Friday, Dec. 21, 2001

The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

It's a fantasy based on a famous series of novels ... a film of eye-popping grandeur and sumptuous production values ... and, unlike the recent Harry Potter event, it's a good movie too. In the first of a Tolkien film trilogy, director Peter Jackson lays out the Middle Earth adventure with epic brio. This solid, often stirring version stops just this side of enthrallment. But then, the grand journey has just begun.