The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) C-201m. ??? 1/2 D: Peter Jackson. Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Ian Holm, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis. As the battle between men and Sauron's army comes to a close, Frodo and Sam reach their destination, but because of Gollum's cunning tricky, they face mistrust and temptation among their best friend. Quite a long film, but it's superbly directed and acted, serving for a truly remarkable, richly satisfying moviegoing experience that ultimately packs an emotional wallop. Major complaint: there are too many endings. 11 Oscars: Picture, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Production Design, Costumes, Makeup, Score, Song "Into the West", Sound Mixing, and of course, Visual Effects. Extended version runs 250m. (263m. on the Blu-Ray).