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Posted on 12/28/12 11:30 AM
The start to one of the greatest trilogy's of all time - putting alongside the like of 'Star Wars 4-6','Indiana Jones 1-3. For my money the weakest of the 3 partly due to it introducing the characters and laying the base for the next 2 - but it's a good film and a good start.
Setting 'Frodo' off on his adventure to take the one ring to the fires of Mt.Doom so it can be destroyed and preventing 'Sauron's' wrath plunging middle-earth into darkness. So not much at stake really. There's not much more to the story than that but its simple roots create a series of epic conflicts, spell-binding plot moments and very interesting characters. The detail to the world is astounding and has inspired thousands of people to visit 'New Zealand'. Even to date the CGI still looks good and the whole world has an old world feel.
It sort of moves at a sluggish pace at first and could of benefited at the start with a bit of trim - there are some scenes that are meaningless and wouldn't have been missed. But after the first 40 minutes or so, it's jam packed with memorable scenes - 'Boromir's' death, Gandalf's famous " You shall not pass" and the first real encounter with the 'Ring Wraiths'.
At the time it was an awe-inspiring feat of film making and it should be looked at as a landmark moment. It may suffer from a few unnecessary scenes but it looks amazing and is full of quotable scenes and memorable moments.