'Lord of the Rings' FIRST WATCH | Reel Reactions

My first time watching Lord of the Rings & ohhh myyyy…. automatically jumped into my top 10 of all time! Copyright Disclaimer …


42 Replies to “'Lord of the Rings' FIRST WATCH | Reel Reactions”

  1. Shane Hebert says:

    There is a massive amount of lore behind the stories and characters in these movies. For example, the eagle that rescued Gandalf from the top of Orthanc (the spire where Saruman lives) is Gwaihir, Lord of the Eagles, and there is lore about the lineage of eagles, etc. The whole thing about Galadriel giving Gimli three hairs has a whole backstory, and is why Legolas is amused when Gimli tells him about his gift, etc. JRR Tolkien laid the blueprint and foundation of how all modern fantasy and storytelling is done.

  2. I'm 1 minute in. My Tolkienian heart cried when you said "I don't like that foreign language", knowing how Professor Tolkien was a linguist and wrote LOTR and the Silmarillion to give a "historical context" to the languages that he created. Anyway, I shall continue watching.

  3. Mojova1 says:

    Seriously best reaction in a long time. And i have watched like…all of them.

  4. Adam Sevy says:

    Do not watch the extended edition. It is wonderful and indulgent for when you want to indulge, but the theatrical version is the tighter and better version. I knew nothing about these books, saw them all in the theater, fell in love, then went onto the extended and enjoyed them. However, each extended version gets more and more bloated in a way that starts to take away from the film by the third film. I can think of two extended scenes in all three extended versions that I would say are worth it. They are fun, but they are not better than the theatrical version.

  5. Zion Ow says:

    There he is there! Was wondering where you’d been.
    Loved this reaction to one of everyone’s fav franchise. LoTR is a phenomenal series. My fav character is Lady Galadriel, obviously not in the movie a lot but she is an overall incredible character.

    Can’t wait to see more reactions. It’s great to have you back ❤

  6. The language at the beginning of the film is Elvish whispered by Galadriel who translates it louder into english. It isn't of Mordor. This movie requires listening to the lines closely, and paying attention to detail. It is ok to comment a lot, but wait for lulls in the characters speaking will help you catch on better, and quicker. Legolas is a good choice for a favorite, but Gimli is cool too. LOL

  7. eric pepin says:

    This movie came out the same year as the 1st Harry Potter movie.

  8. eric pepin says:

    I CAN'T WAIT for the next Lord of the Rings movie reaction !!!!

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  10. Makkaru112 says:

    I hugely recommend to just edit into a new upload your reactions to the full film extended version. It’s worth it. It can really rank a channel if they handle LOTR non delicately and respect. Just make them longer by cutting them into 1-2 or three parts. The big channels all do this. Cheers

  11. Makkaru112 says:

    Extended scenes you missed:
    1. Extended opening explaining
    Hobbits and their culture to the viewers, so they have a better understanding of these peoples we will be following.
    2. Frodo and Sam's first meeting with the elves, providing context for Valinor and the elves journey there, as referenced throughout the films and seen at the end of the Return of the King(connects to the passing of the elves in the beginning of their leaving the shire when Frodo and Sam are near the Old Forest by the Shire which leads them to eventually bumping into Merry And Pippin!

    3. Aragorn singing the Lay of Luthien, providing a parallel between the events of the Beren and Luthien and Aragorn's relationship with Arwen.
    4. Aragorn kneeling at his mother's grave, giving him some additional backstory for the viewer.
    5. Gandalf explaining to Frodo about the corruptive power of the Ring, and how it will strain the Fellowship from the inside, foreshadowing Boromir's downfall.
    7. Sam singing a lament for Gandalf, providing more emotional weight to Gandalf's death, referencing the start of the movie and strengthening the connection between him and the Hobbits ( also highlights Tolkien's love of song and poetry in the books).
    8. Galadriel giving the gifts to the Fellowship, providing context for their appearance in later films, as well as drawing a parallel between Gimli's gift and the events of the Silmarillion (Feanor and Galadriel).

