By Jordan Hansgen
Ok, I’m kind of ashamed to say this, but I have never watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy until this week and after watching, I could not have been more impressed. The series really utilized CGI effects as well as tremendous actors.
With the likes of Ian McKellan, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett and others carrying the mantle, it’s hard to mess the film up. These actors and the brilliant scenery made Lord of the Rings one of the most critically acclaimed films and the best fantasy film series of all-time.
The fantastic stories of J.R.R. Tolkien were brought to life in a beautiful way, utilizing the scenery of New Zealand and CGI effects. I still am only on film 2 and look forward to the best in the series, The Return of the King, but all in all I was very impressed with the first film in all its aspects from CGI, score, acting, and plot.