Jackson's triumphant last chapter of the superb Tolkien trilogy brings the story to a satisfying close. After the climactic battle for Helm's Deep in "The Two Towers," Rohan's forces, along with most of the original members of the Fellowship, must come to the aid of Minas Tirith, the capital city of Gondor, and Sauron's next target. They also attempt to distract Sauron from Frodo and Sam, who encounter even worse hardships, including misplaced trust, deceit, and giant spiders, on their way to Mt. Doom to destroy the ring. Although the two main plots are very different in scope and dynamics, each is equally adept at maintaining depth and character development, while keeping the plot moving along. As with the first two installments, the photography is breathtaking.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 200 minutes.
Originally from United States.
Oscars 2003: Adapt. Screenplay, Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des., Director (Jackson), Film, Film Editing, Makeup, Song ("Into the West"), Sound, Visual FX, Orig. Score; British Acad. 2003: Adapt. Screenplay, Cinematog., Film, Visual FX; Directors Guild 2003: Director (Jackson); Golden Globes 2004: Director (Jackson), Film--Drama, Song ("Into the West"), Orig. Score; L.A. Film Critics 2003: Director (Jackson); N.Y. Film Critics 2003: Film; Screen Actors Guild 2003: Cast.
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