Gimli: Oh come on, we can take 'em.
Aragorn: It's a long way.
Gimli: Toss me.
Gimli: I cannot jump the distance you'll have to toss me!....don't tell the elf.
Aragorn: Not a word.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - 260 mistakes
Directed by Peter Jackson, starring Andy Serkis, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lee, David Wenham, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, John Noble, John Rhys-Davies, Karl Urban, Liv Tyler, Miranda Otto, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen (add more)
Factual error: When the refugees from Edoras are on the move to Helm's Deep, against the mountain range backdrop, they are going the wrong direction for a mountain range viewed from the north, where Rohan and camera are presumed to be. They should go from left (east) from Edoras to right (west) to Helm's Deep, but instead we see them going right to left, i.e. west to east. This occurs in two long-range wide-field shots.
Continuity: When Sam, Frodo and Gollum arrive at the Black Gate, they hide at the top of the cliff looking down on the soldiers approaching Mordor. As the ground crumbles beneath Sam, the soldiers are some distance from the Gate's entrance, the shot switches as he falls then quickly resumes its original position. Yet the soldiers have now entered the Gate, all within the space of a split second.
Continuity: Faramir and his men capture Frodo and Sam, and Sam is thrown to the ground. In these shots, Sam's cloak is lying straight under him, as can be seen when he says, "Wait. We're innocent travelers." When one of Faramir's men grabs Sam's shirt to pull him up, his cloak is lying on the ground, up near his shoulder out to his right. Sam has not moved, Faramir's man had a blade to his throat.
Revealing: When Gollum brings the two rabbits, he drops them onto Frodo's lap, and Frodo is leaning up against one of the broken stone structures. After Frodo opens his eyes, the stone structure behind him vibrates when he moves a couple of times. This structure should be way too heavy to jiggle when Frodo moves.
Continuity: At Osgiliath, when Frodo first brings Sting to Sam's throat, in the first close-up the chain is not caught up on the vest button. When Frodo falls back and drops Sting, the Ring's chain is hooked up on the button. The shot changes to Sam then quickly back to Frodo, and Frodo says, "I can't do this Sam" and the chain is no longer hung up on the button.
Revealing: Legolas runs down the hill to kill the Orc scout. As he is slicing the Orc's throat, in the close-up of Legolas' blade, one frame shows the position of the sharp edge right up against the Orc's throat, but the next frame shows that the sharp edge of the blade was turned away from the Orc's neck, just before the slicing, so as not to harm the Orc actor. This can only be seen frame by frame.
Continuity: At the end, it shows Sam and Frodo walking through a forest. The very first shot of that scene shows Sam saying, "I wonder if we'll ever be put into songs or tales." In the background, through the trees, you can see the city of Osgiliath. Then it shows Frodo, with Sam in the background, and Frodo asks, "What?" In the next shot they are way further into the forest and you can not see Osgiliath.