of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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upon a time there was an evil ring. Everyone who owned it was corrupted
by its evilness until the locals could take it no longer...
village elder, Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, gives the ring to Frodo.
Frodo Baggins, also a Hobbit, offers to take the ring back to Mordor,
where it was made. (The only way to destroy the ring is by burning
it in the fires there.) Hobbits are not, supposedly, corrupted in
the same way as humans...
and 8 others, form the Fellowship of the Ring. They set off on a
quest, which takes them through Middle Earth, fighting monsters,
giant squids and escaping from tombs in almost darkness.
our panel of critics thought
was filmed on location in New Zealand, however I never saw a single
sheep! I want my money back."
you scattered haired cat of a tall man. Shout once more and I am
so the Elvish word for 'friend' is 'Mellon'. There's a joke in there
always thought the term Bilbo Baggins was the punch line of a very
rude joke. Clearly I am mistaken."
original action adventure from which all others come. I could not
watch this movie and not but think about Star Wars, Jason and the
Argonauts, Harry Potter and Ironside."
the bits where they over-pronounce words that, for me, is the delight
that is this other worldly existence that is Lord of the Rings.
My computer keyboard does not even have most of the punctuation
above the letters of these otherworldly words. Bravisimo!"
Frodo, excuse me for asking, but did a steam roller rollover your
Bilbo Baggins, I do hope you got a refund on your public speaking
course. You stunk!"
tell me the ending
and danger ensues with Frodo and his friend Sam making it on their
own at the end, but you'll have to wait for the next in the series
to see if they manage to destroy the ring.
Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review
proximity of Go-oshia, East of the Mountain of Gash, come hither
and Manx on your Jollikophas!"
you enjoyed the above dialogue (which I have just made up using
my fingers and copious amounts of alcohol in my mouth) then you
will love this movie.
plump goose of a production which seems competent (I have not read
the book), although, to be honest, I fell to sleep the first time
I watched it. The second time I watched it from the middle of the
film determined to watch it all for this review (track 20 for you
cheeky DVD types). However, slumber came again before track 28!
I have not got the foggiest clue if they got rid of the damn ring
in the end. All I saw was Sam and Frodo walking off into the distance,
although the weather looked fine.
feel sure, however, that, based purely on the weight of money behind
this movie, you could watch it many times and it would grow on you
like a creeping plant that affixes itself onto the outside of expensive
Quotable quotes (real)
"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame
dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udun!"
shall not pass!"
impressive first episode in one of the most expensive trilogies
to date (and the first one to be commissioned all together).
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