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

Updated: Sep 22

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.


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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Like this? Try these!....

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  2. Big Hero 6 (2014) - #85 - ★★★★★

  3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - #151 - ★★★★

  4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) - #152 - ★★★★

  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - #205 - ★★★★

  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - #449 - ★★★★

  7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) - #450 - ★★★★

  8. Robin Hood (2010) - #791 - ★★

  9. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022 TV) - n/a

  10. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) - n/a

For more teams of heroes looking to save the world check out Avengers: Endgame and Big Hero 6. For more Middle Earth check out the rest of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is worth a look as is The Hobbit trilogy. There is also the recent TV series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. You can see Cate Blanchett in more sword battle epics in Robin Hood and more swords and sorcery is available with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

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