With three feature films and extended editions that run roughly twelve hours long, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings franchise was a massive undertaking. The end result is one of the most impressive, epic trilogies ever seen on screen. That said, it's not without a few oopsies, from accidents on set to errors that slipped into the final cut. Fans online has spotted quite a few. In The Return of the King, for example, the body double actor who plays Gimli makes a rather strange face while preparing for battle alongside Legolas and Gandalf. Some of these snafus have turned into memes. The famous "One does not simply walk into Mordor" meme featuring Boromir is actually the result of Sean Bean having to read some freshly penned lines of dialogue directly from a script. There are even accidents that turned into epic moments. In Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn deflects a thrown dagger while fighting off the Uruk-Hai, but that's not how it was supposed to happen. The dagger was meant to be thrown away from Viggo Mortensen, but thankfully his quick reflexes kicked in.
Check out this list of small mistakes that fans noticed from The Lord of the Rings movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!
Gimli's Body Double Makes A Weird Face In 'The Return Of The King'
From Redditor u/WolfChase3:
In the bottom left corner Gimli’s body double can be seen making a strange face. This has always made me laugh.Mildly infuriating?
Boromir Meme Is A Result Of Sean Bean Reading His Lines In 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'
From Redditor u/Mad_Rascal:
In Lord of the Rings: The Fellow Ship of the Ring, in this "one does not simply walk into Mordor" scene, whenever Sean Bean looks down it's because he is reading the script on his lap. They had written that speech the night prior to shooting and he didn't have to memorize before shooting.Mildly infuriating?
Ian McKellen Accidentally Bonked His Head In 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'
In Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring, when Gandalf hit the ceiling it wasn't on the script. Anyway Sir Ian McKellen acted through and Peter Jackson, the director, kept the scene.Mildly infuriating?
Viggo Got A Black Eye While Surfing During 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'
From Redditor u/StatusLoquat8:
Whilst filming Fellowship of the Ring, Viggo Mortensen and other cast tried surfing. It was Viggo's first time surfing and the board hit him in the face giving him a black eye. As a result the tomb scenes with him in Moria had to be filmed from one side to hide the injury as makeup wasnt enough.Mildly infuriating?