Born of Hope is an independent feature film inspired by the Lord of the Rings and produced by Actors at Work Productions in the UK.
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A scattered people, the descendants of storied sea kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness as a dark force relentlessly bends its will toward their destruction. Yet amidst these valiant, desperate people, hope remains. A royal house endures unbroken from father to son.
This 70 minute original drama is set in the time before the War of the Ring and tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King. Inspired by only a couple of paragraphs written by Tolkien in the appendices of the Lord of the Rings we follow Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people's history.
This is an impressive production and an homage to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings-damn even with a small fraction of his budget, this could be a great prequel! I absolutely LOVE the music, the costumes, the actors, the masks and the computer generated cave troll was even better than Jackson's! The dialog was corny and archaic and stilted and awful, just like Tolkien's! I was in tears a few times, so kudos on the writing and the devotion to Tolkien that shows in the "Tolkien Arthurian" accents and flourishes. Isn't Arathorn really King Arthur after all, made wholly English without the French-ification of the romantic Arthurian tales that Professor Tolkien lamented and abhorred? His purpose was to create wholly ENGLISH MYTH, and I love you for pulling off this lovely tribute to Peter Jackson's movies, and Tolkien's masterpiece. It was a pure joy to see your imitation of beloved shots from the wonderful movies of "The Lord of the Rings" and a very well done exploration of the history of Middle earth! Yeah. I really liked it.
Protect our own HEAD; both man and Women can survive and have a peaceful and joyful live on Earth nomatter how the evil wrong thoughts enter to destroy but see how GOD created flesh too, we just repent fasting baptize and married and hope always stay nomatter what wrong thoughts speaks if give on drinking bitter melon evil spirits cannot enter the blood to move in flesh because the blood clean and those evil cannot used you but we see why Our flesh also created. That's why the white witch and all evil spirits/Satan dark spirit say their flesh is still our to rule it because we eat flesh and our blood dirty for them to enter.
Copy cats typical riding on the back of and the glory of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" by JRR Tolkien, I hope actor's at work productions enjoys their fame as being a part of the copy cats lnc and a blatant rip-off good on ya guys though this is still a second class B- grade movie.
It's not like they're making any money off this. As for copying, they followed the aesthetic of the movies for the most part, but they stayed true more or less to Tolkien's material, something PJ and company decidedly did not do.
This is plotted against people to dwell with lies, shit eaters have stuffed. These are criminals. They exaggerated a character to harrass and abuse. Idiots, no one actually envys shit eaters these days and worse still no yack is a hero to any human being. Responsible are with a different standard and purpose. Die with your arrogance. Stop doing such filth atleast in your family. Humanity should thrive.
Turn away from your lusts and fascination with demonic worlds. Turn to the Living Light of the Truth in Love and obedience to the Will of the One and Only - Creator of All and the Father of Heaven and Earth.
Absolutely FANTASTIC deserves higher praise. Obviously loved it. Took me forever to find it, as I did not go to any fan sites but have loved the first batch of LOR films. The more recent Hobbit series for me left a lot to be desired. The final of the three I liked. Peace to all in Middle Earth
This is so amazing... wow, I can't get over how they managed to make the music sound similar enough to Peter Jackson's films that it sounds compatible, and yet they DIDN'T actually plagiarize any of it.
I absolutely LOVE this--so much, in fact, that I might add it to my next Middle-earth marathon! So I guess it would go like this:
- Born of Hope
- An Unexpected Journey
- The Desolation of Smaug
- The Battle of the Five Armies
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
Unless of course there's another fanmade video by these people that would fit somewhere in there... how I would welcome that! Please, if anyone knows of one, let me know!!!!
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