|Submitted by Anonymous |
(Sep 09, 2009)
As a conclusion to a trilogy The Return of the King kept the visual feast continuing, however I was left feeling let down as with the previous movies at the plotline.
A feeling of intense excitement at seeing my favorite story visually displayed, betrayed by the realisation that the storyline had been abbreviated to the point of dissolution.
The opportunity to explore through greater use of narrative the underlying myth Tolkien created was lost to gimmicks and poor jokes.
Jackson should be credited with great use of CGI and authentics props and costume, yet lambasted for such poor storyline and screenwriting that ultimately destroys the work as a whole.
Love to see a return to this work in 20 years with scriptwriters better able to deal with the underlying mythology.
|Submitted by Brett |
(Jun 08, 2004)
What can I say great action, scenery, but the plot reminded me why I didn't like the books. Whenever the goodies were in a jam bullshit happened. Ghosts kills baddies, Sam becomes superman(gets help hundred or so baddies kill themselves so he only has to kill 7), destroying the ring kills only baddies, Eagles save Frodo and Sam, the all powerful Wraith gets killed by Wonderwoman. Can anybody tell me why Sauron wanted the ring, he didn't need it to rule the 9 other ring wielders, why would he want it back, he was defeated by a injured man with half a sword. Why didn't Frodo rule the 9? Why was Mordor around the corner from Krondor? In the old movies it was fine when goodies got saved by the cavalry, but it would happen only once not 5 or so times in one movie (Return of the king) and the characters would never become superhuman without a reason, come on he was only a hobbit.