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

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

2001 | PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
178 minutes /

User Score: 75/100

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Review


A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Many films are derived from books. For years no one thought that this book could even fit into a three-hour film, but Peter Jackson pulled it off gracefully with J.R.R. Tolkien‘s timeless classic. This was the first chapter.

This chapter starts off with the tale of the one ring’s origin, and it masters the great evil Sauron. With that ring, he covered all of the middle earth in darkness until all the people decided to band together, Men and Elves to bring him down. After the defeat at the hands of the King Isildur, the ring was to be destroyed to prevent Lord Sauron’s return, but the power of the ring overwhelmed Isildur. As he decided to keep it all the evil creatures of the land went after him and the ring was forever lost. Hundreds of years later it was found by a Hobbit (little people wit big fairy feet). When the legendary wizard Gandalf discovers it, leaves it in the hands of Frodo Baggins a little hobbit. This is where the main plot of this chapter begins to unfold. As Frodo begins his quest, he is joined by some of his old friends. Soon they are chased by Ring Wraiths; dark men lost in their quest for the ring. The band of hobbits is later saved by Strider (a lone ranger). Strider leads them into Rivendale the home of the noble Elves. When all the people of the land meet to discuss the fate of the ring, they argue over who is to be done and little Frodo decides to take the risky task of destroying the ring. Brave warriors admire the Halflings courage and decide to help him in his quest, and the Fellowship is born. There is a whole lot more but for those who never have; I say no more.

In every generation, there is always that one movie that defines it. This is most definitely it. With impressive taking visuals, an unbelievable cast, great director, an inspiring soundtrack and a top notch story loved by all. This was a sure fire hit that went straight to my heart. I could not take my eyes off the screen; I could not believe this story had been around all these years. This was the fantasy movie to end them all. I love this film and hold it deep in my heart; I hope all generations continue to enjoy it.

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

Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Original Title: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture
Year: 2001
Runtime: 178 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis, Katie Jackson, Sean Bean, Marton Csokas, John Rhys-Davies, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Jackson, Liv Tyler, Craig Parker, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin, Sala Baker, Timothy Bartlett, Lawrence Makoare, Billy Boyd, Harry Sinclair, Brian Sergent, Cameron Rhodes, Shane Rangi, Bret McKenzie, Lee Hartley, Phil Grieve
Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Director: Peter Jackson

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