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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Movie Reviews

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05/31/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

LOTR the FOTR kntipick list

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is unique. One may say, "I love the Return of the King and Fellowship, but the Two Towers is my personal favorite." My point is that with most film trilogies, you are gonna easily be able to isolate a favorite film out the three. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an exception. Peter Jackson dove into this project with an intention to film the whole trilogy in one 15 month shoot, and his intentions exceeded his and everyone's expectations. Sure, a ton of deviation from JRR Tolkien's beloved books was implemented throughout the movies, but the way that it was reflected onto screen was beyond brilliant and greatly complemented the masterful work of Tolkien. Let’s get started with the first film of the three!

I adore the heck out of this movie, but th...

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10/12/2014 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

A Significant Bore

The extravagance and scope of Middle-earth, the fantastical realm first conceived by J. R.R. Tolkien in the 30's and finally realised on the big screen by Peter Jackson at the dawn of a new millennium, has had a gargantuan impact on contemporary literature and film. Take any epic fantasy book series produced in the last half century, and doubtless you will find strong thematic and stylistic strands of linking DNA with Tolkien's books; likewise, if you took any epic fantasy film (or television show) from the last decade, you would find echoes of Jackson's panoramas of forests, wastelands, and dramatic battles.

All this cultural significance and visual splendour considered, the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (in particular this installment) is a bloody bore! The main problem I have with it ...

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2/4 

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11/11/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

One Of The Greatest Movies Ever Made

An utterly brilliant masterpiece on every level, Peter Jackson delivered way beyond all possible expectations one of the greatest movies ever made- period. "Fellowship Of The Ring", like the equally brilliant "Two Towers", "Return Of The King" and underrated "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", puts you right in the middle of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and never lets you even think about the real world for three straight hours. The acting is terrific, particularly Elijah Wood's perfect Frodo and Ian McKellen's unbelievably awesome performance as Gandalf. The cinematography, music and special effects all blend seamlessly, there are incredible action set pieces that rival anything in Star Wars or Indiana Jones and the movie also delivers on an emotional level as well. In fact, I can'...

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4/4 

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08/09/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Where the triumphant journey began.

Fellowship is most likely my favorite of the trilogy, because it has all the elements of Towers and Return, but has better pacing and I just love the all round introduction and the inception of this remarkable story.

Peter Jackson is a great visual director, and I think his other works are underrated, too. King Kong was decent and The Lovely Bones had great acting and depth. He's made himself aware through his style that he knows how to film something for the fanboys. And I'm not even that big a LOTR fan, and still I was highly impressed with the highly acclaimed movie adaptations of the popular books.

The Lord of the Rings probably has some of the most likable characters ever to be in a movie. Frodo, Bilbo, Sam, Gandalf, Pippin, Merry, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas. Don't ask me how I re...

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08/21/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rich Story and Fine Acting Bogged Down By Length

It is unsurprising that critics have taken The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring to liking. It's rich story, fantastic set pieces and marvelous special effects make all this clear. And fans of the books are certainly pleased, I would imagine. But frankly, I'm still not quite sure how anyone else managed to enjoy this film. It's excessive length and constant chatter can make The Fellowship a somewhat tedious affair at times.

As complicated as the film may be, The Fellowship is really about a hobbit (think a small person with very large feet) named Frodo Baggins, who receives a ring from one his relatives, that must be destroyed. Easier said than done, though. Many dark powers have sought to take the ring for their own, and will go to great lengths to secure the ring.
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03/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"LOTR: The Fellowship of The Ring" by Yojimbo

Peter Jackson's ambitious stab at bringing Tolkien's much loved novel to the screen is a real technical achievement. The sumptuous visuals and epic scale bring the world of Middle Earth to life in a way that could never have been attempted before. Unfortunately it is Jackson's faithful adherence to the source text that proves the film's one major flaw. Because, at the risk of angering fluent Klingon speakers everywhere, Tolkien wasn't very good. The plot of Fellowship Of The Ring is flabby, meandering and is littered with irrelevant and pointless asides. The dialogue is a naive collection of cod Olde Worlde speech full of clod-hopping exposition and plain gibberish because of Tolkien's insistence on giving everyone and everything these absurd and po-faced titles. It is bolstered by the pe...

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07/22/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Fellowship Review

This is a very outstanding work of the cinematic Arts. I really enjoyed watching this movie. At first I was left with a Sense that it would be a major let down considering the fact that Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest novels ever written. J.R.R Tolkien is a genius of the English language and Peter Jackson was the last person I would expect to be able to take one of his works and make into a masterpiece. The Acting was great from all the main leads and even the smaller supporting cast added great performances to the mix. The effects and fight scenes were done beautifully and I give props to the Choreographer of this movie. What can one say? I was blown away. I was never a Fan of the fantasy genre until I was introduced to Tolkien's world of Middle Earth and its inhabitants.

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03/15/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Don't watch it...Live it.

They say never judge a book by it's movie, probably because most the recent movies based on books SUCKS bad, but Lord of The Ring is the exceptional case we are facing here because two geniuses meet in different times and each one of them makes his own masterpiece, J.R.R Tolkien & Peter Jackson.

LORT was my gate for the great world of movies, It was a true journey and a great adventure, an adventure of this Hobbit Frodo taking the responsibility of destroying the one ring with the fellowships of the rings, everyone has his/her own character that makes him/her unique through the whole trilogy to witness a great journey with epic war scenes and an amazing drama showing how can greed sometimes lead man to his own end.

LORT was on of the few movies that I didn't watch, I lived it...live...

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11/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The 1st of the Epic Trilogy.

Letīs face it. This is something that a lot of us waited our whole life to finally see on a big screen. Jackson carried a real heavy burden of bringing Tolkienīs magnificent world to life. And, by God, he did. I mean, there are a few minor mistakes here, like: Liv Tyler should not, by all means, be with Frodo and the Nazguls in the river scene. She completely ruined the importance and the symbolism of gathering that took place there (it is what the whole movie is about: inner conflict of dualised forces). Sometimes it seems that Ralph Bakshi with his animated The Lord of the Rings understood better the abstract, mythological and philosophical aspects of the book. But, at the end, it doesnīt matter, īcause Jackson blinded us more than effectively, with his brave and powerful vision. We can...

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Mr. B.K. Tinney
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04/23/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

LOR Fellowship arrives at #41.............

I was hesitant on watching this trilogy when I first heard about it- only because I thought it was meant for more of a children audience......how wrong could I be. Led by the excellent story written by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed masterfully by Peter Jackson it features a wonderful cast and is one of the best fantasy adventures ever put on screen. All three in the series were remarkable and it all began with The Fellowship of the Ring which first brought Frodo, Sam, Gandolf, Legolas, Pippin and a host of others to life. Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, John Rhys-Davis, Sean Bean, Ian Holm and Hugo Weaving are part of what possibly is the greatest cast ever put together. Jackson is very artful at bringing it all together and ...

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