The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Corrected entry: After the battle at Amon Hen, when Aragorn is running to Boromir who is laying on the ground after being shot, Aragorn jumps over an Uruk-hai on the ground. Just after Aragorn jumps, the Orc moves his head up. The Uruk-hai is supposed to be dead though.

Correction: Already submitted and corrected. People don't necessarily die instantaneously from their wounds - he's mortally wounded, but hasn't yet died, so moving his head is hardly unreasonable.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Gandalf's sword, Glamdring, is an Elven blade, just as Frodo's sword Sting is. However, Glamdring does not glow when orcs are near as an Elven blade should.

Correction: This is a book thing - Gandalf's blade is never stated to be an elven one in the film and film/book discrepencies are not valid sources for mistakes.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where the troll comes, it stabs Frodo but he is saved by his mithril. But wasn't he against the wall and wouldn't that crush him? Even if he wasn't against the wall, wouldn't he be pushed against it anyway?

Correction: In the book he gets bruised quite badly from the force in the stab, it's safe to assume he does in the film too even though they don't comment on it. The mithril saved him from being completely crushed but he still got bruised.

Corrected entry: When Frodo gets the ring out of the fire, he sees the markings. Right before the markings light up, you can barely see the outline of the markings engraved in the ring.

Mr. Freeze

Correction: It is Gandalf who removes the One Ring out of the fire with prongs and places it into Frodo's hand. In the 1st extreme close-up of the Ring as Frodo turns it in his fingers, Frodo remarks, "I see nothing.", but when he says, "Wait!", in the next extreme close-up, some of the CG letters first appear as a faint thin outline and slowly begin to glow. This is part of the effect.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: I think this is just in the extended version: During the last battle, when Legolas shoots about six Orcs in a row with his arrows, and one of the last Orcs falls before the arrow hits him. (01:21:20)


Correction: The Uruk fall is not caused initially by Legolas's arrow. It trips on a log before he is hit probably due to the poor visibility inside his helmet. Also watch Legolas he adjusts his arm to account for the sudden increase in the Uruks forward and downwards motion. And just to be pedantic they are Uruk-hai not orcs.

Corrected entry: There is a shot in which the four Hobbits are running to get off the road. Merry has a green carrot leaf sticking out of each pocket. When they all settle under the log to avoid being seen, the carrots are gone.

Correction: Actually they're just hidden. Watch as Merry jumps in under the log, the carrots are visibly there. In the same shot he sits down, lifts his knee up and lowers his arm, and you no longer see the carrots. They're simply hidden behind his limbs.

Corrected entry: After leaving Lothlorien, the Fellowship paddle down the Anduin River towards the Falls of Rauros. Legolas, because of his keen Elven senses, looks to *his* left towards the river bank, on the *eastern shore*. The River Anduin flows from north to south, and they are heading south. The Uruk-hai arrive from the west, so he should really be looking to his right side, towards the western shore. (01:08:10)

Correction: There are enemies approaching from both sides. Aragorn mentions that orcs are on the eastern shore yet they are attacked on the western. Thus Legolas could be looking at either direction and there would be orcs there, so it's not really a mistake.

Corrected entry: In a scene in the Moria mines, where the troll stings Frodo with his spear, it's on his right side. When he falls down, the spear is under his right hand. When the members of the Fellowship check him, the rips on his cloths (where the troll stings the spear) it is on the left side.

Correction: Go back and have a closer look at the shots and the spear the cave troll uses. The spear has a horizontal bar with three sharp points; the center point which is very long runs directly below the spear handle and two short points at each end. When the troll stabs Frodo, the long deadly point goes between *his* left arm and side, never actually stabbing Frodo. It is one of the short points that stabs into Frodo's chest, on *his* right side, thereby ripping his shirt on *his* right side.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: During the fight scenes in Moria, Aragorn's bow is strung and he uses it both in Balin's Tomb and later on the stairs. He's also seen carrying it strung outside Moria, then the scene cuts away to 20 seconds of slow motion and music, and cuts back to Aragorn sheathing his sword and the bow is on his back, destrung.

Correction: Sorry, you're mistaken, the string is there, it is wrapped around the bow. Just before Aragorn sheaths his sword, in the close-up he says, "By nightfall these hills will be swarming with Orcs." and the string is visibly wrapped around the bow on his back. Then, after sheathing the sword, just after Aragorn helps Sam to his feet, he calls out, "Frodo!" and the string is still visibly wrapped around the bow on his back.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the end, when Gimli, Aragorn and Legolas are hearing Boromir's Horn, Legolas has four arrows in his quiver. But when Legolas looks at dying Boromir, his quiver is full. Later when they all near the river, Legolas has only two arrows.

Correction: Legolas reuses the arrows he's already shot, so that explains the full quiver. And when you see him by the river, who knows how many uruk-hai he has killed on his way to the river?

Corrected entry: In Jackson's films the word 'Uruk' is reserved for Saruman's mutated soldiers only, as opposed to the smaller common orc of Moria, Mordor, etc. But according to Tolkien, the term 'Uruk' is actually the orcs' own word for an orc, and the term 'Uruk-hai' is the orcs' term for a group of orcs.

Correction: Incorrect - Tolkien only uses Uruk-Hai to describe the large warrior orcs, like those created by Saruman. While the term Uruk is indeed the Orcish term for an Orc, and Uruk-Hai does literally translate to "Orc-People", Jackson's use of these terms is entirely in keeping with Tolkien's - they haven't changed anything.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Fellowship are taking a break right before the crebain come, Boromir is sword fighting with Merry and Pippin. There's a far away shot where Merry starts fighting Boromir. Then there's a close up shot where Pippin starts to fight Boromir.

