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

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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.

"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" is the very first installation in Peter Jackson's legendary movie trilogy, which is based upon J. R. R. Tolkien's impressive dream novel of the very same title. The movie debuted in 2001, presenting audiences worldwide to the wonderful world of Middle-earth. It includes a star-studded ensemble cast including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen, to name a few.


The film begins with a short explanation about the wonderful and dangerous 'One Ring' created by the dark lord Sauron. After an impressive fight, Sauron is defeated and the ring falls under the ownership of a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm). Years later, throughout his birthday party, Bilbo mysteriously vanishes and leaves the ring behind for his nephew, Frodo (Elijah Wood). The wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) recognizes the ring's fatal power and urges Frodo to take a risky journey to destroy it.

The Fellowship

Frodo triggers on this objective with his loyal buddies Sam (Sean Astin), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), and Pippin (Billy Boyd). Along the way, they join forces with Gandalf, a brave human ranger Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the fierce dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), the knowledgeable elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and honourable human Boromir (Sean Bean) forming the 'Fellowship of the Ring'. Their task is to take a trip throughout Middle-earth and cast the ring into the fiery chasm of Mount Doom, the only way to damage it and avoid it from falling into Sauron's hands.

The Journey
The fellowship's journey is fraught with danger and treachery. They face hordes of goblins, a monstrous satanic force referred to as a Balrog, and Saruman (Christopher Lee), an as soon as decent wizard who has actually been corrupted by Sauron's power. The harsh journeys check their unity, and by the end of the film, the fellowship is split apart; Gandalf is presumed dead after battling the Balrog and Boromir falls in securing the hobbits from the Uruk-hai, Sauron's wicked warriors.

"The Fellowship of the Ring" ends with a rather open ending. Frodo, recognizing the risk the ring positions to his good friends, chooses to continue the journey to Mount Doom on his own. Sam, ever the devoted buddy, demands accompanying him. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli triggered to rescue Merry and Pippin who have actually been caught by the Uruk-hai, laying the ground for the subsequent events to unfold in the following films in the trilogy.

"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", regardless of being nearly 20 years old, remains a classic dream experience. The film masterfully stabilizes components of high-stakes experience, stirring relationship and strong characters against the backdrop of an innovatively conceived world. The setting invites audiences into a rich, detailed universe that continues to mesmerize audiences.

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