The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- New Zealand/US
- 178 min
- Directed by: Peter Jackson
- Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Bean, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm
At long last, a sword and sorcery adventure that really delivers the goods. JRR Tolkien's great achievement was to create an English mythology, located in a fantastical yet believable world. Jackson's great achievement is to bring the author's 1000 page tome to life, not merely realising the fantastic elements with special effects spectacle (though they are 'very' spectacular), but through storytelling flare and marvellous performances from his cast. Visceral and breathtakingly dramatic, The Fellowship of the Ring is an inspired labour of love and a monumental achievement.
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