Watched “Lord of the Ring : Return of the King” this past weekend. The way I feel about “Lord of the Ring” is that it’s just like the Star Wars of our time! So many people are crazy about it that they even dressed up like the characters. Fans would line up in front of the movie theaters to catch the first show. I would say it’s definitely the best movie I’ve ever seen!
Before I saw the movie, I already finished the book and knew about the ending. I was just curious how the movie reflects the book. Turns out they were quite similar except some minor details. For example, the movie emphasized more on Arwen and Aragon’s relationship while the book hardly talked about it at all. Also in the book, there was extra ending about Frodo and Sam fighting the strange outsiders occupied their village. This part was cut out from the movie too.
Some people thought this movie was too long (3.5 hour). A lot of people didn’t like the ending either. They felt it should’ve ended when they finished the battle. But as for me, I didn’t really feel the movie was that long. I was totally mesmerized by the stories that I hardly felt the time passing. Also because I have read the book, I felt the extra ending are necessary to be added in the movie. The entire movie was about this hopeless journey for Frodo to destroy the powerful evil magic ring. Both Frodo and Sam knew they have to complete their mission and there might not be a trip back home. But miraculously they finished what they were set out to do and also made it back home. I also think it’s necessary to give people the details about what happen to everyone after the battle. Or else viewers would be wondering what comes after the battle and how does this whole thing affect each of the characters. At the very end of the movie, Sam looked around his village and said with a sigh,” Yes, I’m back.”. I think this sentence marks the complete end to the story. I don’t think this story is finished until he said that.
Anyway, it’s just some of my opinions. I really loved this movie. I think I’m going to get the DVD sets when they come out!