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One thing it really has in common with the book.,
This review is from: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Two Disc Theatrical Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
I admit it - I went to see this as someone who'd found the book terminably boring - so I wasn't surprised when I found the film to lack any form of magic as well.
One thing it really has in common with the book was that the characters are so unsympathetic that actually I didn't care if they won/survived or not!
I suppose it's the ultimate 'road' movie - travel, have a fight, travel, have a fight, travel - oops we've been travelling too long we've got to have another fight, and so on and so on until the creators realised that whoops we've been going for a bit long so lets just create an artificial end and stop here!!
Mind you I must admit that the sets and spectacle is pretty good.