Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for Return of the King

About the Book

The third in The Lord of the Rings trilogy by iconic author J.R.R. Tolkien. Within the book, it begins in the "kingdom of Gondor, which is soon to be attacked by the Dark Lord Sauron. The human Ranger Aragorn sets out to find the lost army of the undead oathbreakers. The hosts of Mordor break through the gates of Minas Tirith, but are in turn crushed by the arriving cavalry of Rohan. The Wizard Gandalf and Aragorn decide to draw out the hosts of ordor with an assault on the Black Gate, providing a distraction so that the two hobbits (Frodo and Sam) may have a chance of reaching Mount Doom and destroy the One Ring. Unseen by the Eye of Sauron. Sam, who now bears the One Ring in Frodo's place, rescues his master from torture and death by Orcs. Gollum gloats over getting his "precious" back, but ends up losing his balance and falls to his death, taking the Ring with him. The Ring is finally destroyed, freeing Middle-earth from Sauron's power." (Wiki, 2014)

About the Movie

I remember going to to the midnight showing of the final movie in Peter Jackson's ground breaking The Lord of the Rings trilogy; before watching this movie the first had been my favorite. After watching this action packed movie, it was by far my favorite. There is so much that happens in the movie, I can't possibly give you a blow-by-blow. So I'll just tell you about my favorite parts. I love when Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) goes to the Undead Oathbreakers and then at the end they sweep through the battle. I also love (I believe it's this movie) the flying eagles assistance in the big battle. As well, when Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) finally get to Mount Doom to the lava river and how it all unfolds. If you haven't seen this movie - where have you been? If you have seen the movie, which in the series was your favorite?

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