Most people are well aware of the famous and beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy. These fantasy films are some of the most popular movies ever made.
The film trilogy is directed by Peter Jackson and are based on the famous epic novel trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The very first film of these series was released in 2001. Since then, people have watched the award-winning series over and over again.
There are several reasons why we love The Lord of the Rings. Here are five of the best things about these memorable movies and books.
1. Great story and theme
The series tells a great story. The plot is fascinating and amazing, and once you have watched the first film, you immediately start feeling the strong urge to watch the others. The trilogy tells the story of the great ring of power, and how the unlikely hero, a hobbit named Frodo, must go on a journey to take the ring to make it disappear once and for all at the fires of Mount Doom. The fictional world of Middle Earth is very beautifully depicted, and all of the creatures including the dwarves, hobbits, humans, and elves make for wonderful characters.
2. Women power
One great thing about the series is that it shows very strong and powerful women, who play big roles in the story. Many of the women in the films are fascinating and inspiring, and know how to stand up for themselves and for what they believe in. Arwen, Eowyn, and Galadriel are three of these amazing women. You fall in love with their acting, their roles, and their power.
3. Weird creatures and hateful villains
You hate the villains for being so cruel and brutal, but at the same time you love their presence because these villains bring the drama to the series. Any movie or TV show without villains is lacks something. The villains bring danger and twists, raising your interest in the story. The strange and mystical creatures such as the elves, the dwarves, the orcs and many other creatures help make the series very different and unique.
In addition, you can see the diversity among the characters and the species in the series. It’s not just men fighting a war against each other – there are several types of creatures that team up and fight against each other to win.
4. The poetry and music
The poetry in these films is remarkable. The music is also top-notch, going smoothly along with the theme and the storyline. There are different sound effects and music soundtracks for different situations, and it is all very emotional.
5. Maps, weapons, armor, and battles
The unique map of Middle Earth helps make the world seem more realistic, and lets viewers know where each place is in relation to others. In addition, the weapons such as swords, blades and armor are unique and interesting. The battles are also spectacular, and we all can’t help rooting for the good guys.