I have seen the finale of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Return of the King. I had restrained from writing about any of the three movies until after seeing the third. All three movies were equally and stunningly the most beautiful movies I have ever seen, both separately and all together. The images were pure magic, the characters so real you could almost touch them by simply reaching out; and for a lack of better words, the books and their story seemed to just … come alive … right before my very eyes.
I’ll be the first to admit that I cried throughout the whole movie, in fact there did not seem to be a dry eye in the entire theatre. Even the two grown men sitting beside me were sniffling and dabbing their eyes. It was the most moving experience I have ever had inside a theatre … just watching a movie.
Needless to say, I now hungrily await the release of the extended version DVD so that I may attempt to re-live my experience and in hopes that more footage may satisfy my hunger for the tale. I’ve always been a fan of the books, and it was so easy to be sucked in by the movies.
This trilogy is undoubtedly my favorite movie of all time, but only because I cannot choose just one … I have to have all three.