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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

In Peter Jackson's first installment of J.R.R. Tolkein's legendary Middle-Earth saga, a fantasy-drama epic:

  • at the Bridge of Khazad-dum in the dark Mines of Moria, the scene of Wizard Gandalf's (Ian McKellen) stand-off against the fiery ancient demon Balrog ("You shall not pass") so the others could escape, although he fell (seemingly to his death) into the chasm (following after Balrog) when his leg was caught by Balrog's giant whip; as he fell, he called out to the fellowship: "Fly, you fools!"
  • the tragic, sacrificial death of Prince Boromir (Sean Bean) at the hands of Saruman's (Christopher Lee) advanced breed of warriors known as Uruk-hai; he was shot with three big black arrows in his torso from the bow of the fiercesome Orc Commander Lurtz (Lawrence Makoare); after angered Ranger Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) (aka Strider) attacked Lurtz and killed him, Aragorn promised that he wouldn't allow the kingdom of Gondor to fall into ruin: "I do not know what strength is in my blood, but I swear to you, I will not let the White City fall nor our people fail." Boromir's dying words expressed his allegiance to Aragorn as his king: "Our people. Our people. I would have followed you, my brother. My captain. My king."

Standoff at the Bridge: Gandalf vs. Balrog

Death of Prince Boromir


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