Correction: Go back and advance that scene shot by shot and you will see that you are wrong. Boromir twirls his sword and ONLY LOOKS at Merry, but continues to fight with Pippin. It is PIPPIN'S shoulder, arm and sword (NO yellow vest) that are shown close-up, fighting with Boromir when the shot faces Boromir. Pippin has a white shirt, that has a decorative color thread running through it on the cuffs and on the front of the shirt. Pippin is fighting with Boromir the ENTIRE time, UNTIL Merry says, "You look good, Pippin." while chewing, at which point Boromir starts to fight with Merry.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, where Boromir is collecting wood and he has the fight with Frodo, Frodo puts the Ring on his finger, somehow it went from the chain he had it on to his finger without any problems. the next time he has the Ring is when he takes it off (no chain) and offers it to Strider (no chain) when he is down by the river, he has it on the chain in his hand...too much action going on with that chain. (01:12:30)

Correction: Afraid of Boromir, Frodo takes the Ring while still on the chain, quickly slips it on his finger, disappears and runs away (as we see the log that he steps on move). The next few shots are of Boromir finally coming to his senses. In that time Frodo, while STILL invisible wearing the Ring, CAN slip the chain off his head (it is long enough), simply undo the clasp (still wearing the Ring) and slip the chain into his pocket very easily. After the shots of Boromir, we have shots of Frodo wearing the Ring without the chain, while still invisible. Later, when Frodo offers the Ring to Aragorn, there is still no chain. Then when he is down by the shoreline there has been PLENTY of time to slip the Ring safely back onto its chain. In both instances there are perfectly plausible explanations.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: It's damaged during the fight - just because we don't see the actual specific moment of the split doesn't make this an error.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In the third shot after Gandalf leaves Frodo and Sam, they are walking through a field of grass. Frodo's heels are coming out of the grass, and he is wearing normal shoes, not his hobbit feet.

Correction: Looked at it a zillion times on a high def. TV. All I can see is the Hobbit feet.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Gandalf and Saruman are walking and talking about the Ring being in the Shire all along, there is grass and trees growing, and a corner of the tower of Isengard is seen. However, later in the movie when we see the tower of Isengard, the surrounding area is all charred and black. So where did Gandalf and Saruman go walking?

Correction: Gandalf and Saruman are walking at Isengard long before Saruman ruins the area to create the Uruk Hai. The Ents are drawn into the war because of what Saruman does to the area, including cutting down the trees at the edge of Fangorn Forest.


Corrected entry: We are told both by Galadriel and Aragorn that the Ringwraiths were once 'great kings of men'. This is not entirely accurate as the second-in-command of the Witch-King, Khamul, was once an Easterling (not a 'great king of men').

Correction: Easterling is merely a term for the men of the East - they're not orcs or anything like that. Khamul was presumably one of their kings, making the description quite accurate.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: At the Council of Elrond, Gandalf starts to speak the language of Mordor. When we see the wide shot of the council, Elrond is seen putting his hand to his forehead. There is then a close-up of Elrond putting his hand on his forehead again. You can tell it's different and not one continuous motion because the finger positions on Elrond's hand are different in each shot. Extended DVD. (01:35:00)

Correction: There are enough shots between these two shots to have Elrond move his hand and even touch his forehead again.

Jack's Revenge

Corrected entry: When Gollum finds the ring under water the hand picking it up off the bottom is plainly human and flesh in color then the next shot the hand is out of the water and opens to expose the ring it is that of a stoor, (blue in color, bad nails, and horrible skin) (00:05:25)

Kenneth Cote

Correction: The shot of the hand picking the ring out the water comes from the scene which we eventually see in its entirety at the beginning of ROTK. It is the moment when Deagol finds the One Ring and his hand is flesh coloured. The second shot is of Smeagol many centuries later when he has become Gollum, hence his bad complexion.

Chimera Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Fellowship are surrounded by Orcs after the fight with the cave troll, Frodo's sword, 'Sting', is not glowing blue as it should be when Orcs are nearby. (00:34:35)

Correction: If you look closely, you'll see that it glows faintly.

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Other mistake: When Sam and Frodo are in the field with the scarecrow, you can plainly see a car cruising past in the distance, from right to left. Further comment - there are two different shots which show the car moving from right to left. One starts at the top right distance, and in a shot a few seconds later the car has traveled down the road a bit and is more easily visible. Complicating matters is that the dust thrown up by the car looks similar to smoke from a chimney in the right distance, making some people think it is just the chimney. But chimneys don't move, and the smoke from the chimney is separate from the moving vehicle. [It is deleted on the DVD, but you can still see an obvious bit of image fakery on the hill just left of the smoking chimney. One can see the hill, tree, and surrounding area move up and down and shimmer slightly where someone has done a cut and paste to cover up the auto. The "car inclusive" scene appears on the National Geographic documentary, "Beyond the Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." Also, watch the music documentary on the Extended DVD - when it shows this scene the car is still in it. Bizarrely, in his commentary Peter Jackson said he never saw a car and doesn't know what people are talking about, but the production/post-production team say in their commentary that despite not thinking anyone would be able to see it, they took it out anyway.] (00:42:55)

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Aragorn: Gentlemen! We do not stop 'til nightfall.
Pippin: But what about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. But what about second breakfast?
[Aragorn stares at him, then walks off.]
Merry: Don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Merry: I wouldn't count on it.

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Question: When Gandalf is hanging on the edge of the bridge in the mines, what does he say just before he drops? At first I thought he said 'run you fools' but it sounds different every time I hear it.

Answer: "Fly, you fools"

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