Today (12-26-03), I saw the end of the greatest film trilogy of all time. There is a void now in my heart- for I realize that I may never truly come back to the cinematic Eden that is Middle-earth.
My soul both lept and wept during this 3 hour and 20 minute masterpiece. It was everything I had hoped and so much more. Elijah Wood ( whom I am deeply in love with) was at his peak in ROTK, and watching him crawl, with his failing strength, up the side of Mount Doom, was almost more than I could bear. At the end of the film, I was horribly saddened as Frodo sailed away, and almost cried, ” My darling, WAIT!!! COME BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!” Yet, I was also at peace: for I knew that he had gone away to a place where he could be healed. And that we, the fans, had spent nine irreplacable hours reveling in this once-in-a-lifetime event. LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!!!!!!!!