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Goofs from Doctor Sleep

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  • When Dan returns to the room his family stayed in at the Overlook, he sees the bathroom door Jack hacked open with the axe and puts his face in the axed open panel, reenacting the iconic "Here's Johnny" shot. However, in The Shining, Jack hacked both upper panels of the door to try and get to Wendy, not just the one.
  • When Dan returns to the room his family stayed in at the Overlook, he sees the bathroom door Jack hacked open with the axe and puts his face in the axed open panel, recreating the iconic "Here's Johnny" shot. However, in The Shining, Jack was shown to have hacked both upper panels open to try and get to Wendy, not just the one.
  • When Dan and Abra are getting gas towards the end of the movie, the pump style he is using has a lever that must be moved in front of the opening for the spigot of the dispenser for it to activate. There is no lever there as her pumps, yet he is able to pump gas anyway.

Spoilers

  • Bringing in the ending from the novel The Shining into this story brings up a problem with The Shining (1980). The hotel is destroyed because Danny didn't release the steam from the boilers. In the original novel, Jack had to release the steam every day to avoid an explosion but when he became possessed he forgot thus why the book Doctor Sleep has the hotel destroyed. The first movie never brought up this aspect, which is why the hotel remains. But in this film the hotel blows after the boilers go for just a little while. If they were so quick to blow who turned them off when Wendy and Danny escaped in the first film? They left immediately after Danny escaped the maze with no time to turn them off. It makes no sense for Jack to turn them off before beginning his murder spree. The ghosts couldn't turn them off, shown in the novel and miniseries, and if they could they would have done so.
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