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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)


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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)



8/10



Starring
Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Andy Serkis
Viggo Mortensen
Liv Tyler
Sean Astin

Directed by Peter Jackson


The return of the king is a nice ending to a beautiful trilogy, wining eleven Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, this movie is just too good an ending and if you are watching this trilogy, just look forward to the ending where you get to see, the ring destroyed (in the most unbelievable twist, that is if you have not read the book) and Aragon rise to the throne that he was meant to be upon.
Here is what The Fellowship of the Ring movie was heading to, an ending that will remain the minds of movie watchers for years to come.

The movie has a massive number of visual effect shots that triple and double that of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towersrespectively, these shots can be seen clearly as the movie nears the end with the battles at Rohan which were quite filled with many CGI implementations and look forward to when Aragon goes searching for new recruits, there you will another set of visual effects

The film and the novel differ so much but that doesn’t deter the film from its professionalism in the master art of storytelling, from the hand of Peter Jackson. The movie show cases an intense directorial work, which you just have to be impressed about. The actors were just charming but in this movie three people stole the show, Elijah Woods (Frodo Baggins), Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee) and Viggo Mortensen (Aragon).

The movie tale continues from where Two Towers left up, Frodo and Sam are nearing Mordo and getting close to destroying the ring of power. The other members of the fellowship (which have united by the end of The Two Towers) went out to save Gondor from the hands of Sauron’s army, the battle at Minas Tirith.

As all this is going on, Elrond (Hugo Weaving, Agent Smith from the Matrix and V from V for Vendetta) approaches Aragon and tells him, the only way he can win this fight to save Gondor is if he wills the sword Anduril and claim that, which he has been running from; claim his Kingship.
Hence the name of the film/novel “The Return of the King”

Making over a billion dollars from the box office, The Return of the King, sold more tickets than its previous two counterparts. Although The Fellowship of the Ring is considered by most to be the best of the three, this movie ranks second.

After you are done reading this, it is not complete yet till you go and get the DVD Extended version box set of The Lord of the Rings and make sure you get the novels also.

The Oscar wins for the movie at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004 were: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. 

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