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The Hunt for Gollum (2009)

Unrated | | Short, Action, Adventure | 3 May 2009 (UK)
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Strider must hunt down Gollum to keep the Ring secret.

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Gollum (voice) / Goblok
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Gollum (voice)
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Ivan Wilkinson ...
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The great events of the war of the ring are about to unfold and the priority for Strider and Gandalf is to keep the Ring secret. Sauron is preparing to unleash his armies and Gollum is creeping around Middle Earth with crucial knowledge of the Ring's location. He must be found. Written by Chris Bouchard

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Made by fans on a shoestring budget for free release on the internet. See more »

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(at around 50 mins) When Aragorn is hiding behind a rock, a camera lens can be seen at the left side of the screen. See more »

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Raised the bar for fan films.
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For a fan film, this was amazing. Best home brewed cinema I've seen in a good long while. Hell for most of the movies I've seen lately this was great. The actor portraying Aragorn did a smashing job. He carried the forty minute mini-epic.

The locations were astounding and often times I wondered if they'd filmed at the same locations as Peter Jackson's films. Gollum's voice was perfect and what CGI I saw was implemented usefully and without excess.

A good look into an unexplored part of the Middle Earth mithos. It gave them some room to work with their own originality. Not of the scope of LotR of course but still, very good, worth the admission price of nothing and I will be watching it again, likely very soon. If you liked the Lord of the Rings films, or better yet, read the novels, give this a go. You won't be disappointed.


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