There are certain things that are like old wine that keep getting better and better with time. They are truly timeless in the sense that they are able to connect to each new generation without being categorized as old school.
You can find numerous examples like Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, etc. in the field of entertainment and fictional novels like Sherlock Holmes, Huckleberry Finn, jungle Book and so on.
There is a different category of novels that have been made into successful film franchises because movie makers across the world wanted the characters to become alive on the big screen like Harry Potter, The Godfather, The Mummy, The Lord of the Rings and the list is endless.
Everyone is aware of the Lord of the Rings as a movie but not many are familiar with the fact that it was adapted from a novel of the same name, atleast not when it was released back in the day.
Now, with the advent of social media, there is nothing that you can’t know about with any flick but let us discuss about its novel and how its movie franchise has given us various moments of cinematic masterpiece.
Even the author, J.R.R Tolkien, would not have thought of even in his wildest dreams that his novel would be such a game changer and he had just set the foundation for a successful franchise of films that continue to be popular to this day.
Let us look at the finer aspects of what makes it work like for its visual effects and other important factors. Keep in mind that this came out around the same time as The Mummy Returns and Scorpion King, which had already registered a bumper opening at the box office.
It was difficult for any film to compete within the same lines but luckily, Lord of the Rings lived up to many expectations and emerged as one of the highest grossing films whose main background was a suspense thriller adapted from a novel on similar lines with Harry Potter.
While the book is more layered than the movie and for obvious reasons as it can be read at times of leisure and a two hour movie can’t incorporate each and every line into its story, the latter has many adventurous subplots to watch out for.
It gives you the thrills of Numenor where elves coexisted in perfect harmony with men and this film perfectly explored their relationship to perfection with excellent character development of both sides even though many viewers were curious to know why elves were tall compared to other races.
Each and every character is neither completely good nor bad but all have shades of grey without tilting completely towards either side while the action sequences are narrated exactly as given in the book.
Lord of the Rings has a depth to its core plot which bridges the gap between this world and parallel world where the author’s powerful imagination is reflected through the range of breathtaking locations used in the movie.
Finally, the fight between good and evil where the former is tempted with riches and dreams of joining the latter side and you are left wondering whether it will truly let his greed get the better of him.