Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring
Peter Jackson, 2001
I’ll be honest, I’ve always hated the Lord of the Rings. I first watched them when I was a kid and never really probably took in what was going on. It’s led me into my adulthood being like one of those people who’ve never watched Star Wars (that I would defiantly complain about), but in reality, didn’t have a leg to stand on. I was definitely more of a Star Wars fan (Prequels for the win) so I never really gave Lord of the Rings a chance.
But one positive of watching Lord of the Rings properly, for the first in adulthood is I won’t be swayed by Nostalgia. This is a real issue in my opinion as to this day I still love the Star Wars Prequels even though I know, in essence, they’re dog shit.
So what did I think of the Fellowship of the Ring? In a nutshell, I thought it was good. It wasn’t the amazing cinematic experience that I hoped it would be, nor does it scratch the surface on my top ten. But as a piece of media, it was a very well-made, engaging story, with strong characters and good action.