  12. Makkaru112 says:

    MUCH deeper lore version with added details for you: Galadriel's gift to Gimli has deeper meaning behind it, like most things in this movie & reflects the expanded lore of the middle earth universe. Galadriel is one of the 2-3 most powerful & wise elves remaining in Middle Earth since the time the land was young. She was born in a place called Valinor, or the Undying land… which is basically the place of residence of the Valar, the local pantheon, the local "gods" as you may call them. Back then, the world was not illuminated by the sun, the moon and the stars, but rather by 2 trees of gold and silver, Telperion and Laurëlin that lit the world before the sun & moon were born from their last flower and fruit as they were basically killed by Melkor. It is said that Galadriel's hair had somehow captured some of the shine of those two trees. Her uncle Fëanor, who was a great king of the Elven people & also arguably their greatest craftsman to ever live, asked/demanded that she give him a lock of hair, so that he could use it to fashion 3 gems that would shine of the same light as the trees. Sensing his pride & a shadow that wasn’t exactly belonging to him brewing from within, she refused his request 3 times. He stopped asking and made the gems anyway, managing to complete the task he had set for himself even without her hair. Around these 3 gems, the possession of which became the driving force for many of the great events in the world, entire wars that lasted for centuries exploded, and other events. The gems actively shaped the fate of the races of middle earth to the point that the aforementioned Valar got involved directly. During these times, events surrounding the gems brought about the traditional enmity between Dwarves and Elves… the same enmity that Gimli still feels towards them. That enmity however does not survive his encounter with the wise Galadriel, whom Gimli basically falls platonically in love with. By giving him 3 of her hair, Galadriel is opening a door, offering an olive branch that might one day close the gap that divides these two races. Legolas, himself being an Elven prince and centuries old, knows of the story through his father Thranduil & grandfather Oropher, as it shaped the lives of all Elves, and his subtle smile is possibly the first act of acknowledgment and reconciliation. it is also a way for Peter Jackson, the director of the film, to give a nod to all of the fans who know these facts and backstories… a way to make us feel seen, and to make us appreciate just how deeply the makers of the film respect the books and larger universe created by Tolkien.

    The thing with the hair may seem weird, but there is a significance to it in real life as well as in the lore of the story. In real life, it was not uncommon for wives, fiancés, or even girlfriends to give their men (who were going off to war), a lock of their hair as a keepsake, particularly in WWI, which Tolkien fought in. The lore part of it comes into play in The Silmarillion, Tolkien's tales of the creation of Arda, the Undying Lands of Valinor, and Middle Earth. Galadriel is many, many thousands of years old, & was born in Valinor before the sun & moon were even created. At the time, the world was lit by two trees, one gold and one silver which would shine at different times from each other, but would shine together once a day when one would fade and the other brighten. Galadriel's hair was said to look like the light of the mingled light from the two trees, which may have inspired Feanor, a master craftsman and heir to the high king of the Noldor, to craft the Silmaril's which were three jewels that captured the light of the two trees, one golden light, one silver light, & one co-mingled light. Fëanor had a bit of a thing for Galadriel and begged her for her hair three different times, which she rejected because she could perceive the inner darkness of his heart and rejected him, which made them "un-friends" after that. There is a lot more to the lore than that, so this is the super crib-notes version. But the point is, it was VERY significant that she granted Gimli three of her hairs to a dwarf, when she would not to the son of her king many 10s of thousands of years ago of which she is related to all three kings who were brothers and Elu Thingol of Doriath was one of the brothers that didn’t stay in Valinor even though he was one of the elven ambassadors along with his three brothers and that king I mentioned was VERY close friends with Thingol)

    ever wondered how old Galadriel is during the War of the Ring? I have looked in many different sources and depending on where you look, she’s anywhere from 17,000-20,000 years old. 6,000 seems too young as it would make her close in age to Elrond, who I know is much younger than her even though he’s 6000-8000 by the third age, which wouldn’t make sense for her at all even if she was (“690 years older” as some kept repeating on the internet making 6960!)As she was around long before Elrond was even born and time was experience differently to say the LEAST as there is a lot to go into on that subject lol.) She was born during the Years of the Trees & back then the years were something like 9X longer than a solar year so I understand the math is hard, especially since she isn’t given an exact birth year. But it is said that Finarfin, her father, was born in Y.T. 1230, so I would assume she was born sometime within 1000 years of then (being generous).
    Basically, I’m wondering what the most accurate range is for her age during the events of Lord of the Rings. I’ll also add that Galadriel is was around before the ents even existed (of which Treebeard is 15,000 years old so she’s OLDER than Treebeard/Fangorn) or very close to when they were “created” by Yavannah and probably had much knowledge to do with such things and or direct knowledge of what happened. Probably through an early prototype of her mirror or simply another dream that made her long for middle earth all over again ontop of the yearning she already had to go there and explore. Nothing to do with Fëanor’s oath and all that jazz.

