Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

I remember going out to watch this movie with my family (parents and sister). None of us knew it was part of a trilogy and as such, the ending was something to talk about.

Having seen it a few times, it's such a great movie. Not as great as Return of the King, but it's up there in the list of great movies. I don't remember whether or not it's better than The Two Towers.


Prior to the start of the movie, there's a recorded introduction by director Peter Jackson. This showing would be among the first showings for the remastered version of The Fellowship of the Ring.

At the end of the movie, past the credits, there's the fan club credits. Because I wanted to watch it all, my friends stayed and we watched the credits. We commented on various names. We looked for certain last names, in particular our own. Christopher Lee and Elijah Wood were among the names. We guessed what the last name's first two letters would be. We figured it would be a Zy name, like Zygmund. It wasn't.

Afterwards we discussed some of our favorite scenes (see "Instant Comments" section below).

Of course some of the scenes that depend on surprise aren't as satisfying after seeing them the first time.

I'm fairly tired from everything that's happened in the last week and a half, and so I nodded off every now and then during the movie. It certainly doesn't help that the extended version is 208 minutes long (according to Note: The fan club credits add an additional 20 minutes and 228 minutes = 3.8 hours.

If you didn't know, the Lord of the Rings soundtrack is amazing.

As of 20180216, Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I gave the movie a thumbs up.

Instant Comments:
C: I recently read that many years had passed between (A) Bilbo leaving and Frodo inheriting his possessions (including the ring) and (B) Gandalf returning and telling Bilbo he must flee. I told my sister this and she said that makes sense. Since by the time Frodo meets Bilbo again, Bilbo has completed his book.
C: Strider.
C: Oh, she got cut on the cheek by a tree.
B: One of my favorite scenes: (6) Arwen races to Rivendell.
C: I'm imagining this instead: "Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. ."
C: My sister said that technically Elrond shares some fault. That is, he could have fought to cast the ring into Mt. Doom.
C: "I will take it. I will take it. I will take the ring to Mordor."
B: One of my favorite scenes: (4) Frodo volunteers to take the ring.
B: [20110622: I forgot to mention the scene where Bilbo bares his teeth in Rivendell. I love that one.]
C: "My cousin Balin..."
C: My eyes fall shut in one or two scenes.
C: That broken staircase scene is awesome.
C: Speaking of which, how do such thin passage ways get carved.
C: "You shall not pass."
C: Sam contributes a verse about Gandalf's fireworks
B: One of two confusing scense: Galadriel's dialogue during her mini-craze; C: Frodo offers her the ring, she explains that she would have great power with it, but refuses and thus remains herself. She also self-proclaims that she passes the test.
B: One of two confusing scense: Conversation between Boromir and Frodo; C: Boromir wants the ring for himself. Frodo identifies that Boromir is not himself.
B: One of my favorite scenes: (5) During the final battle there's a scene where the camera pans and goes from a straight shot to an overhead shot. That really caught my eye during the movie.
B: One of my favorite scenes: (1) The three arrows.
B: One of my favorite scenes: (3) Sam jumps in the water.
B: One of my favorite scenes: (2) The very end.
B=20110614 (Post-Movie Comments), C=20171128

Released 20011219.
Watched 20020104 Theatre. Metro Pointe [LORD OF THE] 12:00pm $6.00
Watched many other times on DVD.
Watched 20110614 Theatre. Irvine 21[LOTR: RING] 7:00PM $12.50. (Extended Edition)
Watched 20171128 DVD.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson. 178 min. [botnotsn (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien]

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  1. Most of Galadriel's dialogue is straight from the book but Jackson overdoes it a bit. The point is that Frodo wanted to give her the ring because clearly someone like her is better suited (just like when he tried to give it to Gandalf earlier in the story). Well, the actual point becomes that Frodo, a hobbit, is best suited because he's so pure of heart and resistant to the draw of the ring. Her dialogue tells Frodo, and us, that even tho she's much more powerful, she would ultimately become a dark queen and screw everyone over just the same as if Sauron got it. Yes, I'm a nerd.

  2. Ohh... cool, thanks for the explanation! I suppose I did get the gist of it, but at the same time, I felt it wasn't handled clearly. I do get this feeling it was overdone.

    I've told myself many times to read the book, but haven't gotten around to it.


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