10 Best The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Moments

8. Fool of a Took

Peregrin Took (Billy Boyd), Pippin to his pals, is probably the most reluctant participant of the Fellowship. His overriding sense of friendship hasn’t been depicted yet; he mainly complains about the lack of breakfasts and gets in the way.

Forced through the Mines of Moria, the Fellowship are sneaking until Pippin sends a cacophony of armour down a deep shaft, alerting the orcs, cave troll and Balrog of their presence.

Gandalf is furious and this is the beginning of Pippin’s metaphorical journey. But shake the label of fool he does, and with aplomb.

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7. Gandalf Shows Sympathy Towards Gollum

Gollum (Andy Serkis) is a creature completely compelled by the ring. He feels its presence at all times. Incredible CGI brings him to life in The Fellowship of the Ring. He is wizened and grey, a repulsive creature and easy to hate. Frodo’s immediate reaction is a threat to kill him.

Gandalf talks Frodo down and explains the sad story of Gollum, offers his true name, Sméagol, and adds layers to one of the most important characters of the entire saga.

The fact we are given this sympathetic viewpoint from Gollum’s first appearance on screen is very important and allows him to be seen as a complex and layered character.

6. Leaving the Shire

Samwise (Sean Austin) takes a proud step and reveals that if he takes one more step, he’ll be ‘the farthest away from home’ he’s ever been. This simple and poignant moment succinctly sums up the magnitude of the task these hobbits face. He has never been to Bree, but he’s going to Mordor because it’s the right thing to do.

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