The final battle for Middle-earth begins. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring. Aragorn struggles to fulfill his legacy as he leads his outnumbered followers against the growing power of the Dark Lord Sauron, so that the Ring-bearer may complete his quest. –New Line
Peter Jackson made history with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were nominated for and collected a slew of awards from around the globe, including 17 Academy Awards®, 12 British Academy of Film and Television Awards and four Golden Globes.
It was for The Return of the King that Jackson received his most impressive collection of awards. This included three Academy Awards® (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture), two Golden Globes (Best Director and Best Motion Picture-Drama), three BAFTAs (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film and Audience Award), a Directors Guild Award, a Producers Guild Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award.
As a follow-up to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in 2005 Jackson directed, wrote and produced King Kong for Universal Pictures. The film grossed over $500 million and won three… read more
"Are all of the hobbits in Lord of the Rings gay? Frodo and Sam. Gay. Merry and Pippin. Gay. Gollum and his friend. Gay." THIS IS THE MOST GAY FILM I'VE EVER SEEN :DDDDDDD (p.s. i don't care what critics say. Tolkien definitely created gay characters, even if he didn't mean to.)
The subdued melancholy, patience and pacing of "The Two Towers" disappear entirely in "Return of the King," which slams one enormous set-piece after another right into your face, leaving little time to breathe. Whatever emotionality built up in the first two films is reduced to long, slow-motion stares and irritatingly metaphorical pithy one liners as DT noted below. The scope of the action can be breathtaking, but besides that there was very little to keep me intrigued. How can "The Dark Knight Rises" be considered a hammy, spectacle-focused trilogy-capper and this is still revered?
Reverting back to the sensuous wonderment of The Fellowship over the sustained grandiosity of The Two Towers; the drama behind the spectacle: central struggles of power, humanity, the flawed complexes besetting man, beast, immortal alike, which the Ring and its quest, above all things, bares, Tolkien’s catalyst. Also, the poignancy of the final battle - and what a battle. It suffers from ‘epic’ syndrome - mawkish deaths, one-liners, Braveheart speeches, not to mention the multiple denouements - but largely, an august finale to the triumvirate.
Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies is best seen as a single-albeit long-work. These 3 films flows together almost seamlessly, from the spectacular monologue to the suitably final… read review