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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Two Black Gates?
In the Two Towers, when Frodo and Sam are at the Black Gate, you will remember that there is a very large hill in front and a little off to the side of the Black Gate. (the one that Frodo and Sam both end up tumbling down) In the Return of the King, when the armies of Gondor and Rohan are marching on the Black Gate, the entire area in front of the gate is completely flat. There are several wide angle shots of the area, but no sign of this large hill. Where did it go?
Note to review staff: yes I know this is technically two different movies, but because they were shot together and meant to be seen together, this should still count as a slip-up for this website's purposes.
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Kier writes:
?At first, I thought that this wasn't a slipup beacause , in The Two Towers, They were on a hill ,true, but the hill was off to the side of the gate. After I saw the several wide angled shots that show both sides of the gate clearly, I saw that it was indeed a slipup, and a huge one at that.
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TwinkieRabbit writes:
If there were two black gates, why would every single character refer to "THE" black gate? Also when Gollum was taking Frodo to Mordor, he only mentioned one other way to get in. I don't think that the book mentioned more than one.
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BlarogSlayer writes:
No there is only one Black Gate. There are however three ways in, Cirith Ungel, and the ocean in the very far back center of Mordor.
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snoopay writes:
Sigh, it's not a slip up, if you would read the books i believe there are two gates to Mordor, or even look at, there is a northwestern gate and a western one. Frodo and sam went to one gate while the armies went to the others, although they should've made this clear in the movie.
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