December 31, 2003 | Category:

Return Of The King

Note: There are spoilers in this review, so look away if you haven’t seen it already.

If we’re being honest with ourselves, Return Of The King is poor, at best. Sure, the giant battles are impressive as always, but even they seem weak compared to the battle at Helm’s Deep. And the way the battle ended at Minis Tirith? Awful! (“Oh, and then a bunch of ghosts saved the day.”)

The acting was atrociously bad. The hobbits, in particular, were painful to listen to.

The ending was also tediously drawn out. I didn’t think anything would be more dull than the endless walking of Fellowship Of The Ring, but the endless ending of Return beat it.

I’m sure that if you like formulaic Hollywood epics then you’ll love this. I didn’t.