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Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
15-Dec-03 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: ??? ending of Return Of The King???
Subject: RE: BS: ??? ending of Return Of The King???
Good Flick!

Yes….indeed….in trying to do a MC-Max/Ted Boucher-Style…

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The director sold out. Without a doubt! He did not care to follow Tolkein's statement on modern times conclusion.

However, do not discount the film for this small, 12 minute flaw. It is three full hours of artistatic majesty. Out of the three films…this one can stand-alone. In other-words you can encourage your non-believing/non-reading friends to view this one…and the story-line will feel complete.

It is good use of "artistic license" to place the discovery of the ring in this segment.

It is good use of "artistic license" to place the spider's lair and battle in this segment.

It is modern-day Political Correctness to "empower a woman" (the nurturing aspect is cute/sweet) but it is at the emasculating-expense of a good character.

Unfortunately, the Eagles did not hold the awe they held in the book.

My own stone-cold agate-eyes shed a few tears….certainly not at the sanguine ending….but most certainly along the way.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle