The Fellowship of the Ring book vs The Fellowship of the Ring movie
Book: Bilbo Baggins decides to retire to go live with the elves and bequeaths his invisibility ring to his nephew Frodo. Once Frodo obtains the ring, he realizes it has sinister and evil power. Frodo must determine how to get rid of the ring before evil takes over the world.
Movie: Overall, the main plot of the movie is very similar. There are a few details left out, but the main feeling of the book is present in the movie. This is one movie series that the producer tried really hard to make die-hard fans happy.
Similarities: All of the major plot elements are present, except for a notable few. Most of the original characters are also there. The fellowship goes along on the same tract and does nearly everything they were supposed to.
Differences: There were a few differences in this movie that annoyed me. The ages of the hobbits were much too young, but no-one really wants to see 50 year olds gallivanting around the countryside anyway. They eliminated Fatty and Tom Bombadil. They also made Arwen replace one of the male elves for many of the scenes, which I suppose was okay. I think the hobbits also confronted the wraiths much closer in the movie than they ever did in the book, except for that one time that Frodo got stabbed by the ring wraith. I also didn’t like that Pipin threw a whole suit of armor into the well. In the book it was just a rock.
Winner: I will always and forever prefer the book to this movie. The movie is kind of fun, and its nostalgic for me, since most of them came out while I was in high school, but there are now too many things that make fun of the movies, which make it difficult for me to view them seriously anymore. I nearly always laugh in the wrong spots when watching the movie now.