Saturday, January 15, 2011

Movies VS Books: Lord of The Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

I almost forgot that LOTR was a book..tsktsk...i'm starting with it today!

Story Summary: Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power except one -- the One Ring that rules them all -- which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. Young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task when Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

 Where the book wins:
For me wins in the additional scenes it has. They left out some great chapters, i was a bit furious about it. Also the chapter of Moria was more dark than in the movie. I can't something about the writing or so, i find Tolkien tiresome with his details (except Hobbit).

Where the movie wins:
If they ask me what's the best book adaption i will easily tell the Lord of The Rings films. If you forget, the absence of some chapters i don't think they have something wrong. They were almost perfect. And for me, which i hate many details to see all those places in reality was an wow! Music, casting,special effects....i don't really have to say something.

Final Winner: The Movie this time^^


  1. I love both the books and movies so I've always had a hard time trying to decide which one is better. As you said for the movies, they captured the world so perfectly. Every detail was just so well thought out.
    But the books are some of the first fantasy books I ever read so they will always be special to me.

    Loved this post :)

  2. I haven't read the books yet (yes, very bad!) so I can't really compare the two but I do love the films. It makes me wonder if the new Hobbit adaptation can really live up to the rest of the series, especially as there's a different director. Great compatison Yiota!

  3. You are sooooooo right... The scenes from the book that were left out were nice ones (espescially the one with Tom Bombadil), but the movie itself is the best book adaption yet...
    Fun Fact : Did you know that Peter Jackson went to many film companies trying to direct this movie and most of them thought it was too big and expensive... So he went to New line and presented it as two movies...And the producer said "Why two movies? There are 3 books,so there must be 3 movies"...
    If it weren't for New Line we wouldn't have seen this epic movie but a shadow of it...

  4. i have to agree with you in this one, the movie totaly wins, i have read the books but i'm not a tolkin fan. they had so many details that in one point it was tiring. the movie had the best special effects and i loved every second of it..

  5. I love the book more than the movie. Don't get me wrong, I love the movie except for Tom Bombadil and the fight in Shire, they manage to keep everything almost similar to the book. But I love details, and the books are full of details that indulge my imagination.

  6. LoTR movies were the only book adaptations in which I was not disappointed in. I love the book and the movies equally.But I wish they had included Tom Bombadil in the movie.

  7. Wow..i will admit i wasn't expecting so many comments!

    And yeah..the Tom Bombadil part was the biggest disappointment. I really wanted to see it!

    @Choqman: i didn't know that :o

    @Stephanie: Peter Jackson is the director at Hobbit!

  8. i'm sorry but who is Tom Bombadil? i really don't remember him from the books.. maybe because i've read them a long time ago..

  9. Aah, I love these movies so much. I've only read the first book and a half (I know, I'm terrible. I really need to finish them), so I'm not bothered by anything the movies may have left out.

  10. @Small Review : well don't feel bad at all! XD
    tolkin is tiring...


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