Lord Of The Rings & Hobbit: 12 BIGGEST Mistakes We Have To Live With

No series is perfect - not even Lord of the Rings.

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Perhaps the most anticipated TV event right now is Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show, which will probably become one of the biggest TV hits of all time. Hopefully it will live up to the hype.

In order to avoid disappointing viewers, the TV show's creative team has hopefully looked to Peter Jackson's films for inspiration. Not only do these movies provide superb groundwork for the next venture into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth, but they also contain a few mistakes which should be avoided in the TV show.

Of course, The Lord of the Rings films are masterpieces, and arguably the best blockbuster series of all time, while the Hobbit films, though considerably more flawed, are still perfectly solid blockbusters with some fantastic material. Nonetheless, there were definitely several things the films could've done a lot better.

As you'd expect, most of those apply more to The Hobbit films (since they were letdown by a troubled production) but The Lord of the Rings movies aren't exempt either, as close-to-perfect as they are. The following are arguably the biggest mistakes this largely excellent franchise made.

And no, I'm not including the Eagles.


Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.