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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Action
  • Fantasy
  • 2001
  • Peter Jackson
  • 171 mins
  • PG

Summary

Epic fantasy adventure based on the first part of JRR Tolkien's classic trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen. Frodo, a mild-mannered hobbit, inherits a ring that gives the wearer absolute power. Fearful that Sauron, the dark Lord of Mordor, will steal it, the wizard Gandalf orders Frodo to return the ring to its source where it can be destroyed.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

In the first chapter of director Peter Jackson's $300-million adaptation of JRR Tolkien's classic trilogy, Middle-earth is the fictional setting, but it's no backdrop; it's a living, breathing universe, in which mild-mannered hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) is forced to turn hero when he inherits the ring of absolute power. Assisted by powerful wizard Gandalf (a perfectly cast Ian McKellen) and a ragtag group of warriors and friends, he must journey across mountain, forest and plain to return the talisman to its source. The computer-generated images transform the New Zealand locations into views that will take your breath away and only someone with a pathological aversion to fantasy could fail to be absorbed and transported by this stunning, sincere and frequently terrifying adaptation.

Credits

Cast

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Frodo BagginsElijah Wood
Gandalf the GreyIan McKellen
Arwen UndómielLiv Tyler
Aragorn / StriderViggo Mortensen
Samwise "Sam" GamgeeSean Astin
GaladrielCate Blanchett
ElrondHugo Weaving
BoromirSean Bean
Bilbo BagginsIan Holm
Saruman the WhiteChristopher Lee
GimliJohn Rhys-Davies
Peregrin "Pippin" TookBilly Boyd (1)
Meriadoc "Merry" BrandybuckDominic Monaghan
Legolas GreenleafOrlando Bloom
Sméagol / GollumAndy Serkis
SauronSala Baker
The RingAlan Howard
Albert DrearyPeter Jackson
CelebornMarton Csokas

Crew

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DirectorPeter Jackson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2001-12-14
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for violence
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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