- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Peter Jackson
- Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies
- 200 min.
Remember Dead Alive? Remember, "Your mom ate my dog," but, "not all of it." Yeah, that was great. If not, I'd advise you to rent it, but you'd probably only be able to find the edited version, which is considerably less great. Find someone you know who already owns it and borrow it from them. Seeing this will make the charcoal portraits of the characters during the closing credits of Return of the King seem all the more offensive.
This one has the most obvious hobbit stand-ins. It's got the best performance out of a hobbit: Billy Boyd as Pippin. It is epic to the point of being halfway rediculous through much of the movie. Sam has more motivational-speaker lines than in the last two combined. And the City Pages devoted two whole articles to how gay Return of the King is. What more can you want?
- Pat Jackson