J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels appeared to be impossible to develop into a movie franchise. The books featured countless locations, different languages, multiple complex storylines and were beloved by devoted fans. It wasn’t until visionary director Peter Jackson proposed making three films, filming them all at the same time, that these novels would be given the chance to be brought to life on the big screen.
Jackson’s trilogy went on to be a critical and box office success. Lord of the Rings was unlike anything seen before at that time in cinemas. Jackson took a risk filming all of the movies together at once, but the reward outweighed the risk in the end, to the tune of over $2.92 billion at the box office.
Lord of the Rings is known for its incredible battle sequences, intricate stories, beloved characters and emotional moments and has forever marked its place in movie history. Today, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is celebrating its 15th anniversary and in honor of that, Heroic Hollywood is counting down the top fifteen moments from The Lord of the Rings franchise. Check out our countdown by clicking next!
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