Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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.
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Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
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Fresh: Standing out amid an excellent cast is Elijah Wood, stymied by tweeness in the earlier films but here convincingly developing the character of Frodo as the embodiment of valor and self-sacrifice.
- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Fresh: The final chapter completes The Lord of the Rings series in thrilling style -- and restores faith in the idea that popular entertainment can soar to majestic heights.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Fresh: As I watched this film, an eager victim of its boundless will to astound, I found my loyal memories of the book beginning to fade.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Tuesday, January 6, 2004
the best out of the lord of the rings series. A-
- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Monday, October 18, 2010
Third and final part in Peter Jackson epic trilogy based on J.R.R Tolkien's literary masterpiece. Jackson went out with a bang with this film, as the battle of Helm's Deep is over, the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin. This is the film that is larger than life. You cannot look away from this film, you are engaged in every scene, every moment. The acting is bigger, the battles even more exciting and thrilling. The actors again deliver terrific performances here. A brilliant film from start to finish, The Return Of The King is quite possibly the best concluding chapter in any trilogy . Peter Jackson tells this story with love and appreciation for the book, and it really shows on screen. The set pieces are more elaborate as the battle for Middle Earth occurs in Gondor in the city of kings, Minas Tirith. The city itself is impressive and the attention to detail is jaw dropping. The Return Of The King The battle is very impressive and is one of the most epic medieval themed battles ever filmed. The battle for Middle Earth is even more impressive than such epic battles such as the ones in Braveheart. All in all, The Return Of The King is one of the greatest film epics ever filmed, with stellar acting, action and storytelling, this will be a film that will be forever cherished by cinema buffs for it's sheer power at telling an incredible story on screen, one that you cannot easily forget.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, August 12, 2010
Greatest fantasy film ever made! Even if it isn't full-on perfect, I still regard it as a 4.9 out of 5. I'm a real sucker for the Lord of the Rings and fantasy in general, but this one is very special to me. Kudos to Peter Jackson for making such a triumphant and awe-inspiring adaptation to screen. It really deserves its twelve Oscars. Love every second of it, from start to finish. One of the few full pointers I've ever given a movie, which is saying a lot.
- CloudStrife84, Tuesday, February 14, 2012