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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Year:
2003
Country:
USA, New Zealand, Germany
Genre:
Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
IMDB rating:
8.9
Director:
Peter Jackson
Noel Appleby as Everard Proudfoot
Sean Astin as Sam
David Aston as Gondorian Soldier 3
John Bach as Madril
Sean Bean as Boromir
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Orlando Bloom as Legolas
Billy Boyd as Pippin
Sadwyn Brophy as Eldarion
Marton Csokas as Celeborn
Richard Edge as Gondorian Soldier 1
Jason Fitch as Uruk 2
Storyline: While Frodo & Sam continue to approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, unaware of the path Gollum is leading them, the former Fellowship aid Rohan & Gondor in a great battle in the Pelennor Fields, Minas Tirith and the Black Gates as Sauron wages his last war against Middle-Earth.
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Reviews
The Return of the King is an epic finish to the LOTR.
The Return of the King is the third and final film in the Lord of the Rings saga. Peter Jackson's portrayal of the film is a masterpiece in an already stunning trilogy. ROTK is an epic tale of sacrifice, courage, and friendship. Frodo and Sam's journey to Mount Doom is scary and filled with heart breaking moments of triumph and defeat. Elijah Woods once again portrays Frodo wonderfully as well as Sean Astin. The rest of the fellowship are very good in all of their scenes, especially Viggo Mortenson and Ian McKellan as Gandalf. Visually the cities and battles are simply fantastic and very realistic. This has been a long journey of film starting with the Fellowship 2 years ago and now it has ended wonderfully.
2008-07-25
Tolkien's literary genius is brought to life in the most epic fashion.
The final installment of Peter Jackson's incredible trilogy showcases the brilliance of himself and his crew. Every aspect of the film brushes close to perfection, from the incredible performances of the cast to all the work done behind the scenes and in the studio. This grand conclusion of the tale of the One Ring highlights the talent and hard work of everyone involved in the production. Middle-earth truly comes to life through this masterful film, ushering in a new and greater respect for fantasy films. The magnificence of Tolkien's writings are wonderfully translated to the screen through the minds of Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh. Middle- earth's beauty is caught by the brilliant eyes of legendary cinematographer Andrew Lesnie. A story told so beautifully, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" will likely be forever known as one of the greatest films of all time.
2016-03-07
The great film saga of our time.
The Lord of the Rings is without doubt the most epic and staggering film undertaking of all time. How Peter Jackson pulled it off I will never know, maybe he used one of Gandalf's enchantments! Rarely throughout the 12 hour epic is there a bad scene or a dull moment, every scene has had so much thought and hard work poured into it. From the writing, to the production crew, to the acting, to the scenery,to the music (oh god I love the music)and just everybody's determination to pull this near impossible feat off, even fantasy haters would have to admit their amazement. Never has a movie given me so many spine tingly moments and scenes of such beauty that they nearly push me to tears. Peter Jackson seemed so blessed with good fortune, (Viggo Mortensens' last minute replacement says it all), it was as if the spirit of Tolkien himself was guiding it along. As I see this as one whole movie, I won't be reviewing just 'The Return of the King'.

I saw the first film 'The Fellowhip of the Ring' when I was 12, and I'm 21 now and I still haven't been more absorbed by a movie in the cinema and I doubt I ever will. The transition from the innocence and lightness of the Shire at the start to the dark epic of the quest later is nothing short of brilliant. I think 'Fellowship' is my favourite of the three, it goes through the most development and felt the most satisfying. The whole mines of Moria sequence is my standout moment of the entire trilogy. To the battle with the cave troll and the escape from the balrog, it is exhilarating, involving and most of all - emotional.

'The Two Towers' has the hardest task of being the middle film, but it more than rises to the challenge. It drops you straight into the action and doesn't hold up. The Rohan sequences are the best bits of the film, culminating in the battle of helms deep which to me is the most personal and intense battle of the trilogy. The creation of Gollum was revolutionary, through CGI and motion capture never has a computerised character seemed so real.

'The Return of the King' delivers the emotional finale we all hoped it would. I remember sitting in the cinema hearing all sorts of sobbing all around me during the climax on mount doom. There are so many stand-out moments in this movie but the one I will mention is the charge of the Rohirrim. This scene actually pushed me to tears on first viewing, not because it was sad but because it was so... awesome. I was so happy when this film won 11 Oscars, it more than deserved it, I was hoping it would win more than 11 but oh well.

