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Film REVIEW: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - ★★★

Updated: Jan 6



Director: Peter Jackson


Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson

based on The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien


Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis.


Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Themes: Quest, Hobbit, Middle Earth


A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

The film is the first instalment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The film was acclaimed by critics and fans alike, who considered it to be a landmark in filmmaking and an achievement in the fantasy film genre. It received praise for its visual effects, performances, Jackson's direction, screenplay, musical score, and faithfulness to the source material.

Like its successors, The Fellowship of the Ring is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.



MIX UP REVIEWS:


Euan (Age 13): ★★★

"This film... What! Okay, it's too long, it's boring and it misses out so much! Where is half of the adventure of the first book. No Tom Bombadil (yes I know) or Fatty Bolger (again I know) but it is still vital for the story. It's ok but the others are so much better."




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Mix Up Theatre Movie Chart Position: #217


 


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