Full Movie Reviews
SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018
Since this is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful trilogies ever created in filmmaking history, I dare to start this review by stating a fact, and not an opinion: The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece, admirable in all respects. Now, I'll add an opinion: The Lord of the Rings is three of the best movies of all time, fame that has acquired not for free.
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003) accumulated a total of 19 Academy Awards, 207 awards and 227 nominations, internationally speaking, in period of 4 years, including Grammies and Golden Globes. The Fellowship of the Ring received 13 Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Editing, …
Pat - wrote on 05/31/2016
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 there is …
SIngli6 - wrote on 10/12/2014
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 …
Nolane - wrote on 11/11/2013
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 …
memento_mori - wrote on 08/09/2013
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 …
JLFM - wrote on 08/21/2012
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 …
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/29/2012
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 …
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Jr Movie Lover - wrote on 07/22/2010
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.
Ma'moon - wrote on 03/15/2010
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 …
mdtinney - wrote on 11/05/2009
Let´s 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 Tolkien´s 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 doesn´t matter, ´cause Jackson blinded us more than effectively, with his brave and powerful vision. …