Any gripes I have for the trilogy, would be the portrayal of its big bad Sauron, and considering that Sauron is the centre of 'The Lord of the Rings' this is definitely a problem. If there was one thing from the books that is unfilmable it is definitely Sauron. How do you portray a villain that hardly appears and any descriptions of him there are, are so vague and surreal? Is Sauron a big flaming eye or did he have a physical form? This is never made clear in the books and poses a big obstacle for film, where the audience needs to see their villain. Peter Jackson and co do the best they can with the material, and chose to literally portray Sauron as the big flaming eye. However this is not enough to satisfy, especially during the climax of 'Return of the King' where the dark lord is basically a lighthouse! The films make the mistake of bigging Sauron up through the films, and ultimately it fizzles out by the end which is a real shame.

As you can tell from what I have said, I love 'The Lord of the Rings', and I would say it is my favourite film of all time. No other film has moved me as much as this and given me so many different emotions from fear, to sadness to laughter. I honestly couldn't imagine anyone else playing the characters, it was if they were made for them. The actors all generally had a special relationship with one another and with Peter Jackson (just watch the extras), and that what you are watching on screen is genuine. It was almost to the point that the actors weren't working so hard out of professionalism but out of love and devotion to Mr.Jackson. Hardly any other films can claim they had this kind of magic behind the camera. Honourable mentions will be given to Ian Mckellen as Gandalf, Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn and Elijah Wood as Frodo, I felt these three literally became the characters they were playing, but of course there are countless others to mention but I don't have time. Howard Shore's score is possibly the best movie score ever, and the films would be nothing without it.

Ultimately say what you will hardcore Tolkien fans about the films, you cannot deny that they did so much for Tolkiens' greatest work and made it one of the most recognisable stories in the world. If you have somehow not seen these films, first of all slap yourself and secondly go buy the extended editions as these are the true versions of the films and include many great scenes that were cut - especially 'The Return of the King' which had many vital scenes cut aka. Saruman's last hoorah and Gandalf confronting the Witch King. Peter Jackson I salute you, and New Zealand!
2010-06-21
Take this chance while you can.
The Lord of the Rings novel is one of the best English novels of all time, certainly in the top five. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by New Line Cinema will long have similar standings in the realm of movies.

When I was younger, every once in awhile I would sit down on the couch and watch the Star Wars trilogy. Six-and-one-half hours later I would be done and think, `Wow!' Now, after having attended the marathon showing of all three movies of LOTR, I didn't finish the night by thinking, `Wow!' I finished it so overwhelmed I didn't know what to think. It wasn't until the next morning that I could comprehend what I had just experienced the day before. history being made.

Each of these movies is acclaimed for nearly every element of their being. People who were never fantasy fans found themselves in a new world. Those of us who have long been fans still found ourselves in a new world. I have read many of the comments others have made, and I would like to address one issue in particular.

No movie will ever be exactly like the book it is based on (nor should it). That's why movies often begin with `Based on the novel.' or `Inspired by.' Screenwriters must take certain liberties in adapting a novel for the screen. Very often parts must be rewritten or entirely left out. Peter Jackson's LOTR is his vision of the novels. And it is a glorious vision.

I am a fan of the books and of the movies. They are two different entities. The Return of the King is my second favorite. I love the Fellowship most and the Two Towers least. If I gave these movies grades they would be 98 for Fellowship, 97 for Return of the King, and 95 for Two Towers. They aren't perfect, but my idea of perfection is not Peter Jackson's or anyone else's.

There is something in this movie for almost everyone; love, friendship, huge conflicts, anger, despair, fear, and hope. If you never see this movie while it is the theatre you are missing out on an experience of a lifetime. I have pledged to myself to see it at least once a week while it is in the theatres here. If the first two movies were still out I would see them as well. In all likelihood we will never have this chance again. take it while you can.
2004-01-16
15 years on... Still the greatest
I've just re-watched The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the 1000th time tonight... nearly 15 years since the Fellowship of the Rings was released... I still haven't seen a movie that's better, nor close, to any of these three films. The casting is perfection as well as the incredible acting by everyone in the movie. I can still watch these movies back to back and not get bored. They are a light to this world and wouldn't be the same without them.

I miss the good old LOTR's days. The best movies ever created. The Return of the King was the best way to end a thrilling journey through middle earth!
2015-12-23
Simply too much to cover
Perhaps I had built this movie up too much in my mind before I saw it. Perhaps I'm too strict of an adherent to the book to fully appreciate this movie. But whatever the case, in the end, I feel like there is simply too much content in the third book to do a good job with on the big screen.

There are some minor spoilers below, so be warned.

