Review: Tolkien (2019)

The movie Tolkien (2019) is a serious and a somber movie. The movie is about the man named J. R. R. Tolkien. J. R. R. Tolkien’s full name is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. You may know him as the author of the books, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. In the movie you watch Tolkien as he grows-up. You watch him as he gets sent to a posh preparatory school. You watch him as he makes friends with a group of boys. You watch him as he fights in the war. You watch him as he falls in love and as he marries.

Tolkien is a movie about comradeship and dreams. Tolkien and his friends are filled with intellectual vigor. They want to change the world. They want to leave their mark on it. This movie reminds me of the film, The Dead Poet’s Society (1989). Both Tolkien and The Dead Poet’s Society are about dreamers who love the written word. They are also about friendships that affect you all the days of your life.

One thing that I did not like about the movie, Tolkien, is that the movie doesn’t have a lot of scenes of Tolkien as he writes his famous books, The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. I would have liked to see more scenes of Tolkien as he puts pen to paper… as he writes some of the most well-known fantasy books out there.

I think that Tolkien was inspired to write The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings because of his struggles in the war. Tolkien and his friends went through a great deal when they fought in the war, and the things that happened there changed them. Though The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are fantasy books they are also about the struggles and hardships of war. They are about fighting against an all-encompassing evil that tries to destroy the world. That is what soldiers faced during the war as well.

The movie ends in a sweet and in a simple way. I couldn’t think of a better ending.

I enjoyed the movie, Tolkien. If you are a fan of any of Tolkien’s books, or the movies that are derived from them, then, I think you should definitely give this movie a shot.

Until next time…

Luca Lane

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