Atom User Reviews for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 20th Anniversary
There is no film in motion picture history that has ever earned more Academy Awards than this one, and only two (Avatar and Ben-Hur) have equaled it. The capstone of a magnum opus was groundbreaking and holds up very well. I only wish it was the Extended Edition!
The movie was fantastic... the 38 minutes of Atom Tickets commercials we had to sit through (including sitting through several twice) was NOT good.
The majority of new material I saw mostly involved Aowen and Faramir. Meh. Perhaps the extras I didn't recognize, propelled the story, but the "romance" aspect didn't do much for me.
The conclusion of Peter Jackson's masterwork is passionate and literate, detailed and expansive, and it's conceived with a risk-taking flair for old-fashioned movie magic at its most precious.
The second installment was better than the first, and this one is best of all. It has spectacular action scenes and imaginary creatures, and it’s by far the most moving chapter. The performances have deepened.