#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist of fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it. However, he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin, and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign.
Plot: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.
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Overall, I give this four stars. Not five, because some of the changes really bug me, as a long-time Tolkien fan, but a solid four.
The casting, to start, was brilliant. Sean Astin was the absolute perfect choice for Sam, and did a remarkable job bringing that character to life for us. He really WAS Sam, in this role, in a very deep way. I always liked his acting, but here, he showed how talented he actually is. Just amazing. Elijah Wood gives a great performance of Frodo, and those expressive eyes of his really add a lot of depth to the emotions the character goes through, which are such an important part of the story. Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan both did great work, for our other two main hobbits. Their smiles, their singing; just every aspect of these characters was so real. Viggo Mortensen, of course, was excellent. He’s always good, and though I never would have pictures him as Aragorn, he delivered everything we could hope for. Great choice for that role! John Rhys-Davies, as expected, gave us the Gimli we wanted. Phenomenal actor, and I can’t imagine anyone doing that role better. Orlando Bloom plays a convincing Legolas, and handles the nuances of being an elf quite well. Sean Bean as Boromir was outstanding, bringing the strength of that character to life, and making us love him. Then we have Ian McKellen, as Gandalf. I could never have chosen someone for that role, but the casting folks hit a home run with this one. Everything about his character was just right. Literally everything. I can’t read the books without seeing these people in these roles now. The rest of the cast ws good as well.
Then we have the setting. New Zealand has to have some of the most utterly gorgeous scenery on the planet. Seeing it in these movies was great, and convincingly Middle Earth, and seeing more since, in other videos, just WOW! Thanks, to the people of New Zealand, for allowing this to be filmed there!
The sets were just fantastic. Everything looked as good as I’d always hoped it would look, with all the charm, mystery, and wonder Tolkien fan could hope for. From Bag end to Rivendell to the vastness of
Middle Earth, everything we saw was just right.
The only issues I had were some of the changes. Yes, I know things don’t always work in movies as they do in books, but when whole sections are just omitted, that bothers me. It’s not like the movies weren’t long already! That omitted section, with which Tolkien fans will be quite familiar, was a very important part of the plot! I also didn’t care for some of the other changes, and the way Arwen was used, the scene at the river being one example.
All in all, though, this was a well done movie, and even though some things bug me, this film, and the rest of the series, will be viewed many times. Classics, worth collecting and treasuring.
Well, I wouldn’t read this review if you are a true fan of fantasy adventure epics, because I am not. Don’t get me wrong, I like this movie and have watched it a few times over the years, but I have watched (or read, for that matter) very little else in the fantasy genre. I didn’t get too far into the Game of Thrones as the violent rapes got old for me fast.
So I watched this first entry of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as just a viewer, not a fan, and I liked it just fine. The complex plot held together well and the scenery was gorgeous. There was violence, but not gore, and for those who don’t like war movies, there wasn’t as much of it here as there is in the other two films of the trilogy.
I gather the elfin roles for women were enlarged and brought to the fore, and why not; women were mostly good for setting mead and large pieces of rare meat down on tables in front of their warrior men.
I must confess, I found it jarring that the warriors like Strider were so invincible, walking into a horde of sixty orcs and scattering them like toy soldiers with his sword. I know they are epic heroes, but if I’m an orc, I stand back and throw something or whatever, but it is similar to the old legends with semi-gods like Achilles, back when Hector was a pup.
I am not going to compare the film to the book — I read it decades ago when I was in high school. It is worth watching and though real fans will take this with a large grain of salt, I think it is possibly the definitive adaptation of the book. (I need to watch the other two entries in the series before I say the same about those.) if you are among the 12% percent of movie goers who haven’t seen it, give it a try.
Embrace the magic
It is with no surprise that Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring film has received such mixed critics. Many viewers refer to it as being childish, boring and uninteresting. Seems to me that it is bound to the same fate of Tolkien’s books, destined to be a target for the same type of misunderstandings that keep attacking this literary masterpiece many decades after it’s first publication.
