The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Reviews
The first, and the best, entry into the Lord of the Rings trilogy sets up an amazing world that would soon become iconic, expertly crafted by Peter Jackson, even if it is way too long.
The movie was overall enjoyable with some clear great points and fails. To begin the positives of the move were not few which is a good thing in its own right but onto what those positives are. First was the fitting music and how it enhanced the experience of every scene it was placed in. Second is the CGI effects and how it really added to the depth of the story because of how well done the effects were. The final positive is that the camera angels and lighting where spot on for every scene. Now onto the negatives, to start the filmmakers decided to leave out the character of Tom Bombadil form the text. This being a negative in two ways the first being that film makers do not show that there is a living being alive that is able to overcome the rings power. The second is that the entire forest journey was cut out and that part of the story was so pose to set in the fear of being far away from home in the hobbits. The second negative is that the filmmakers overextended the love story of Aragorn/Strider and Arwen when it was only insinuated in the novel. The final negative is that when Frodo leaves the Fellowship his companions let him go instead of trying to find him and stop him like in the text. So, overall the movie was quite enjoyable but should be taken with a grain of salt as there are many inaccuracies in this film, but even so this gets a sold 3.5-4/5 stars from me.