like a thought occurring before it is spoken.
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Just as the bridge collapses under Neville, it looks like he throws his wand forward, but he is just flailing as he begins to fall with the bridge collapsing underneath him. When he later pulls himself up he first tosses the wand onto the floor of the bridge. He never threw his wand away, understandable as he is in the midst of a battle, and this is confirmed by the reverse shot looking towards his startled friends where no wand is visible on the remaining deck of the bridge.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the final battle, Ralph Fiennes nose is briefly visible instead of Voldemort's characteristic snake nose look.

Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Errors in geography 

At the end of the film when Harry takes his son to board the Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross, an exterior shot of St Pancras Station is used. St Pancras is a more photogenic building than Kings Cross.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

During the confrontation between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange it is suggested that two of the spells that Molly casts are actually the same shot reused. All of the spells she casts have different movements to signify the difference between casting different types of curse, trying to get past Bellatrix's ability to block them.
While we are told that Snape conjured the patronus that led Harry to the Sword of Gryffindor in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, he had no way of knowing where the trio were camped. But Harry had the piece of glass that Sirius gave him in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which enabled him to see Aberforth Dumbledore. It is possible that Aberforth recognized the area and contacted Snape.
When Draco returns to his parents (after Voldemort hugs him) he is seen to be leaving in the crowd with Narcissa. In the next shot, he and his mother are still standing in front of the crowd/behind Voldemort. However, Draco and Narcissa didn't actually leave the crowd... they are seen stopping and turning just as the scene cuts to Neville as he is about to step forward. The Malfoys didn't actually leave until Neville pulled the Sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat and Harry drops from Hagrid's arms, alive.
When Bellatrix casts her spell at Ginny in the Great Hall near the end of the film, Ginny is standing in front of her family. However, when Molly Weasley comes forward to attack Bellatrix, Ginny is suddenly behind her father and brothers. Which is easily explained by the over-protective nature of her family towards her, as Molly steps forward her father and brothers would also act to shield her from harm.
When Harry is viewing Snape's memory, he sees Dumbledore with Snape, as Snape casts the patronus charm. This is not the same patronus that leads Harry to finding the sword of Gryffindor in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, it is merely to highlight to Dumbledore the extent of his love for Lily.
When Lily and James are pictured as they are murdered both in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and in Snape's penseive they are wearing different clothing than when Harry uses the Resurrection Stone so that he may have them with him as he dies. The resurrection stone does not always give those brought back the same appearance as when they died.
When Harry reveals himself to Snape in the Great Hall he is wearing a Hogwarts robe. However his regular clothes are beneath the robe, and he is seen tossing it to the side once Snape flees.

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