The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Fellowship of the Ring won four Oscars and also had nine other nominations. Some of which were best picture, best effects, and visual effects. The movie was shot in New Zealand and filmed in 2001. The Fellowship of the Ring is the start of a trilogy The Lord of the Rings and is a sequel to The Hobbit also known as There and Back Again. The Fellowship of the Ring is an adaption of J.R.R Tolkien’s novels. Many critics have evaluated setting, plot, and the acting quality of The Fellowship of the Ring. First the setting of The Fellowship of the Ring takes place in Middle Earth and occurred in the era of Galadriel’s reign. The Fellowship is set in the Shire, with a population of mostly hobbits. Frodo, the hero, lives in Bag End which is located in the Shire. Frodo and his colleagues travel out of the Shire into Farmer Maggot’s fields, stumble upon the Prancing Pony Inn in Bree and arrive in Rivendell. All these fictional places were shot in New Zealand. The setting is suitable for the story because for a place for elves, dwarves, orcs, wizards, and hobbits to exist together they would need such a place as Middle Earth. The undeveloped land is suitable for each of the species to dwell and build upon. The Fellowship is “An enthusiastic visionary set loose on one of the biggest playgrounds ever constructed” (Tobias, Scott). Next the plot is intricate and consists of dangerous adventures, thrilling conflicts, and a mission that is close to impossible. Frodo, the Ring bearer, is given a ring that was discovered by his uncle Bilbo. He does not know that this ring possesses magical powers and corrupts the soul to whoever bears it. Gandalf the Grey, informs Frodo that he must take the Ring to Elrond at Rivendell to further instruct what must be done to the ring. The plot is strong because the author (Tolkien) gives sufficient background information of how the ring came to be and fully descripted the setting...
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