Before the dawn of the new millennium, the The Lord of the Rings book series belonged to only the most hardcore of booklovers. Peter Jackson was most well known for the little seen 1994 drama "Heavenly Creatures" and New Zealand had no film economy to speak of. Obviously this all changed with the 2001 release of the first of the Lord of the Rings movies, The Fellowship of the Ring. A massive gamble for New Line cinema, with an unheard of back-to-back production with a virtually untested director and filming for over a year half way around the world, the pressure must have been intense for Peter Jackson, but he pulled it off magnificently. And good thing he did too, he would probably never have made another film again."
Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit (a dwarf like small humanoid), comes into possession of a small unassuming gold ring, which holds immense power for the bearer. Dark forces aware of its presence dearly want the ring to advance their grasp over the world of men and will stop at nothing to claim it. The ring itself also wants to be found. The only hope rests on Bilbo and the fellowship of good to destroy the ring in the fires of Mount Doom, where it was originally cast. The film series spans a further two adventures, The Two Towers and Return of the King, which we shall look at over the next few weeks.
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