Yesterday, I reviewed the first movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In that one, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, and other’s have gone off on a quest to destroy the One Ring to destroy, it, which is Frodo’s job. At the end, the Fellowship is separated. Now it is just Frodo and Sam- they are continuing the quest to destroy the Ring.
The Fellowship is scattered. Some are bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some are contending with treachery with the treachery of the wizard Sauruman. Only Frodo and Sam are left to take the One Ring, ruler of all the accursed Rings of Powers, to be destroyed in Morder, the dark realm where Sauron is supreme. Their guide is Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring
This movie continues exactly where Fellowship of the Ring ends. The ring is starting to became a bigger burden on Fordo, but Sam still stays loyal to Frodo no matter what. When Fellowship of the Ring ends, you wonder what will happen to this characters- for me, I especially care about the Hobbits, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Sam.
Major and Minor Spoilers
When Pippin and Merry were captured in Fellowship, I was scared something would happen to them. I was scared then those bad guys thought about eating them, but Gimli, Leoglas, and Aragorn were coming to their rescue. These three had their storyline, while Merry and Pippin had their storyline going on, and Frodo and Sam had theirs.
Things have gotten darker. The ring has had become a bigger burden on Frodo. It is also is heavier. Good thing, he has Sam- he couldn’t have made it as far as he had without Sam. Then Gollum shows up- his voice is scary- I literally want to tell Frodo not to trust him- (knowing the books)- even though Gollum is the only one who knows the way into Mordor. Even Sam knows not to trust Gollum.
Even Gimli, Aragorn, and Legolas has a lot to deal with. They have a big fight to deal with. They are saying to protect the humans. They are way outnumbered- even with help. Even with the human fighters and the elf helpers- still way outnumbered.
So this movie has an emotional effect on me as well- just like the first one does. That is because I already formed a strong love for Middle Earth and for the characters. I know I in particular love the Hobbits the most- but I do love characters such as Leoglas, Aragon, and Gimli as well- you formed a connection with them in Fellowship of the Ring. Lord of the Rings series is very strong that it does that to you. You want them to succeed- you want Middle Earth to survive- not be destroyed. The music does the same thing- tell you when danger is about to happen.
A line that same Sam and Frodo said is interesting- is something around- I hope people know our story- I am like I am watching your story being told.
Just like Fellowship, Middle Earth comes to life. In all of mountains and you finally get an idea of what Mordor looks like. Gollum lead them to the black gate, but it is nearly impossible to get in. Right when Gollum says, I know another way- I didn’t want Frodo to listen- I know what it leads to- I don’t want Frodo to go that way. I care about these characters so much. Frodo does have his flaws- there are times he does act on impulse or ways that does not seem like Frodo and so on- a lot of that is caused by the ring- you have to remember that. The ring is such a burden.
I think I might actually want to own this movie series.