    Just going from the Appendices (and maybe Silmarillion) she would have to be at least 9000+ years older than Elrond, Elrond was born near the end of the First Age, Galadriel was adult before the destruction of the Trees.
    Actually, more than that: I just checked, and the Second Age ended in SA 3441. So an elf born literally at the end of the First Age (FA 590) is 3441+3018 = 6459 years old when Frodo leaves for Rivendell. Elrond was born in FA 532, so adds 58 years to get 6517. Elves are mature at 100, so Galadriel adds at leas 632 to Elrond's age, to be at least 7149, and possibly quite a bit more (as attested by other comments.)
    One fic had Maglor(Elrond’s Adoptive Father, Maedhros was also adoptive father alongside Maglor, they were the eldest sons of Fëanor) – One fic had as much older than Galadriel; I wondered how we knew, and it was pointed out to me that Maglor was the second oldest son of the first son of Finwë, while Galadriel is the youngest child of the third son of Finwë. So, yeah.

    Note that the second age was the LONGEST and again time was experienced very differently back then too aside from the internal clock of elves working very differently, she’s definitely older as far as the world and the other beings that age far faster around her.

    I also remind you all that she’s older than the sun and the moon and witnessed and most likely even helped in the Valar’s crafting of the last fruit and flower of the two trees of Valinor. She was the most involved with learning everything possible from them.

    She’s 25th generation from Tata one of the elven forefathers to wake to the stars. Their birth was rather shrouded in mist. Only those of her grandfathers ilk have a chance of knowing the origins a bit better as they are closer to that culture that stemmed from the beginning.

    The Years of the Trees were the second of the three great time periods in Arda that followed the Years of the Lamps and preceded the Years of the Sun. They were known to be comprised of several Ages and lasted in total around 1500 Valian Years or 14,373 solar years.
    Time flowed differently back then and time flowed differently within them too for the elves live as long as the world does. Epic hey?❤❤

    The Dúnedain said that Galadriel’s height was two rangar, or "man-high" – some 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm). However, Galadriel's most striking feature was her beautiful long silver-golden hair. The Elves of Tirion said it captured the radiance of the Two Trees Laurelin and Telperion themselves. Galadriel was said to be the tallest female in Middle Earth, at 6'4”. But then Thingol was the tallest elf ever to live, and he's estimated to be almost 9' (274 cm)

    Thingol was also a very very prominent figure within the Silmarillion and other books. He’s the great ancestor of Elrond+Arwen and through Aragorn being directly but distantly related to Elronds Twin Brother Elros it makes him loosely connected to Thingol as well. Let’s just say he died a tragic death long long ago. I’m a continent that doesn’t exist anymore. The events I spoke of in my earlier story of Elrond about his fathers deeds, which lead to the Valar helping with putting a Stop to Morgoth for good so to say and that War Of Wrath lasted 80 years straight and it left the landmass torn asunder from the clash of gods and the holy host of Vanyar elves that were closest to the Valar than all other elves so you can imagine what a bunch of mighty elves men and Maiar fighting a bunch of fowl creatures and beings for 80 years would do to a continent. It all fell into the sea. Galadriel barely made it over the mountain before that part of the story officially broke out.

  13. Makkaru112 says:

    You’ll love the full scene with Frodo+Sam &Galadriel that even the great Peter Jackson & team didn’t seem to include.. which all this little stuff lead to that scene in the movies which gave it more meaning; & the”one who has seen the eye” thing was a mistake by the team. It gave the wrong message and was not needed as it lead some reactors to be like “so creepy” lol : •[Frodo] stepped back shaking all over & looked at the Lady. “I know what it was that you last saw”, she said; 'for that is also in my mind. Do not be afraid! But do not think that only by singing amid the trees, nor even by the slender arrows of elven-bows, is this land of Lothlórien maintained and defended against its Enemy. I say to you, Frodo, that even as I speak to you, I perceive the Dark Lord and know his mind, or all of his mind that concerns the Elves. And he gropes ever to see me and my thought. But still the door is closed!'

