The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King : 5 of 5
I had really been looking forward to this final part of the Tolkien trilogy, since I seemed to remember less about it than the other stories, plus I was excited by all the fantastic reviews. I saw it with my parents in Oklahoma City, and my dad and I watched both Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers the day before, so we were totally prepared and ready for the show! Needless to say, the film was everything I hoped for! There's no point in even describing the effects and cinematography, because it's all beyond excellent, and everything from the music to the acting and yes, even changes to the original story, are all perfect. My favorite parts of the three movies are where the action stops and a character tells a touching speech - I was a little worried that this film was going to be missing that, but thankfully Gandalf gives a wonderful description of the afterlife, and Aragorn's speech to the troops at Minas Tirith is pretty cool, too (very Henry V!). I can't wait for the DVD so I can watch the whole trilogy in one ass-numbing day!