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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
USA, New Zealand, Germany
Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
IMDB rating:
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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An outstanding example of portrayal of a classic book
Thousands of comments have been made on this outstanding production and there is little left to write that has not already been written or said. Again, not surprisingly at last night's 'Oscars', the third film in the trilogy took most of the awards. Like others I could give glowing comments about content, acting, production, direction, visual effects etc. but will instead, convey what I consider to be equally important; that is the realistic and accurate portrayal of a classic masterpiece of literature from one of the world's most imaginative authors. I have tried and failed three times to completely read the book and I enjoy reading, but feel that I could now do so and have a better understanding of the story - only because I know that Peter Jackson set out to retain accuracy of the story. Sometimes our own imagination lacks the ability to see exactly what the author intended and if a film can help that, then it only adds to the experience. By timely coincidence as I write this my computer screen saver has put up a picture of a mountain valley in New Zealand - it must know what is in my mind. That beautiful country was perhaps the ideal setting for the film with its mystical landscape punctuated with mountain valleys, rivers, forests and open spaces. It cannot be far from what may have been in Tolkien's own mind.

I would perhaps add one comment about content. Although there was much reliance on computer visualisation it was well-balanced by emotional acting like the characters Gollum and Gandalf. Although Gollum was a villain, I actually was made to feel sorry for him at the end. Too many potentially good films are spoilt by substituting acting for over indulgence in special effects. This is an art that the producers and directors of this film had exactly right.

I hope that the success of this trilogy will herald a new era in film-making of classical stories. Our literature has a wealth of candidates, and even ones that have been tried could be re-visited now that such experiences as Lord of the Rings have proved financially viable and immensely popular.

Best that could be made but still not a great film
I don't believe that Return of the King is a great film, or that Jackson's trilogy is a great trilogy in the sense that the Godfather films are great. That being said, I don't know if a better adaptation of LOTR could be brought to the big screen given the challenges that face any director attempting to make a film of Tolkein's books. For that reason I am reluctant to offer the following three criticisms:

possible *SPOILERS* and tedious literary analysis ahead.

1. Jackson doesn't address the underlying themes dealing with power, corruption, war, and so on contained in the books, or if he does address them he does so lightly and in passing. I liked Tolkein's books because, to me, they represented the attempt of a tweedy Oxford professor who grew up on King Arthur and Beowulf to come to terms with the modern horrors of the World Wars. Although the premise of the books was essentially silly, with plenty of elves and dragons and wizards, and the writing archaic (Tolkein's heroes are always "tall", just as heroes in Homer are always "godlike" or "royal" even when they are being cowardly), there was enough about the twentieth century tucked away that I found them well worth reading. Jackson portrays some of the horror of war (the children fighting in Helm's Deep in Two Towers), but his images are usually cliched (the friend dies, the mother loses her child) and the battle at Minas Tirith in Return of the King ends disappointingly with a big green CGI blob eating up the enemy armies. As well, the temptations of power tormented every character in the books who came face to face with the Ring - in the movies it's only Boromir who really agonises. 2. Like most literary heroes, the main heroes in Tolkein's books all underwent some sort of death and rebirth. Gandalf actually dies, Frodo appears to die when Shelob stings him, and Aragorn undergoes a symbolic death when he takes the Paths of the Dead. There are (not very exciting) reasons for this which go back to the earliest civilisations and which have profoundly influenced the development of a variety of world religions. This may have been too subtle for Jackson, however, as he adds another sequence into Towers where Aragorn appears to die and then returns dramatically. As a result, Aragorn's symbolic death and rebirth in Return of the Kings loses some of its resonance. 3. Particularly in Return of the King, Jackson avoids simple, direct storytelling and resorts to complicated action sequences. I think part of the problem is that, in Frodo, Jackson had to deal with an almost completely passive hero - all Frodo does is endure suffering - while making a movie for a modern audience with a taste for superhero protagonists. As a result, the sequence with Shelob becomes a tangled mess of running here and there, falling, fighting, and reconciling. The climax, as well, with Frodo at the Cracks of Doom, suffers mightily in comparison to the same scene in the book, which does not involve an extended tussle between Frodo and Gollum, nor the painfully overdone "hero hanging from the cliff while his buddy reaches for him and tells the hero to trust him" scene which we are subjected to in the movie.

In summary, Return of the King is, I believe, the best version of the book audiences are likely to see, given all the circumstances, but it is very much a light version of Tolkein's story.
The best trilogy of all time.
I can't describe this feeling I get when I watch Lord of the Rings.I must have watched these movies for more than 100 times but I would still watch them all tomorrow and not feel bored. The setting, the plot ( thank you J.R.R Tolkien!) , characters and the atmosphere of Middle-Earth and everything in Return of the King and the other two movies are just perfect. Even after 15 years, this trilogy has succeeded by staying as one of the highest grossing movies of all time. I would not need comparing this perfection to other movies.

