Book vs. Movie: Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord Of The Rings series is just beautifully written By J.R.R. Tolkien. The Fellowship of the Ring is the first book in the series. Personally, I enjoyed both the book and the movie. They both totally immerse you in the world of Middle Earth, bringing you into the immense fantasy world the J.R.R. Tolkien has created. Giving you an escape from the real world, where you can, just for a couple of hours, live in the world of the Shire and Mordor with hobbits, dwarves, goblins, wizards, elves, and the all seeing eye. It is all a creative adventure that keeps you on your toes the entire time, wondering what is going to happen next.

As always, the book is better than the movie. It just goes more in-depth into the lore and the story. It has more characters and just more detail than what can be explained in the movie. The book tells the story of the adventure of Frodo Baggins, who has come into possession of the One ring, an extremely powerful ringed forged for the Dark Lord who, after thousands of years of submission has yet again started to rise. It is not an easy book to read and requires a lot of attention and comprehension, which is what makes it so easy to get lost in the book and forget about the real world.

The movie, however, is still very good. Unlike other books made into movies, the Fellowship of the Ring movie still follows the original story line, just cutting out some of the smaller details. It of course, is not as good as the book but it still is a great movie. Also, the soundtrack of this movie is amazing. It is one of my favorite movie soundtracks and it just help makes the movie great.

Overall, both the book and the movie are great. I would totally suggest both of them to anyone though, reading the book before watching the movie will probably help give you the full picture of the realm that J.R.R. Tolkien created.

-Ava G.

Both the novel and film are available for checkout from the Mission Viejo Library.

4 thoughts on “Book vs. Movie: Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

  1. I really like your comparison of the book and the movie! And I definitely agree that both of them are equally amazing. For the book, I can imagine the fantastical world with my own imagination. Unlike many other movies made out of books, the scenes were phenomenal and it was really well-written.

  2. I’ve been considering reading the Lord of the Rings series for some time, and this review really encouraged me to read the books! I enjoy fantasy novels, and this seems like a wonderful series to read 🙂 Thank you for this review!

  3. I love both the film and the book! The comparison is well done and fair, although the book is very lengthy and can be somewhat difficult to read and remember everything I do enjoy it more.

  4. I love this movie so much, however the book sounds fairly interesting as well and I would certainly check it out some day! Thanks!

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