The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This is the only word that can describe my emotion after watching the film, “The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring”. It is the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and is based on JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novel series. It is currently ranked 13th on the IMDB, top 250 films of all time, which is amazing considering it was only released in 2002. This superb film follows the story of the unlikely hero’s that include, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee and, Aragon as they venture into their quest to destroy that one ring. It was the characters that suited their roles perfectly, and the themes demonstrated all through the movie that helped make this one of the most enjoyable films to ever watch. Friendship is quite a significant aspect of the film as it is featured quite strongly from start to finish. Possibly one of the strongest friendships, I have seen demonstrated in a trilogy, is the great friendship of Sam and Frodo. This friendship is illustrated by the quote “if any of these black raiders, try to stop him, [Frodo] they’ll have Samwise Gamgee to reckon with. Sam is willing to fight, and potentially die, in order to protect his good friend Frodo. In our society today everyone needs a friend and this is well said in the novel I studied last year, Of Mice and Men, “a guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody”. This is true as it has been proven in a study undertaken at Stanford University, that people who don’t have many friends are 49 percent more at risk of mental disease thus leading to a higher suicide rate. As it is said in the Gospel of Luke6:31 “ do to others as you would have them do to you.” This powerful scripture clearly made me ask myself how well I would cope with loneliness. Enhanced my interest with dazzling mythical scene play by presented to us by the characters, villains and heroes, helped make this movie so great. The so called villains in this film are the Ringwraths; they are former...
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