The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
One ring to rule them all
Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.
This is a review of the extended edition of the film.
The theatrical version of the film is the single greatest cinema experience I've ever had. Viewing the far superior extended version on blu-ray is damn near as good.
The best movies get better with age, and that saying has never been more true than when applied to this first installment of what can rightfully be called the best series of films in movie history. It's hard to believe this movie is over a decade old. It feels every bit as fresh as it did the first time around.
The addition of deleted elements typically makes movies weaker, but in this instance, it works so well that I cannot imagine…
"A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." - Gandalf
One of the best Christmas presents of Christmas 2012 was without a doubt The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-ray boxset, and I've finally put it into play after telling myself I would never have the chance to do so. And well...it's just beautiful, isn't it?
The vibrancy of Jackson's Middle-Earth is yet to be rivalled by any other fantasy world, and on Blu-ray, it certainly struts its stuff. While I was expecting the CGI to look dated by this point in time, it pulls off the miracle of looking as sharp as it ever did 12 years ago.…
I am convinced to this day that this film was made especially for me.
Peter Jackson somehow screwed the top off my head, looked in my brain and said: 'Let's see what an adaptation of this book would look like if it was made by a guy who read it for the first time when he was 13 and has read it 4 times since.'
The only film that left me speechless for half an hour after it had finished, staring at the empty screen like an idiot.
The top 10 things that make the Fellowship my favourite film:
1. The casting and acting are to perfection. Everyone immerses themselves in their character and bring the world to life almost effortlessly.
2. Jackson and the WETA production crew are nothing short of geniuses. Tolkien's Middle Earth couldn't look any more real and beautiful.
3. Best use of establishing shots and location in any film thanks to powerful cinematography and directing and of course the choice to film in New Zealand.
4. Fantastic pacing which make the whopping three hours fly by. From the safe haven of the Shire, to the fight at Weathertop, the safety of Rivendell, the perils of Moria, the sanctuary of Lothlorien and back to…
Picked up the Blu ray of the extended edition of this yesterday and ended up having a late night watching it.
Everything about it takes you into another world of heroes and monsters and if J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy world doesn't appeal even to your inner child then you're missing out. A legendary adventure with a pitch perfect unison of both a visionary director and a cast willing to immerse themselves in a movie version of a book that took ten years to write.Everyone plays their part in bringing this to life,from the hundreds of extras to a starry cast willing to sacrifice years of their lives to fulfil Jackson's dream. Rightly regarded as a modern day classic,I'm sure Tolkien would have approved.
(Film 13 of Toby's Attempt At The December Project)
I am pretty much at a loss for words right now. I mean, I've had people telling me these films are awesome for years, but finally watching them, I get what they meant.
This film is simply incredible. As is everything about it - the acting, the soundtrack, the effects, the scenery...goddamn this film is beautiful. Everything about it is just perfect.
What's that? I have the other two DVDs right in front of me? Evening sorted.
I LOVED IT
I find it hard to think of this trilogy as three separate movies, I can't imagine watching just one, which is something that can definitely happen with Star wars or Harry Potter. Cinematography is great, and it manages to convey a lot of exposition without being boring. It almost seems like it could be 6 movies though, there's a lot of plots and by the end of each movie so many things have happened, some of them of no consequence, that it almost seems like they could be skipped.
Still my favorite one...
Long but fantastically well put to the books of Middle Earth the emotional epic storys of The Young Hobbit and The Fellowship Of The Ring that turns into the New Zealandans Biggest Blockbusters of all Regular Earth.
note: The iTunes extended versions of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy are A lot more better then the other extended versions on DVDS & Blu-Rays no expended fan credits, no half to half bits to the movie, no nottin!.
An excellent adaptation of one my favorite literary works.
With Design Commentary
One of the biggest turnarounds I've ever had on a movie. 15-year-old me was dumb as hell. MAGNIFICENT.
This is introduced me to real movies medieval fantasy and still loving it to this day.
With Director/Writer commentary