Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (DVD) Review

Stars
Sir Ian McKellan (Gandalf)
Elijah Wood (Frodo)
Sean Astin (Sam)
Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn/Strider)

The film follows Frodo Baggins (Wood) and Samwise Gamjee (Astin) as they embark on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the one true ring. Following and protecting them along the way are the Fellowship of the Ring. These band of heroes have been chosen to protect Frodo and Sam at all costs. A heavy task to take on, due to the rings power to corrupt mens minds to do the will of the evil Sauron, who is hell bent on getting back what belongs to him.

Although it starts off slow, it perfectly sets the scene of what Frodo and Sam are leaving behind: Their home, family, and friends. But if they dont leave, they will all be lost anyway. The set pieces are truly amazing. Filmed on location in Australia, provided Director Peter Jackson, some amazing locations to film on. Not only that, but the fight sequences and effects are amazing as well. From fighting Orcs, to huge cave trolls, the action never lets up, and the musical score sets the scene well.

The story is amazing, the visuals are stunning, and the film is just perfect in every way. So much that I don't have any complaints about it, which is a rare thing to happen with current films being made. That's why this might be the only film to recieve a perfect score from me. The features are also great, showing you how certain scenes were done, and what the hobbits have to go through to get into character. Excellent stuff. Again the film is featured in a Widescreen format, the sound is great, and picture quality too.

DVD Rating - 10/10

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