The Fellowship of the Ring - A Review
"The Lord of the Rings" is a book trilogy written by the world famous writer J.R.R. Tolkien and it tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save Middle-earth from the grip of Evil. In the first part of the movie, "The Fellowship of the Ring", Frodo and his Fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid the earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength - the One Ring.
"The Fellowship of the Ring" is an extremely good movie, which takes you into the world of fantasy and exciting adventure. Peter Jackson did a really good job in transferring Tolkien's well-written words into colorful moving pictures. He sensed the emotional atmosphere of the book and understood perfectly well how Tolkien imagined every little being in the trilogy. That is why all the characters in "The Fellowship of the Ring" are created and formed in the exact way Tolkien wanted them to be. Of course, this couldn't have been achieved without a professional cast who managed to turn the words of the movie script into an amazing and fascinating movie. No doubt, all the actors did a great job, which couldn't have been accomplished without their brilliant acting. One thing that is really good about them is that they are all more or less unknown to the world. If you had taken for example Nicolas Cage to play Frodo, it would only have felt stupid because you would have recognized him straight away and that would have destroyed most of the magic of being Frodo.
Many of the viewers got angry with the director Peter Jackson because he had made so many changes when filming "The Fellowship of the Ring". They were particularly upset with Peter Jackson's decision to leave Tom Bombadillo out of the movie. However, Peter Jackson did that because Tom Bombadillo didn't play a leading role in the cause of bringing the Ring to the Mount Doom. And, of course, we should understand that the footage of the movie is not an elastic one. The entire movie turned out to be fantastic and Peter Jackson's work was like giving life to a doll. The changes do not look like an elephant would be on Antarctic, but they fit in the story like a glove and make it look coherent and complete.
"The Fellowship of the Ring" is set in new Zealand which has the perfect nature to be shown as Middle-earth. Its high and mighty mountains covering the whole island together with wide open plains and big forests is like a true paradise. The surroundings are peaceful and quiet, and the nature around somehow gets you to think about tranquility and harmony. The Shire looks incredibly realistic with its small people going around and small houses everywhere.
Seeing the characters, nature and places that you have only read about and then later on see them with your own eyes is really an amazing event. Being children, we all dream of seeing our favorite characters in real life. Thanks to Peter Jackson and a strong international cast the dream of many LOTR fans came true. The combination of an excellent producer along with a professional cast and an extremely well-done movie script did the trick - "The Fellowship of the Ring" had a roaring success and did remarkably well at the box-office.