    She lifted up her white arms, and spread out her hands towards the East in a gesture of rejection and denial. Eärendil, the Evening Star, most beloved of the Elves, shone clear above. So bright was it that the figure of the Elven-lady cast a dim shadow on the ground. Its rays glanced upon a ring about her finger; it glittered like polished gold overlaid with silver light, and a white stone in it twinkled as if the Evenstar had come down to rest upon her hand. Frodo gazed at the ring with awe; for suddenly it seemed to him that he understood.

    'Yes,' she said, divining his thought, 'it is not permitted to speak of it, and Elrond could not do so. But it cannot be hidden from the Ring-bearer, and one who has seen the Eye. Verily it is in the land of Lórien upon the finger of Galadriel that one of the Three remains. This is Nenya, the Ring of Adamant, and I am its keeper.

    'He suspects, but he does not know — not yet. Do you not see now wherefore your coming is to us as the footstep of Doom? For if you fail, then we are laid bare to the Enemy. Yet if you succeed, then our power is diminished, and Lothlórien will fade, and the tides of Time will sweep it away. We must depart into the West, or dwindle to a rustic folk of dell and cave, slowly to forget and to be forgotten.'

    Frodo bent his head. 'And what do you wish?' he said at last.

    'That what should be shall be,' she answered. 'The love of the Elves for their land and their works is deeper than the deeps of the Sea, and their regret is undying and cannot ever wholly be assuaged. Yet they will cast all away rather than submit to Sauron: for they know him now. For the fate of Lothlórien you are not answerable but only for the doing of your own task. Yet I could wish, were it of any avail, that the One Ring had never been wrought, or had remained for ever lost.'

    'You are wise and fearless and fair, Lady Galadriel,' said Frodo. 'I will give you the One Ring, if you ask for it. It is too great a matter for me.'

    Galadriel laughed with a sudden clear laugh. 'Wise the Lady Galadriel may be,' she said, 'yet here she has met her match in courtesy. Gently are you revenged for my testing of your heart at our first meeting. You begin to see with a keen eye. I do not deny that my heart has greatly desired to ask what you offer. For many long years I had pondered what I might do, should the Great Ring come into my hands, and behold! it was brought within my grasp. The evil that was devised long ago works on in many ways, whether Sauron himself stands or falls. Would not that have been a noble deed to set to the credit of his Ring, if I had taken it by force or fear from my guest?

    'And now at last it comes. You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!'

    She lifted up her hand and from the ring that she wore there issued a great light that illuminated her alone and left all else dark. She stood before Frodo seeming now tall beyond measurement, and beautiful beyond enduring, terrible and worshipful. Then she let her hand fall, and the light faded, and suddenly she laughed again, and lo! she was shrunken: a slender elf-woman, clad in simple white, whose gentle voice was soft and sad.

    'I pass the test,' she said. 'I will diminish, and go into the West and remain Galadriel.'

    They stood for a long while in silence. At length the Lady spoke again. 'Let us return!' she said. 'In the morning you must depart for now we have chosen, and the tides of fate are flowing.'

    'I would ask one thing before we go,' said Frodo, 'a thing which I often meant to ask Gandalf in Rivendell. I am permitted to wear the One Ring: why cannot I see all the others and know the thoughts of those that wear them?'

    'You have not tried,' she said. 'Only thrice have you set the Ring upon your finger since you knew what you possessed. Do not try! It would destroy you. Did not Gandalf tell you that the rings give power according to the measure of each possessor? Before you could use that power you would need to become far stronger, and to train your will to the domination of others. Yet even so, as Ring-bearer and as one that has borne it on finger and seen that which is hidden, your sight has grown keener. You have perceived my thought more clearly than many that are accounted wise. You saw the Eye of him that holds the Seven and the Nine. And did you not see and recognize the ring upon my finger? Did you see my ring?' she asked turning again to Sam.

