A wonderful introduction to Middle Earth that can absorb even the most casual fan of the fantasy adventure genre. The film's beauty and lush environments hold up in 2017. Some have called the character development a slog, but it sets up something rather spectacular to come.
The right time to rewatch this has come, and because I've never seen the extended editions before, the LOTR is so much more enjoyable. The beauty of CGI is puzzling: how come the 16yo film looks so much better than most of the more recent films using this application? Also, the element of friendship reaches to the very core of my heart and it wouldn't be too much to say that makes me want to be a better person.
La mia saga preferita, i miei film preferiti in assoluto, sopra tutto e tutti. Magia pura, genio, personaggi straordinari, un racconto tratto da libri ancora più belli. Li ho visti tutti e tre un miliardo di volte ed altrettante le guarderei. Se dovessi scegliere un mondo immaginario nel quale vivere, sarebbe senza dubbio la Terra di Mezzo.
This is the movie that inspired me to want to become a filmmaker. This film is just pure, unadultered fantasy and it captured my imagination like no other movie before! I when I was younger watching all three Lord of the Rings films (extended versions of course) one cold, snowy day with my Dad. We both bonded over this film and to this day we try and watch it every year! The Fellowship of the Ring is a classic!
More than just a technical achievement. Jackson's attention to detail and the sheer scope of realising such an extraordinary world still serves the primary function of bringing an epic story to life and does not degenerate into self-indulgence. Great storytelling on an immense scale.