A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. (IMDb)
The mix of breathtaking bird’s eye pans and intense facial close-ups here showcase a layered tale that’s as much of a heartfelt character drama as a grand fantasy epic, with as many internal battles as external ones, and pleasant bits of humour from the homey hobbits sprinkled amongst the haughty and thick war talk that keep the narrative from melodramatic cliches. Excellent acting, music, and time-tested special effects ensure that this wonderful story’s film adaptation won’t soon be forgotten.
It’s definitely the best of the six Tolkien movie adaptations in my opinion. I look forward to your review of the others in this trilogy.
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thanks! yes so far it’s the best for me too, but I’ve yet to watch the return of the king to finish off the trilogy, so that might be a strong challenger!