How often do you cover your eyes in fear one moment and in the next moment find yourself laughing? When I saw the Return of the King all that was going through my head was, “How did PJ do it?” When I first read the book three years ago, my nieve mind thought that if ever I was to face an Orc, I would win the fight in a heartbeat. But now, after seeing the movie, I think I would have run away and dug my own grave.
When the Oiliphants showed up, my heart sunk. Their mass and strength crushed all my hopes for the “good guys” winning. When I watched the movie it felt like I had never read the book before. It was the best experience I’ve ever had at the movies. I can’t see how anyone could beat this.
The ending was beautiful. That’s all I can say about it. You left the movie theater feeling that it was enough; that it was ok that the story was over. I left with an overwhelming sense of joy.