January 3, 2011

Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings Trilogy: A Review

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Unlike my love for Twilight... I love the movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings better than reading the books. Why? Because the three movies were perfectly done. The filmmakers have shown great respect for their source material. Great movie critics were even moved  by Peter Jackson's passionate, caring and human portrayals of the book's characters and dramas. Some say this is the best fantasy film ever-made... I totally agree. I love the trilogy so much that I already have a bunch of collections including The Lord of The Rings Box Set, The Lord of the Rings Action Figures and Posters, Gollum's Toys, DVD's, etc all over the house. I know, right!

The Lord of the Rings started as a sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's earlier work, The Hobbit, which was published in 1937. The popularity of it had led the publishers to request a sequel. Many things had happened over the years...   until the story "Lord of the Rings" was effectively finished in 1948 and published in the 1950's.

Several film adaptations have been made. The first was "J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings" in 1978 by animator Ralph Bakshi. The second was "The Return of the King" in 1980 which was an animated television program by Rankin-Bass. The third was my favorite, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King". All three parts received nearly universal acclaim and were each nominated for and won multiple Academy Awards, including consecutive "Best Picture" nominations. "The Return of the King" was actually the second film to break the one-billion-dollar barrier and won 11 Oscar Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Musical Score, etc.)

For those people who still haven't watched the Trilogy, oh my... you're missing half of your lives!


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1 comments:

phanatique said...

yes the lord of the rings is the best film ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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