Ok, so I got around to watching this finally. its a bit muddled, with all the other stuff put in, having read the books many times, there is an odd feeling when watching parts of it. Trying to figure out what I don’t remember and what wasn’t there.
One of those bits is Tauriel (the very cute Evangeline Lily). Apparently a number of people noticed these additions, and some wrote a song about it….
so, as the song says “Who the bloody el’ is Tauriel”…
Lets not even mention the whole gold statue … and Gandalf face to face with Sauron bit.