The Fellowship of the Ring, the first film in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous novels, came out in 2001. While this means the LOTR films are technically Generation Z it’s a pretty long-ass time ago in Internet Time.
So it’s somewhat surprising that Lord of the Rings memes have stood the test of time and are even seeing a resurgence of late. Some of the memes are timeless, others topical, while others create comedy by juxtaposing grim LOTR scenes with images from cheesy, inspirational blogs, or incorporating classic LOTR imagery into contemporary memes like Distracted Boyfriend.