    'No, Lady,' he answered. 'To tell you the truth, I wondered what you were talking about. I saw a star through your finger. But if you'll pardon my speaking out, I think my master was right. I wish you'd take his Ring. You'd put things to rights. You'd stop them digging up the gaffer and turning him adrift. You'd make some folk pay for their dirty work.'

    'I would,' she said. 'That is how it would begin. But it would not stop with that, alas! We will not speak more of it. Let us go!'

    When] at last all that [Galadriel] had desired in her youth came to her hand, the Ring of Power and the peaceful rule of Middle-earth which she had dreamed… her wisdom was full grown and she rejected it….

  14. Makkaru112 says:

    Actually the dwarves are rather immune to the rings power as when they had the 7 of what was meant to be the 16 elven rings redistributed to them it had no effect on them. Especially due to the fact their forefathers were created by the hands of Aulë of the Valar. And they are not greedy! They are highly noble and strong. Their ancestors could take out dragons. You can go into detail in reactions like moviejoob did. She’s the only one aside from a few channels that’s making it popular and it’s working as hundreds more are falling in love with it all. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. Makkaru112 says:

    Firstly: All 16 rings were meant to go to the elves (300-500years world of infiltration & deception down the drain) but Mairon of the Maiar(primordial angelic beings in laments terms as they are sort of beyond angels) disguised as a high elf named Annatar when he came to the elves pretending to be an emissary from Valinor on behalf of the Valar so it makes sense how alluring the ring is and how strong it’s pull on people is. (A bit too instant in the movies though) Galadriel soon saw right through him and especially when after speaking with him regarding not remembering him when in Valinor long ago where she learned from all the Valar thanks to being dominantly Vanyar/Teleri side over her Ñoldorin side where she gleaned from that encounter that she did not study under Aulë the Vala with any elf named Annatar ! But later named Sauron by the elves meaning deceiver! After all of this, The three elven rings were made in secret without Saurons touch upon them thanks to Celebrimbor! Remember Gandalf before he became Gandalf was the same species of entity Sauron used to be!! Wow hey? The Rings, in this case, would have lost their powers eventually due to the lack of the One Ring and possibly because they were designed to defeat evil, and evil, in the form of Sauron, had been defeated. The Three Elven Rings served their purpose for a long time. Two out of three of them had several different bearers Unlike the other Rings, the main purpose of the Three is to "heal and preserve", as when Galadriel used Nenya to preserve her realm of Lothlórien over long periods. The Elves made the Three Rings to try to halt the passage of time, or as Tolkien had Elrond say, "to preserve all things unstained". I can expand upon this based on any further statements & questions you have for me as a reply to this comment ! ❤

    There is problem here with the Rings, the Three were supposed to be never touched by Sauron and that's why they were not corrupting…Sauron had not taken part in their making which made the Three more 'pure' unsullied by his dark power, unlike the Nine and Seven Rings! But Sauron in the show touched the very material they were made of!!! So technically he could have tainted them and corrupted!
    Even appendices of Lot tell us the order of making the rings, so they didn't even need the righs to more detailed writings in UT or Silmarillion:
    Sauron endeavours to seduce the Eldar. Gil-galad refuses to treat with him; but the smiths of Eregion are won over. The Númenoreans begin to make permanent havens.
    c. 1500
    The Elven-smiths instructed by
    Sauron reach the height of their skill.

    They begin the forging of the Rings of Power.
    c. 1590
    The Three Rings are completed in Eregion.
    c. 1600
    Sauron forges the One Ring in
    Orodruin. He completes the Barad-dûr. Celebrimbor perceives the designs of Sauron.
    War of the Elves & Sauron begins.
    The Three Rings are hidden."
    'Did you not hear me, Gloin?' said Elrond. 'The Three were not made by Sauron, nor did he ever touch them.
    But of them it is not permitted to speak. So much only in this hour of doubt I may now say. They are not idle. But they were not made as weapons of war or conquest: that is not their power. Those who made them did not desire strength or domination or hoarded wealth, but understanding, making, and healing, to preserve all things unstained.
    These things the Elves of Middle-earth have in some measure gained, though with sorrow. But all that has been wrought by those who wield the Three will turn to their undoing, and their minds and hearts will become revealed to Sauron, if he regains the One."

