Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

djberg96 (2603)

djberg96
  (email not shown publicly)

Journal of djberg96 (2603)

Wednesday December 17, 2003
09:30 PM

LOTR: Return of the King

[ #16400 ]
I left work a bit early to go see the final chapter in the trilogy. My final verdict is "good, but won't stand up to repeated viewing". I doubt I'll go see this movie a second time. I can only get so much enjoyment out of watching battle scenes.
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • I actually quite enjoyed it, much better than the other two movies. It was scary, it was sad, it was triumphant, and it didn't just leave a lot of crap hanging with no story completion. There was a lot of issues around honor, allegiance, destiny, and so on as well.

    Recall that I've not read the books, so this is based strictly on having seen (and been bored and confused by) the first two movies. Finally, a movie that was exciting!

    --
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • it didn't just leave a lot of crap hanging with no story completion

      Well, it was written as a single book; the publisher forced Tolkien to split it into three. They are really not meant to be viewed/read/etc. separately. Lack of resolution from FotR to tTT, and tTT to RotK, is a given, regardless of whether it's good or bad.

      But yeah, it would be a lot harder to deal with, not knowing the stories already.