A poetic response to ROTK that offers an emotional reaction, particularly to the Frodo/Sam storyline
It was mostly very good, but I have to say that it was also better than Excellent.
One of the most significant factors that enabled the people of Gondor to recognise their King was missing from the film.
I cannot in good conscience say that Tolkien's vision has been well served.
I am still left wondering.
" The girl who went into the theater wasn't the same one who came back out....."
Our world is not so different from Middle Earth. The corruptness thrives in our world and never seems to die while there is someone to fall to the call of greed.
Even Tolkien acknowledged that cinematic versions of his works would require changes. But that's not a blank check.
I may not be a purest, but I've read the books once a year since high school (and I'm 47...you do the math!)
leavin out the scouring of th shire was a serious mistake.
i loved the battle scenes but overall not happy.
Anybody who claims these films are cinematic greatness, or the definitive representation of Tolkien needs to step back and broaden their horizons a little. But they are good films, and here's why.