What to watch first The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings?


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In 2001, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ debuted in theaters, a production that marked the beginning of one of the most successful sagas in the history of the film industry, which today consists of of two trilogies that have generated a singular debate among many of the fans of this epic story, since many wonder the order in which these tapes should be seen.

It is important to point out that the first of these trilogies, launched in 2001, is ‘The Lord of the Rings’, while the ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, launched in 2012, despite having been Released 11 years later, it is a prequel to the first films of this franchise, which has caused some fans to choose to see this story in chronological order, and others following the release dates.

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As we mentioned, following the chronological order, the first movies to see would be the three tapes of ‘The Hobbit’, we refer to ‘An Unexpected Journey’ (2012), ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ (2013) and ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ (2014), followed by the three films of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, these are ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ (2001), ‘The Two Towers’ (2002) and the mega hit ‘The Return of the King’ (2003).

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Of course, going by the release order of these tapes, you start with the three ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies, followed by the ‘The Hobbit’ prequel, and that’s exactly the recommendation that many movie experts have made. made to fans of this type of film saga, that is, according to experts, it should start with the order in which the films were released, so I know that ‘The Lord of the Rings’ should be seen first.

The reason why it is more advisable to start with ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’, is that in this way the path that was traced by the director Peter Jackson is followed, making the connections that exist between the two trilogies have a greater resonance and surprise in the viewer, so they are more enjoyable.

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The ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

However, this debate will continue for a long time, a discussion that could integrate a new element in the following months, since in September Amazon Prime Video will launch a series of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ which will arrive with a story that It is a prequel to the two trilogies, set hundreds of years before the story presented in the aforementioned films.

Being a prequel series, there will be those who think that the production of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ from Amazon Prime Video should even be seen before the two trilogies, on the other hand, it is most likely that the advice of the experts do not change, the one that points out that, to enjoy this story more, you have to follow the release dates of each production.

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