THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
In the first film of the trilogy, the young Hobbit Frodo Baggins
inherits the One Ring, an instrument of absolute power that could
allow Sauron, Dark Lord of Mordor, to rule Middle-earth and
enslave all its peoples. Warned by the wizard Gandalf to flee his
home in the Shire, Frodo and companions Sam, Merry, and Pippin
set off on an extraordinary and treacherous journey.
At great Council of Elrond in the Elvish haven at Rivendell, the
four Hobbits are joined with Gandalf, two noble Men, Aragorn and
Boromir, the Elf Legolas, and Gimli the Dwarf, into a Fellowship
of Nine committed to taking the One Ring to Mount Doom, where it
first was forged, and destroying it forever. Under constant
threat from the minions of Sauron, as well as the corrupting
influence of the One Ring itself, the Fellowship is broken and
Middle-earth thrown into the gravest of danger.
THE TWO TOWERS
Though splintered, the members of the original Fellowship are no less
determined in their heroic quest. Lost in the grim hills of Emyn Muil,
Frodo and Sam discover they are being followed by the mysterious
Gollum. A mercurial creature, warped by his own prior possession of
the Ring, Gollum promises to guide the Hobbits to the Black Gates of
Across Middle-earth Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli encounter the besieged
kingdom of Rohan, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under the
deadly spell of the traitorous wizard Saruman. Eowyn, the niece to the
King, recognizes a leader in the rugged warrior Aragorn. And though
he finds himself drawn to her, Aragorn also bears an enduring love for the
Elf Arwen, daughter of Elrond.
In their parallel journeys, the members of the Fellowship must stand
against the powerful forces spreading from the Two Towers - Orthanc
Tower in Isengard, where Saruman has bred a lethal army, and Sauron's
fortress at Barad-dûr, deep within the dark lands of Mordor.
THE RETURN OF THE KING
With the final battle joined and the legions of darkness
gathering, Gandalf urgently tries to rally Gondor's broken army
to action. Even with the aide of Rohan's cavalry, led by King
Theoden and shield maiden Eowyn, the forces of men are no match
for the enemies swarming against them, forcing Aragorn and his
stout-hearted companions Legolas and Gimli to seek reinforcements
from the most dangerous and unlikely of places.
In the face of great losses, they charge into the battle of their
lifetimes, tied together by their singular goal to keep Sauron
distracted and give the Ring Bearer a chance to complete his
tenuous quest. But the closer Frodo gets to his final
destination, the heavier his burden becomes and the more he must
rely on Sam and Gollum, sparking a test of allegiances and will
upon which the fate of Middle-earth hangs.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King concludes the epic
story, and reveals how through courage, commitment, and determination,
even the least of us can change the world.
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