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Fellowship of the Ring

"I amar prester aen (The world has changed). Han mathon ne nen (I feel it in the water), Han mathon ne chae (I feel it in the earth), A han noston ne wilith (I smell it in the air). Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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I could go on forever about this movie and then longer still and still manage not to get everything that I think of it in. I loved every moment of it. But what I am going to do here is not tell the story - you have to see it but give a short analysis on sections of the movie. Feel free to e-mail me padawan_jenn@hotmail.com your reviews and opinions.

Prologue: Details about the Middle Earth and the Rings of Power: 

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where Shadows lie.

One Ring to rile them all, One Ring to find them

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

 

It details Gil-galad, Elrond and Elendil's alliance of elves and men in the last battle to stop Sauron from spreading shadow in all the land. Sauron's armour, especially his rams head helmet are brilliant and the battle with the orcs is beyond belief. Elves flying everywhere with the swing of Sauron's mace is unbelievable to its climax of Isildur cutting the ring from Sauron's finger. The Prologue was breathtaking and violent and a brilliant beginning to the series. Plus the Gollum introduction is really neato.

Hobbiton: The Hobbits are such likeable little people though it was Gandalf's fireworks in this scene that was fantastic, they were so kewl! Sydney's New years firework displays are bland after you have seen Gandalf's fireworks! I loved the look of Bag End, it all looked so natural as if it had been there, lived in for years. When the Black Rider's came it sent shivers up my spine, especially when that one is silhouetted in the moonlight.

Bree and the journey to Rivendell: I almost cheered when I first saw Strider sitting in the corner though Pippin's "It comes in pints?! I'm getting one" was really funny. When Aragorn took Frodo up into the rooms with the, "are you frightened?"  I was almost jumping with joy, though the Black Riders at Weathertop were really frightening especially when Frodo puts the Ring on and sees them for who they really are. Though Strider's valiant burning rescue was done very well. Most people would be annoyed with Arwen's "puffed up role" but I am pleased with it, I'm glad they took out Tom Bombadil and Glorfindel as the movie would've taken too long and they really aren't all THAT necessary (come on dispute me!). The flood at the Ford looked really kewl though.

Rivendell: Looks brilliant and so elven! Elrond is exactly how Elrond should be and I love the bit when Aragorn is watching Boromir pick up Narsil. Though the most shocking bit would have to be when Bilbo goes "evil." And I'm sure many eyes went to Legolas when he first enters and speaks at the council. The hostility between the elves and dwarves was played out well as was Boromir's contempt for Aragorn, though the best bit here is Pippin's "Where are we going?"

Ring goes South and Moria: Boromir teaching Merry and Pippin to fight and their over powerment of him is a good example of the bonds that were being made on the journey. It is funny on the Misty Mountains when everyone is laboriously trudging through the snow but Legolas just walks right on top of it without a care in the world (don't ya just love elves!) Moria was down extremely well, Legolas jumping on the Cave Troll's chain and shooting point blank into its head is really kewl and when the are going down the stairs to get to the bridge and they have to jump across and Legolas doesn't even falter in step. Though Gandalf's "fall into shadow" is really sad and I love the music when they are all grieving after seeing his fall. Though it is sad when Aragorn leaves his grief aside to get the rest to safety.

Lothlorien and The Great River: Haldir is really kewl he is the embodiment of elves, superior. The Golden Woods look really good and Galadriel was played perfectly and when she goes "powerful" under the spell of the ring it had me quaking. When Boromir tries to take the ring from Frodo and then realises what he has done is one of the most saddest of moments because you know then and there that he is going to die. And Aragorn letting Frodo go and Sam following him is so warming in its own way. Each Boromir gets up to try and save the Hobbits and gets shot again you feel like screaming out an Obi-Wan NO! And when Aragorn kills Lurtz and goes to his side you remember the first time that you read it and the anguish you felt. This scene is done superbly as Aragorn sends Boromir off of death and claims his heritage for the first time to Legolas's and Gimli's grief stricken faces. The highly emotional ending continues with Sam and Frodo and its humorous "Lets go hunt some Orc" smiles for the remaining trio.

Overall: Overall it is a brilliant rendition of the book though some things have changed you forget all about them as you are bond up into Tolkein's world. Each actor plays the character to perfection and the bonds that both the characters and actors have formed are evident on the screen. I can't wait to see the final two movies in this series its a pity that I have to wait a whole year for the next one. 

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