Last updated on August 17, 2020
The Lord Of The Rings: (The Fellowship Of The Ring), is a 2001 United Kingdom Adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, and written by J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh. This film features the following stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen.
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
The Lord Of The Rings: (The Fellowship Of The Ring)
An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist of 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.
The Lord Of The Rings: (The Fellowship Of The Ring) Synopsis
The prologue, spoken by Galadriel, shows the Dark Lord Sauron forging the One Ring which he can use to conquer the lands of Middle-earth through his enslavement of the bearers of the Rings of Power powerful magical rings given to individuals from the races of Elves, Dwarves and Men.
A Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed to counter Sauron and his forces at the foot of Mount Doom, but Sauron himself appears to kill Elendil, the High King of Arnor and Gondor, and Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor.
After Elendil falls his son, Isildur, grabs the hilt of his father’s broken sword Narsil, and slashes at Sauron’s hand. The stroke cuts off Sauron’s fingers, separating him from the Ring and vanquishing his army.
However, because Sauron’s life is bound in the Ring, he is not completely defeated until the Ring itself is destroyed. Isildur takes the Ring and succumbs to its temptation, refusing to destroy it, but he is later ambushed and killed by orcs and the Ring is lost in the River Anduin, into which Isildur fell.
The Ring is found 2,500 years later, and eventually it comes to the creature Gollum, who takes it underground for five centuries, giving Gollum “unnaturally long life.
“The Ring leaves him however, and is found by the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, much to the grief of Gollum, who called it his “precious”. Bilbo returns to his home in the Shire with the Ring, and the story jumps forward in time sixty years.
At his 111th birthday, Bilbo leaves the Ring to his nephew and adopted heir Frodo Baggins.
The Wizard Gandalf soon learns it is the One Ring, and sends him to Bree with Sam, with plans to meet him there after Gandalf goes to Isengard to meet the head of his order, Saruman. Saruman reveals that the Nazgûl, or Ringwraiths, have left Mordor to capture the Ring and kill whoever carries it; having already turned to Sauron’s cause, he then imprisons Gandalf atop Orthanc.
Gandalf sees Saruman’s ultimate plan; he has begun to destroy the forest surrounding Isengard for fuel to forge weapons for an army of large orcs, the Uruk-hai.
The Lord Of The Rings: (The Fellowship Of The Ring) Cast
- Elijah Wood
- Ian McKellen
- Viggo Mortensen
The Lord Of The Rings: (The Fellowship Of The Ring) User Review
Peter Jackson truly outdid himself when creating the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and he fails to disappoint us in the 2nd part of the Trilogy.
The Two Towers shows us that he is not a one-hit wonder, like so many directors are. I actually think that The Two Towers reaches the same level as the Fellowship of the Ring, and sometimes even surpasses it.
This film is the biggest film in the trilogy. What do I mean by that? Well this film has so many things going like the amazing Battle of Helms Deep. Frodo and Sam journey to Mount Doom, to destroy the Ring.
But the one who’s leading them through the way is Gollum, he looks so creepy and realistic, that he doesn’t feel disconnected from us. A powerful performance by Andy Serkis as Gollum, he should of been nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.