01 October, 2020

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

At 3 hours, 21 minutes, The Return is, in every sense, a monster epic

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
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Starring: Elijah Page, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Sean Astin
Director: Peter Jackson
Rating: ***


This final leg of the cinemarathon Rings Trilogy, Tolkien's magical saga, signals filmdom's spectacular new cure for audiences with low attention spans. At 3 hours, 21 minutes, The Return is, in every sense, a monster epic. Seen in boxy movie halls with inadequate legroom, it could lead to much cramping of gluteus muscles. But Peter Jackson's riveting recreation of the final standoff between Middle-earth's assorted inhabitants and the forces of darkness makes for the most fantastic journey you will undertake.

The Return's narration picks up from where The Two Towers ended: Hobbits Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Samwise Gamgee (Sean Austin) press on into enemy territory on their mission to destroy the One Ring—and release Middle-earth from the threat of enslavement by Sauron, the evil Lord of Mordor. Their progress is rendered the more perilous by their guide Gollum (Andy...

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