Summary: A great capstone to Jackson's realization of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A must have in any fantasy or movie fan's collection. And now presented in stunning 1080p and the extra vividness of blu-ray disc!
Pros: Captures The Imagination, Emotionally Engaging, Engaging Characters, Excellent Acting, Great Cinematography
Excerpt: For all its qualities, and there are undoubtedly many, that fact is that much of what makes Return of the King such a great film is the rich character development and world-building of the prior two films that are all brought to a head here. But that is not to suggest for one minute this was a guaranteed home-run regardless of what was put up on screen, rather that the nature of the development of the trilogy suggested and indeed produced a final chapter containing all...
Excerpt: Spoilers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is considered the best of the trilogy, and for good reason. It has all the good stuff of the last two movies blended together in this conclusion. It has the great characters again, the better developed journey, a better filled runtime and was one of the greatest endings to a trilogy ever. Plus, this time bigger is better. But with a lot of greats also come some problems.
Excerpt: I have to say. I was kinda worried about this film. The first film was a 90% for me and I expected the second to be at least a 95-98%. This movie ended up being one of the most beautifully done cinematic works of art that I have experienced with my own eyes. Where can start. How bout with Viggo Mortenson. He was phenomenal and that is not an exaggeration in his final performance of the Trilogy. His "Hold your ground, hold your ground!
Summary: As a concluding chapter, Return of the King is as epic and awesome as it should be. The climactic trek to Mordor is the film's heart and the movie succeeds most when it stays small - focusing on the battle of wits between Gollum and Sam and Frodo. Some of the action sequences are a little over the top and special effects heavy and the film suffers from multiple false endings, but, all in all, it's a satisfying and soaring conclusion to a very faithful trilogy.