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I'll have full review up in the morning, just thought I'd tease you :p
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Yeah.
O final quase perfeito para uma trilogia que deixa marca na hist
I work at a local theater, so I had the pleasure of watching Return of the King Sunday night. It was a pleasure. I got to view Two Towers by myself in an empty theater in advance, and it happened again. That is part of the thrill, because it hasn't been released yet.

Anyhow, the movie was really good. I'm one of those fanboys who gets upset that it isn't exactly like the book, which is alright because it was good anyhow and it would be impossible to have all the detail as the books did without breaking it into 6 movies, and even then it would suck becasue it would be drawn out without action.

The best parts of the movie are (and keep in mind spoilers are ahead): Gandalf and his interaction with Denethor, Legolas and his kick ass scene with an oliphant, and Eowyn (sp?) and her battle with the Witch King.

I found myself wondering if everything was like the book. Some things I remember, but some things I don't, so when I couldn't remember, Jackson's take sufficed because I didn't know the difference... if that makes sense.

Here are some things I didn't like, and notice that most of them are very minor, so that tells you how good the movie is: there was no scouring of the shire, which we all knew already, but I missed it, Peter Jackson put his retarded kids in the movie AGAIN and that is just annoying I'm not sure why, um... there were rhino type animals in the movie, but i don't remember reading about them, and there is no prince imrahil. All of these are minor, so it is no big deal.

The best part scene of this movie though is the Battle of Pelenor fields. You feel the horror when the Nazgul's beasts shreak and the magnitude of the battle as the rocks fly. It is great.
No film can be perfect for everyone, but this comes close! Peter Jackson found a way to convert a complex and layered story into a movie masterpiece. It could have been done a thousand different ways and still not everyone would be satisfied. This was the best shot and will be hard pressed to be surpassed. Chronicles of Narnia, Star Wars Episode III, the next Harry Potter movie have a new bar
Well I just returned from the first show of LOTR and it ROCKED!
I haven't read the books so I don't know how you readers will react. Despite its
respectable length the film moves very fast, the battle of Minas Tirith is the
most epic battle I've ever seen and it's shot in a much more sophisticated way than Helms Deep was.

For the ladies: Orli does have his own moment in the battle and it earned a
huge ovation! I shall sy no more...

Gollum is done even better than in TT, his facials, his watery eyes - brilliant!
And Shelob was postively digusting!!! EWWWW, I'm not suqeamish, but I think
I'll have nightmares tonight!

Overall I think it's my favorite of the trilogy. Don't miss it!
Well I saw Return of the King last night at a theater my friend manages. We had to wait til almost 1:00am, for The Last Samurai to finish, since that was the screen we were set to watch it on.
I wasn`t really planning on seeing this one before the actual release, but since last year they had a problem with at least 1 of the prints of Two Towers, my friend wanted these 3 prints inspected before actual screenings started. So I said I`d check one of them out with him, while a few other employees watched the other 2.
While waiting for him to build the print, I took a stroll down to Starbucks and had a hot apple cider, and hung out for a bit.
The movie was great, and any nitpicking I have was soley on a couple cgi shots that seemed subpar and rushed compared to the rest of the film.
I`ll leave the reviews to the experts, however it is safe to say that a trilogy of this calibur may not be seen again in some time. Peter Jackson deserves all the praise he will no doubt receive, as well as a big nap.
Alright......can anyone tell me why when I try to type a question mark it is coming up like this ... ............................................................
Seeing this movie at the Embassy in Wellington the day after it came out was awesome. The day before it seemed like the whole of New Zealand had poured onto the streets of Wellington - from my office window I had seen Orcs being chased by bands of Maori warriors in battle dress. ...and Wellington had laid on the sunshine as we all stood in the streets waving happily.
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The next day we made our way down to the Embassy - clutching tickets that had been reserved six months previously and paid for two months before. The Foyer was full of the usual, hobbits falling over their feet, elves sticking ears back on and orcs waving cardboard swords. What was different was the accents - being a native cockney I am very aware of accents in this part of the world - and the accents I heard were from all over the planet. This for me has been the most memorable thing about the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I have seen each film at the Embassy here in Wellington, NZ, but I have been joined from people all over the world.

You see, when you get out into the wilds of New Zealand you very quickly realise that this is as close to Middle Earth as it's possible to get. We have the rivers, lakes, mountains and landscapes that Tolkien dreamed of.

From the release of the first film people were getting onto planes and coming to New Zealand. I made that journey a little before - October 2000 to be precise and I have still not been back to London, somehow the thought of all the pollution, the noise and the constant clatter of people dissuades me. The reason I emigrated? Well, I fell in love with a little place called Taranaki - which is much in evidence as large chunks of the Last Samurai were filmed there. Ask Tom Cruise - he seemed to like the place.
:)

In many ways I guess New Zealand is the answer to why the Lord of the Rings trilogy is such a masterpiece, and it is a masterpiece. Peter Jackson is passionate about New Zealand and passionate about the Lord of the Rings - there is a real love of the material and the places and that comes through very strongly in the films. It has indeed been an honour to share that passion and to see the fruits of so much hard work.

There is another exceptional angle to Lord of the Rings. The people. After a fairly long project duration the people involved built solid relationships with each other - and this has resulted in the gelling of a real team, which also comes across in all the interviews for the films. A well motivated team will all pull together, support each other and overcome adversity. Without exception I feel that each member of the cast, and I suspect also the crew, has turned in the performance of a lifetime and they should all be rightly proud of what they have achieved. I seem to remember Ian McKellern saying at the premiere that he has already signed up for King Kong, I am sure he will be joined by other members of the LOTR team. ...and us locals? Well, we're all available at any time to do any amount of trudging through mud that Mr Jackson wants. For New Zealand that was the key to LOTR - somehow Peter Jackson made us feel that we were all involved, we were all part of it. That's why he can always call on the people of New Zealand, and particularly my home town, Wellington, for any support he needs. He will always get it.

On Oscar night and BAFTA night there will be alot of Kiwis following very closely. If the Academy fails to recognise Peter Jackson they will lose all credibility not only in the Asia Pacific region, but elsewhere as well. We wish Peter and his team, those on-screen and off, the best of luck at the film awards.

...and if you need any mud stompers, plate washers or sweeper-uppers Mr Jackson, let me know, I can be there in twenty minutes.
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LOTR - Return of the King - wonderful movie =)
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