There are four kinds of people in the world — those who have read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, those who have watched it; those have done both, and those who have never heard of it. If you belong in any of the first three, then chances are you may even be one of the many fans that followed the adventures of the characters in the books or on the films. It may or may not be the best fantasy ever written depending on who you ask. But for the LOTR geeks out there, there is much to love about the film. Here are just some of the top reasons why.
The epicness of the story
LOTR takes you from the Shire and across the Middle Earth. It is like traipsing on another world with the characters that you will either grow to love or hate. Everything about the story is epic. And at some point, the line between reality and fantasy seems to blur taking you along for the biggest ride of your life. From beginning to end, LOTR grips and never lets go. Leaving bittersweet feelings at the finish.
It is easy to get emotionally invested on the characters. Bilbo, Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are just some of the characters that will draw out all sorts of emotions. Each part in the story is so well-woven that it is hard to imagine a tale without any one of them.
The life lessons
The LOTR trilogy is a goldmine of life lessons. There are simply too many to list. But courage, compassion, friendship, loyalty, and grit are among the top things that come to mind. It shows different kinds of courage, but what stands out was the bravery the hobbits showed when faced with the biggest and darkest challenges of their lives. Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Pippin, and Merry are just among the loveable characters who taught millions of readers across generations about the hobbits’ brand of courage. The compassion shown at some points to Gollum likewise shaped the outcome of the characters’ epic journey to destroy the ring. It teaches us that even a small act of kindness even to what may seem like a vile creature can be a ripple that could lead to something good.