The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship of the Ring

DVD - 2002
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An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign!
Publisher: [New Zealand] :, Roadshow Entertainment,, c2002.
Branch Call Number: FILM
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (171 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Region 4
Notes: Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.
English and Greek subtitles; English subtitles for the hearing impaired.

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SkyHook
Dec 11, 2020

I'll always prefer the books over the movies, but this title is a wonder, introducing the Tolkien world with so many things that were heralded and reused by fantasy fiction. I've heard all the mythology described as stolen from disparate cultures, but I prefer repurposed and perfected.

Some odd pacing at times but this is the film to be introspective, before following titles ramp up the violence and action of the Middle Earth conflict between good and evil. It's nice to spend time in the Shire or talking around the fire, because we're being shown how quickly and easily it could all be taken away without our diligence. Even though I've been down this road several times, my memories still blend with The Hobbit and I'm unsure what I've just watched, only sure that I like what I see.

For me, it's fun trying to identify every potential analogy to WWI and an England of post-industrial golden memory, the obvious theme being Tolkien's horror of war and adoration of the latter's beauty, perfectly depicted by direction and New Zealand locations. It's very easy to imagine ourselves there, overwhelmed with the fate of world on our shoulders and wondering how any of it really matters, or if any individual could ever contribute. You want viscerally to curl up and die, or wake up in the Shire and realize it was all just a nightmare. There's a lot of emphasis on how industrial might outpaced potential in the wrong hands. We're shown places like Rivendell to understand how we might visit and never leave again, not as some CG festival to justify the budget. The actors wholly believe in their characters, appearing honoured to even be involved, and the oddity isn't the appearance of genetically different tribes like Dwarves, Elves, and Hobbits, but the belief they could form powerful alliances amidst strong disagreement, and still fight for what's right.

FoR ends on that note, leaving us unsure if those alliances can truly survive or persevere.

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10000mefest
Sep 18, 2020

'An awesome fantasy adventure, the first in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Patch777
Aug 09, 2020

The movie is better than the book, one of the truly greatest films of all time ~420

Wow, this is an amazing movie! I watched this movie when I was younger and found it was slightly boring, but I watched it again and it is now definitely my favourite movie! All of the actors are amazing, the plot is well done and the characters in the movie are also really well developed. The plot is set up really well and this movie is interesting the entire way through. It’s truly amazing how Tolkien was able to invent this amazing new world with new creatures.

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Shipton25
Mar 26, 2020

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Film Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is an epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson released in 2001. This film is based on the first volume of the same name of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

The film follows young hobbit, Frodo Baggins, who inherits a magic ring from his uncle. However, when Frodo discovers that this ring, is that of the Dark Lord Sauron, he is tasked with the quest of venturing through the world of Middle-Earth to Mount Doom, where the ring must be destroyed to stop Lord Sauron’s evil dominion. Though it may seem hopeless for Frodo, he is accompanied by several heroes to aide him in his quest, including other hobbits, an elf, a dwarf, men, and a wizard. Along the way, Frodo learns that, though it may seem impossible, there is always hope.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is often called not only one of the best movies of the century, but possibly of all time. Ever since its release almost 20 years ago, the film has garnered high acclaim from both critics and fans alike and is often called a landmark in filmmaking and credited with the birth of the modern fantasy film genre. I agree with all of this and will be explaining why I believe this to be so.

First, this film is a perfect adaptation of the source material. A good movie adaptation keeps the main story line intact, including the characters, world and themes, while improving on aspects that did not work. Fellowship of the Ring does all this in spades, and in my opinion is the best adaptation in the trilogy. The movie keeps the core story of the book, and brings amazingly to the big screen, elements that were already perfected. Such as J.R.R Tolkien’s massive and detailed Middle-Earth, complex and interesting characters, and most importantly in my opinion, it adapts the major themes of the book such as, the sacrifices needed to maintain good, the dangers of having too much power, and that even in the darkest of times and places, there is always hope. Now, while it is incredible how well it translated the elements of the book that were already perfected, in my opinion, it is even more incredible how well it translated the aspects of the book that did not work. One of the main characters, Aragorn, who would have been a lot of trouble adapting to the big screen, is changed for the better. My favorite character from the entire movie, Boromir, had a very different story in the book. In Tolkien’s book, Boromir got little development over the course of the story, making his character way less impactful and memorable. In the film, Boromir has a completely fixed arc that becomes, in my opinion, one of the highlights of the movie. Finally, in terms of adaptation, in pretty much all large book to movie translations, certain things need to be cut, and this film is no exception. However, all the big changes from the source material here make sense and in many ways are better than the book. From cutting certain characters and replacing them with others, to reducing the length of certain events for a better pace, all the changes here make sense and feel fully realized. This film was able to do something the series author, J.R.R Tolkien, said was impossible, adapt Lord of the Rings to the big screen.

