The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film brilliantly tells the story of Frodo and his companions in the Fellowship in their adventure to destroy ‘that one ring’.
It is a story about good and evil, in which various fantasy creatures must ensure that Middle Earth is saved from the dark Sauron. Yet it is all these types of creatures that cause things to go completely wrong in the film.
The Hobbits and Gandalf
For example, you may wonder why no fewer than four Hobbits have been given the task of saving Middle Earth from evil, while the Hobbits apparently have no special powers or properties, other than being very small.
Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf is obviously the best companion the little hobbits could have. But once you make a fantasy movie, why don’t they take advantage of their powers and specialties more?
You may also wonder why more Elves don’t come to the aid of The Fellowship to destroy the ring. Elves are immortal. The iconic Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom, could easily have suggested to Frodo that he enlist the help of his fellow Elves.
Yet the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring remain legendary films with great effects and acting. That is why you still regularly watch them on the silver screen today. At least, if you still find the choices for the characters believable.
Do you want to stream? You can find the films on HBO Max.