The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Continuity mistake: Azog kills Fili with his arm sword, running him through from back to front. In the next moment, when Azog tosses the dying Fili off the ledge, we see the arm sword - and it is shiny, clean and spotless.

Continuity mistake: When the dwarves finally decide to leave Erebor and join the battle, they swing a giant gold pendulum into the blockade they all made earlier in the film, knocking it over to create a causeway, across which they all then run in a battle formation, straight into battle. However, just as they all exit the keep, the pendulum is on its downward swing back outside of the wall. In all following shots (from numerous different camera angles) the gold pendulum simply disappears. This is most notable in the shot taken directly in front of Thorin as the dwarves run towards the camera. The pendulum should be visible in the large hole in the wall behind them, but instead the hole is empty, with no pendulum to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: During the battle, when Legolas throws Thorin's sword into the troll above Thorin, he pulls the sword out and it is stained with blood. But in a later shot, the sword cleans itself.

Continuity mistake: The number of dead Orcs on the ice as a result of Legolas' arrows changes from significant to small in one shot from his point of view.

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Deliberate mistake: Conan Stevens' character in this film is an unnamed orc who briefly attacks Gandalf and is defeated by Galadriel. However, in the first movie, the same character briefly appears in the flashback to Moria and is credited as "Bolg." This is due to the role of Bolg being recast and the two remaining filmed scenes of the original actor being repurposed. The filmmakers originally intended for first film Bolg to be a younger Bolg, but later retconned this, despite already crediting him as Bolg.

Revealing mistake: During the battle of Dale, Bard confronts Alfrid, who is dressed as a woman and is trying to escape with looted gold. During the confrontation a troll climbs over the parapet and is killed by Bard. As the troll falls, Alfrid also falls. When he lands, the ground near his hand ripples like fabric covered in sand.

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Bilbo Baggins: One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived... And those that did not.

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Trivia: Shortly after the battle begins, Bard rides to Dale to look for his children. A woman tells him she saw them in the old marketplace. When he starts to go there, a man comes running and shouts 'the Orcs have taken Stone Street'. That is an in-joke: Stone Street is the name of Peter Jackson's film studio.

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Question: What happened to the Arkenstone after the epic battle? Also I would like to know, how on earth did an army of Dwarves come to the aid of Thorin Oakenshields when the wood elves were about to attack the lonely mountain? (It's at least not shown in this movie that Thorin sent for any help... And prior to the movie it was always shown as if the entire mission of Thorin to retake the lonely mountain was a secret. This makes me think that it was strange for the dwarves to have known about the retaking.

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Chosen answer: After the battle the Arkenstone was placed with Thorin in his tomb. It is shown that during the siege, prior to the battle, Thorin sends out a raven which returns shortly before the Dwarves arrive. This raven carried the message to ask for help. The mission to retake the mountain was not a secret among the Dwarves, Thorin had sought an army to help them from the beginning but only the few who went on the journey were willing.

Not quite, the mission to retake the mountain was organized by Gandalf and Thorin, who lived in exile with his family and small group of followers. Dain and other Dwarves did not know, as Gandalf never shared this information with anyone, not even Elrond. It was only after Thorin and Co. Actually arrived in Erebor that Thorin asked the ravens to travel to any Dwarf settlement nearby and gather the armies as the Elves and Men would no doubt come back to the Mountain. The raven was actually an old raven, so he only flew to the Iron Hills to get Dain.

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