In case you missed the last post this review is for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and Lord of The Rings: Return of The King
These movies are adapted from the Lord of The Rings book trilogy. If you haven’t read them, then you should. These movies are about a fantastical place called Middle Earth. For many, many years (decades, centuries, whatever) it was ruled by the Dark Lord Sauron using power from the ring he had made. After he was defeated, the ring found its way to a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm). When Bilbo decides to leave The Shire, the ring is given to the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) who is tasked with giving it to another hobbit, Frodo (Elijah Wood). Frodo finds out of the power of the ring and is advised by Gandalf to take it away from the shire. Frodo then begins a long journey to Mount Doom, which is the only place the ring can truly be destroyed. With help from a group of people known as the Fellowship of the Ring, he crosses Middle Earth all the while fighting the forces of evil who have been sent to retrieve the ring by Sauron and the evil wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) who is regaining power.
Each movie is incredibly good but they are not all as good as each other. The Fellowship of the Ring is definitely my favorite, it has the best part of the story and really sets up for a good trilogy. The Two Towers is my least favorite, it has the feel of just being a movie made to join the Fellowship of The Ring to the final part, The Return of The King. The Return of The King is quite good but not quite as good at the Fellowship of the Ring.
You should definitely watch all these movies. In fact on a rainy Sunday, go to the video store and buy them all and sit down and watch them from start to finish. Valentines day is soon, if you’re all alone then would be a good time.