The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Published September 4, 2021

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Film info

  • Title The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Director Peter Jackson
  • Year 2001
  • Run time 2hrs 59m
  • Genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Tagline One ring to rule them all

In the first part of J. R. R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, a shy young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a simple gold ring. He knows the ring has power, but not that he alone holds the secret to the survival - or enslavement - of the entire world. Now Frodo, accompanied by a wizard, an elf, a dward, two men and three loyal hobbit friends, must become the greatest hero the world has ever known to save the land and the people he loves.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:39 Elves might be wisest but not most modest!
7:27 That is SO much information, basically a film in itself.
15:03 “I feel thin, like butter stretched across too much bread.” Great description.
31:00 He didn’t seem surprised that the ring came out of the fire still cool.
34:59 The Inn of the Prancing Pony.
37:33 Yay, the walking has begun.
46:42 Whatever these things are, the Dementors clearly took their cue from them.
53:34 Oh god, Pippin and Merry already causing trouble, they’ve only been on the journey five minutes.
1:06:10 That forest came down so quickly. No fear of global warming in Middle Earth then.
1:12:59 Time for a Guinness ad as we cross the river.
1:24:42 Did I realise he was Isildor’s heir before? Not sure if I did.
1:32:04 “I will take the ring to Mordor, though I do not know the way.”
1:43:58 Lucky they were there on the full moon, otherwise what was the plan?
1:51:26 It’s unfortunate to put in your film the line saying ‘I wish this had never happened’ because the audience is bound to say me too.
1:58:36 A frying pan is always the best weapon. Always.
2:05:41 New Olympic sport, hobbit throwing.
2:18:58 So far there’s basically been two women in this movie. Both wispy white elves.
2:23:30 “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
2:44:41 Three arrows and a lot of time later, he’s down.


I’ve seen this trilogy before, actually in the days when I used to go to the cinema, and I remember really liking them… although I think that was driven quite a lot by the enthusiasm of the friend I went with. It’s been a long time, though, and I wasn’t sure it would live up to that nostalgia - and I was right, it didn’t. But I did still enjoy it and for a lengthy film with two more to come, it didn’t feel too boring.

The effects are fab, they don’t seem to have aged badly at all considering this is now a twenty year old movie. It’s an incredible cast, although I can’t say the script and the acting quite live up to the promise of such great names. I like the bromance between Sam and Frodo, I was disappointed in the lack of women, and, of course, revelled in the glorious landscape. Let’s see what the next one brings!

Rating: 3 / 5

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