Coming in at a whopping 4 and 1/2 hours, The Return of the King was the shortest book in the Tolkein trilogy this film is something else. A long padded out storyline completely enthralled with it's own myth making self importance. Nobody talks like a normal human being in this film almost every line of dialog is loaded with self important platitudes about duty, honor and legend.
At this point in the trilogy, if you haven't read the books or seen the two previous films the plot is now incomprehensible. However I have to give Peter Jackson credit he has stayed very faithful to the Tolkein books while orchestrating this extremely complicated production.
|Liv Tyler modeling what the well dressed elf woman wears around the home||.|
Probably watching this trilogy over three nights was not the best way to view it. However I am convinced that these extended edition DVD's really added nothing to the story.