Having read the books several years ago, I went to see this `impossible’ film when it came out with many doubts on my mind. I really liked it, but left the theater with as many doubts as I had before. Was it perfect? Well, maybe not, but what an achievement. After watching it a few times on DVD, and thinking about it for some time now, I find myself loving this film more and more. Let me tell you why…
The Lord of the Rings is a fairy-tale of myth and fantasy. Peter Jackson directed a film that was considered, for a very long time, impossible to make, and not only for technical reasons. The narrative roots are incredibly long and detailed, and the storyline is deeply connected with the creation of a fantastic continent from a time unknown called `Middle Earth’. It’s author, Tolkien, dedicated a considerable part of his life developing this continent’s background, it’s mythology and origins, it’s different kinds of people, cultures and languages, and therefore it’s geographic references are determinant to the unfolding of the story of the One Ring.
Peter Jackson went out to achieve the impossible and came out with a recreation of the original that is pure and true to the story in every detail. The first time the four hobbits meet a black rider on the road, for example, is absolutely faithful to the feeling of the book. The assault of the riders at Weathertop is another great example, and it captures that feeling of danger, density and atmosphere that are the main characteristics of the tale. Jackson also took some liberties with the story, and made some right choices along the way. If the so called `purists’ may not approve the removal of Tom Bombadil altogether, it should be comprehensible that the travel from Hobbiton to Rivendel is a very long and detailed one and could easily make a movie on it’s own. I felt more uneasy with how short the Council of Elrond was. In the book, the council is where the whole story of the rings is first explained, and many passages from the past ages of Middle Earth are unveiled. It is a fascinating moment of the story, that had to be shortened for obvious reasons. Still, after some consideration, I now agree with the options made by Peter Jackson, and think that the movie prologue narrated by Galadriel was the wisest choice. The magic is all there when Gandalf shuts his eyes the moment Frodo stands in the council and says `I will take the ring’. It is there at Moria’s Gate, and at the fall of Boromir. It is a powerful film that doesn’t fit the rhythm of the standard Hollywood action movie. It is a film that breeds, that takes time to unfold, it’s tale branching in every direction.
I could go on and on, talking about all the different elements that bring this film close to perfection, but I’ll end saying that deep down, this is not about action, beards and big monsters. The greatest thing about this film, to me, is that it brought me back to a time when I was in love with a different world where everything was possible. Reading The Lord of the Rings night after night, I came to understand what this thing of `mankind’ really was all about. The corruption of absolute power, the importance and value of friendship, the inevitability of growing up, the strength of hope… That this film could capture that magic, and be a new bearer to it’s message of humanism, is a statement to it’s greatness. Gandalf’s words, that even the smallest person may change the course of the world, and have a part to play in the destiny of all, are immortal.
In the end, this is a wonderful film, but that doesn’t mean you are going to like it. I cannot tell you what it is like to see this film if you don’t know or love the book. But I hope it may plant a seed on your heart to discover a great world of fantasy, beauty and humanity. I believe Tolkien would have liked that.
Never before in my life were my cheeks more aching…
…but oh was I thankful for it!!! All through the movie I kept on having this big large smile sculpted into my face. For the record, I’m 25 years old, and I’ve read “The Lord of the Rings” in three times for the first time when I was six or seven years old. Ever since then, I read it at least once or twice a year – therefore you can count me as a fan, for I follow the same cult fan procedure with “The Hobbit” and “The Silmarillion” as well. Now onto the movie… Gosh, I saw it more than one time, and I keep wanting more of it. It just never gets boring! I really enjoyed the little stuff that is found throughout the movie for fans of the books (the map on Bilbo’s table in his house comes to mind, it is exactly as the one in “The Hobbit” book that I own), and I also incredibly enjoyed the intro sequence with the re-telling of the battle against Sauron from the Silmarillion, never has an ultimate evil being been so well depicted on the screen. It truly is Sauron.
Those who argue the movie cuts too many parts or that it changes the story too much are totally wrong. This movie could not have shown the whole first time in its entirety – keep in mind that the audiobook version of ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ lasts well over ten hours, making a movie this long would, well, make it way too long and besides, how would you financially sustain such a project? I’ve read a reviewer saying he’d make all three books with the time allowed for the first movie alone. I think it would be a very fast-forwarding experience of a movie with ‘Alvin and the Chimpmunks’ kind of voices, incredibly stupid to say the least.
