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(at around 28 mins) 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'.
Errors in geography
(at around 1h 19 mins) 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.
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.
At one point, a news report claims 6 death row prisoners wrote something on their cell walls in perfect Japanese. The next newscaster then states the message read "Lord Kira has returned to punish the wicked." However, that is not what the writing on the wall said, nor was it perfect Japanese. The actual message was "punishment for evil ... [missing verb here], god of a/the new world."
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
(at around 48 mins) 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 Light is reading the rules, the phrase "Ryuk is not to be trusted" is clearly seen. However, 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.
(at around 48 mins) 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. However, 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.