‘Tolkien’ makes the author’s bio mundane

beverlypress.com - 05-16

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When the first “Star Wars” prequel and “The Matrix” premiered in 1999, each vied for the coveted role of a generation’s favorite franchise. “Star Wars” had it before, but was dead on arrival, while Neo’s battle against A.I. fizzled out by the first sequel. In 2000, however, “The Lord of the Rings” arrived, contributing the rare perfect trilogy.