Sequelcast 2: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson’s live-action motion picture from 2001. Based on the popular 1950s books by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, Jackson filmed the trilogy back to back to back in his native land of New Zealand to take advantage of its economic disparity and varied landscapes. After wandering with his buddies through the forest and crossing a river, diminutive hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) volunteers to lead a diverse party to Mount Doom to get rid the dangerous One Ring. They run into trouble along the way. Although The Fellowship of the Ring takes its sweet time to get started, it works as a great example of high fantasy world building.
Thrasher also talks about his middling response to Mass Effect: Andromeda, Bioware’s latest title in their popular science-fiction RPG video game series. Mat was a little let down by The Founder, a drama about Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) mutating McDonald’s into a successful worldwide franchise through land acquisition and powdered milkshakes.
Listen to this episode while snarfing down second breakfast for maximum enjoyment.