THE LORD OF THE RINGS:THE RETURN OF THE KING (Theatrical Release USA 2003)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has it all—spectacular visuals, beyond imagination storyline, ‘blow it over the top’ special effects, extreme scene creativity, non-stop action—and it requires constant mental involvement to follow. It’s the film of the century, a classic work from its beginning to its end, and earns an investment of dollars and time as well as a place in the home entertainment library. Great work for Director Peter Jackson.

Storyline

It’s time to dispose of the power ring. The World of Men pit themselves against Sauron.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Peter Jackson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Michael Lynne, Mark Ordesky, Robert Shaye, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Frodo (Elijah Wood), Faramir (David Wenham), Everard Proudfoot (Noel Appleby), Elanor Gamgee (Ali Astin), Sam (Sean Astin), Gondorian Soldier 3 (David Aston), Madril (John Bach), Boromir (Sean Bean), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Pippin (Billy Boyd), Eldarion (Sadwyn Brophy), Damrod (Alistair Browning), Celeborn (Marton Csokas), Gondorian Soldier 1 (Richard Edge), Uruk 2 (Jason Fitch), Theoden (Bernard Hill), Bilbo (Ian Holm), Gamling (Bruce Hopkins), Irolas (Ian Hughes), Witchking/Gothmog (Lawence Makoare), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Elf Escort (Bret McKenzie), Rosie Cotton (Sarah McLeod), Baby Gamgee (Maisy McLeod-Riera), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Denethor (John Noble), King of the Dead (Paul Norell), Eowyn (Miranda Otto), Grimbold (Bruce Phillips), Harad Leader 2 (Shane Rangi), Gimli (John Rys-Davies), Harad Leader 1 (Todd Rippon), Gollum/Smeagol (Andy Serkis), Isildur (Harry Sinclair), and Elrond (Hugo Weaving).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s the definition of an epic film.

Ben Meyers

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