Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

Return of the King

DVD - 2004
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Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth.

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This was another truly amazing Lord of the Rings movies! Lots of action, definitely the best of the series. Still the actors are great at playing their characters, and the plot is still interesting they didn’t fall through like in another movie.... This series is highly recommended for anyone that likes action and loves being introduced to a fictional world. Overall awesome movie!

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Patch777
Jun 28, 2020

One of the greatest films ever made ~420 truly an Epic

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Shipton25
Apr 05, 2020

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Film Review

By: Mason Shipton

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is an epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson released in 2003. This film is based on the third and final volume of the same name of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

Before I get into this review, I would like to say that if you are reading this review without seeing the first and second films in the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Two Towers respectively. I would highly recommend that you watch those films first, as they are both incredible films, and this review contains spoilers for both, as this film is the finale of the trilogy. Not only that, but this review contains some spoilers about this film as well, so read at your own risk.

In the third and final movie in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Frodo and Sam continue their journey into the Land of Shadow, Mordor, and to Mount Doom, in order to complete their heroic quest of destroying the dangerously evil One Ring and putting an end to the Dark Lord Sauron’s ascendancy. They are led by Gollum, who however, is beginning to plot against them. Meanwhile, the rest of the broken-Fellowship of the Ring, along with many others, reunite once more against Sauron and his army of monsters at the white city of Gondor, Minas Tirith.

This film upon its release, was arguably the most hyped movie in the world. The other two films in the trilogy before it, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, were considered by critics and fans alike to be fantastic and were already being called two of the greatest films of all time. So of course, there was skepticism about whether the film would live up to the hype generated. Many also thought the film might be terrible, as at the time, it was rare for a film trilogy to have a good ending, as films like Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, and The Godfather Part III had very mixed reception. However, all of these doubts were put to rest once the film finally came out. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King surpassed the hype generated, and just like the rest of the trilogy, garnered high acclaim from both critics and fans, even more so than the others in the trilogy. I one hundred percent agree with all of this. In my opinion, The Return of the King is the best of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and in this review, I will be saying why. Though, first I will be saying what my dislikes of the film are, because as they always say, there are no perfect films.

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WaKanda_4EVER
Jul 23, 2019

Legolas is literally the best.

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wyllow
Apr 24, 2019

I absolutely loved Tolkien as a child and adult, and waited a long time for these favorites to become movies. The series did not disappoint - the movies were as visually spectacular as the scenes that played out in my imagination. The complex story lines had to be adapted for film, understandably, but Peter Jackson did an outstanding job!

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rohan_kumar
Feb 27, 2019

One of the greatest movies to ever exist.

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

This was a fantastic close to the trilogy .

It won 11 Academy Awards; it deserves them all. Probably the best third part of a trilogy ever made.

The Lord of the Rings movies were actually filmed as one movie, and then edited into three parts. Seen as a single, connected movie, this is one of the best movies ever made.

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technic11
Aug 22, 2018

This is an excellent movie but not for kids.
Too intense for kids, but great for 11 yrs and up!
Best LOTR movie ever.
This makes "The Hobbit" movies look like garbage

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ShasCho
Dec 29, 2017

The best fantasy movie series ever created!
Peter Jackson has crafted lush, dense, authentic,
believable, magnificent videos
of each book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy,
true to both the spirit and details of Tolkien’s monumental text.
The Hobbit, prequel to the saga,
became a pointless clownish cartoon under Jackson’s direction,
but the LOTR series is a triumph in every sense.
Watch these films in sequence,
ideally after first reading the books.
Wonderful stuff.

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technic11
Sep 02, 2018

"Bless us and splash us, my precious"
- Gollum

Gollum: Wake up sleepies!!

smaugthestupendous Sep 15, 2013

Aragorn: Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you *stand, Men of the West!*

Frodo: It's over. It's done.

Sam (killing an orc): That's for Mr. Frodo! (He kills another one.) That's for the Shire! (He kills a third)...and that's for my old Gaffer!

Frodo (speaking to Gollum): I have to destroy the ring...I have to destroy the ring for both our sakes.

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Love_Legolas_111
May 12, 2013

"The Way is shut. It was made by those who are dead, and the dead keep it. The Way is shut."

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tlhull
Oct 17, 2012

I know this isn't in this movie, it is in the Two Towers (also an awesome movie) but I love it!
Gimli: Legolas, I have 2 already!
Legolas: 17!
Gimli: I will not be beaten by an elf!

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tlhull
Oct 17, 2012

Gandalf: Fool of a Took!

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UnbreakableValour
Jan 08, 2012

Gimli:.... certainty of death, small chance of success- WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR????

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7Liberty7 Sep 02, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots of battles and horrible orcs; a despicable creature called Gollum; the Nazgul on their dinosaur-like steeds; a giant spider called Shelob

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dragonette
Jul 15, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: aaaargh human heads being catapulted into Minas Tirith... gross

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tlhull
Oct 17, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: what erry29 said. and there is one kiss at the very end. don't let that be a deterrent from you watching the movie. greatly recommended!

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tlhull
Oct 17, 2012

Violence: several battle scenes, and the battleground littered with bodies.

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UnbreakableValour
Jan 08, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: gollum, shelob, and frodo getting his finger bitten off... BLECH!

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UnbreakableValour
Oct 18, 2011

Sexual Content: kissing at the end. aagh!!

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UnbreakableValour
Oct 18, 2011

Violence: orcs get their heads chopped off, and other gross stuff.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Violence: Sword fighting and arrows are shot. Battles between men and creatures.

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ski4ever
Oct 28, 2007

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Always_a_MarySue
Aug 10, 2018

Always_a_MarySue thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

7Liberty7 Sep 02, 2014

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Elentari
Mar 16, 2013

Elentari thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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tlhull
Oct 17, 2012

tlhull thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Blue_Elephant_113 Aug 14, 2012

Blue_Elephant_113 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 62

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UnbreakableValour
Oct 18, 2011

UnbreakableValour thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

jabey thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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UnbreakableValour
Nov 01, 2011

As Frodo and Samwise continue their journey to Mordor to defeat the One Ring, Aragorn struggles to follow his destiny- to be the true King of Middle-Earth. In between that, he and Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf fight dangerous battles of Middle -Earth to try to let the race of Men stand strong. Will Frodo destroy the Ring? Will Aragorn be crowned the King of Gondor? Find out in this epic film.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring. Whilst their former companions make new allies and launch an assault on Isengard.

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