December 11, 2001
Lord Of The Rings is 'hotter than Potter' say critics
Critics rate the first Lord Of The Rings movie "hotter than Potter."
The Fellowship Of The Ring gained rave reviews after its world premiere in London.
And the critics are saying it is even better than Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.
Daily Express showbusiness correspondent Mark Jagasia said: "Harry Potter, prepare to fall on your broomstick."
The Sun's film critic Neil Roberts said: "Sorry Harry, but I've just seen a movie that runs Rings around you."
And the Daily Mail's Christopher Tookey warned: "Critics who gave five-star ratings to Chris Columbus's competent but uninspired Harry Potter movie are going to have to find ten if they are to do justice to The Fellowship of the Ring."
The Fellowship Of The Ring is the first instalment in the trilogy of books written by JRR Tolkien which have been adapted for the big screen.
Filming took place over 15 months in New Zealand, with all three films shot at the same time to save the hassle and expense of rebuilding the lavish sets.
The film opens in UK cinemas on December 19.
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