Thursday, February 17, 2011

Movie: The Return of the King

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Main characters: All the ones in Two Towers and Fellowship of the Ring.
Genre: Fantasy
Series or set: Lord of the Rings
Number in series: 3rd
Primary actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen,
Length: About 3 hours.
Based on: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
Time period: Fantasy
Exciting events: Lots and lots and lots
Year it came out: 2003
My overall opinion: A terrific movie. The wonderful grand finale for the movie trilogy.

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Miss Laurie said...

An amazing ending to the trilogy! Watching the extended versions of these films are a must. I still wish they had ended the final scenes from the book that take place in the Shire. But it was good all the same.

Charity U said...

Yes, after finishing the books I too wished they had included the Shire scenes. They're such a fun addition! How much longer is the extended version? Or rather, how long is the extended version? Because I (ahem) don't know which I watched.

Miss Laurie said...

The extended version of Return of the King is 250 minutes compared to the regular 201 minutes. But the extended versions are very expensive! My family and I were able to borrow someone else's extended DVDs and really enjoyed them. Someday I do hope to own all of them, the boxed set of extended DVD runs about $80!

Charity U said...

Miss Laurie: Wow, that's pricey! I'd love to see them, though. But I'd have to convince my parents that it's worth spending over 10 hours watching, I had enough trouble getting them to agree to 9 hours. ;) Well, someday, once I'm married or living else-where, I can do it. :) Oh, and we saw the non-extended version.

Alyianna said...

Aragorn would be another major character :P

Charity U said...

*gasp* Totally. He's my favorite. Possibly favorite movie character ever. Love him!