Tales of Middle-earth chronicles the Great War of the Ring, a war that lasted for thousands of years. The one who owned the Ring received power over all living things, but was obliged to serve evil.
A quiet village where hobbits live. The wizard Gandalf, having come to his old friend Bilbo Baggins on his 111th birthday, begins to talk about the ring that Bilbo found many years ago. This ring belonged to the once dark ruler of Middle-earth Sauron, and it gives great power to its owner. Now Sauron wants to regain control of Middle-earth. Bilbo gives the found ring to his nephew Frodo, who is trying to learn how to cope with the terrible power that the ring gives him …
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Fortunately, I got to watch the movie before reading the book. It was about four years ago, but I still remember that moment to this day. Before him, I was not a fan of John Tolkien, as, indeed, of all fantasy in general, but as soon as I watched the first ten minutes of the film and the rest flew by in one breath. It was as if I had plunged into an extraordinary world where good fights evil, where green groves alternate with moss-covered statues and ancient ruins, into a world where, making your way through the forest path, you can meet sharp-eared unfading elves or vile orcs – as you are lucky.
It was not in vain that I mentioned that the film fell into my hands before the book, and that I did not regret it at all. Otherwise, I would certainly compare these two works, and of course I would look for shortcomings, errors and inaccuracies in the plot, which, by the way, are very skillfully disguised so that a simple viewer could understand it without reading the book (by the way, in the director’s version, there are many of these inaccuracies have been eliminated, for example the small fact that Isildur was only killed when the ring slipped from his finger – this passage was cut from the final version).
After the release of the film, those who watched it were divided into three groups. The first are those who liked the movie. The second, as a rule, say ‘come back to reality’, ‘how can you watch it, look around or watch a movie with a life story at its core’ 🙂 because I can see a life story like that, but THIS is only on the screen. .. Unfortunately! And finally, the third group, the so-called ‘TRU-FANS TOLKINA’, shout that ‘this is a complete perversion, over the professor’s novel’. Except for a smile, this does not cause me anything else. Do you want to leave the rest of the people who, say, did not read The Silmarillion, and do not know that Sauron, at first was only a henchman of Melkor, and he, in turn, at first did not want to become the dark ruler of Arda, but was only one of the Valar, who … okay, something carried me away.
So you want to leave them without such a great movie? Or maybe you could write a script that would fit into a three-hour movie and show all the necessary moments? I doubt very much! And not who say that they did not like the computer troll … Tell me, have you ever seen a real cave troll, so I have not, so why are you sure that he does not look exactly like that?
But seriously, the computer graphics in VK are at a very high level, and indeed the film has a lot of strengths. I would even say that all of his sides are strong. But still, three of them can be distinguished the most-most:
– Casting. I do not like it when famous actors are invited to serious projects to increase income.
Almost none of the characters was familiar to me, and this is wonderful, since I did not evaluate the actor, but his performance. I was especially impressed by Aragorn, aka Viggo Mortensen, Elrond, perhaps the only one I knew by name before – Viggo Mortensen, his daughter Arwen performed by Liv Tyler, and Gandalf is something! Ian McKelen is just a true Olorin, one of the Maiar, the keeper of the Elven ring, nicknamed by the elves Mithrandir (see nickname), and by the people Gandalf or the Gray Wanderer!
Of course, we shouldn’t forget about such wonderful actors as Dominic Monaghan (Merry), Billy Boyd (Pippin), Christopher Lee (Saruman), Ian Holm (Bilbo), John Reese-Davis (Gimli), Sean Austin (Sam), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Sean Bean (Boromir) and Andy Serkis (although he did not show himself much in this part, he is still a wonderful actor, and he played Gollum). Each of them contributed to the film something without which this film could be a little worse.
Musical accompaniment, there is no need for words. I think I was not the only one who shuddered during the majestic tunes, replaced by the sad melodies of the elves or strong music against the background of orcish grunt …
It has already been noted more than once that the makeup in this film simply defies description. In this case, by the word make-up, I mean not only the elves’ gelatinous ears, but also clothing and various props such as swords and spears. All this was done at the highest level.
In conclusion, I would like to say that this is exactly what I think The Lord of the Rings should have been, and I’m just sure that if John Ronald Ruel Tolkien himself had seen this film, he would have been satisfied. And more was not required!
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