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(2017)

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Character error 

Light tells Mia that 'Kira' means light in Russian and Celtic.

There is no such language as Celtic, rather there is a Celtic family of languages. Extant Celtic languages include: Irish, Welsh, and Breton.

'Kira' doesn't mean light is any of these languages, in Irish for example the word is 'Solas'. Futher most Celtic languages don't even use the letter 'K'.
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Continuity 

When Light shows Mia the Death Note for the first time he asks her to read the last entry. The last entry should have been Anthony Skomal, not Kenny Doyle.
When Light first writes in the Death Note (about 10 minutes in), Ryuk hands him a pen and you hear the distinctive click of a retractable roller-ball pen. Cut to Light writing Kenny's name and hes using a fibretip fine-liner. Then when Light is writing the 'How' hes using a roller-ball again.
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When "L" is chasing Light Turner through the diner, he jumps up and runs along the counter. One can clearly see "L" slips and is about to fall on his butt; however, it switches to a different camera angle and he has not fallen but is still running.
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When Detective James Turner first meets L in his office to discuss the case of Kira, he is handed an ice cream cone before he sits down. The cone is in his hand untouched for the first few shots before it eventually disappears from his hand when he is handed case folders.
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When Ryuk reads some rules to Light, you can see on the top of one of the rules he is reading, that there is the rule of if there is no cause written of the death, the person shall die of a heart attack. But later on, all deaths that they write have to have a cause or it will be as the dealer says.
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Mia wears a single silver band on the middle finger of one hand throughout the film. However it frequently changes from her left to her right depending on the scene. During prom night she ends up wearing it alternately on both hands, pointing to the fact that this is a continuity error.
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In the classroom as Light is running to the door, he grabs the apple off the desk. Later to be seeing flying off the desk to Ryuk.
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Errors in geography 

Light gives Watari 48 hours to get to New York, and Watari boards a train from Seattle to New York. As of 2017, the train would take about 70 hours to get to New York and therefore, his death would've occurred MUCH earlier/on the train.
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Near the end of the film as Light Turner is running towards the Seattle Great Wheel (or Ferris Wheel as they call it) there are city lights and skyscrapers across the water. The Seattle Great Wheel sits on a pier. From the angle of the shot the camera would be facing out into Puget Sound - and away from the Seattle skyline.
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Most of the shots of the Seattle Great Wheel and the pier it sits on are not an accurate depiction of the pier. In the film there are many small food and souvenir stands along the long, narrow pier. The real pier is much shorter, much wider, and has large warehouse-like buildings housing various attractions and businesses which leave very little room for police vehicles to access the Great Wheel.
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Miscellaneous 

A crew member can be heard coughing in one scene.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Light successfully uses the Death Note on Watari despite not knowing his real name; only his alias. And that's working for the Rules of the Death Note. Rule 2 (for this adaptation) says clearly, the Face of the Person has to be in the writers mind, when the Name of the Person is written in. In Wataris case, this fulfills the rule given, as Watari is this persons used name, even if it is an Alias. It would also work, if the writer would insert CHER or MADONNA, because these names are used in real life instead of their birth given names. On the other side, it wouldn't work with L, even when Light knows his face, because L is only one letter and therefore not a complete usable name and won't pass Rule No. 2.
Ryuk says that nobody has been able to write his name in the Death Note, several times says that previous owners have only been able to write two of the four letters that make up his name, but when Ligth is reading the rules, the phrase "Ryuk is not to be trusted" is clearly seen.

Correction - Ryuk is referring to someone writing his name to be killed, since what we saw was just a warning this is why the writer wasn't killed before he/she could finish.
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When Light threatens to write Ryuk's name in the notebook, Ryuk says that no one has written past the second letter in his name. Prior to this conversation Light read a note that said "Do not trust Ryuk, he is not your friend or pet" meaning Light should have known it wouldn't work on him and that someone had gotten past writing Ryuk's name.

Correction - What we saw written was a warning not a notice of death, a Death Note of you will, so maybe there's different rules for that (there is a lot of rules after all) Plus who says Ryuk is his real name.
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Plot holes 

L reasons that Kira is in Seattle because only that city saw the broadcast of the hostage situation. However, this reasoning ignores that the broadcast was also streamed online, as this is how Light and Mia found it, where anyone could have watched.
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