The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ★★★★

Pretty much same as my initial theatrical experience.

Super duper compelling when McKellen is on screen.
Significantly less so when he's not.

Acting is solid across the board and Tolkien's world is brought vividly to life. But it only feels authentically real and emotionally resonant when McKellen is involved. Viggo, too, has some exceptionally good moments. As does Cate of course. And Holm. And - yes - Liv Tyler.

Watching with 10 year old who is the Where The Hell is Tom Bombadil sort of kid. (I have no idea what he's talking about.)

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