I Love the 00’s: The Lord of the Rings
It was nigh but a decade ago when Peter Jackson’s fantasy epic graced our movie screens across the country. The Lord of the Rings is a movie trilogy based on a group of humans, dwarves, elves and the like all on a quest to destroy an evil ring that is the source of all that is bad in the world. I remember it like it was yesterday being put in awe at the breathtaking creatures and landscape within the movies. They were films like no other earning a combined seventeen Oscars and over one billion dollars at the box office making it the single great fantasy franchise in cinema history. The most amazing part for me was the incredible depth and insight put into the movie. The films were based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s bestseller trilogy which had their own critical acclaim back when they were written over half a century ago. Director Peter Jackson put extra care and attention into adapting the books without upsetting the fan base LOTR already had. Another critical element in the films were the well cast characters. Each character brought life to the screen in their own way, looking and feeling completely original without alienating the audience. You cannot mention Lord of the Rings without saying one or two things about the epic battle scenes. I would have to stop myself from skipping straight to the fighting scenes whenever I watched the movie because they were obviously the single greatest part about the films. Huge battlefields and armies swept the screen, including all different types of beasts and weapons that inspired wonder and imagination into the viewer. I cannot begin to fathom the hundreds of hours and immense work it took to make such an incredible film and I can’t thank Peter Jackson enough for bringing such an amazing story to us.
These are films that will stand the test of time and be passed down to our childrens’ grandchildren until the day our Earth collapses. Easily my favorite movies of the decade, The Lord of the Rings trilogy has solidified its place in Pop Culture history.
Posted on August 13, 2011, in Movies and T.V. and tagged J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, movies, Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.