    The One Ring’s power over people explained here:As for the rings given to these groups:They were all meant to go to the elves but Mairon of the Maiar disguised as a high elf named Annatar when he came to the elves pretending to be an emissary from Valinor on behalf of the Valar so it makes sense how alluring the ring is and how strong it’s pull on people is. (A bit too instant in the movies though) Galadriel soon saw right through him and especially when after speaking with him regarding not remembering him when in Valinor long ago where she learned from all the Valar thanks to being dominantly Vanyar/Teleri side over her Ñoldorin side where she gleaned from that encounter that she did not study under Aulë the Vala with any elf named Annatar ! But later named Sauron by the elves meaning deceiver! After all of this, The three elven rings were made in secret without Saurons touch upon them thanks to Celebrimbor! Remember Gandalf before he became Gandalf was the same species of entity Sauron used to be!! Wow hey? The Rings, in this case, would have lost their powers eventually due to the lack of the One Ring and possibly because they were designed to defeat evil, and evil, in the form of Sauron, had been defeated. The Three Elven Rings served their purpose for a long time. Two out of three of them had several different bearers Unlike the other Rings, the main purpose of the Three is to "heal and preserve", as when Galadriel used Nenya to preserve her realm of Lothlórien over long periods. The Elves made the Three Rings to try to halt the passage of time, or as Tolkien had Elrond say, "to preserve all things unstained". I can expand upon this based on any further statements and questions you have for me as a reply to this comment ! ❤ Aside from the three Elven Rings Made In Secret Without Saurons presence or touch upon them through Celebrimbor!

  16. Makkaru112 says:

    (No spoilers whatsoever) The Gandalf locked in the Tower bit is explained ONLY in the Unfinished Tales Book: In [manuscript] C The Black Riders arrived at the Gate of Isengard while Gandalf was still a prisoner in the tower. In this account, Saruman, in fear & despair, & perceiving the full horror of service to Mordor, resolved suddenly to yield to Gandalf, & to beg for his pardon & help. Temporizing at the Gate, he admitted that he had Gandalf within, & said that he would go & try to discover what he knew; if that were unavailing, he would deliver Gandalf up to them. Then Saruman hastened to the summit of Orthanc — & found Gandalf gone. Away south against the setting moon he saw a great Eagle flying towards Edoras.

    See, the thing is he was always master of studying the enemy & even being able to think like they do to always know exactly the best ways to handle ever situation and so on, but the thing is he didn't just become the enemy, he at this time in a sense for once actually grew afraid of him, probably Sauron did what Sauron did with Finrod Felagund(Galadriel’s elder brother who by the way was very important in the legendarium) which basically widdled Saruman with various visions of the past and future until it wore him down.

  17. Makkaru112 says:

    You’ll miss ALOT if you don’t watch the extended edition. Such as epic scene from Gandalf in the council of Elrond & huge character building for Boromir before the death. Especially since more character building & other questions get answers. Such as how & why the elves are a fading people(with tens of thousands of years of history (that by the way was before the time was experienced differently with the sun and the moon which didn’t exist yet) & many epic character scenes such as Gandalf within the council of Elrond. Many Legolas scenes which worldbuilds some more connecting to the vast legendarium alongside Boromir scenes. If you could just watch the extended of this one in private then watch the other two in extended you’ll be very very much NOT disappointed

    Lots of Aragorn stuff with both Galadriel & Celeborn was also removed from the “theatrical cut” which was only to make money to fit in more screening days for the cinemas

    I checked and it seems to be you haven’t found the extended so let’s just hope you found the one that subtitles the elvish and even shows the example on how it’s written. It’s a fully fledged language actually full of history, two are distinctly different. Sindarin and Quenya but both HIGHLY influenced by Welsh and Finnish.❤❤❤❤

  18. zimbo65a says:

    Why are nearly all the reacters surprised when the ring makes Bilbo invisible but not when he made Isildur invisible five minutes before?
    And why doesn´t any reacter ask how Gandalf got his staff back after he escaped with the eagle from the top of Saroman´s tower?
    And why is no reacter confused when the fellowship rested on the left side of the river where the orks are instead of the right side where Mordor is located?

