The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring.
Elija Wood——————————-Frodo Baggins
Ian McKellan—————————-Gandalf the Grey
Orlando Bloom————————-Legolas Greenleaf
Andy Serkis—————————-Gollum/Witch King
Directed by Peter Jackson
Based on the Novels by J.R.R. Tolkien
Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, and Peter Jackson.
The first installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is quite simply brilliant and this review is based on the extended edition. Having watched the first two installments of “The Hobbit” trilogy and then returning to this trilogy you can see where Peter Jackson (Director) has tied in to the prequel and kept both trilogies in line with each other. Bilbo Baggins is going to have a party for his 111 birthday and when he disappears in front of the entire crowd Gandalf (McKellan) confronts him at his home. Biblbo carries a ring that he does not want to let go and Gandalf tells him and convinces him to leave it for Frodo. When Gandalf is assured that Frodo has the ring he leaves to do some research. Upon his return he tells Frodo the ring must be destroyed and a great power is looking for the ring now. Armies are being created and war is certain for Middle Earth. Frodo must take the ring to Rivendale where a council will decide what to do.
Runtime: 201 Minutes (Disk #1, 106 Minutes. Disk #2, 95 Minutes)
Production Budget: $93,000,000
CC Rating: 10 out of 10
Screenplay: Fellowship of the Ring.
If you liked this try: The Hobbit Trilogy, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Gladiator, Legend.