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"One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." In the conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, as armies mass for a final battle that will decide the fate of the world--and powerful, ancient forces of Light and Dark compete to determine the outcome--one member of the Fellowship of the Ring is revealed as the noble heir to the throne of the Kings of Men.Yet, the sole hope for triumph over evil lies with a brave hobbit, Frodo, who, accompanied only by his loyal friend Sam and the hideous, wretched Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his seemingly impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power.]]>
Jackson and cowriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have much ground to cover; that they do so with intense pacing and epic sweep is impressive enough, but by investing greater depth and consequence in the actions of fellow Hobbits Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd), they ensure that Return of the King maintains the trilogy's emphasis on intimate fellowship. While several major characters appear only briefly, and one (Christopher Lee's evil wizard, Saruman) relegated entirely to the extended version on DVD, Jackson is to be commended for his editorial acumen; like Legolas the archer, his aim as a filmmaker is consistently true, and he remains faithful to Tolkien's overall vision. If Return suffers from too many endings, as some critic suggested, it's only because the epic's conclusion is so loyally inclusive of the actors--most notably Astin--who gave it such strength to begin with. By ending the LOTR trilogy with noble integrity and faith in the power of imaginative storytelling, The Return of the King, like its predecessors, will stand as an adventure for the ages. --Jeff Shannon
This trilogy has been one of the best movies ever made.
People never think about just how hard it would be to make the movies exactly like the book and not be 14 hrs. long and really boring.
The movie is a combination of special effects, emotional sequences, great acting and all the ingredients of an Epic.
First, all of the LOTR movies are way too long, but after watching the Two Towers, I thought I'd never watch another one. This movie is well structured, and keeps you interested. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Chris Gosnell
Epic story by one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time. And Peter Jackson ain't too shabby either!Published 1 day ago by Ray Everett
An epic, Beautiful, emotional, Powerful and sensational Masterpiece. This is my all time favorite film. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Matthew Birdzell