Return of the King

Vic and I went to see Lord of the Rings: Return of the King last night at the Barbican Cinema . I really enjoyed the film; I thought it was pretty true to the book and one of the most spectacular films I’ve seen in a long time. Vic wasn’t so keen, and found it a bit cheesey, though I put that down to a lot of the dialogue being close to how it was written. The books are very much an epic creation, with lots of pre-battle speeches etc, and that’s reflected in the film.

Favourite parts of the film: Lighting of the beacons, the attack on Minas Tirith, and the arrival of the men of Rohan.

3 thoughts on “Return of the King”

  1. HI Nigs

    Yeh Thought ROTK was good – after reflection they ought to redo the ending with the Scouring of the Shire.

    Also check out the extended TT 45 odd minutes some of which are realy good – Especialy Theodreds Burial with Eowen singing a lament in Old English.

  2. Hi Maurice! Good to hear from you again.
    I agree about the Scouring of the Shire, though I can see why they left it out in the cinema version, along with all the Saruman stuff. Doesn’t Sam foresee the Scouring in Galadriel’s mirror during The Two Towers? I have the extended DVDs for the first two films and really should get around to re-watching the second one.

  3. Just caught up with your site again, first time since xmas. Comments on TROTK, aparently? the DVD when it is released, will contain Old Sharky’s scenes in the Shire.
    Paul

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