LotR stays as the most successful movie in the theater-history.

My conclusion is that Lord of the Rings is by far the best trilogy that has ever been created, and I don't think there will be any other trilogy that will pass far beyond that perfection of these movies. I also recommend reading the novels. They are amazing.
Why is Lord of the Rings the best trilogy of the world?
There are many reasons to Lord of the rings to be the best trilogy, some of them is:

It was written by Tolkin:

Tolkin was( in my opinion) a genius, he created the most beautiful fantasy world and one of the most detailed (even more than I'd like);

The movies are loyal to the books:

Most of the trilogy was faithfully constructed of books, of course some details needed to be changed to make a good movie, but nothing too big.
A brilliant and stunning movie
A brilliant and stunning movie with special affect used to the maximum.Funny how Frodo is the main character burdened with ring,but Sam turns out to be real hero.I thought the Gollam character brilliant.The way his personality changes.One second sinister and the next all loveable,allbeit ugly.Generally all the characters acting was very good and believable.The battle scenes were slightly prolonged but all in all a excellent movie.
Summary: Film and extended DVD versions

Over the years, I've read Lord of the Rings four times. During the holiday season of 2003/4, I watched Return of the King four times. While I embraced ROTK as the third part of a dream come true, I was not totally happy, left wondering why so many things vital were missing. The 4-hour extended DVD version explains a lot.

My biggest beef was on so much missing about Aragon, and I found most of them in the DVD. One of the vital elements in the Fellowship's strategy is to draw Sauron's eye away from Frodo, and here Aragon's role is crucial. The "last debate" in the movie is totally inadequate in explaining the suicidal march to the Black gate but the DVD makes it very clear, with the additional scene of Aragon revealing himself to Sauron though the Palantir. He is the bait that Sauron cannot resist.

Another important aspect is that Aragon comes into the city of Minas Tirith first and foremost as a HEALER, not as a king. The kingship comes afterwards. This is again brought out in the additional scenes in the DVD, although still missing a lot of details from the book.

Still disappointing, even for the DVD, is that so little is given to the story of Eowyn and Faramir. The dialogue through which they come to accept each other could very well be the most beautiful in the entire book. The few shots in the DVD that trace the development of their relationship are far from adequate, although that's a least a slight improvement from the film version.

Another disappointment is Aragon's arrival at the Pelennor Fields, which is hopelessly lame compared with the original treatment in the book: amidst the despair of the Rohan and Gondor soldiers in witnessing the approaching black ships, Aragon's standard suddenly unfurls at the main mast: "There flowered a White Tree, and that was for Gondor; but seven stars were about it, and a high crown above it, the signs of Elendil that no lord had borne for years beyond count. And the stars flamed in the sunlight, for they were wrought of gems by Arwen daughter of Elrond; and the crown was bright in the morning, for it was wrought of mithril gold."

The treatment of Gandalf's confrontation of the Witch King in the DVD departs from the book, in which the two are locked in a face off, then Rohan's horns are heard and the Witch King swings around and leaves. What in heaven's name is in Peter Jackson's mind when he had Gandalf's staff broken by the Witch King. But this did explain a mystery that has been bugging me for a year – why Gandalf had to snatch a spear from the guard when he saved Faramir from the pyre of Denethor.

Enough on the DVD.I shall be remiss if I do not pay tribute to Peter Jackson for the wonderful film he and his dedicated crew have created.

Most inspired is the lighting of the beacons to summon help from Rohan. In the book, this is observed by Pippin in the ride to Minas Tirith. To satisfy Pippin's curiosity, Gandalf explains the background to him in a somewhat factual manner. Jackson turns this into one of the most exciting moments in the film, with aesthetically superb shots of the 13 beacons (yes, I counted them) being lit up in succession, accompanied by beautifully rousing music score, culminating in Theoden's heroic utterance of "Rohan will answer". Watching this has to be among the most uplifting moments one can experience in a cinema.

Most poignant is the Faramir's suicidal attempt to retake Osgilaith, under the orders of an unloving father. Starting from the soldiers of Gondor filing out of Minas Tirith in what looks almost like a funeral march to the letting loose of the swarm of arrows by the orcs in Osgilaith, every image of this scene is so hauntingly heartrending. It reminds me of John Woo's favourite scenes, although here, the music is Pipppin's actual singing rather than adapted background music, rendering the tragic mood even more devastating.

Directly opposite in mood is Rohan's charge in the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Even if this mission is, in a way, equally suicidal, the spirit is sky high, radiating dauntless heroism and lust for battle. This scene also reminds me of the legendary battle scene in Spartacus (1960) which is universally recognised as the model in depiction of battle strategies. Rohan's charge in Pelennor Field, no the other hand, exemplifies heroism unsurpassed.

Although ROTK is first and foremost the King's story, we should not forget, in the overall scheme of things, the ring bearers (no typo here because Frodo did acknowledge Sam as a fellow ring bearer in the end of the book). Elijah Wood and Sean Astin (particularly Astin) have played their roles to perfection. Towards the end of the quest, when Frodo's strength was almost fully spent, to hear Sam say "I cannot carry it (the ring) for you, Mr. Frodo, but I can carry you" and not be moved, one will have to be a hopelessly and irreversibly hardened cynic. The background music, incidentally, is "Into the west".

It is certainly a good sign that the general audience worldwide has reacted favourably to the long aftermath following the destruction of the ring, indicated that their capacity to appreciate has not been impaired by the proliferation of Hollywood style slam-bang endings. Viggo Mortensen's line to the Hobbits "My friends, you bow to no one" is delivered with sincerity and conviction. The final scene at the Grey Havens is graceful, touching, stylish. However, there is one shot that I must mention: Galadriel's final enigmatic, alluring, half-smiling glance at Frodo before she disappears into the ship. Cate Blanchett is among the most versatile actresses around today and in LOTR, she is Galadriel incarnate.
They saved the best for last
Obviously, I'm aware of the fact that the Lord of the Rings trilogy is actually one giant movie, but since it was released in parts, that's how I'm judging them. The Return Of The King is the final chapter, and since it is the climax and resolution of the epic journey, it has a little more intensity and urgency than the previous installments.

At this point everyone has come to know and love all of the characters, and the stakes have become tremendously high. Kingdoms are at their knees, and the only two characters who can save the day are getting weaker and weaker. The tension was very high in this episode and I can honestly say that out of all 3 this was the only one that had me on the edge of my seat. There were many memorable scenes (one of my favourites including the part with the giant spider)that made this the classic that it is sure to stay for decades to come.

This is the longest of the series, mostly because of the ending that seems to last a while. This was a good ending, and I can see why Frodo did what he did. He, and us the audience, have gone through an incredible ordeal and I think we needed that 20 minute linger. When the battle is over, and the celebrations have ended, there is a sad emptiness felt. The films spanned over 3 years, there have been the extended cuts of course, but after that, it's all over. Peter Jackson gave us an ending that was both appropriate and admirable.

These were some amazing movies and this one in particular is the best, in my opinion. As whole, the Lord Of The Rings is a phenomenon. An absolute phenomenon. Much more than just movies. They have a universal appeal and have touched the hearts and imaginations of millions. I'm one of them.

Sorry if I'm being all fanboyish and kissing this movie's ass, but I really admire it. It may not be among my personal favourites but generally this seems to be the movie event of the century. There will never be another Lord of the Rings film, and that's a bit depressing.

My rating: 10/10
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!
A Brilliant Conclusion
As a movie watcher, I tend to become bored with the constant, overdone, overdrawn, underplayed, overdramatized performance and production quality of most Hollywood films. It's a trait that in recent years has sadly driven me away from most big budget American films. A decent idea will become mangled by the money making machine that is Hollywood, hoping to pump the most raw cash they can out of it before it drops dead in the street.

We all saw the catastophre of a failure that arose from the Matrix Franchise. Such immense hype and professed genius only made the failure all the more poignant for those of us that really wanted and expected more from the franchise.

That all being said, I must say that The Lord of the Rings is an amazingly powerful visual experience. Not even just a visual experience. Peter Jackson has crafted one of the finest written pieces of our era into THE quintessential epic. He supplements the brilliant storytelling of JRR Tolkien with one of the most awe-inspiring collection of films ever created.

The 7 hours of film that leads up to the Return of the King is only precursor though, when you sit and watch this film. It's just plain brilliance. Everything about the film is wonderful. The manner in which Jackson has arranged the scenes, detracting slightly from the original flow of the novel really helps to keep the suspense strong in all three story branches. The Tolkien humor is intact perfectly and the gallantry and just plain coolness of these heroes is plain amazing. (Check out Legolas in the BIG battle) It's all just too much for words.

If one were to gripe, and I suppose there will never be a film made that one cannot find a point at which to grip, it is painfully long running time here. I personally believe that this is the only way such a film could be made, true to the source material and completely engrossing, but I found myself more worried about the pain in my posterior than the emotional final minutes after 4 hours (including ads and previews) that I had spent in a cramped seat. As such, this will be all the better (at least for me) when it's release on DVD (can't wait for the extended...get to see the Sauroman scenes that they cut out).

As a film though, this is amazing. A true lasting legacy in story telling and now cinema. Bravo Mr. Jackson.
Must watch!
Let me tell to whoever is viewing this review. This is a MUST see movie series. But, The Return of the King stood out the most to me. Perfect beginning, perfect halfway through, and perfect ending which I will not say. This movie has been out since 2003 and if you haven't seen it by now, it's never to late.

For Frodo!
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