|In a small village in the shire a young hobbit named frodo has been entrusted with an ancient ring. Now he must embark on an epic quest to the cracks of doom in order to destroy it.|
"The best film of the year! Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Spectacular scenery, stupefying effects and epic scope... a dream come true. Rita Kempley, The Washington Post
"Not since Gone With The Wind more than 60 years ago has a movie held up as well to the original book. Paul Clinton, CNN
"An excellent film and a ripping yarn of a movie. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...the most rousing and ambitious adventure film of many years and bodes well for the future of the Tolkien fan. John Anderson, Newsday
"A film of eye-popping grandeur... Richard Corliss, Time Magazine
Customer Reviews of Lord of the Rings-Fellowship of the Ring
one of the best movies in history5/2/2012
This is a must watch movie by any movie lovers. I have watched it a number of times. It is just fantastic and superbly made movie. The story keeps you very engaging. I love all the lord of the movies series. I'm surprised that this one didn't get as Oscars as the others. I think this is the best of all.
DVD needs help... but the movie was great.8/5/2002
I RATE THIS DVD 2 OUT OF 5 STARS!!!! Before I get burned let me just say it up front: The movie was nothing short of a masterful adaptation of Tolkien's genius, and I'm glad someone finally, actually, got it right on film. (It DESERVED Best Director AND Best Film, and the fact that it didn't get it shows that Hollywood and its "Academy" is just as self-serving and political as anyone on Capitol Hill...) As for the DVD, however, I was disappointed. Sure, the studios are allowed to think marketing, but to make us wait until November for the expanded version (4 discs, incl. 30 extra minutes of the movie), just smacks of Enron-style greed. They know that all us die-hards are going to buy both releases anyway, and they're taking advantage of that. This release of the DVD doesn't include that much extra. It has all the trailers and TV spots for Fellowship, but doesn't include the teaser for Two Towers (which was playing at the end of Fellowship in the movies). Some short "behind the scenes" clips (~10 minutes each), but no in-depth character interviews, etc. The Enya video. A preview of the game. I was expecting so much more in this DVD, but what you get is what you saw on screen, some bones to whet our appetite, and not much more. They're making us wait. Thus my low rating: Movie: 5 Stars; DVD product: 2 Stars. I'll wait for the November release of the extended version.
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