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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)


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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)



9/10



Starring
Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Liv Tyler
Viggo Mortensen
Sean Astin


Directed by Peter Jackson


What makes this one of the best movies ever made, is how Peter Jackson brought to life a book that has stood the test of time, many adaptations of the book have been done in films and also animations before this, but known possess the intense action, wonderful musical score, and cinematography at its best; nor does any have a masterful director in Peter Jackson that made the best of the actors and made the story blend so beautifully.

This is the best adaptation of the book The Lord of The Rings and is mostly because of the scenery and the actors, the CGI used is intense and the locations used in the making of this movie will make you think you are watching J.R.R Tolkien’s imaginations as he was writing the book. I think the best thing that stood out from this movie is the Score.

Lord of the ring is about a quest of a Hobbit, and his faithful companions who were trying to save the world from rise of an evil lord named Sauron, whose power is stored in a ring, a ring with a mind of its own, which found its way into the hand of the Hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods).

The are many differences that can be seen between the book and the movie, from the merging of characters which made Arwen to be used more in the movie than she was in the book, to the exemption of some characters like Tom Bombadil and reduction of the role of others like Barliman Butterbur.
But regardless of these, which were mainly done to make the movie short and make the story more precise, like the forging of Narsil, which in the book was forged at the fellowship, but in the movie it is done in the last part (Return of the King), making Aragon’s rise to the throne more dramatic.

The Fellowship of the Ring was a critical acclaim during its release and it was a box office hit, making over 8 times its production cost of 93 million dollars. It also won four of the thirteen Oscar nominations it got, the four were for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup, and Best Original Score.

This is considered the best out of the trilogy, and it can be found on AFI’s 100 movies…100 years (10th edition) on number 50.

Peter Jackson brought life into this movie adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, the fight scenes were extraordinary, the dialogue are one to remember and the cinematography of this movie, is just exceptional, from powerful area views to shots that make you AWE at the magnificence of creation this is a movie for all to own on DVD.

After the Fellowship of the Ring, was The Two Towers

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