They cover the majority of the important parts of the story. Seeing all of the things that were left out gave me a renewed appreciation for just how much material there was to cover; even at 3 1/2 hours, there really isn't much in the way of filler. However, cutting wasn't enough. Everything that is left in feels very superficial to me, simply because there is no time to go into any great detail with any one thing.

This is especially true of the character development. Theoden seems one-dimensional, alternating between a look of stern resolve and a gentle smile for those he likes; you never really get a true feel for his transformation from despair to redemption for himself, and the restoration of the honor of his people. Denethor simply comes across as a madman; you'd never understand the man that he is in the book from his depiction in the movie. Moreover, the cause for his despair is never explained in the movie, which only serves to reinforce the skewed depiction of his character in general. Aragorn should be stronger and more certain of his role as king in this movie than the previous two. And yet he seems weaker in this one than the others. This is exemplified in the handling of the Paths of the Dead, where he makes one of his uninspiring speeches to implore the dead to follow him into battle, rather than demanding it as their king, to fulfill their oaths.

The flow of the story also suffers, seemingly due to time constraints. First of all, the part with the palantir should have been left out entirely. It has little to no relevance in the context in which they introduce it, and serves only to make you wonder what the hell that was all about when it's never mentioned again. Seriously, does anyone who hasn't read the books have any idea what that's supposed to be about? I sincerely doubt it. Another thing is that all of the segues between scenes seem thrown together. To look at it, you would think that all that's necessary to go into battle in a neighboring land is to point your sword in the general direction and yell "charge!" First the Rohirrim ride here. Then there. Then Aragorn decides he has to leave, and just bolts. And Theoden, when questioned, says, "He has to go." And just like that, they ride off again.

And the battles? Well, they're epic, and the special effects are nice. But from a practical standpoint, the battles were pretty lame. There was nothing in the way of real strategic battle planning in the making of this movie, especially for one of the magnitude of that fought at Minas Tirith, where you have multiple armies coming together to fight each other. I find the battles to be rather incoherent and uninspiring. In addition, the oliphaunts inspire more terror than the winged nazgul? That's basically the way the movie lays it out.

Finally, things start to spiral way too quickly after the battle at Minas Tirith. The final battle is, what, five minutes later? Also, with Sam and Frodo, you see them coming down from the gate one minute, and the next minute they're at Mount Doom. It's hard to understand their complete exhaustion and inability to go on when it looks like their trip through Mordor happened in the five minutes between the two battles. Of course, there's a lot of material not covered in the movie in that time, but then that's my whole point.

I applaud the efforts made in the making of this movie, and the trilogy in general. It was no small undertaking, and I respect the attempt that was made (in contrast to the contempt and disgust I hold for the Ralph Bakshi version). But now that I've seen them all, I can't help but think this series would have been better served as a multi-part television series of some sort, where you could take more time to get to know the characters, to understand the history, and get a full idea of the magnitude of the events taking place. I think that, even with 3+ hour-long movies, there just isn't enough time to get it right. 6 out of 10 stars from me.
2004-01-02
Wonderful finale, sweeping emotions and action
Where do I start? Those who have already seen this movie don't need a review, and those who haven't will probably never look at my review given the multitudes of others to choose from. So, I'll just say how this movie personally affected me, as a fan of the books and of movies in general. I absolutely loved the original film, Fellowship of the Ring, and did enjoy the Two Towers, though not as much. I loved the emotion of the original (subtle scenes like Frodo's long decision-making boatside scene at the end), and found that the Two Towers was great in action and scope but as a result sort of put character development and characters' feelings into the background. But this makes sense, as the book it was based on dealt more with action and also had the burden of introducing half a dozen important new characters. Return of the King, however, is just simply fantastic. I try to avoid statements like "gets everything right", and "I enjoyed every minute of it", but in this case, it's true. I was so moved at the presentation of this film that I couldn't help getting misty at the end, despite knowing exactly what would happen (based on the books of course). I credit this to not only the great performances but also the stirring music (Annie Lennox's moving "Into the West" is a beautiful tune and perfectly echoes the sentiments of the film's themes). And also, I couldn't help being moved knowing that it was now all over, and there will probably never be another Lord of the Rings epic of this magnitude in my lifetime (and rightfully so). I just felt like I was saying goodbye to old friends. The movie, although beginning with an important flashback, begins immediately where the second film concluded, and every character has a conclusion. The main part of this movie that I loved is the simple fact that no character is shortchanged; the main characters have their own moments of screen time and good dialogue, from Gandalf telling Pippin what beautiful peace awaits him if he should die in battle, to Sam heroically carrying an exhausted Frodo on his own shoulders through sheer determination. It's all done well, and it takes its time to do it, which I wouldn't have any other way. Whereas Fellowship of the Ring dealt more in emotion and character development and the Two Towers was more hurried and action packed, I was delighted to see that return of the King found a perfect balance between the two and devotes ample time to both. The battle scenes are the grandest in scope and awe, and the highs and lows of sheer emotion are quite gracefully handled as well. And when everything is said and done and the battles are over, there's still a journey home for some of the characters and a good amount of movie left to enjoy. But everything moves along so smoothly, it's sometimes easy to forget that it's a 3 hour and fifteen minute ride. If there isn't action going on, there are scenes of pending action or drama at an almost nonstop rate, making sure that there's something to stop even the most restless from becoming bored.

