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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Poster

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Anachronisms 

When Vortigern goes into Catia's room toward the end of the film, one of the birds in the background is clearly a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo (commonly known as a Galah), which is only found in Australia. While everything in this film suggests some fantastical locations around Europe, there is no indication that any character has even been to Australia, much less traveled to collect a bird as a pet.
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Several female characters are wearing clear nail polish and have recent manicures. This would not be possible in the England of 1000-1500 years ago.
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Arthur uses the term "razzle-dazzle", which was not coined until the 19th Century.
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Several of the dogs shown in the scene when Arthur draws Excalibur and when his execution is about to occur are of breeds which would not have existed 1000 years ago.
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The clothing worn by multiple individuals is clearly machine-stitched and not had-sewn. Since the sewing machine would not be invented for nearly 1000 years into the future from the setting of the film, this should not have been possible.
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The horsemen in the film are all using stirrups which would not be in widespread use in Europe until several hundred years after the setting of the film.
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Continuity 

The length of Excalibur's hilt changes between shots. One moment only a single hand can fit, and then two hands.
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At the end of the movie when King Arthur is talking to the Viking rep., He switches from working on the Round Table in a white shirt to a maroon vest and eating on the completed round table. A few more switches in clothing occur in the next sequence of knighting with Excalibur too.
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Crew or equipment visible 

The lighting throughout the film is wrong.

The scenes by candlelight are too bright and contain too little flickering. The daytime scenes inside of building are too bright considering the limited number of windows and their small sizes.
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Factual errors 

Before Arthur and friends retreat to George's school, there a number of arrow shots that explode in the air. Since black powder (gunpowder) came from China in the 13th century and the legends about Arthur take place in the 5th-11th century, they could not have had exploding arrows.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the beginning of the film, young Arthur and Catia (the daughter of Vortigern) are relatively the same age (both appear as young children in the beginning of the film - aged 2). After the characters "age" that there is a rather large age gap in age, while Catia only appears to have aged ten/fifteen years, Arthur appears to have aged twenty or more years in the same amount of time. But he has had a rough, hard scrabble life which can be said to have aged him prematurely.
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Continuity 

Toward the end of the film, the Vikings are asked to kneel before Arthur. The leader of the Viking delegation, just before kneeling, gives an exaggerated, arms-out shrug of submission, then the camera switches to a shot from behind where the Viking leader does the exact same shrug.
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