truly tremendous movie which showcases courage on a quest, and how
heroes are really normal, flawed, people doing extraordinary things.
Gollum is one of the most believable computer animated creatures
I have ever seen... not counting Scooby Doo, of course, of whom
I remain a devoted fan.
end of the world is a'coming and this movie drips with apprehension.
It positively ekes foreboding in places. It is, at least to this
reviewer, never more apparent that what we are watching here is
the approach of World War Two (Tolkein wrote these books during
this period in history, and Saruman
must surely be Hitler.)
is the most unlikely of hero's. Lord Aragorn on the other hand is
everyman's hero, stunningly virile; it is quite a shock that, for
a little while at least, it looked like the old boy had cashed in
his chips and gone to meet his hairdresser in the sky - the bit
where the horse lifts him up onto its back is quite impressive,
I had an ambitious cat like that once.
my embarrassment of falling to sleep repeatedly in the Fellowship,
I can report that, whilst I did fall to sleep once during this movie,
I quickly rewound the DVD and picked up the thread. I have since
seen this movie three or four times without slumber and it grows
and grows on you like a classic movie should.
is truly a wonderful movie. There is a nice pick me up in Sams speech
about not giving up (turning back) which is quite inspirational.