The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The eye of the enemy is moving. 2003/12/1 201 min.


What is 'The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King'? Being the end, it fuses the spirit of its predecessors and also maximizes what was also in the others: The epic, the emotion, the grandeur.

Without a doubt, this is where Jackson takes the rest and makes sure that all the elements of the film are closer than ever to perfection. Such an ambition could take its toll on the movie itself, but nothing could be further from the truth. Jackson fulfills all that is proposed. 'The Lord of the Rings' is entirely a wonder, but 'The Return of the King' is the jewel in the crown. Thus, we find as many MOMENTS as possible and with all the characters being better than ever. Starting with the protagonist of the prologue, Sméagol, who tells us his spooky and tragic transformation in Gollum. One has a hard time with this character, not only because of the pity he can get to give (which does not prevent us from hating him in a few moments), but because with him the long and dramatic relationship of the Ring with the Hobbits began. All this prologue has a special aura that seems to tell us just that, "everything started here." Watch online the movie to experience it for yourself.

After this beginning, we go back to parallel plots, although, perhaps because in the last minutes they all come together, or perhaps because the transitions between them are more natural and fluid than in 'The Two Towers', this time we perceive them more related, we feel that what happens in one place has an impact on the other. Anyway, we will first talk about the battles of Aragorn, Gandalf and company, whom we find celebrating the victory obtained in Helm's Abyss, already accompanied by Merry and Pippin, crucial in the defeat of Saruman. But the joy does not last long, because the customary folly of Pippin to take the Palantir that belonged to Saruman will reveal the plans of Sauron, who is about to take the capital of Gondor, Minas Tirth, thanks to an army that ridicules the one that both He welcomed us in the previous film. And before Gandalf, accompanied by the clumsy Hobbit (unstoppable the tense relationship between the two) go to Gondor to give the alert, a conversation takes place that at least seems interesting to me, because he points out that the battle we saw in 'The Two Torres' served Sauron to discover the existence of Aragorn. And the Dark Lord fears what he could get.

Thus, it is confirmed that the fate of Aragorn is not linked only to the throne of Gondor, but also to the defeat of Sauron. It will be a minor detail only important to me, but there is an indescribable contained emotion in the simple fact that Sauron recognizes Aragorn as his rival. Our Montaraz is about to stop being. And Arwen, who has returned to Rivendel, again willing to wait for Aragorn after having a vision of his possible future son, also knows that Aragorn's conversion to king is imminent, so he asks his father to forge the new legendary sword of King Elendil, used so many years ago by his son Isildur to defeat Sauron. A couple of details to comment here: First, highlight the incredible feeling achieved by Jackson during the forge, and that can only be described as "oh, God, this is fat, this is very fat."

I don't know how, but Peter's good man manages, from the beginning of this trilogy, to provoke the right feeling in every moment in the viewer. If he wants us to cry, we will do it, if he wants our hair to stand on end, they will get on us. And this little scene confirms it. To also highlight the atmosphere that gives all the scenes starring Arwen, always filled with an ethereal and poetic halo that we only see when she is on screen. A very secondary character, yes, but endowed with a very different strength from the rest. She will not fight battles, but her unwavering faith in her beloved Aragorn, which leads her to lose her immortality (which, we see here, is much more mystical than we thought, since it is something tied to Aragorn's destiny, and therefore, to the destruction of Sauron), with the risks involved, it is also worthy of admiration, watch now The Return of the King and see how good it is for yourself.

Actually, we can't think of anything more to say about this tri-movie, one of those imperishable classic classics so big, that the rancid Academy had no choice but to flood it with awards, all deserved.

Original title The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
TMDb Rating 8.4 14864 votes

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