The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersGoofs
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Legolas' eyes are brown for the majority of the battle of Helm's Deep, instead of their customary blue. However, it is reported that this particular color change came about when Orlando Bloom's blue contact lenses were forgotten during some of the shooting for this sequence.
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Errors in geography
While Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are tracking the Uruk-hai, Aragorn asks "Legolas, what do your elf eyes see?" And Legolas responds, "The Uruks turn northeast, they're taking the hobbits to Isengard!" If the Uruks turned northeast, they would be traveling away from Isengard, since Isengard is northwest of their location.
During the battle of Helm's Deep, after the wall has been breached and Haldir dies, Aragorn gets on an Uruk-Hai ladder and drops himself into the advancing Uruk-Hai. In the wide shot it can be clearly seen that the ladder has been raised against the Deeping Wall from inside the castle. When, how and why did the Uruks raise a ladder there, when two flights of stairs are already available?
When the gate to Mordor is opened, it is clearly seen to be as thick as the wall, and each corner is seen to be a right angle. There is no space at all in between the gate and the wall when it is closed, later on in the same scene. However, the gate opens on a curve, and so would get stuck every time it opened or closed, unless the wall was somehow retracted. We do not see the wall retracted at all, thus it is physically impossible for such a gate to exist.
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In the extended DVD edition, Dominic Monaghan points out in the cast commentary that in one of the aerial shots of the Uruk-Hai taking the Hobbits to Isengard, Merry and Pippin are nowhere to be seen. This is false. Both Hobbits are wearing green capes which can be easily made out without freeze-framing the scene. The Hobbits are being carried by two Uruks in the third line from the front of the group. (Extended Edition DVD Time Code: Disc 1, 26m20s)
When Shadowfax first appears, there are tracks across the paddock behind and to the right of him. Some say these are tire tracks, others argue that they could just as easily be the wheel ruts of a farm cart. In response, the first group say that the ruts are too far apart to be from a farm cart, and the space in between is too narrow, meaning that they are definitely those of a car or truck.
When Faramir's party is called back to Osgiliath, they stop on a ridge looking toward the city. In the distance, you can see Minas Tirith, which is west of Osgiliath; therefore the party is on the eastern side of the Anduin. Once they reach the city, one of the men of Gondor mentions that Mordor's forces have taken the eastern half of the city. So how did Faramir's party get to the western side? If they used the sewer that Faramir sends Frodo and Sam into later, why did he have to explain to them what those sewers were at that time? They'd already have been through them once.
When the Westfold village is being attacked by the Hill Folk there seems to be only one horse in the village; as these are the people of Rohan ("The Horse Lands") we can assume the fighting men & their horses are away but where are the rest of the horses? There should be mares, foals, yearlings, & older horses no longer fit for fighting quite near to the village (there is a corral clearly visible in the village).
At times the character Gimli is as tall as Aragorn's shoulders. At other times, he is much shorter. The same error can be seen in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) when Gandalf and Bilbo embrace.