THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring—the first film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy—stands as one of the best movies ever made. Not many movies can exceed the story telling quality of this film. The movie, so richly written and portrayed, requires a keen eye, full knowledge, and understanding of content to even begin scratching the surface of its many levels. Hidden secrets are too numerous to catch in one viewing. Director Peter Jackson does something that few directors would attempt and masterfully pulls it to complete success. He dares to enter the world of the epic story and elevates it to its proper status. ENCORE! Thank you to Peter Jackson for his more than adequate rendering of J.R.R. Tolkien’s worlds on the big screen.

Storyline

Hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) comes into possession of the One Ring capable of ruling all things and takes a journey to Mount Doom, the one place where it can be destroyed.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Peter Jackson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Michael Lynne, Mark Ordesky, Robert Shaye, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: The Ring (voice of Alan Howard), Everard Proudfoot (voice of Noel Appleby), Sam (Sean Astin), Sauron (Sala Baker), Boromir (Sean Bean), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Pippin (Billy Boyd), Celeborn (Marton Csokas), Mrs. Proudfoot (Megan Edwards), Gondorian Archivist (Michael Elsworth), and Gil-galad (Mark Ferguson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film is to the movie industry what Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo are to the world of art.

Ben Meyers

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