'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'
(Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, et al / PG-13 / 138 mins / New Line)
Overview: The final film in Peter Jackson's adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy trilogy follows hobbits Frodo and Sam as they push farther into the land of Mordor to destroy the ring of power. Traveling with them, in an uneasy alliance, is the deceitful Gollum, who brings them to the very heart of Mount Doom. The warrior Aragorn, revealed to be the lost King of Gondor, travels to Minas Tirith with an army of undead soldiers and the remaining members of the fellowship to rescue the ancient city from Lord Sauron's grasp.
Verdict: To be quite honest, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is about as awesome as cinema gets and contains some of the most eye-popping images you're likely to see this year, if not this decade! Not only the best movie of 2003, but the crowning cinematic achievement of the past several years, 'TROTK' is quite simply the jewel in the crown of the masterful trilogy. Stirring the heart, mind and soul as few films ever have, 'TROTK' will undoubtedly leave one overwhelmed and exhausted - for all the right reasons! In short, this film is an estimable success overall and a breathtaking argument for director Peter Jackson winning every award there is to give!
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