Ok, so there are changes in the movie – well, this is Jackson’s vision of it. All of us have our own visions of the books, which may or may not be compatible with that of Jackson’s, but I can safely assume that nobody can say they have a hundred percent the same vision of the story as Tolkien; that’s the thing with books: each reader has a different vision of it. As for me, I was blown away. Never before have I felt so much at home in a movie, it is as if I had taken a walk in the town where I grew up, the Shire, Rivendell, Moria, Lorien, everything felt so much like home, I was moved. I cannot tell of another movie that had me shed tears just by seeing a landscape on screen.
As for the changes, well, I found good reasons behind all of them, and let me tell you right away, I was happy that Arwen saved Frodo, yes, maybe coming from a fan it will look like absolute heresy, but I enjoyed the scene a lot. I did not enjoy it because it was supposedly politically-correct to do so, or that I find Liv Tyler to be absolutely attractive; it was just because I felt like even though it was a big change from the book, it was a very good one indeed, it makes you discover the power, determination, and courage of elves and the fact that even elven women, although great in their beauty and seemingly fragile in appearance do not have anything to envy to their male counterparts. And beside, as Arwen is to become a Queen later on, it was pretty good to see her have a great first appearance.
The actors were great, they were a lot into their characters, and for the first time, I saw elves as they were, quick, agile, terrifyingly effective in battle – just look at how Legolas dealed with the hordes of enemies without a single hint of fear in his eyes – these are elves as they should be. Gimli was great too, I know people seem to think many characters were not developed enough, but by the actions you can learn a lot. With Gimli a lot can be learned about the dwarves, their pride, deep sense of honor and family, their mistrust of elves, their love for strong beer and a good fight against anything bigger, and their sheer hatred for orcs and the likes. Aragorn was totally the ranger character, the ending scene as he walked toward the horde of Uruk-Hai warriors was great, his attitude, his clothes, everything about him just cried “ranger”. Boromir was very well depicted, desperate to save the people of Gondor, by any mean necessary, robbed of all hope, yet in the end he redeems himself by showing his true valour, deep down, he’s willing to die to defeat evil, and when he recognizes his king in Aragorn, on his last breath, I felt like watching a hero die, it was moving. The hobbits were all great, Frodo is deeply sad and fatalist, and Sam is just the ‘best friend’ everyone would like to have, just as it should be. Finally, we have Gandalf, quite frankly, he looks mighty, Ian IS Gandalf. The faceoff against the Balrog in the Moria is a memorable sequence, and just shows how strong he really is, to be able to vanquish such a foe. I can’t wait for his return.
Quite frankly, I can’t wait for the two other movies… In the meantime, I’ll watch this one over and over again. This movie has everything that a good movie needs to have, and more. Plus, it just might bring more people to actually read books that have more pages than the average little 25¢ novel that has no value in it, which is great. Parents, maybe some scenes will frighten your kids, but this movie has almost NO blood (even though it has a good share of battle) and the foes are undeniably evil, plus it has good values in it – friendship, courage, responsiblity, sacrifice for a good cause, and the belief that anyone can help to change things. This is worthy of Tolkien, this is a movie that will go down in history as being one of the best ever, for sure.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 58 min (178 min), 3 hr 28 min (208 min) (Special DVD Extended Edition), 3 hr 48 min (228 min) (Blu Ray Extended Edition), 2 hr 51 min (171 min) (DVD Widescreen Edition)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Peter Jackson
Writer J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom
Country New Zealand, United States
Awards Won 4 Oscars. 120 wins & 126 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 35 IIC, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 35 III, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Mitchell Cameras, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Moviecam SL, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Film Unit, Avalon, New Zealand (colour) (dailies)
Film Length 4,888 m (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279, Eastman EXR 200T 5293, SFX 200T)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Super 35 (Source Format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji F-CP 3519D)