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The Lord of the Rings is an epic tale, depicting the fight of good against evil. The book spans three volumes - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Often mistaken by many as a trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien's epic was too long thus its publishers chose to split it into three volumes. It has been said that Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is truly one of the greatest works of the 20th Century.The story tells of an ancient time, where the Elven-smiths and The Dark Lord Sauron created the rings of power. He gave the rings to the elves, the humans and the dwarves with the promise of power. He tricked them, thus forging another ring; the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he can rule over all others. But it was taken from him and Sauron the Dark Lord was defeated. Peace filled the Middle Earth, though nobody knew the evil that was spurring in the dark lands of Mordor.Many ages had passed, till the tale of the Dark Lord and the rings of power were known to be nothing more than a myth. By chance, the One Ring fell into the hands of a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, played by Ian Holm. On Bilbo's birthday, he disappeared and thus bequeathing the One Ring to Frodo the role taken by Elijah Wood. A hobbit, small and quiet, but hardy and adept at situations, he possesses a lively and noble spirit. Now the bearer of the One Ring, he had to therefore take up the task of destroying the One Ring by casting it into the fires of Mount Doom. He was not alone in his quest, as guiding him was Gandalf the Grey, a wise and close friend of Frodo. Ian McKellen played this role incredibly well, giving the character a lease of life and energy. Sean Astin portrayed the role of Samwise Gamgee with such valor and spirit as well.In Frodo's quest to destroy the One Ring, the war of good against evil had just started. Since the age of Sauron, never was it seen before where men and elves joined forces against evil. In this battle, there was Aragorn played by Viggo Mortensen. A descendant of the lost line of the ancient kings of men, he fights alongside Legolas of Mirkwood (Orlando Bloom), Gimli the Dwarf (John-Rhys Davies). The loyalty and nobility of spirit of these three played an important role in the fight against Sauron.Against them were the Easterlings; Orcs and other foul creatures created by Saruman (Christopher Lee) and Sauron. Not the least is Gollum, played by Andy Serkis. Gollum was tortured and withered by the One Ring. He is a piteous creature that was driven mad by the holding of the One Ring for 600 years in a cave. At the loss of his 'precious' Gollum goes hunting throughout...

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