Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring review.

Here is the review of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring requested by Rebecca at Just me...  and  at Write that Down!

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

We are a little(a lot) bias because this is one of our favorite movies of all time

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Genre:  Action Adventure
Release date: 19 December 2001 (2001-12-19)
Running Time: 178
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Epic fight scenes, Great acting, Great soundtrack, Great everything, (If you can think of more good things to say about the movie please comment.)

The Bad:

In the Second Age of Middle-earth, the One Ring is forged by the Dark Lord Sauron in order to conquer the lands of Middle-earth. A Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed to counter Sauron and during a battle on the foot of Mount Doom, Prince Isildur, son of King Elendil, who is slain by Sauron in the battle, picks up his father's broken sword and slashes at Sauron's hand, separating him from the Ring and vanquishing his army. However, due to Sauron's "life force" being bound to the Ring, the Dark Lord is not completely defeated unless the Ring itself is destroyed, but Isildur, corrupted by the Ring's power, refuses to do so. Sometime later, Isildur is ambushed and killed by Orcs, and the Ring is lost in a river. 2500 years later, the Ring is claimed by the creature Gollum, who possesses it for centuries until it is found by Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit from the Shire.
Sixty years later, following his 111th birthday party, Bilbo leaves the Ring to his nephew and heir, Frodo Baggins, then goes away to live with the elves in Rivendell. Meanwhile, the Wizard Gandalf the Grey rides to Minas Tirith to search for answers regarding Bilbo's magic ring, only to learn that it is, in fact, Sauron's One Ring. Gandalf returns to Bag End and tells Frodo that the ring is in fact Sauron's one Ring, also briefly mentioning that he searched for the creature Gollum but the enemy found him first and tortured him, he eventually let out two words "Shire" and "Baggins". Now realizing that he is in danger if he stays also realizing the ring cannot stay in the shire, Gandalf tells him to leave the Shire immediately with the Ring. Gandalf catches Samwise Gamgee eavesdropping by a window and decides to send him along with Frodo. Gandalf rides to Isengard to meet with Saruman the White, who reveals to Gandalf that the Nazgûl, Sauron's chief servants, have left Minas Morgul to capture the Ring and kill whoever carries it. Gandalf attempts to flee to warn Frodo, but Saruman, who wants the Ring for himself stops him and shows Gandalf he's on Sauron's side. Gandalf and Saruman soon engage in a fight in which Saruman wins and imprisons Gandalf atop his tower Orthanc. Gandalf is then forced to watch as Saruman, following Sauron's orders, commands the Orcs sent by Sauron to construct weapons of war and produce a new breed of Orc fighters called the Uruk-hai.
While travelling to Bree, Frodo and Sam are soon joined by their friends and fellow Hobbits Merry and Pippin. After encountering a Nazgûl on the road, they manage to reach Bree only to discover that Gandalf has not arrived. Instead, Frodo meets a man called "Strider", a friend of Gandalf who agrees to lead them to Rivendell. They continue travelling and spend the night on the hill of the ruined watchtower Weathertop, where they are attacked by the Nazgûl. Strider fights off the monstrous assailants, but Frodo is grievously wounded with a morgul blade which will cause him to turn into a wraith if not attended to with the proper care. While chased by the Nazgûl, Frodo is taken by the elf Arwen to the Elven haven of Rivendell, and healed by her father, Elrond (The second in Command of the Elven Host at the battle of Mount Doom 3,000 years before). Arwen also uses her magic to cut off the pursuing Nazgûl at the Ford of Bruinen, summoning a surge of water that sweeps them away.

Plot:10/10- Set up for the other movies perfectly.

Action: 10/10- Lots of sword fighting and other action.

Acting:10/10- One of the best casts of all time.

Special effects: 10/10- Ever thing looks great.

Soundtrack: 10/10- Best soundtrack that John Williams did n compose.

Comedy:N/A- A few funny Hobbit scenes but not munch comedy.

Overall: 10/10- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a great movie that you  need to see.

Closing comments: Watch this movie.

Rank on all time best movie list: 8th.

Recommended for: Anyone.


  1. 100/10 -- no doubt about it. LOTR is beyond Epic. Ever read the novels?

  2. @Sophia: Thanks for scoring the moive.
    @Eldra: Thanks for scoring the moive and I have not read the books yet but I do plan on reading them sometime.


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