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Rob Inglis is alright.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-02

The story is fine, amusing, and a hint of something epic. It's a fairy tale, something people tend to overlook when slapping it together with the epic Lord of the Rings.

Rob Inglis is alright as a narrator, he feels like your old grandpa who's reading you your favourite story when you're about to go to sleep. However, some of his voices are ear grating- such as a few of the Dwarves and all the goblins who have speaking roles.

He also sings every song and it's a bit offputting, instead of sing-talking or chanting like most people do he blares out every note remarkably loud in an older fashion singing voice. Whenever Tolkien's poetry/music came on I would have to reach out and skip continually until he was finished.

My last bit is a nitpick- he pronounces Dain of the Iron Hills as Dine instead of Day-n, and as someone who has always heard of it as the latter just felt wrong.

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Botched the best part of the series

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-03-21

overall same as the prior entries, battles can be a bit weird- when they shout and scream is a bit eargreating. Perhaps a product of their time, they used much singing and choirs- such as the Rohirrim charge and the Battle of Pelennor Fields was narrated by an opera style vocalist with snippets of dialogue between verses- which in my opinion possess the best lines written in the entire series.

Timeless Classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-03-13

A delightful dramatization of the Lord of the Ring series broken down into 4 one hour or so ish chapters. Each voice is easily distinguishable and clear with proper pronunciations. My only complaint is that during certain action scenes the cries and screams can be quiet eargrating.