The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Plot Summary:
The Lord of the Rings is an epic novel written by the English writer J.R.R. Tolkien. It consists of three books, which were entitled as The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King. These are three parts of the book, which were later screened by Peter Jackson and became a hit all over the world. Each of these films had a magnificent success among the audience.
The first film The Fellowship of the Ring reveals the ancient world of the Middle-earth people. Once there were made the rings of power, which were given to superior people, elves and dwarfs. But Sauron, the Dark Lord of Mordor, made a secret ring - the Ring Of Power. This ring had the power over all the other rings. Sauron started to subdue nations, but in the final battle he was beaten. Later after thousands of years the hobbit Frodo found this mighty Ring, but the thing is that Sauron is hunting for it to restore his power and strength. In order to destroy the Ring Frodo agreed to travel to The Cracks of Doom. But this is going to be a daunting task for a small hobbit, so eight friends decided to help Frodo in his trip and that is how the Fellowship of the Rings appeared. Their trip is full of adventures and battles causing the Fellowship to break up but Frodo decides to continue his mission.
The Two Towers is the second part of the trilogy, where the members of the Fellowship were attacked by the Orcs, disgusting creatures ruled by Saruman, an evil wizard. The friends need to find someone to keep their side and help them to resist Saruman and his army. Suddenly they meet Gandalf, a white wizard, who managed to survive and got a new mission to replace Saruman. The Fellowship comes to the king of Rohan, where they ask for the help oppose Saruman. Gandalf knew Saruman's power had limits and he used this to make him powerless. Frodo and Sam continue their trip to Mordor being guided by Gollum, a creature that suffers from alternating personality: one part of him wants to help hobbits while another one wants to kill them in order to take possession over the Ring. Later Frodo was poisoned in a cave by a gigantic spider but Sam killed the creature. Thinking that Frodo was dead, Sam continued the trip alone though later he found out from the Orcs that Frodo was alive.
The Return of the King is the third and the final part of the film. Sam saves Frodo and they move to volcano Orodruin. Tired and exhausted Frodo falls under the spell of the Ring and refuses to destroy it. He wants to become his owner forever. Sam is powerless to do anything, but not Golum, who attacks Frodo and bites his finger off. Lucky for hobbits he falls down into the volcano with the Ring. Gigantic eagles came to save Sam and Frodo, who returned to peaceful life. Later Frodo described his adventures in his book.
The Lord of the Rings is an amazing fairy-tale that won't leave you indifferent. Moreover it will give such a bouquet of emotions to make you be under the impression for a long time. Everyone will find this film wonderful, except those (I assume there are only few of them) who don't like fantasy and fairy-tales.
|Genres:||Science Fiction/Fantasy | Adaptation | Action/Adventure|
|Produced in:||United States|
|Starring:||Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin|
|Directed by:||Peter Jackson|
|Produced by:||Mark Ordesky|
8.8 out of 10 (482,054 votes)
|Running Time:||2 hrs. 58 min.|