The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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Distributor: New Line Cinema
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Related links: Official website
Additional information: The Fellowship of the Rings (review), The Two Towers (review), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) entry

And now, the conclusion. And what a conclusion it is! If you thought the big battle in the previous movie was amazing, you’ll be even more amazed about the battle of Minas Tirith in this one. They’ve truly made the impossible possible.

The journey of Frodo, Sam and Gollum for Mordor to destroy the One Ring continues, but not without trouble on the way. Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, Merry and Pippin are mixed up in a battle between Sauron’s army and the humans of Middle-Earth; a battle that has to be won.

First of all, I have to say that the special effects were so amazing that I couldn’t believe my own eyes when I saw the action of the battle. I can truly understand now why the books and story in general of The Lord of the Rings have become so popular.

Of course, to watch this part of the saga, it implies that you’ve already seen the two previous movies, because the story doesn’t do flashbacks to what’s already happened. It’s a long journey, I know, but at least it’s well worth the trip.


Story interest: ★★★★★☆ 

Plot development: ★★★★★★ 

Characters: ★★★★★★ 

Credibility: ★★★★★★ 

Visual effects: ★★★★★★ 


Overall: ★★★★★★