The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ★★★★★

I finished a full re-run through of Game of Thrones last week and this was the only thing that could fill the void while I wait for season 8, and there are three of these things. I know some may disagree but I think this, along with the other two are straight up masterpieces.

Judging this as a standalone film, it works so well. I know some feel the first hour is a bit slow but if any modern movie has the balls to go for three hours then it's for a reason and that reason is to create genuine investment for the characters, making us care for them in the films to come. The visual effects, cinematography and score are outstanding and those action scenes, the one in Moria is better than most today.

I'll stop writing now otherwise I'll run out of praise for the other two.