THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
GO!, Saturday, 8.30pm, M ( 2001)
From the opening scenes that masterfully detail the back story of J. R. R. Tolkien’s tale, to the seamlessly integrated special effects, director Peter Jackson presents a powerful tale that never lets up on its frenetic pace. Managing to keep the heart of the novel, with only minor tailoring to trim the mammoth detail, Jackson presents a marvellous realisation of mythical Middleearth. However, the real triumph lies in the casting: Elijah Wood is a revelation as the reluctant hero, hobbit Frodo. Also stars Orlando Bloom ( pictured).