An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign! –IMDb
Peter Jackson made history with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were nominated for and collected a slew of awards from around the globe, including 17 Academy Awards®, 12 British Academy of Film and Television Awards and four Golden Globes.
It was for The Return of the King that Jackson received his most impressive collection of awards. This included three Academy Awards® (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture), two Golden Globes (Best Director and Best Motion Picture-Drama), three BAFTAs (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film and Audience Award), a Directors Guild Award, a Producers Guild Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award.
As a follow-up to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in 2005 Jackson directed, wrote and produced King Kong for Universal Pictures. The film grossed over $500 million and won three… read more
This movie goes nowhere slowly; I won't call it slow-paced as that would be saying that it has a pace and this movie is completely and totally pace-less. I feel asleep in the theater and woke up 20 minutes latter to find myself looking at the exact same frame. Seriously folks, I'd rather watch sails fucking in real time; not only would it be faster but there would also be a climax!
After "An Unexpected Journey," I felt compelled to revisit Tolkien's source material for the first time since middle school, as well as finally tackle the Extended Editions of the original trilogy. I'm now convinced "Fellowship" is one of the most stunning and faithful book-to-film translations of all time. Peter Jackson brings roving camera work, majestic aerial shots, and a truly operatic scale to the world of Middle-Earth. Combined with Howard Shore's note-perfect soundtrack, it's enough to move a "Lord of the Rings" fan to tears. The only downside to the Extended version of "Fellowship" is that it robs the film of its swift-footed pacing, which I believe was at least part of the reason why the movie was such a massive hit in theaters.
Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies is best seen as a single-albeit long-work. These 3 films flows together almost seamlessly, from the spectacular monologue to the suitably final… read review
For a book that was so massive and published in three volumes, it seemed unfitting and impossible for filmic translation, but Peter Jackson managed to make a movie that was equally massive and made… read review
Funny, scary and, totally involving, Peter Jackson’s assured adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings turns the book’s least screen-worthy volume into a gripping and powerful adventure movie… read review