Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The first of an epic series well known by anyone who reads a lot of fantasy. Almost everyone has at least heard of the series and the prequel The Hobbit. The casts of these movies are almost too huge to list. They included huge casts of people in armies and cities everywhere, giving them a more human, realistic feel than if these background people had been created with graphics.

This first movie ends the story of Frodo's uncle Bilbo and begins the true story of the fight for the one ring. The one ring... it holds a mystery around it in the beginning. It holds a power released when you wear it. It turns the wearer invisible. However, the ring holds more than one secret, especially the one of why it was created and the horrible things it can do to the people that have it. I won't say anything here but it was decided that the ring must be destroyed and that can only happen at one place. In the lava of the volcano where it was first created. So a fellowship was created, a representative of each people of Middle Earth was sent with Frodo, a hobbit, to bear the ring across the world to destroy it and to end the danger that it presented to the world. Included in this fellowship were the hobbits, Frodo, Pippin, Merry and Sam. The men, Boromir from Gondor and Aragorn, a mysterious ranger. Lastly there were the elves and dwarves. Legolas from Galadriel's forest and Gimli of the dwarves.

The set meet with much danger and trials on their journey as well. Unfortunately some of my favorite novel parts were cut out. They weren't very major parts so I took it with a grain of salt, understanding that in the end there just wasn't enough time to include it all.

The movie is very fun to watch and can transport you to a world very different from our own and is an enjoyable escape from the everyday. It's rated PG-13 and I give it Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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