The fellowship of the ring (2001)


– The one that started it all

Like many fans, this was the first Middle-earth movie I ever watched. Sadly, I was born on 2005, so I couldn’t watch any of the Lord of the rings trilogy in theaters, and I didn’t watch the rest of the Middle-earth saga until I was 11.

Plot: When Bilbo Baggins gives his nephew Frodo Baggins a magic ring, Frodo is sent on a journey, for this ring belongs to the Dark Lord Sauron, who with the ring, can cover all of Middle-earth In shadow and fear. With him on this journey is 9 more companions; Merry BrandybuckPeregrin TookSamwiseGamgeeAragorn, son of Arathorn, Boromir of Gondor, Legolas, son of Thrandiul, Gimli, son of Gloin, and Gandalf the grey. Together, they go to throw cursed ruler of the rings of Power into the Lava’s of Mt. doom, the only place it can be destroyed.

Favorite character: Gandalf the grey

Review: I really loved the Movie. The Prologue was my favorite of all the Middle-earth prologue’s. It showed us who Sauron is, I loved how we could hear Giladriel’s voice telling us of the rings of Power even while the screen was black. It gave the beginning a bit of a mysterious and dark look to it. The music was really good, and the Movie was nothing like what I thought.

I thought Frodo was a human, and Gollum was a shriveled old creature who wanted to be alone, but helps Frodo by giving advise. Later some of the enemies men (human) can and arrested him aggressively. I thought instead of a ring needing to be destroyed, I thought a war was going on, and the enemy needed all the rings to be fully powerful. I thought the Lord of the rings was a group of people who owned a magic ring, and are the primary enemy of the enemy. I thought the Movie had an Eragon theme to it.

Now I know that Frodo’s a Hobbit, and Gollum is a shriveled old Hobbit like creature who wants the one ring for his own. Now I know the men who attacked Gollum are Faramir and his men in the Two Towers. Now I know that the one ring is the most deadly artifact in all of Middle-earth, and the war is to find the ring and make Middle-earth vulnerable, and Sauron nerds the one ring to have all of his strength back. I now know that Sauron is the Lord of the rings (Wait. So the book’s actually called Sauron?And it has a Lord of the rings theme to it.

My favorite scene was the bridge of Khazad-dûm scene, when Gandalf battled the Balrog (giant flaming monster), and I thought the scene when Merry and Pippin steal the firework.

I give this movie an: A+

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A tolkienist’s perspective: My Tolkien | Harry Potter | CS Lewis | Sherlock Holmes collection!

James from A tolkienist’s perspective made a new video today! He updated his collection and is showing not only his Tolkien collection, but his C. S. Lewis collection, his Sherlock Holmes collection, and his Harry Potter collection.

I hated the Harry Potter collection because unlike most people, me and my family disapprove of Harry Potter. I forgot why, we just have a ban on it.

But over all, it’s after video, and it’ll introduce you to different books.

Approaching Tolkien: ‘The Silmarillion’

A Tolkienist's Perspective

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(Above: This is my last attempt in trying something like this … I promise!)

– The ultimate reading experience

This is the real deal. Forget what you’ve read in ‘The Hobbit’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (actually, it would be wise to remember severything), cleanse your mind of any thoughts, sit down and start (or try) reading ‘The Silmarillon’

Complicated book, complicated (and long) blog post.

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