If for some reason you've chosen my review out of the many available, let me at the very least leave you with this, and it will hopefully help you to decide to see it if you haven't yet: As the finale of a trilogy, this is the masterstroke that ties everything together and is successful on a multitude of levels. It's action packed and stirringly heartfelt at the same time. And finally, from someone who loves the books, I can say that although some omissions were made, the story doesn't falter as a result and the film as a whole was handled in about the most graceful, pleasing way I can imagine. It is, quite honestly, a cinematic masterpiece and a major accomplishment. I left teary eyed, happy for having been thrilled for more than 3 hours, and also quite sad that I don't have another of these films to look forward to.
2004-01-21
Hail to the King
The third and final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy comes to life bigger, and bolder than the first two. Director Peter Jackson and company held nothing back when it came to CGI, special effects, gorgeous landscapes, and breathtaking cinematography.

Fans most familiar with Tolkien's famed novels would take note of changes made in the interest of keeping the film short (as with it's two prior films), but he stuck close enough the main story and brought it to its destined conclusion. He didn't water down the scene where Frodo finally gets to Mt. Doom in order to get rid of The One Ring once and for all—in fact it packs quite the punch. The way that scene was intermingled with the battle footage heightened the emotional level of the scene as well as the excitement.

The actors deserve praise as well. Viggo Mortensen reminds us of what a hero truly is, with his performance as Aragorn, the man who would become King of Gondor. Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role as Gandalf the White, bringing the Wizard to life as if he popped right out of the pages of Tolkien's novels. Elijah Wood draws us in with his portrayal as Frodo—Sorrowful, and weary of his travels and all of the trials he'd gone through along the way. Other noteworthy performances include those of Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchet, Miranda Otto, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Hugo Weaving, etc.

I highly recommend this film (as well as it's predecessors) to anybody, regardless of whether or not you've read the novels. Of course the books are better—they always are—but the movies are an excellent adaptation of Tolkien's wonderful tale.

This film is clearly worthy of the many Oscars it has won.

I easily give it a 10/10.
2006-10-18
Depth
Spoilers herein.

This raises the bar on production values, as it certainly is competently made, say, compared to the `Star Wars' stuff. It seems oddly paced, lacking a rhythm, and more importantly lacking the patina of magic that colored the first two. In fact, everything seems brighter this time out.

Unlike the battle of the second, they have decided to not have any movie jokes, like the surfer/warrior who winks at the camera. But there is still a variety in tone from place to place as if different directors were involved. I suppose that's true.

I remarked on the earlier films that they innovated primarily in how they use the vertical dimension. This third film is even more competent and extreme in that regard. They knew it was a discriminator and exploited it. Unfortunately, the towers and cities and mountain gates all have an unnatural sameness to them, they are photographed with huge vertical sweeps. Even the first ending where everyone bows to the hobbits and there is the obligatory `helicopter' shot, it goes shockingly far beyond what one expects. The way it pulls back fast and swoops reminds that we are used to an eye that is constrained by the aerodynamics of light helicopters.

Not so here. When this is considered in hindsight, I'm pretty sure that the high production values won't be noticed; that all the effects and conventions here – especially the battle scenes – will be seen as borrowed, all except for the exhilarating use of height. That's worth watching. Magic of its own.

That magic is enough to carry this project for me. It is clearly Jackson's intent to move his camera in great vertical arcs, usually in ways that no physical camera could. That gives us a fantastic eye. Just a few hours later, I saw `The Lion King' again and noticed that although they were never constrained by physics, they always moved the `camera' in ways we have seen in ordinary `real' films. That's because `Lion' wanted to look real while `Return' wanted to seem ultrareal.

Ian McKellen has always puzzled me, he's sort of a working man's John Gielgud, an engineer of the spoken word. Here, he stoops to Alec Guiness' role. A sad way to cap a career.

Ted's Evaluation: 3 of 3 – Worth watching
2003-12-28
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