This movie brought me peace.
Watching it was like meditation, I had reached a state of
nirvana for the three hours that it extended. The wonderful
acting combined with luscious landscapes and nonstop action in
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
created an infallible motion picture that I greatly respect. I
was able to feel the breeze, breathe the air, and taste the
water, this film makes your senses come alive. This is one of
the most ideal movies of two-thousand-and-one; it's okay for
kids, adults will enjoy it, and fans of the books will be
blown away. This is Peter Jackson's best movie, it was all I
hoped for and more.
My favorite aspect of this
film was undoubtedly the cinematography. Director Peter
Jackson posed overhead shots of the beautiful New Zealand
landside that amazed me. They will be respected by filmmakers,
as well as the average movie-goer. This is what makes this
movie as desirable as it is, it appeals to a wide range of
people; and will be loved by almost everyone who sees it.
My favorite character in
it was Sam, I got a kick out of him. He brought a comedic
appeal to the movie and at the same time and emotional one.
One minute he was bringing unintended humor to the table with
his clumsy way of thinking and careless attitude, and another
he would be very sorrow -- Sean Astin had great versatility as
to in the way he portrayed the character the way J.R.R Tolkien
would've wanted him to.
Now I know I'm being too
critical here, but I do have one objection to this movie. It
was not close enough to the book, even though it possesses
three hours of material. They only covered the big events in
the book, mostly battle sequences. They used hardly anything
in between. It didn't have enough supporting material. If they
had added ten more minutes to it, it would've been a lot
better, though enormously long. If I had not have read the
book, the film would've seemed to be better, but I have read
it; live with it.
The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring to me was like a peaceful
alternative to Zorro. It is an excellent movie for
all ages with the exception of some thematic elements that
might scare the youngsters. It brings a good time and is a
beautiful representation of superb filmmaking. I strongly
recommend this exciting picture that fulfills everyone's taste
in film. Go see 'the Lord of the Rings' now!
-Danny Baldwin, Bucket Reviews