After a little masterpiece of ours, and unlike certain fantasy authors who abandon projects after having just started them, we thought we might return to the genre and now tackle the big oliphaunt in the room. Once again, that is. In effect, we’ve written a lot not only about Tolkien, but also about The Lord of The Rings movies over the years – seriously, a lot. In this Pïctofact, then, we turn our attention to some behind-the-scene nuggets from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy (or as we also call them, Elijah Wood’s second best trilogy), as well as from his later Hobbit movies (or as we also call them, “oh right, those ones”). Now, we’ve also discussed some broader aspects of the epic saga that itself was the long road to make Lord of the Rings movies. Projects of such a scope, some would say just like your mom, do not come easily. Or your dad, we don’t mean to be sexist, it’s just that both of your parents have major sexual dysfunctions – point is: dont get distracted by their relationship challenges, we’re talking about Lord of the Rings movies here. Some facts about these movies are well-known, like Viggo Mortensen breaking his toes, or Sean Bean choosing to climb a mountain everyday instead of riding a helicopter. Nevertheless, the major idea is clear: your parents will get through this. Also, come on Peter, don’t make Ian McKellen cry

Viggo Mortensen's Son

THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT VIGGO MORTENSEN SLAYED HIS SON (AS AN ORC). The very first orc Aragorn kills in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields is played by his son Henry. It's like Vin Diesel always says - it's all about fambly. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant


THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT HOBBITON WAS BUILT A FULL YEAR BEFORE FILMING. The producers wanted it to be truly lush and beautiful, so they gave the vegetation time to grow. We'd say they could have just green-screened it, but, erm, we all know what happens when Tolkien movies over-rely on CGI. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

Murderous Frodo

CRACKED.COM THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT FRODO WAS A MURDERER. A scene was actually shot where Frodo simply pushed Gollum into the lava. Damn. Then Peter Jackson realized that wasn't very Tolkien-like, and reshot the scene.

Source: Mental Floss

Peter Jackson's Cameos

THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT PETER JACKSON CAMEOS IN ALL THE MOVIES. Drunkard Albert Dreary seems to be his favorite, as he plays him in both trilogies - but he actually has a small part in every movie of the saga. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBR

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