  19. wewe nang says:

    You are so cute! Your face seems very familiar…

  20. John S says:

    It's not stated in the movies or even in the 3 books, but no Gandalf is not human. He is of divine race, one of the spirits that God created before the world was made. He is part of the lesser of 2 ranks for those beings and was sent to Middle Earth in the form of an old man to conceal his true power and identity. He is there to guide the peoples of Earth to stand against evil.

  21. jason Lang says:

    Can I just say..this channel is SUCH a comfort channel for me! Love your reactions

  22. Congo Bongo says:

    Instead of watching the theatrical version you should check out the extended version. many more scenes and better context

  23. SixFour0391 says:

    Oh no!! It’s not the Extended version!!!!!! 🙁

    One of the greatest extended cuts is Bilbo explaining the life of Hobbits!

  24. LisaRose says:

    So glad your back! The Lord of the rings tribology doesn't disappoint , the hobit films would be a great watch for you too ❤ loved your Harry Potter reactions so I'm so looking forward to your next LOTR video😊

  25. Dude, I soo like your flinches, winces & reactions. Reminds me of me.😂

  26. WoodlandAsh says:

    I can’t believe you cut Galadriel’s temptation! One of the best scenes. I was a teenager when these movies were released in the cinema (theatre to my American cousins) & I had also read the books. They astonished me, the changes were so sympathetic and worked so well for their medium. It was incredible to experience the stories anew on a different medium. I watch the extended trilogy every year during autumn & now I’ve got nephews and nieces I cannot wait to introduce them to the trilogy too.

    Eagerly awaiting your next viewings!

  27. Brett V says:

    Kennedy, I have that JFK memorial album behind you. So cool. Just seeing that makes me think I need to start watching your channel.

  28. Glad to see your back

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    Tolkien created his own fantasy languages before writing the three books of The Lord Of The Rings.
    Sindarin (Elvish Language)
    Black Speech (Sauron's language)
    Dwarf language

    In the beginning of the movie, the creepy tone you hear is Sindarin (Elvish Language).

    I'm glad you are enjoying this movie.

    I watched this movie when it first came out in theaters on December 19th, 2001. I was 11. Best moment of my life growing up.

  33. Lon Suder says:

    Hey man. 1st time on your channel. Wanted to say upfront that I like that actually comment on the film, rather than just watching along with it. Subscribed. Also, WELCOME TO MIDDLE EARTH SON! Looking forward to the next 2!!

  34. Seth Darby says:

    Everybody needs a friend like Sam but you should also too try to be a Sam to someone

  35. I had a big grin on my face when you said that orc with big green eyes in Moria before arriving of Balrog was the cutest one yet. 😁 Hahaha, I knew someone will notice it. Great reaction btw. Enjoy the next two movies and be sure to watch the extended edition. 😉

  36. Bazroshan says:

    A horse might make the jump onto the ferry over the Bree but it would probably not be able to stop – splash! Gandalf's fall had me weeping in bed at midnight; mind you, I was only fifteen at the time.

  37. Elina Kouhia says:

    First time watcher and subscribed immediatly. These are my favourite movies and it was really fun to to watch you see this awesomeness for the first time. Can't wait for Two Towers! Have to check out your Harry Potter reactions while waiting. Keep up the great job! ❤

  38. Boromir was a great men and fighter, but his love towards his homeland and desperation knowing that enemy is slowly overtaking them made him easy target for the ring.

  39. Bethany says:

    I really enjoy watching people react to Lord of The Rings for the first time. Love your reaction! Looking forward to the next! 😁

  40. Jathy Gamer says:

    Gandalf: "Lead them on Aragorn. The bridge is near"
    One minute later Gandalf is the second one to jump the gap in the stairs. 😄
    Great react to the beginning of this epic trilogy! I for one wouldn't mind you split the movies into 2 reactions as others have done.
    🎥 💓 🍿

  41. One of my favourite lines in this movie is simply: 'But there were some…who resisted…' instant goosebumps after hearing that and seeing armies of the West march towards Mount Doom. I sincerly hope you do the Extended Editions. They show scenes which will enhance the movies. The next 2 movies are definitely worth watching the EE versions.

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