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

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

2001 | PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
178 minutes / 2h 58min

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Plot Synopsis:

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign!

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

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.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 8.67
  • IMDB: 8.8
  • MetaCritic: 9.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.1

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

Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Year: 2001
Runtime: 178 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 4.34/5 stars from 1,448,949 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 1,448,949
MPAA Rating: PG-13
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cast Starring: Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Peter Jackson, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Jed Brophy, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Katie Jackson, Marton Csokas, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Jackson, Cate Blanchett, Craig Parker, Billy Boyd, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Riley Brophy, Lawrence Makoare, Timothy Bartlett, Andrew Stehlin, Dominic Monaghan, Ben Fransham, Sean Astin, Sala Baker, Phil Grieve, Jarl Benzon, Tim McLachlan
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Director: Peter Jackson
Box Office: $314,000,000
Production: New Line Cinema
Website: http://www.lordoftherings.net/film/trilogy/thefellowship.html
Language: English, Sindarin
Country: New Zealand, USA