This evening I watched The Fellowship of the Ring for the first ever time.
I've been meaning to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy for quite some time now.
After all, my new school is the kind of charmingly nerdy place where you will get a little bit bullied if you haven't: a) read all of the Harry Potter books at least 3 times, b) followed Doctor Who for a while and strongly believe that David Tennant is better than Matt Smith in every way and c) seen the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy. So all in all, I figured I should probably see the films!
My verdict? Not bad.
I mean, it got a bit dull when they were hanging out with the elves, and I didn't actually care that much when Gandalf died (can't wait for the backlash about that school).
Oh and it became pretty laughable when Boromir got shot in the chest with not ONE, not TWO, but THREE arrows and just wouldn't die. Every time he got shot, there was an agonised groan, a silence... and then some motivational/dramatic music, and he would just get up and keep fighting! It was hilarious!
The only other issue I had with the film was that it was almost 3 HOURS LONG. 3 whole hours. Anyway, I managed to sit through it, and I'm glad I did, because now I finally get the "One does not simply walk into Mordor" reference and the whole "YOU. SHALL NOT. PAAASS" thing! It's nice to be in the know, after all this time.
Considering fantasy epics are not really my genre of film, I'd say it was pretty decent. Unfortunately, I know my friends are now going to bully me into watching the second and third installments in the trilogy. Wish me luck!
So, what do you think? If you've seen the film, did you like it and why- if not, would you ever watch it in the future? Any thoughts on how nerdy and sweet my new school is that they bully you if you haven't seen Dr Who? Comment below!