Tonight, while watching Anastasia for the second time this week, I realized an error, of sorts. Well, it probably isn't an error, but it's wrong to me, so therefore it is! I have great logic, really. Anyways! If you've seen the movie, you know what it's about, but I'll explain for those who haven't.
The movie pretty much covers what happens with Anastasia after the Russian revolution and the murder of the Romanovs (with the missing body of Anastasia, but it's a kids movie, they don't go into all of that). Well, in the movie, she gets separated from her grandmother and hits her head, losing her memory. She meets up with con-man Dimitri and his pal Vlad and they try to pass her off as Anastasia, but would ya look at that! She's the real thing! Add in some awesome songs, the evil Rasputin trying to kill her off as he did her family and some romance and you have this movie!
Anyways! To the point. When her grandmother realizes she is the true Anastasia, they reminisce and she places Anastasia's mother's crown on her head. Then set up this huge ball to reveal her to the world. Now, I get the point of the ball. It's wonderful that she found her long lost granddaughter after years of searching. And I suppose I understand the crown—it belonged to her mother and what not. But I don't get why they act like she's a princess. At one point, a man even tells Dimitri to bow and refer to her as “Your Highness.” What do they want her to do? Go back to the now communist Russia and take her place as royalty? Yeah, right.
I mean, I'm sure they didn't really think about that as it's a kids movie. Kids don't know what really happened. They see Rasputin cursing them and what not. Not the real revolution. But it bothers me.
And the reason I'm writing about this on my blog is because a ton of movies have inconsistencies like this. Do the creators of these movies just hope no one notices? Probably. But either way, I suppose it's entertaining if not annoying.
What's your favorite movie inconsistency or error? Which one do you hate the most?
Hello! I'm Lindsey. I'm a writer with a ton of random thoughts bouncing around in my head. So I share them here in hopes that they reach others with these thoughts.