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Thursday, February 9, 2012
16. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
With the return of
Gandalf, or rather, Gandalf the White, and the addition of powerful new allies
like the Ents, the King of Rohan and his forces, and even a freaking ghost
army, things are looking up in Return of the King. Until, the final battle actually
begins and the men of Middle-Earth and their allies realize they cannot win
against Sauron’s army. It finally comes down on the small shoulders of the
hobbits Frodo and Sam to climb Mount Doom and throw the godforsaken ring into
its fires. The scene of where Sam is carrying Frodo up Mount Doom is just the
epitome of an unconditional friendship. The Return of the King is expertly
crafted and I still don’t know how Peter Jackson managed to film those
outrageously astonishing battle scenes… maybe he had a little help with Gandalf
and one of his spells?