Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Return of the King

Well, I got to see Return of the King last weekend and I'm so excited about it! I absolutely LOVED it! I wish I could go back and see it again but that means I'd have to carve out four hours in order to do so. Jason's mom and sister agreed to watch the girls on Saturday so we drove to Rockford to see the movie and I'm so glad we did. I didn't read the Lord of the Rings trilogy until after I saw Fellowship of the Ring so I kind of jumped on the bandwagon a little late but reading those books and then seeing the movie bring it to life was simply amazing to me. Jason and I were both commenting on how so many things in the movie looked exactly like we had pictured it in our minds- something that doesn't usually happen when a book is made into a film. I think my favorite thing about these movies though is that Peter Jackson really perfectly balances action and special effects with character development and story. One of my favorite scenes was when Pippin reluctantly sang for the disgusting old steward Denethor, who kept shoveling in his meal while his son, Faramir, rode to battle at Osgiliath. There are hugely outrageous battle scenes but the driving part of the movie are the strong characters. For me, I really cared about what happened to them and the action sequences were just super cool icing on the cake.

Plus, I never get tired of looking at Aragorn... *Sigh* How awesome was that scene where he led the army of the dead into Minas Tirith?

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