20 Facts About Tolkien Films to Know Them All
On September 21, 1937, the world had changed. On that date, J.R.R. Tolkien introduced our world to Middle-earth with the publishing of his work The Hobbit. Shortly after, he would take us back to Middle-earth for his trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. People loved the lore, the characters, and (eventually) the movies, games, and eventual TV shows based on his work.
Whether it’s with beloved, earned nostalgia or criticism (looking at you, Hobbit Trilogy), the movies are mostly fondly remembered and encased into the internet in the form of multiple reaction GIFs and memes. Several of the games are celebrated, with folks identifying with the hobbits, elves, or ents aside from regular humans. Then there’s the Rings of Power streaming series that has a production budget that’s higher than most modern militaries. While there is plenty to know about Middle-earth, there is plenty that you probably don’t know.
Here are some facts about the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the other media that sprang from his vision.