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My Ranking of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

It’s #HobbitDay so I figured I might as well look back at one of the greatest, if not the greatest, trilogies of all time. Enjoy!

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the greatest cinematic feats of all time and easily one of my favorite franchises. I’ve watched The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers at the least a combined total of 200 times throughout my years growing up and even now, after nearly two decades since the first one came out in 2001, it’s still just as magical and epic as it has always been.

Peter Jackson really achieved what seemed impossible by creating these films and I can only commend him for the absolutely incredible job he did bringing this epic story once told by J.R.R Tolkien to life. The question is, in which fashion do I rank the films in this trilogy? Is the Oscar-winning The Return of the King the installment that excites me the most or is say, The Fellowship of the Ring, the movie that transports me to Middle-Earth and makes me so happy? That is what I’m excited to share with you in this post and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Emotion

As you’ve read throughout the majority of this series there are many reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy are some of the greatest movies ever created. The beauty, the cast and characters, the mystical creatures and lands, the music, but most importantly, as great as all of this is if it wasn’t for the emotional superiority of these films they would be visually stunning but definitely bland. Kind of like The Hobbit trilogy.

Think about it. From Gandalf’s epic sacrifice in The Fellowship of the Ring with that unforgettable quote “Fly you fools” just before Frodo unleashes an unparalleled cry of anguish that truly fills the heart with sadness. Several seconds later, the Fellowship takes in the devastating moment with tears and heartbreaking silence. And don’t get me started about that incredibly acted moment from Elijah Wood with the one tear rolling down his face. Beautiful. 😢 Continue reading Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Emotion

Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Music

Music is integral to a movie’s success and memorability. Take Star Wars, the Rocky movies, or even Indiana JonesJawsJurassic Park, and Harry Potter. The GodfatherHaloween, and The Terminator. Music is the soul of a film. It can make or break a movie and it is only truly great movies that we remember instantly just through that film’s particular score.

The Lord of the Rings is an epic tale of heroes fighting against all odds to defeat a terrible evil. There are disturbing confrontations and grand battles. Forbidden romances and strong friendships. Triumphant moments and tear-inducing scenes. And all of this is enhanced by an incredible score.

Howard Shore won two Oscars for Best Original Score with The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King for a good reason. Embuing the movies with a sense of unparalleled epicness the music helps build and destroy our emotions all in a single viewing.

From battle scenes teeming with grandeur from the intense singing of the choir to the more melodic tones designed to make you want to cry your eyes out, the music is a major factor in why these films are still some of the best ever made.

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The Unfortunate Legacy of Boromir

Just the other day a stunning realization hit me that I had never really thought about before. Boromir is the only member of the Fellowship who died. Gandalf “died” but was resurrected in The Two Towers so he didn’t officially perish. Every hobbit survived. Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas didn’t come to a gruesome demise. And that leads me back to the basis of this post. Boromir is the only major character (besides King Theodin and Gollum…and Sauron, but they weren’t original members of the Fellowship) who died in The Lord of the Rings. I mean, even ancient Bilbo Baggins and dying Arwen didn’t die.

That’s pretty unfortunate. And it’s also a shame because I, personally, liked Boromir. Yeah, he was a nuisance as soon as he appeared in The Fellowship of the Ring but he realized his mistakes by the end of his journey and was determined to prove himself as a trustworthy ally of his Fellowship members.

I’ve shed tears many times when he speaks his final words to Aragorn. 1: Because it’s sad. And 2: Because it seems unfair that he was killed off so soon. But…that is the way of things and while he may be the only member of the Fellowship who found a terrible end he will always be one of the most memorable characters in the trilogy.

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My Ten Favorite Movie Endings

I’ve seen a whole bunch of GREAT movies in my time but there’s nothing more memorable than an awesome ending. A movie can be really good but if the ending is sub par then the movie ends up being sub par. So, I’m here to share with you the ten movie endings that have utterly rocked my world, in fascinating, thrilling, and sometimes chilling ways. Enjoy!

(And this isn’t a ranking.) 🙂

The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back is easily one of the greatest Star Wars movies (and sci-fi films) ever made. Every time I watch it I am simply awed by the fact that it came out in 1980 because it is still, to this day, one of the best renditions of special effects ever created in a movie. From the asteroid field chase to the Cloud City sequence this movie is filled with incredible moments but the ending of the film is literally the cherry on the sundae.

The movie is already really, really good but the ending is simply magical for me. It has made me cry, covered me in super goosebumps, and just taken my imagination to other places. It’s definitely one of my favorite endings.

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