Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the ring (movie)
By: Bob Luigjes
Product Author: n/a
Type: Movie
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 8

Lord of the Rings, the first part: The fellowship of the ring, is the movie I saw. I'd like to post a review about it here. I'm not a good writer, I just post what I liked and disliked about the movie.

I heard, before I saw the movie, about things which were different in the movie compared with the book. I read the book twice (one time in English, one time in Dutch) and I will certainly read it more times in the future, because it's a very good book. But I was talking about the movie. Of course there are differences with the book and the film version of the book. But I heard that Arwen would do a great deal, actually I was told that she would go with the fellowship of the ring, towards Mordor. Luckily that wasn't so, she did more then in the book, but she didn't join the company of nine. So I was relieved about that.
A major difference was the departure of the hobbits from the Shire. They went away immediately after Gandalf showed Frodo the markings in the ring. They didn't go through the forest of Tom Bombadil either. That's a bit of a shame, but they can't put everything of the book in a movie of three hours, so I can understand that.
There were a few mistakes in the movie which have nothing to do with the book as well. Gandalf, for example, was fighting Saruman. Saruman took his staff. When Gandalf was trapped at the top of the tower, he didn't have his staff back. He escaped with the help of an eagle. But in Rivendell he just got his staff back again.
There were good things in the movie as well. When Bilbo wanted to take the ring back from Frodo, in Rivendell, his face changed for a short while, it was the face of a wrinkled creature with a desiring look in it's eyes. That was filmed well, I think. There were more things filmed well.
Another good point for me was that they didn't have the movie ended at the same time as the first part of the book ends. They took a little of the second part as well, in which Boromir dies heroically and Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli decide what to do. That's a good ending of the first part I think.

All in all, the differences with the book were not as big as I thought and was the movie well filmed, with good effects. I'm surely looking forward to the next movie.

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