Tolkien Review

J.R.R Tolkien is well-known for The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings franchise. Those books are a huge part of what we know fantasy to be. My love for the series began in high school- first by the books and years later, by the films.

As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Their brotherhood soon strengthens as Tolkien weathers the storm of a tumultuous courtship with Edith Bratt and the outbreak of World War I. These early life experiences later inspire the budding author to write the classic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings

Similar to Man Who Invented Christmas, we got to see how Tolkien was inspired for the famous Lord of the Rings franchise. It is very interesting seeing it from an author’s perspective- due to writing novels myself. Lord of the Rings has four Hobbits- well Tolkien created a fellowship with four friends, the war inspired the Mordor battle, Edith represented Arwen, etc….The four friends all had some love in relation to the arts.

Actually, I was seeing images from the series that Tolkien drew- as in spiders, dragons, etc. I was actually seeing a new language being created- a new language is one of the “hardest things to create” in fantasy. I also was seeing names of characters and hearing one of the characters and saw the world of Middle Earth at times.

The only problem with this movie is that the family didn’t want it to be created- so a lot of criticism was found when it comes to the film. However, if you love Tolkien and Lord of the Rings, I still would see this movie. The trick is that it is hard to find a way to watch it. I really struggled with finding the movie- none of the streaming services had it originally, but glad that yesterday it was found on Amazon Prime.

3 thoughts on “Tolkien Review

  1. Meg, thanks. We enjoyed this movie. The fellowship with his friends and support from his wife made the movie. I loved how when dating they sneaked behind the opera performance and listened and acted out. I also loved Tolkien speaking with his friend’s mother about her son’s love of poetry and helping her publish his works. Keith

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    • That fellowship really did inspire the four Hobbits- especially considering the fact that there were four total. In LOTR, I am most emotionally connected to Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin- especially felt that when I finally saw all the films

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