Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The

Starring: Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Sean Astin, Karl Urban

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Produced by: New Line Cinema

Distributed by: New Line Cinema

Genre: fantasy

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Review by Xibo Date seen: 0, 0000
Viewing Location: Union Square, NYC Grade: A+
Summary: Excellent ending to an excellent trilogy
The special effects are even more over the top here. Unbelievable armies of orcs and other monsters, all looking so real! A great telling of the classic tale, with strong performances by a large cast. This movie was flawless. 

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Review by Finrod Date seen: December 17, 2003
Viewing Location: AMC Parkway Pointe 15 Grade: A+
Summary: Big finish, everyone
If this movie doesn't win Best Picture, it'll tarnish the Oscars for years to come. There are a few odd plot changes from the book, and it's a major bummer that Christopher Lee's Saruman didn't make the theatrical release, but not enough to tarnish it at all. At 3 hours 20 minutes, you'll need to go to the bathroom beforehand, but it won't feel like that long of a movie.  

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Review by Dream Date seen: December 17, 2003
Viewing Location: Atlanta area and then on dvd Grade: A+
Summary: Awesome, amazing, spectacular, stunning
Not much I can say that hasn't been said a billion times already. Sucks that Lee's character is stuck waiting for the extended DVD, but otherwise a visually stunning, emotionally involved, spectacular ending to the trilogy. A Must See. Now. Go. No excuses. 

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Review by dragonprincess Date seen: December 20, 2003
Viewing Location: hollywood theater, TX Grade: A+
Summary: brilliant and spectacular
The movie shows the main characters in their most epic journey to come. Despite the length of this film it was well worth the money and time! It was truly the cream of the crop, the grand finale, The big fire works show at the end of every fourth of july party. 

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Review by EnigmaticProphet Date seen: December 31, 2003
Viewing Location: Century 22, Winchester Grade: A+
Summary: Awesome movie!
An awesome movie!
One thing that I liked to see was the male bonding that was open and evident for all to see. In this day and age, it's becoming more and more difficult for two men to express affection for each other without acquiring a sort of homosexual stigma--because "real" men supposedly can't say how they feel without interference from their own egos and social posturing due to certain insecurities. My favorite aspects of the entire trilogy, without having read the novels beforehand, have been Gimli/Legolas (who went from a default racial animosity to a cheerful, open declaration of fondness) and Merry/Pippin (whose friendship began as fun-loving children and became serious and caring, both having to overcome the discriminations of others) because of the amount of emotional growth they've been through together. In this third installment of LotR, these four men were responsible for multiple moments when my heart went "Awwww..."

The movie did seem to have a different feel than the first two, however, with some quality that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps it was the lack of a "Galadriel's Perspective" overview of events, or maybe it was that Gandalf went from the semi-omniscient mysterious power to an anxiously doubtful man. But Jackson made up for it with some beautiful, illustrious scenery that will likely go down as some of the most legendary CGI of the next 50 years. 

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Review by Jigen Date seen: April 3, 2004
Viewing Location: WA Grade: A+
Summary: Blow you away crazy good
Not really much to talk about as most of it has already been said. A triumphant ending to a tremendous saga. 

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