Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring- Movie Review

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smith, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all other. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages, it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose

After I read the books, I always wanted to watch the movies. It was the length of the movies that kept me back.

One of the things I love about this movie is the prologue. It tells you about all the Rings were made and what the One Ring was made. It tells you about how it fell in the hands of Bilbo. If it didn’t have the prologue, the rest of the movie would be confusing. You have to understand all of this to understand why Frodo must go on this quest. From the prologue alone, you can tell this is such an incredible film.

Then you actually move into the plot. I knew exactly who Frodo was even though you just saw a Hobbit in the opening. I knew the one Hobbit you saw had to be Frodo all because he is the main character of the Lord of the Rings series. That was how I figured it out. I even was able to figure out who else went on the journey- in terms of Hobbits. You start to care about them pretty quickly. You even care about Gandalf- he is quite wise. Merry and Pippin are the youngest Hobbits on the journey and are troublemakers- you can tell.

I loved all of the action scenes. You worry for these characters. They have a lot to go against. I do know it is more than just Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin- it is like 8 of them. They have to fight those were on the dark side- you always hope they make it. It actually is the Hobbits I care about the most- especially Frodo. That does show he is a main character worth rooting for. The ring does have an emotional toll on him at times, but at the same time has to deal with rough times when those dark creatures try to attack them because they want to kill them. I am like “don’t kill him or don’t hurt him” even though I know they will not- after all I read the books. I love Sam a lot- I love his loyalty to Frodo.

In terms of music, it is wonderful- it does make you aware if something bad is going to happen. This film does an incredible job of creating Middle Earth. From the Shire to the other locations, it looks like Middle Earth. You love looking at all of the different locations. Can’t wait to see all of this in the next movie. What will happen to Frodo next? Will I own the movie- yes I will.

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