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HKFanatic's rating of the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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.