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Return of the King review (slightly OT ;-) )

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I'm a huge fan of the books and think they have done a good job on the first two movies. Here's what I think of the third one.


They pulled out all the stops on this one. 3 and a half hours flew right by. The emotional impact of this film is something far beyond what I expected it to be. In this way it truely grasped the essence of what the book was.

As a true fan of the books themselves, I could nit-pick on the details that were left out of this film. I won't. As it stands at 205 minutes, I think it has been cut down as best as it possibly could be. Sure there were things they left out, but yet they still managed to capture the heart of what Tolkien wanted his audience to experience. Well done.

The effects in this movie were at least as spectacular, if not more so than the previous two. Yet they do not detract from the story, and the viewer hardly notices them. The battle scenes are intense and very well done.

Bottom line- go see this movie. See it three times. Take your friends. It captures the essence of the human spirit.
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Won't bore the crowd w/ a complete review, but I was extremely impressed w/the movies. I had #1 on dvd for over a year, w/out watching it, (I usually grab a few pre-viewed titles while delivering to Blockbuster once a week, on the times they have the good sales, then watch em when the mood strikes).

Point being, saw #1, realized I was sitting on something that was WAY more than I thought it would be, had to go right out and get #2, (pre-viewed dvd of course, spend the good bucks on the Supra 8), NOT!, I'm just stingy), watched #2, AWESOME as well, and within a week, went to see this last one in the theater yesterday. Spectacularly done, I must get the other 2 Special edition 5 disc box sets to complete the collection. first one had 30 addtl min, watched 1&2 over just before seeing #3, never thought that nowadays I would feel like that w/ the crap thats been coming out of the industry for years.

If anyone is waiting for similar reasons, don't, it is awesome. I also think I was able to benifit from not having to wait between episodes, made it better I think.


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sorry so long, bretherin.
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