It’s official. After watching The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring last night in IMAX there is no longer any doubt. This movie is the best ever made and nothing comes close.
I’ve seen incredible movies like Interstellar, Inception, Gladiator, Avengers: Infinity War, and so many more, but there’s nothing, I mean absolutely nothing as incredible as the trilogy that shaped my childhood and is still wowing me to this day.
I don’t know how Peter Jackson managed to take a book as fantastically epic and magical as The Lord of the Rings and adapted it into three films that are beyond the word exceptional. Every detail in these movies are considered, from the clothes to the script to the world that surrounds this adventure and the characters that encompass it. Watching The Fellowship of the Ring yesterday in IMAX was one of the greatest things I have ever been lucky enough to experience.
I’ve watched these movies over and over again and yet they still never seem to get old and this film in IMAX was like a completely different movie.
Now, in terms of the 4K, I didn’t really see that much of a difference. The color saturation was a bit altered and the intense blue of Frodo’s eyes was like, “Whoa!” but besides that, there wasn’t that much of a world-changing difference. But the sound! Oh my lord of the rings, the sound was insane!!!!
I knew I was in for a treat as soon as the opening sequence with Sauron played out. The noise, the sheer epicness of that battle, Sauron’s defeat, it was just jaw-dropping.
If I was to tell you every single section of this movie that blew my mind in detail I a would be writing the largest post I’ve ever written but I’ll leave it at this. It was an experience I will never forget and yeah, my family and I are determined to see the next two movies because it was that fantastic!
Honestly, if there is ever a movie better than The Lord of the Rings it’s going to have to be truly astounding in every sense of the word.
Okay, I’m rambling. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.
2 thoughts on “‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is the Best Movie Ever Made!”
I absolutely love The Lord of the Rings, too. I’ve never had a chance to watch in IMAX, but maybe someday!
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I’m still on “Empire Strikes Back” as my favorite movie ever, even if it was clearly not thought through to the degree that Lord of the Rings was. That said… Peter Jackson’s movies are, in almost every respect, better than the books. Just the fact that the middle movie is watchable, due in no small part to the incredible performances of Andy Serkis and Christopher Lee, is an amazing achievement, because the middle book is bordering on impossible-to-stay-with-it drek.
That said, there is one glaring spot where I think Jackson made an editorial version in this trilogy that straight up wasn’t better than the book: the scene with the Lord of the Nazgul in the third movie. This was the one instance in basically any of his books where Tolkien gave a very detailed description description of what a supernatural being looked and sounded like, and it informed the way the duel between him and Eowyn went a lot. Jackson threw that whole thing out and made up his own, and it’s not better than Tolkien’s. That and almost everything he did on “the Hobbit” was very unfortunate, to me.
That said? It’s an incredible series of movies. In contemporary time, I was overtly saying in 2003 that George Lucas, with the prequel trilogy only having gone through two episodes head to head with this, had lost the contemporary pole position in fantasy/sci-fi cinema to Peter Jackson. Episode 3 narrowed the gap, but the prequels were simply inferior to LOTR. The original trilogy is not, but the prequels absolutely are. Now… Jackson responded to that by saying “hold my beer” and then giving us “The Hobbit (But It’s Not Really About The Hobbit)”, which is inferior even to the smoking wreckage sitting where I’m told Star Wars Episode 9 was supposed to be. So suffice to say, my 2003 perspective didn’t age too well.
But I would say every serious “genre” movie fan owes it to themselves to see LOTR on a big screen if they have the opportunity. It’s just a thing.
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