The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  (2003)

8.9 / 10

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Country United States

Genre Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

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The final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the "one ring", while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith. Written by Jwelch5742

Keywords: orc, epic, ring, battle, middle earth

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

Cast

Liv Tyler Liv Tyler Arwen
Sean Astin Sean Astin Sam
Sean Bean Sean Bean Boromir
Brad Dourif Brad Dourif Wormtongue(extendededition)
Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Saruman(extendededition)
Elijah Wood Elijah Wood Frodo
Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett Galadriel
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Critics

Majestic, moving and immense, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King is about as awesome as cinema gets. Sure, there are some problems, but it's hard to imagine a more assured adaptation of the final volume of JRR Tolkien's fantasy masterwork. Combining the 'ooh' factor of Fellowship with the zippy action of Towers, Peter Jackson's monster epic sees Frodo (Elijah Wood) and friends continue their quest to destroy the all-powerful One Ring, and free Middle-earth of evil.
It's an astonishing piece of storytelling, sacrificing little of the novel, as it nimbly switches between several st...

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Plot

In the opening scene, a flashback, two hobbits, Sm�agol (Andy Serkis) and his friend D�agol (Thomas Robins), are fishing the River Anduin near the Gladden Fields in the North of Middle Earth. D�agol is dragged into the river by a powerful catch and discovers the One Ring glinting in the river bed. He collects it and climbs out of the water. Sm�agol sees him fondling it and as they both succumb to the Ring's power they begin to quarrel. Sm�agol demands the Ring, saying that it's his birthday and it should be his present. The squabble turns into a fight; Sm�agol strangles his friend with his bare hands and pries the Ring from D�agol's clenched fist. As a result, Sm�agol is ostracized from his community and driven away. Suffering terribly from loneliness and shame, Sm�agol takes solace in his love for the Ring, which slowly tortures his mind. He takes solitary refuge in caves beneath the mountains, where under the influence...

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Tech Specs

Languages: Old English, English, Quenya, Sindarin

Release Date: 03 Dec 2003 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Camperdown Studios, Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand See more