PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
The filmmakers approached Liv Tyler after seeing her performance in Plunkett & Macleane (1999), and New Line Cinema leapt at the opportunity of having one Hollywood star in this movie.
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest...
When Aragorn's pack bumps the camera, it's on his right shoulder, but in the next shot you see it's on the left.
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown.
In the extended edition, the nature of Bilbo's party plan is very different. In the original, the film made it seem like Gandalf was in on the joke and was keeping mum about it with Frodo, keeping the happy air of the Shire scenes. However, in the Extended Edition, further close ups and different dialogue takes show that Gandalf not only is unaware of the trick but actually is concerned about it.
$844,711 (Belgium) (21 December 2001)
$315,544,750 (USA) (14 June 2011)
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