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of the Rings Premiere Review...
Intrepid ShowBiz Ireland reporter Jason
O'Callaghan went to review the London premiere
of Lord of the Rings, but by the sound of things
he was itching to get out to review the niteclubs...
here's his review, keep in mind Mr. O'Callaghan has
not read any of Tolkien's books nor is he a fan:
Dublin for the premiere in London I was already in
no mood to see the so-called greatest film release
of the year as it held one major problem for me. That
is, at just under THREE HOURS in a cinema seat, it
was going to be a very rushed deadline. Put on top
of that I didn't know where my hotel was yet and my
dial-up connection was on the blink, I had the distinct
impression I wasn't going to enjoy my sojourn.
had got hold of the book two weeks prior but hadn't
had the chance to even glance at its pages. But to
be completely honest the world of Wizards and Elves
doesn't turn me on cinematically having been totally
bemused by Harry Potter - I thought this was
going to be another over-hyped movie.
Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring
is the first of three films and cost nearly $100 million
dollars. It had a lot to live up to. Which it did
in some parts...
SIMPLE STORYLINE SYNOPSIS:
basic storyline for those in the dark (like me) goes
as follows... The Dark Lord Sauron created
a Ring in Mount Doom that is pure evil and renders
it's wearer with immense power.
loses the ring and it eventually falls into the tiny
hands of a Hobbit called
Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) and passes
it on reluctantly to his nephew Frodo (Elijah
Dark Lord Sauron then sends his evil minions to retrieve
the Ring at all costs.
So, Bilbo's friend, a Wizard called Gandalf
(Ian McKellen) puts together the Fellowship
to make sure the Ring goes back to where it came from,
Mount Doom, and is destroyed.
scenes are breath taking, the locations make you want
to jump into screen, the fight scenes are mind blowing,
the CGI is best I've seen, and the score is perfect
for the setting.
biggest issue is that we don't just have to wait for
the end of the first movie or even the second movie.
No, we have to wait until sometime at the end of next
year to get the full story when the third movie is
Sean Bean is one of those actors that makes
me cringe. I have yet to forgive him for his roles
in Patriot Games and The Field (please
stop playing Irish people). He plays a character called
Boromir but portrays him in a similar manner
as Sean Miller in Patriot Games; I kept wishing
Harrison Ford would appear and kick his arse!!
acting on a whole is good but characters like Sam
Gamgee (Sean Aston, the Goonies)
are not very well cast. Short
American actor hired to play the role of the lead
character's best friend. It seemed to me Aston had
a dodgy English accent asking for an "ale" like he
was ordering a Budweiser during the Super Bowl.
Jonathan Rhys Davies (Indiana Jones, Raiders
of the Lost Ark) plays a dwarf, Gimli. Again
me it is another Pearl Harbor. The same hype
but thankfully a lot better.
a trip to cinema just to see what all the hype is
about but like Harry Potter some things are
just better as the author intended, as a book.