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.
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.
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.
Bilbo Baggins: One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived... And those that did not.
Thorin Oakenshield: Farewell, Master Burglar. Go back to your books, your fireplace. Plant your trees, watch them grow. If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.
Thranduil: So this is the Halfling who ate my food, and stole keys from my guard.
Bilbo Baggins: Yes. Sorry about that.
Question: I haven't read the books, but Aragorn was born 10 years before the events of "the Hobbit", and given the fact that he's therefore 70 in Lord of the Rings I'm assuming Middle Earth years are somewhat faster than years as we know them. So that means Aragorn is really about 5-6. And I know Legolas isn't meant to be there in the first place, but when Thranduil tells Legolas to seek out a ranger by the name of "Strider", surely that's a plot hole or something that has happened in the "future" in the books that they've added to the movie as an explanation as to how Legolas came to find Aragorn. Also the last we see of Saruman and Sauron is Saruman saying "leave Sauron to me " So... What happens? We're kinda left hanging, we don't know what happens between them or for that matter how Sauron ends up in Mordor. Loved the movie but unfortunately I have questions.
Question: Just wondering what finally became of Alfrid, the Master's clerk and Bejorn, the skinchanger.
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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