: A long, long time ago, in the land of Middle-Earth . . .
A vast dark forest
serves as the backdrop for the main title
echo through the forest as a rollup
slowly crawls into the sky
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
It is a time of war and unrest. Allied
armies, striking out from the Lonely
Mountain, have won their first victory
against the evil Lord of Mordor.
During the fighting, a hobbit managed
to sneak away with the Dark Lord's
ultimate weapon, the One Ring, a
small piece of jewelry with enough
power to destroy an entire planet.
Pursued by the Dark Lord's sinister agents,
Frodo Baggins races to Rivendell with his
fellows, custodian of the stolen ring
that can save his people and restore
freedom to Middle-Earth . . .
Tell me that would not have been a better prologue
than the one Peter Jackson