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Franklinton Underground Cinema's rating of the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

I want to give it five stars simply for the undertaking. However, the fact that Bombadil is MIA is tragic - symbolizing the overt possibility that a full and genuine adaptation is unattainable. Even with that said, I still feel like PJ took the low road at times, opting for more action/melodrama and less poetry. It wasn't quite as bad as Lucas or Cameron in that regard, but somewhat lazy all the same.