The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is the first film of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and begins the story of Middle Earth, and the power of the rings. The film trilogy is derived from the Lord of the Rings books, by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was directed by Peter Jackson, who started off his film career by making extremely low budget indie films. In a short summary of the background of the movie, it is about how the magical rings of the Dark Lord Sauron are distributed to leaders throughout Middle Earth, and Sauron’s physical form is destroyed and stored in the One Ring, which is inherited by Frodo Baggins from his father, Bilbo Baggins. Several individuals in the story, some different species than others, form the Fellowship of the Ring, and their purpose is to destroy the One Ring, which holds Sauron’s life force. Each scene in the movie is incredibly immersive and cinematic, giving a new view to the world that was created by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings is considered one of the best fantasy works of fiction, and Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of the books are greatly praised by Lord of the Rings fans.