Directed by: PETER JACKSON
2001, TSPDT Rank #780
The Lord of the Rings films were some of the most popular and acclaimed films of the past decade, and based on this film, I think those feelings are justified. It's a movie of great scale and vision; Jackson has painstakingly created a vivid world and the people who live in it are portrayed just as vividly. This is one of those fantastic movies where the CGI is used to actively enhance the material on screen - it's not just for show, it's a part of the tale, and with all the various creatures, battles, and landscapes, it's much needed. The film is not without it's flaws and some overly sentimental drawn-out sequences, but all in all it's a solid film and also a very creative one - both visually and narrative-wise. It was good for a starter, and I'm ready for the others.