Full Review in Link:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/1z6jA02bsneWGcoJc39i6NGExqj62nJF7/edit?filetype=msword

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reader10000
Sep 20, 2019

#1 in the trilogy to watch

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reginator_22
Aug 12, 2019

Good film! Lives up to one of the best fantasy movies ever made!

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

Epic film that never gets old.

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avocadotree
Feb 05, 2019

The movie kind of made up its own story. I wish it was more true to the novel.

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technic11
Aug 22, 2018

A great franchise! But not for kids.
At least 11 and up

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reginator_22
Aug 12, 2019

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.

Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.

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MiraculousLover78
Jun 20, 2019

"Run, you fools!" -Gandalf

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MiraculousLover78
Jun 15, 2019

"A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early! He arrives precisely when he intends to."

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technic11
May 24, 2019

Gandalf " You shall not pass!"

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Tabaqui
Nov 06, 2016

Gimli: "The Fellowship has failed."
Aragorn: "Not so long as we stay true to each other."

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Tabaqui
Nov 06, 2016

Frodo: "Go back, Sam! I'm going to Mordor alone!"
Sam: "Course you are. And I'm coming with you!"

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 14, 2015

" My Precious..."

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Arno Nuo Xu
Aug 12, 2015

Gandalf: You Cannot Pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun! Go back to the shadow. You Shall Not Pass!

"You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have."

J. R. R. Tolkien

smaugthestupendous Sep 15, 2013

GALADRIEL: Rumour grew of a shadow in the East, whispers of a nameless fear and the ring of power perceived its time had now come. It abandoned Gollum. But something happened then the ring did not intend. It was picked up by the most unlikely creature imaginable: a Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins of the Shire. For the times will soon come when Hobbits will shape the fortunes of all...

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navy_beaver_157
Dec 10, 2020

navy_beaver_157 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

FriendsDragonsCats44 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Thor_Stongest_Avenger thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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violet_cat_5387
Oct 24, 2016

violet_cat_5387 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 14, 2015

ANABELLE H. PORTER thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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cherrypanda
Feb 07, 2015

cherrypanda thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Rain_Mariz
Sep 16, 2014

Rain_Mariz thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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selenium_toad_0
Apr 25, 2014

selenium_toad_0 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

blue_fox_453 Jan 21, 2014

blue_fox_453 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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readfox
Sep 09, 2013

readfox thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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reginator_22
Aug 12, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When a man is affected by the ring, he becomes irrational and gets somewhat scary, shouting and grabbing other characters.

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 14, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The parts when there is war...head get cuts off...blood. There is also some witches.

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Arcomay123
Aug 30, 2013

Violence: some violence, nothing too much

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Arcomay123
Aug 30, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: little children might get a bit scared in some parts, but that's it.

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Elentari
Mar 01, 2013

Violence: Violence is really not that bad, compared to modern day movies. Also not violent compared to the second and third movies.

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Elentari
Mar 01, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Orcs are frightening, as well as the ring wrathes, which really creeped me out when i watched it. Don't let children under 10 watch it. some images are unpleasant and may cause nightmares for children and some older people.

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twilightmom
Jan 03, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When I first saw this film the orcs frightened me. They are very gross and there are many disturbing images of the orcs being killed.

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UnbreakableValour
Sep 20, 2012

Violence: Creatures battle against mortal and "immortal" beings.

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UnbreakableValour
Sep 20, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: One word: GOLLUM.

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rockin_dude
Apr 14, 2011

Violence: A little violent compared to the films now a days.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.

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