Tolkien 's works had been put into TV with animation by Rankin/Bass (1977 and 1979). In 1978, Ralph Bakshi had animated the first two books of the famous trilogy to the silver screen. And now, with today's technology, an all-star cast, and a fabulous music score, New Line Cinema has brought the the trilogy to a new level in a live-action spectacle and one of the best film series of the 21th century. Each scene has heart,a bit of humour, heart-thumpin' action, and excellent effects. And I should like to tell you, that Rings is what got me to love four of the film's stars - Elijah Wood,Orlando Bloom,Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler, she gives Arwen's first scenes her sultry voice.
In Fellowship of The Ring, I love the first scene after the Pologue : Frodo was reading beneath a tree, hears a male voice singing. He runs to see who it is and finds an old man (Gandalf), wearing a gray cloak and a pointy hat, driving a cart filled with fireworks and suchlike. When the cart stopped, Frodo goes "You're late!" Of course, Gandalf does not look at the Hobbit at first, and then turns slowly, with an emphatic expression on his face that begins to twitch and he said "A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." Then they both (he and Frodo) slowly begin to grin and crack up into laughter, then Frodo leaps onto cart and hugs the old man and said that he's glad to see him. Another scene from the film I like, is when after Frodo was stabbed by the Witch-king, and Arwen takes him to her father in Rivendell, she faces the Ringwraiths at the Fords of Bruinen and casts a spell on the river to "wash" away the Ringwraiths. I also love the romantic bridge scene in Rivendell, between her and Aragorn, they're my favorite book couple...I am fickle like that.