The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is precious

14 Dec


The first installment of the blockbuster franchise, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was a success on many levels, even though the film’s special effects are beginning to look dated compared to the The Hobbit. Director Peter Jackson took on the daunting task of bringing to life J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy adventure about wizards, elves, dwarves, hobbits, man, and the fate of Middle Earth. Everyone has their favorites, but the fellowship is adeptly cast and Jackson reveals enough about each character to leave a lasting impression that inspired new audiences to read the books for the first time and old fans to revisit the “sacred” text.

This film is my favorite of the trilogy because the fellowship characters are together for most of the adventure. The balance between the light and dark moments keeps the film dynamic and the choice to film it in New Zealand was a masterful stroke. The Fellowship of the Ring is precious.


Chuck’s Grade: A

Adam’s Grade: A

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