There are movies that for some reason that may not be worth even analyzing, have not just worked, have not just convinced. It may be because of an overly explanatory script, an erroneous structure, a wrong assembly, an excessive ambition. These films usually receive the term of failures, which is not the same as bad, or very bad. Movies that at the moment seem to be going to be really good, but that in the end cause a "déjà vu". Undoubtedly, in my view, the Oscar-winning (one of the most in the history of those awards) ‘The Return Of The King’, is one of those films, watch now the film and judge by yourself.
After a first part that surprised strangers themselves, 'The community of the ring', because despite their gaps and their arrhythmias, their virtues could more than their defects (apart from being a real feat to adapt that complex text), Jackson signed what at the moment is the best film he has directed, by far, the impressive 'The Two Towers'. The virtues of the first multiplied, and the defects (which also has a few) were minimized. The result was, without a doubt, one of the best fantasy adventure films in many years of cinema. We expected everything to culminate in a third apotheosis. Unfortunately it was not so.
‘The Return Of The King’ is a film that seems to never begin. It is, by far, the worst of the three, and we do not understand how it could rise no less than eleven Oscars, relegating to infinitely superior films like the great ‘Mystic River’. But until then, at two and a half hours of film (which is said soon), we are not convinced about what we see on screen. And we promise that we have seen these films a few times, with the intention of undone maybe some prejudices that might assault me when we saw it in theaters. But no, the first impression becomes increasingly firm.
Two and a half hours of hurried cinema, bland and poorly armed, unable to make me feel the slightest interest, even though we put it, with each new view, all of me. But neither the rhythm, nor the tone, nor the atmosphere, are those of ‘The two towers’. We do not know if it is the assembly in parallel, while in that one we thought it was superb here it seems awkward and reluctant, or a script too saturated with situations and great moments to speed up a story that becomes heavy. As much as Jackson said again and again that this was "the jewel in the crown," we think he was wrong to the bottom here.
We confess ourselves fed up with the supposed great moment of the battle for Gondor. Everything in the battle of the second part was emotion and darkness, here is obvious and calm. However, here is a beautiful dialogue that leaves one hallucinated. It is as follows: the troops of the bad guys, the orcs and all the panda, have finally crossed the city gates, and the men barely resist before giving up. The thing looks very bad. And Pippin thinks it's time for them.
There are several moments like this one in 'The Return Of The King', but this is the only really beautiful moment in this failed movie, which comes to prove that, like there is no great movie without weak points, there is always something to rescue in another that has not just worked. Surely the reader has a movie in memory that causes identical sensations, watch now the movie and decide for yourself if it's worth it or not.
Genres: Action , Adventure , Fantasy | Duration: 201 min | Year: 2003
Cast: Elijah Wood , Ian McKellen , Viggo Mortensen , Sean Astin , Liv Tyler , Orlando Bloom , John Rhys-Davies , Dominic Monaghan , Billy Boyd , Andy Serkis , Cate Blanchett , Hugo Weaving , Ian Holm , Bernard Hill , Karl Urban