a wholly well-acted, decently paced (any movie that is this bloated with action sequences that doesn't put a snob like me to sleep is doing something right in that department) film with far more emotional poignancy than one might expect. the "three hours of walking" angle is really childish, and i found this to be fully watchable even without the fallback of "the best is yet to come." deserves a chance from anyone.
it's some kind of elvish i can't read it.
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!
Best Lord of the Rings movie
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.
If nothing else, this first instalment in Jackson’s epic trilogy, serves as the ultimate in blockbuster entertainment. The storytelling, if hardly groundbreaking, is immersive, as is the gorgeous cinematography. Canted angles and swooping camera shots also feature. Evocative, epic fantasy.
Even a decade on, and under less impressionable oversight, the first of Jackson’s LOTR trifecta still engages with its immersive storytelling and visuals, enhanced by its sweeping CGI wizardry. In fact, the heightened cinematography that Jackson often conjures - Dutch angles, camera swoops, gothic designs; perhaps born from his origins as a cult filmmaker on the midnight circuit - borders on camp, even, but still comes to serve the more evocative fantasy sequences of Tolkien’s well. Fine blockbuster entertainment still.
Inteligentna epska fantastika.
mungkin butuh sebuah ancaman akan kehancuran demi sebuah persatuan :D
Incredibly thrilling and entertaining. The cinematography, the costumes, the setpieces, the characters..Everything about this film is masterful.
This film is like a meticulous story-teller. The details are intricate, the descriptions are vivid, images are wonderful.
A fantastic start to an amazing trilogy.
After a recent viewing, "Fellowship" remains my favorite film in the trilogy. It's a great introduction to the world of Middle Earth and yet it feels like a complete story from beginning to end rather than a mere installment like the other two. The fellowship is formed and ultimately fails, and we get Boromir's entire character arc in one movie. "Fellowship" has a seductive magic; nothing feels perfunctory.
This movie still looks great 10 years on. Great casting especially Viggo as Aragorn and Mckellon as Gandalf.I do wish as many have said that Tom Bombadil was in the filml, he's the best thing in the novel of Fellowship. Still one of my favourite movies of all time.
Sam is the real hero in the first part, Frodo just sucks..! a very awesome fantasy story, great pictures & perfect ambiente - made to escape from this shit place aka as earth..!
I must confess, at the time I saw it in theaters; I really didn't think much of the movie at all. I suppose the length and lack of an intermission were really too much for me. As I grew older and grew to love the genre of fantasy, my opinion turned around and I fell in love with it. What Jackson accomplished is an Herculean task of adapting the books and he came out in flying colors. Everything about it is amazing.
Boromir's death makes me cry again and again