The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Reviews
All 3 are epic tales of high caliber, refreshing and revolutionary in every aspect of the word.
Extraordinary from start to finish, it doesnt leave you bored for a single second throughout the whole ±12 hour run time (Yes, you have to watch all 3 in a row, with all 3 being the extended cut. Yes, that's how i did it, and it was the greatest movie experience i've ever had, it's mindblowing), which is a difficult task, but it succeeds. Big time.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a revolutionary masterwork.
This film delivers and not only respects most of the source material, but is successful at unfolding a complex story arc in a believable and digestible manner for mass consumption audiences. Kudos to Peter Jackson for pulling this off given the herculean task of tackling this high fantasy epic of literature.
As a devoted reader of the Tolkein books, I was completely satisfied with this portrayal on film. The Return Of The King's complete sweep of all 11 Oscars including Best Picture, is not just an acknowledgement from the industry of this particular film, but an appreciation of the entire trilogy that will certainly be regarded as a cinematic epic for eternity.
The huge battle of minas tirith couldn't have been better and once again Andy Serkis was amazing as gollum