Sunday, 21 December 2014

Three days ago saw The Return of the King. Annoying Saruman's death was cut from Theatrical edition, considering how important he is. The death scene was very well done though. The music is, as ever, excellent. The endings do drag, but I agree with cutting the Scouring of the Shire. Arwen given more character, which is good, going back to Rivendell after seeing her son, prompting Elrond to reforge Narsil and tell Aragorn of the Army of the Dead. Denethor jumping from Minas Tirith while on fire does look a bit silly. Battles still very impressive. Liked Peter Jackson's cameo as Corsair Boatswain. The Army of the Dead is a great addition, they look impressive. Pelennor Fields Battle also good, the music as the Rohirrim charge is so wonderful. Though charging at Oliphaunts does not seem the best of tactics. Still, Eowyn slaying the Witch-King of Angmar (Sindarin for Iron Home) is great scene. Though her romance with Faramir not as well done as book. The Fall of Sauron, as the ring is destroyed and Barad-dur falls, is such a wonderful scene. Ending suitably bittersweet, which is the best that can be achieved in Tolkien's Work.
Overall, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is truly epic and one of the best film series. Later today will see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Look forward to that. Though still hope to eventually see The Silmarillion adapted.

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