The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir is dead, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring, Merry and Pippin have been captured by the Uruk-hai, and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Théoden. The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dúr and Orthanc, have united in their lust for destruction. The corrupt wizard Saruman, under the power of the Dark Lord Sauron, and his slimy assistant, Gríma Wormtongue, have created a grand Uruk-hai army bent on the destruction of Man and Middle-earth. The rebellion against Sauron is building up and will be led by Gandalf the White, who was thought to be dead after the Balrog captured him. One of the Ring’s original bearers, the creature Gollum, has tracked Frodo and Sam down in search of his ‘precious’, but is captured by the Hobbits and used as a way to lead them to Mt. Doom. The War of the Ring has now begun… –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
While "Fellowship" displayed an astonishing level of fidelity to its source material, it was with this second installment that Peter Jackson began to deviate enough from Tolkien that we must now assess these films on their own merits rather than as adaptations. Thus, I feel that one viewing of the Extended Edition is enough for me; it only compounds the pacing issues present in the second half of the theatrical cut. A handful of scenes plucked from the novel isn't much compensation, not when characters like Faramir are already altered so drastically that "The Two Towers" the movie is clearly a whole other animal from Tolkien's book. This is Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" - thankfully, the filmmaker turned out to be perhaps more adept than anyone before him at bringing the high fantasy genre to the big screen.
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