The Return of the King – by Abby Nichols

by Dec 19, 2003Reviews

**************The Return of the King?****************

All of you that have seen The Return of the King, may be thinking, why’d they leave out all the good stuff?

Firstly, to tell you the truth, so was I. I saw The Return of the King at 12:00, which in my city, would be called the premiere. It was the first showing. I was SO excited. After I saw it, I was a little bit disappointed. The first reason, may be a little selfish, but, I’m not going to be able to have any more fun waiting for the tickets for the 12:00 premieres anymore!!!!!!!! The second, they left out alot of my personal favorites in the book!!!! I’m sorry guys, but wouldn’t that make you a little furious? For instance, the houses of healing, that is my all-time FAVORITE part out of all three of the books!!!!! I mean, for those that haven’t read the books, wouldn’t it look a little bit confusing to see Eowyn and Faramir holding hands at almost the end of the movie not knowing what was going on between them????

Secondly, Peter Jackson did a wonderful job, but I must question the lack of, um, would sincerity be the word? Tolkien’s style of writing, is, well, a little bit different than most authors, if that is the right way to put it? Tolkein wrote six parts to The Lord of the Rings, in The Fellowship of the Ring, he almost spends that entire book introducing all of the characters one by one, but, you can’t blame him on that, there is alot going on. In The Two Towers , he kind of makes it that , one little section is for Frodo and Sam, and the other is for Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli. As is also in The Return of the King.

Thirdly, I loved the part about the Paths of the Dead, but weren’t about say, fifty to a hundred more men supposed to come with them? And also, while I’m stuck on this subject, in the little part about the Paths of the Dead, when Aragorn holds up his sword, and the king of the dead I guess, sees it, he’s not really supposed to give up that easily!!!!!! In the book, the dead dudes(all I can call them), are sort of doubting that idea. But, I must say that, it was kinda cool to see all of them come pouring out of the black ships(black pearl, arr me mates!!!!!) towards the orcs, and see them able to ride through stone walls and stuff.

Lastly, the point that I’m trying to get across is, if I were to make the movie, and keep every part true to the book, SO BE IT!!! I don’t mind watching a six hour long Return of the King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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