This is the third of five posts for The Favorite Foursome Blogathon being hosted by Steve of the Movie Movie Blog Blog.
Tnx for letting me participate!
“My dear Frodo. Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.” – Gandalf
Number of Times Seen – approximately 13 times (twice in theater including opening night, DVD, 28 Feb 2014 and 4 Jul 2018)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – Young Hobbit Frodo is tasked with making a a journey across the world in order to destroy a magical ring.
My Take on it – When Steve announced this blogathon, the first group of four that came to mind were the Hobbits from this film and after watching this one, I had the urge to watch all three films and thus expanded my 3 reviews for this blogathon to 5.
This is such an amazing epic film because it is able to take a story that so many people have read and loved over the decades and brought it to life in front of our eyes..
The story is filled with so many rich landscapes, characters and even storylines and it is perfectly set before us onscreen.
This may be just the first of three parts, but they do a wonderful job introducing us to the world of Middle Earth and its inhabitants along with the overall history of the story.
The characters are all developed so perfectly that we get to know each and every one of them really well over the course of this film (and the trilogy on a whole).
The best characters by far are the 4 Hobbits (Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin) who start off in this film being very unworldly, yet through their experiences learn so much about the importance of life and how every race must work together to release Middle Earth from the impending evil.
Each of the characters have distinct personalities which helps keep them so unique and endearing throughout the film.
The special effects of this film is superb and they deservingly won 4 Oscars for technical categories (out of the total 12 nominations).
This film still remains my favorite of the three in the trilogy largely because of the tone of it all, but I (and any other fan of the series) could probably make a good case for any of the films being the best.
Bottom Line – Amazing film that does a wonderful job of bringing these characters to life on screen. The story is quite epic and despite only being the first part of three films, it does an amazing job giving us the background of the overall story along with developing the characters perfectly. The 4 Hobbits are by far the best of the characters and bring so much to the story since each of the 4 is quite diverse in personality. The special effects of this film are superbly created and they deservingly won 4 Technical Oscars (of the 12 they were nominated for. This still remains my favorite of the trilogy even if a case can be made successfully for each of the films. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Peter Jackson gave one of the rings used in the movies to both Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis as a gift when the shoot was finished. They both thought they had the only one. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10)
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Prior to the film’s release, an exhibit of props and costumes made a tour that stopped in Toronto. It was fascinating but would be even more so after seeing the movie.
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I want to warn you in advance that I’m going to comment only on this review and not on your reviews of the other two LOTR movies. I’ve never been able to get into LOTR; I saw the first movie, and it lost me about halfway through. That said, you’ve summarized the first movie lovingly, and I greatly appreciate the Herculean effort you are putting toward this blogathon. Thank you for all of your contributions!
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