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Tolkien
Movies
Overall rating 
 
5.0
I Loved This Movie 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Directing 
 
5.0
Effects or Cinematography 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Music 
 
5.0

Redwine's Review

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As a fan of the works of JRR Tolkien, I was intrigued by the premise of this film. I wanted to see the moments in his life that shaped his writings and especially the works we all know so well like THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Not only did I get what I wanted, but I got so much more. This movie is outstanding. It is a work of art unto its own. It almost feels like the second coming of DEAD POETS SOCIETY, which, to me, is one of the greatest films of the last 40 years.

The acting is near perfect, the cinematography is mesmerizing, the story is well-paced, and the imagery is intense, meaningful, and exciting to see. There are so many Easter eggs in this film for fans of The Hobbit and LOTR. You probably need to see it a couple of times to catch them all.

Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins have beautiful chemistry, making the love story just as enjoyable as the story about his early life and friends. They make this movie significantly better with their skills.

Unfortunately, for most fans of Tolkien's works, they will never even know this film exists. The marketing for this movie has been minimal at best, and that is a true disservice to a wonderful film. If you know someone who is a fan, please let them know that this movie is in theaters now. It deserves a good audience.
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