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Mummy Returns, The - Classic Error
At the end of the movie, Brendan Fraser and the boy are running to the pyramid before the sun touches it. The sunlight is chasing them from the bottom up, but it is an obvious fact that the sunlight would touch the top of the pyramid first, not the bottom.
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lordssb on 05-07-2001
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Sarah3264 writes:
This is unacceptable. They only did this to make the kid live.
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jwoo writes:
First of all, some historians have pointed out Ebert to be incorrect about things. It is just a movie and who really cares. Plus another point is that Brendan wasn't trying to run faster than the sun, because the sun wasn't moving. It was just the earth turning on its axis.
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kjbrasda writes:
The sunlight also fills the jungle canyon (or whatever it was) in the wrong direction. v In the movie, the sunlight hit the edge closest to the sun first, and filled the canyon from that point. In reality, it should hit the opposite edge first and the shadow from the edge nearest the sun should retreat from there.
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p8ballprincess writes:
The real slip-up is (I am posting this on 5/10/01, just in case someone else posts this as a slip-up) that to be running fast then the sun he would need to be running more the 1,000 miles per hour. I found this out in the Erbert review. Give credit to him, not me. He did the math, I didn't.
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Ben Nevis writes:
That's exactly right, the sunlight would touch the tip of the pyramid first. I tried to explain this to some of my friends but they refused to believe it. Just look at how a shadow moves in relation to the direction of the sun, or rig up a torch to act like the sun rising over a table. This one slip-up ruined the entire movie for me, not that it was any good to begin with.
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