The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer - to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged.
Release Date: December 19, 2001
Runtime: 2 hr 58 min
Writer: Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens,
Director: Peter Jackson
Producer: Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Peter Jackson, Robert Shaye, Frances Walsh, Barrie Osborne, Michael Lynne, Mark Ordesky, Tim Sanders, Jamie Selkirk, Rick Porras, Ellen Somers
Cast: Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, John Rhys-Davies, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Marton Csokas, Andy Serkis, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Lawrence Makoare, Orlando Bloom(less)
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I'm a fan of the entire series and I think this movie started it off on the right foot. It's long but engaging and it kept me interested. It really got me excited for the others.2 Thanks ·
I am highly impressed with this film. Great visuals, pacing, acting, and plot were all superbly done. Despite alterations in the story from the book, I think Tolkien would have been pleased with this. The musical score was also Phenomenal. That, in and of itself may be worth owning.
Be warned, this has some intense graphic violence in it with some incredibly frightening creatures. Not for little ones. But worth seeing for the story.July 4th, 2011 · Details1 Thank ·
One of my favorites. Very intense and violent. I wouldn't bring kids under 13 to this movie because of the violence. This adaptation totally does justice to the books.June 22nd, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
This movie starts it all off for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and it was phenomenally done. There is no sex, nudity or language you have to worry about, there is a lot of violence and intense sequences that may be too much for younger viewers. The running time is also something younger kids may have a tough time with as the movie is over 3 hours long. It takes that long to get everything introduced and progressing. Peter Jackson and Co. did a masterful job to one of my favorite all-time book series. Highly recommended!1 Thank ·
No sex or nudity or profanity. There is violence throughout, lots of violence.July 15th, 2011 · Details
It has no profanity or sex/nudity in that movie, so I think it is a more mild PG 13.July 29th, 2011 · Details
Don't let the pop-culture references, unexpected humor and the killer-on-the-phone scare scene at the beginning fool you; "The Ring" is no mere "Scream" knock-off.
Nor should the film be confused with "The Blair Witch Project," "The Others" or "feardotcom" although it shares things in common with all three films. (While "The Ring" and "feardotcom" do feature similar plots, evidence suggests that "feardotcom" is the imitator.)
"The Ring" is one of creepiest, scariest movies to come along in a long, long time, easily rivaling "Blair Witch" or "The Others." And that it generates its frights without being needlessly violent or gory makes it a refreshing entry in the genre. (However, be warned that the film does contain some grotesque and disturbing imagery, and it's definitely too intense for young ones.)
This suspense/horror tale is a remake of a Japanese cult hit (1998's "Ringu") about a supposedly cursed videotape that brings death to any who watches it. This version stars Australian actress Naomi Watts as Rachel Keller, a Seattle journalist investigating the mysterious death of her teenage niece.
Rachel discovers that the teen and three other now-dead students may have watched a videotape that contains about a minutes's worth of what appear to be black-and-white nightmare images. Once Rachel tracks down the tape, she watches it. Moments later, she receives a phone call, with the voice of a child saying "seven days," which apparently means that she has only that long to live.
Obviously, Rachel is freaked out, and she takes the tape to her ex-boyfriend, Noah (Martin Henderson), who ignores the warning, watches the tape and also receives an ominous
phone-call warning. So it appears the two of them have only a week to solve the tape's mysteries.
While it does contain a couple of serious missteps (such as the old child-in-danger ploy), "The Ring" is well-paced and consistently enthralling. (It also appears to be over after 90 minutes, but then moves forward with one final twist that makes it even more effective.)
Give credit to director Gore Verbinski, who tones down his visual style a notch, and who uses his customary camera gimmicks only when he deems them necessary. But the film is a solid group effort, from Ehren Kruger's clever script to the terrific cast.
Watts, who was impressive in "Mulholland Drive," again delivers a fine performance, and Henderson is quite likable. Also of note is a spooky supporting turn by young David Dorfman as Rachel's son.
"The Ring" is rated PG-13 for scattered use of strong profanity, brief violence (violence against women and animal violence) and brief gore, as well as several disturbing images. Running time: 115 minutes.
E-MAIL: email@example.comDecember 2nd, 2003 · Details
Great movie. Awesome filming and very tense. Like others have said there is a lot of violence and fighting with mythical creatures like trolls and orcs.August 9th, 2012 · Details
The Lord of the Rings series is among my favorite movies all-time. I love the battle action, the story, the unique characters and how they all stir my imagination. I agree with the MPAA that there are scary images, so careful letting young kids watch this. My oldest son should never have seen Gollum at a young age, almost scarred him for life. He's over it now.
This is a great movie about a hikeMay 5th, 2013 · Details
Kind of gory in the beginning but overall good I can't remember what scenes aren't in the original edition because I grew up on the extended editions (waiting on the Hobbit extended edition). Peter Jackson is the best director I know. No sex or nudity of any kind but kind of scary especially in the two towers. If you watch the movie and then read the books (like I am) then you can tell how good Peter is. but I still want Tom Bambidil in the movie but I know about movie time. So overall This is one of the best movie I know.March 24th, 2013 · Details