Watch: Tolkien 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels..
Plot: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.
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I’ll admit I had some interest when I heard that a Tolkien biopic was in the works, but now that I’ve actually seen it, I’m very unsure about who was supposed to want this movie? It’s just an unbearably clichéd biopic that makes sure it ticks all the boxes a biopic for some reason must. I don’t understand how this formula gets forced in to the real-life story of every person who has ever lived a time that was put to screenplay. It’s so boring, and it’s so **done**. Who was crying out for a movie that examined famed author J. R. R. Tolkien when he… went from mildly unpopular at fancy pants school, to mildly popular at fancy pants school? Not when he was writing the most famous fantasy series of all time. Not when he was at war (or at least not more than about a cumulative 6 minutes of flashforwards at war). Not his relationship with C. S. Lewis. Not even about going to codebreaking school. Nope, a young Tolkien whose not very likeable and rather lofty for someone who supposedly comes from such a poor background. It does touch on some references to his future writing, adding a little bit of a fantastical element, but it’s **so** afraid of this, its best element, that really only seems to imply that old mate Jirt wouldn’t have come up with a single idea for Lord of the Rings unless some sort of external stimulus for it fell in his lap. Another biopic cliché.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
For the literary fans of JRR Tolkien, this film will serve as a very exciting chapter of your fandom; when you get to see a character called Sam you’ll be sure to gasp with glee – and let me assure you they really emphasise his name, along with a myriad of other moments just like it. You can’t miss them. They know who this movie is for, because it sure as hell won’t be appealing to anyone else.
– Jess Fenton
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Tokien provides a solid story with some unnecessary distractions
The story and the excellent cinematography alone make for agood film. For some reason they forced in elements that had the effect of pandering to the weak minded. The film would have been much improved if these elements were left out.
It’s enough to see a fellowship develop in the prep school and the visual scenes of WWI without CG of dragon silhouettes and ghosts in gas clouds. We audience members can make connections on our own and guess at what inspired him. I doubt he was thinking about dragons while seeing an actual flamethrower used in warfare.
The real story was in the details and they were good.
If you liked Imitation Game / Theory of Everything then you will like this too
I really-really loved this film, I was engaged all the time! I liked discovering how things in Tolkien’s early life actually influenced the book itself.
The scenes are so well crafted, there is a lot of attention to details and the cinematography is absolutely top quality, very atmospheric. But this would be nothing without a good script and good acting. And I loved both, the two main actors’ performance is really good, I was “with them” all the time.
If you liked “Imitation Game” or “Theory of Everything” then you will like this too. Highly recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Dome Karukoski
Writer David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney
Country United States
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Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
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