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We're obliged to movie monitors Movie Mistakes for updating us today on the terrifying catalogue of errors which plague the latest LOTR epic The Return of the King.

This motley crew of net pedants recently trashed Matrix Revolutions for the greater good of humanity. Were it not for their latest and seasonal piece of charity, we would be none the wiser as to the earth-shattering fact that "You can see a severely wounded King Theoden lying partially under his horse on the Pelennor Fields after being attacked by the Witch King. The length of his legs are out of proportion, since you can see his waist above the horse's back, and a large part of his lower leg underneath the horse's belly".

Or "As Eowyn is hovering over her uncle just before his death, she has a black smudge over her right eye. In the last shot of the scene, the smudge is gone".

What the site fails to mention, however, is what is really wrong with the entire trilogy, viz. lines such as: "The sky is red. There has been much killing this night," and endless shots of bloody hobbits running along New Zealand mountain tops.

Enough, we say, enough. ®

Next week:
Movie Mistakes deconstructs 15-second TV washing powder advert with damning litany of 364 continuity and plot errors.

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