Tuesday, January 13, 2004

I went to see The Return of the King last night. By the gods, that was a bad film!! I started cringing within the first three minutes of the film and didn't really stop until the final credits. There are just so many bits that annoyed me that it's not worth enumerating them, but suffice to say that there were just about three scenes that I did like: I found Faramir's charge at the Pelennor Fields quite moving; I thought that the final destruction of the ring was appropriately tense; and I liked the very end with Frodo saying goodbye to his friends. Apart from that, it was at best indifferent, and at worst incredibly bad. There was probably a fairly good action fantasy film in there somewhere, but it sure as hell wasn't The Lord of the Rings!

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