okay, i hate to be the bearer of bad news but
#1: The kids are in the same clothes that they are wearing in his last memory of them.
#2: They are the same age as they were in his memory.
#3: The totem spins around in a circle on the table, the movie cut away and when it cuts back to the totem- it is spinning there straight up and down for a long time. Nothing does that naturally.
as far as movie ending that are interesting..
Ha, well #1 and #2 were fun to argue until stuff like this came out:
The kids are even cast differently.
3 can still be argues I guess, but it topples IMO.
PIE for the video though