I probably would not have watched this movie and the sequels if not for this top movie list. Otherworldly fantasies with scary stuff and violence and not generally my cup of tea. And it would have been my loss. The story is wonderful and vivid and exciting . . .
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, and many more, this is the story of a very dangerous ring found by a Hobbit named Frodo and the epic journey to destroy the ring and save Middle Earth. He is aided by a powerful wizard, his best friends, and joined by others on his journey.
This movie is filmed in New Zealand and is worth watching just for all the lush exotic scenery.
Excellent edge of your seat entertainment. Just be careful. If you watch one you will want to watch all the others in the series . . . and you might even want to read the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. They are on my reading list.
Academy Awards, USA 2002
|Best Music, Original Score|
|Best Effects, Visual Effects|
Randall William Cook
Barrie M. Osborne
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published|
|Best Art Direction-Set Decoration|
Grant Major (art director)
Dan Hennah (set decorator)
|Best Costume Design|
|Best Film Editing|
|Best Music, Original Song|
For the song "May It Be".