Thursday, July 10, 2008

Top Trilogies - Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson's epic trilogy is one of the most stunning trilogies ever made. The epic nine hour (theatrical release, 12+ extended cuts) trilogy tells the tales of four hobbits, a dwarf, an elf and two men who take it upon themselves to destroy an ancient ring made by the evil Sorcerer, Sauron.

Of course, given the fact that the three films raked in $2,954,933,388 world-wide, you already knew that much. These films took a simple story about a small group of unlikey heroes who take it on their backs to save the world. Jackson, with the touch of a master shows this romantic tale initially penned by J.R.R. Tolkien based off of stories in the Bible and his own war expiriences in WWI.

1 comment:

Cerpts said...

I have to agree. I was very impressed with the trilogy. Who woulda thunk Peter Jackson could've helmed such a mammoth undertaking. I've been a fan of his since BAD TASTE but I never would've guessed he had it in him. He managed to film the notoriously "unfilmable" Tolkien trilogy and managed to blow the doors off all competition. But naturally, the extended versions are the only ones to watch; I can't watch the theatrical releases at all now that I've seen the longer versions.