How big a fan are you of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy? This Oscar winning epic directed by Peter Jackson may be one of the most popular and biggest fantasy film franchises in the world, and it certainly deserves those accolades - from start to finish, this film brings together incredible actors, amazing scenery, and of course, the brilliance that is J R R Tolkien's original story.
However, that story is certainly not a simple one! It may seem like a straightforward quest on the surface, but it soon starts to weave together multiple storylines as the various characters spread out over Middle Earth to fight the battle against the evil Sauron on all fronts, and the films jump between the threads of these stories to bring everything together.
How well do you remember the storylines of the films, and what takes place in each one? Can you correctly identify the film from a screenshot and a description of a scene, or will you be left shaking your head, only just about sure that that did, in fact, happen in The Lord Of The Rings? After all, it has been a long time since the films were released, they're extremely long, and you could be forgiven for not knowing every single scene... although you won't be able to call yourself a true Lord of the Rings fan unless you can get at least half of these right!
1Which film saw Aragorn and Eowyn marching together?
Aragorn and Eowyn are an almost-love story in Lord of the Rings, as Eowyn falls for the true king of Gondor... but his heart will always belong to another. When they are walking with the evacuation of Edoras to Helm's Deep, they talk briefly about this, but at the time, Aragorn believed that Arwen was sailing to the Undying Lands, and he would never see her again. It gives Eowyn hope... which is (sadly for her) still dashed in the end.
2Which film saw these three team up to search for Merry and Pippin?
For one film in the trilogy, the Fellowship was together, intending to follow Frodo all the way to Mordor... but by the end, almost everyone has been separated (or died), and the Fellowship is broken. In one of the three films, Merry and Pippin have been kidnapped by orcs, and Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli decide to team up and hunt down the orcs to save them. They spend most of this film as a trio, after tracking them across the plains and to Fangorn Forest.
3When did Gandalf fight the Balrog?
Gandalf is the first to leave the Fellowship, when the intrepid questers are in the Mines of Moria. They have come this way after finding the pass over the mountains impossible - and are shocked to find that all the Dwarves are dead, and the mines are infested with orcs... and something worse: a Balrog, a giant fiery creature. Gandalf is able to make sure the rest of the Fellowship gets out, but only by taking on the Balrog himself.
4Which film features the battle at the Black Gates?
The Black Gates are the entrance to Mordor, and the scene of one of the (many) massive battles in The Lord Of The Rings. Aragorn leads his army to the Black Gate in this film in order to try and draw the attention of the Eye of Sauron, so that Frodo might be able to get through Mordor undetected, and throw the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom. It seems like a battle that cannot be won, but of course, they manage it anyway.