The Hobbit, it’s got a lot of dwarves. They’ve made sure to remind you with the above poster literally bursting with them. The trailers have run through their names in an effort to help you keep ’em all straight. There’s Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, and Ori. Oh, and Thorin Oakenshield, the most impressive of dwarves because he gets two names. All in all, it’s almost impossible to remember them all and tell ’em apart.

Until now. Thank you LOTR Project for creating this handy cheat sheet. Feel free to print one off and take it to the theatre with you.

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Science fiction and fantasy are two genre’s that constantly get confused for each other.

For clarification: The Lord of the Rings is fantasy, and Alien is science fiction (I did not put Star Wars as the quintessential science fiction movie, as I do not want to blow up the internet).

But, how can you easily tell?

Well, worry no more! Below the jump is a handy flow-chart that you can keep in your pocket to amaze your friends and significant others.

Please Note – Neither Nerdbastards nor I take any responsibility for you loosing friends or significant others based on this chart.