Richly deserving of its acclaim

First…A disclaimer! (and trivia; for those who care) Lord of the Rings is NOT a trilogy, despite popular perception. It ranks as one of the longest single novel that’s been written and consists of 6 books: BOOK I “The First Journey” and BOOK II “The Journey of the Nine Companions” comprise FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. …

A dynamic, epic, beautiful and sweeping work that knocks the socks of anything in the fantasy genre since Star Wars

CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS JRR Tolkien’s staggering trilogy The Lord of the Rings is my favourite novel of all time. To call it the literary equivalent of the (original) Star Wars trilogy if anything undersells it, as much of Star Wars is inspired by it. When I heard Peter Jackson was going to make films of …

Embrace the power of the Ring..

I must say I was skeptical when I first heard my favorite novels were being made into films. I dreaded A-list tow headed actors and actresses over-dramatizing and/or faking their way through one of the greatest journeys ever. I feared they’d cast Tom Cruise as Aragorn, and Brad Pitt or some other overindulgent, overconfident “golden …

“Remember what Bilbo used to say, it’s dangerous business Frodo, going out the door”

When I first read “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy back in the early 1970’s, I recall saying to myself that the story would make a wonderful movie. “Star Wars” still hadn’t come out yet, and realizing that the available technology could not do justice to the fantastic world presented by J.R.R. …

“The crownless again shall be king..”

I confess to say that I did not see the first two LOTR films in theaters. The fact of the matter was that my sister was 6 years old and scared easily, so my father wouldn’t take her. So, my father went on his own to see them. I did, however get to see Return …

An absolutely incredible film!

Barely ever hearing of The Lord of the Rings, I went in to see this film in theaters the consecutive Friday it was released, to not only be flabbergasted at its greatness, but wanting more! Since then, I devoted myself to seeing the following two films on the first day of release — a promise …