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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson's award-winning 2001 film adaptation of the first volume of Tolkien's epic fantasy novel.

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  • May 3, 2011
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Still speechless, I've seen THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING four times now. The film is cinemagic. Its scope is epic. Its delivery is perfect. The acting is unforgettable, and the story is timeless. Director Peter Jackson has created a singular masterpiece that, like CITIZEN KANE, CASABLANCA, and STAR WARS, will inspire hundreds -- if not thousands -- of creative minds to pursue interests in film and writing. His adaptation of the book (note: not a literal translation like the boorish HARRY POTTER film) almost cries out for academic study.

Of particular note, Viggo Mortenson (sp?) is superb as Aragorn/Stryder.

Of surprising pleasure, Elijah Wood brings a subtle intelligence to the role of Frodo Baggins, the hapless Hobbit who inherits the task of bearing the ring to the dark lands of Mordor.

Of unyielding praise, Ian McKellan deserves an Oscar for his performance as Gandalf.

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May 04, 2011
We're in total agreement here.
 
May 03, 2011
Movies like this trilogy come once a generation (Star Wars was in the 70's, Indie Jones in the 80's) Nice QT!! Thanks for the QT in  Movie Hype!
 
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review by . November 30, 2010
I just recently saw this movie, and have not yet seen the second or third, but I absolutely love this. This is a pretty much perfect film. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, it's everything done right. The acting, the story, the visuals, the score, and the epic battle sequences. It's as simple as that.      The performances were all great, especially Elijah Wood as Frodo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, and Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. The other cast did incredibly …
review by . October 13, 2010
One of the best stories and movies of all time. Just make sure you get the extended edition DVD. The "extra" material should never have been left out of these. Rarely does a movie live up to a book, especially a book which is one of the best of all time. Fellowship of the Ring delivers! Great version of a great story!
review by . June 29, 2010
The first in the epic film trilogy based on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, this Fellowship of the Ring is a masterful adaptation of one of the greatest fantasy tales of all time. Lengthy by movie standards, the 2+ hour feature is far too short to offer viewers the full wonder of Tolkien's universe. While this is a fantastic adaptation, nothing can compare to the book itself. Fans should definitely read it.      That being said, there are a few moments when Peter Jackson …
review by . February 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Lord of the Rings film began filming in 1997 or so, and while it took a long time to get them out there into theathers, they turned out to be well enjoyed films.  The Fellowship of the Ring dropped down near Christmas of 2001.  The marketing campaign for the entire trilogy showcased one thing: This was a big gamble.  Being based off J.R.R. Tolkein's books, there was a huge following that was already behind them.  And with the books being so amazingly well loved, The …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
One of the greatest adventure films of all time.. it has every great element
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
the director is a big lord of the rings fan and int shows in his movie adaptions.
review by . February 04, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
When I went to see this movie with my son I thought I was in for a long snooze. How wrong I was. This movie grabbed me from the start. With amazing cinematography, special effects, acting, and a storyline that is compelling beyond imagining! All this and a group of characters who are kind of like The Justice League of the comics. Don't let the three hours daunt you as it is the easiest three hours you will ever spend! The hardest thing about seeing this movie was that I had to wait almost a year …
review by . August 13, 2002
In the devided land of middle earth, a new force breath's life. A ring of pure power is uncovered. A journey of epic grandeur is begun. You all know and love Lord of the Rings. And how exciting to know in your lifetime we get them brought to life. Filmed within the gorgeous land of New Zealand, no less. Fellowship of the Rings kick's off the trilogy, and sets a new standard for all fantasy films that come in the future. (Sharing that position with Mr. Potter, in my little book of course.) Peter …
review by . August 08, 2002
It is always difficult to translate the Big Screen to the small screen (no matter how good your TV and stereo are) but, in the opinion of this reviewer, the drama of the movie comes across well. Much has been said about the merits of Peter Jackson's adaptation -- and Tolkien fans will be arguing those points for many years to come. But the presentation of this DVD set is just tremendous. The bonus material just whets one's appetite for both the Director's Cut and the next movie.I have one friend …
review by . January 07, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Way, way, way too many for me to list here     Cons: No Tom Bombadil?!     The Bottom Line: A fantastic book has been made into an equally fantastic movie. It will capture you and keep you in middle-earth until the end.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Despite all the other crap that was released in the theaters this year, it certainly has been quite a year for fantasy films, a genre which …
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the similarly titled first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Set in Middle-earth, the story tells of the Dark Lord Sauron (Sala Baker), who is seeking the One Ring (Alan Howard voice). The Ring has found its way to the young hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood). The fate of Middle-earth hangs in the balance as Frodo and eight companions form the Fellowship of the Ring, and journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor: the only place where the Ring can be destroyed.

Released on December 19, 2001, the film was highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike, especially as many of the latter judged it to be sufficiently faithful to the original story. It was a box office success, earning over $870 million worldwide, and the second highest grossing film of 2001 in the U.S. and worldwide (behind Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) which made it the 5th highest grossing film ever at the time. Today it is the 15th highest-grossing worldwide film of all time. It won four Academy Awards and five BAFTAs, including Best Film and Best Director BAFTA awards. The Special Extended DVD Edition was released on November 12, 2002. In 2007, The Fellowship of the Ring was voted number 50 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American films. The AFI also voted it the second greatest fantasy film of all time during their AFI's 10 Top 10 ...
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Director: Peter Jackson
Genre: Adventure, Classics, Drama, Fantasy
Release Date: December 19, 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Peter Jackson
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
Runtime: 2hrs 45min
Studio: New Line Cinema, Wingnut Films
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