I caught the opening day for Return of the King. The wait is over, it is a great movie. A vivid realization of Tolkien’s world and the climactic battle between good and evil in Middle Earth. I read a couple reviews of the movie and decided to hazard the crowds. It was great. I only had a few minor quibbles with what was dropped, most notably Saruman’s demise and the Battle of Hobbiton, but I understand why it happened. After the destruction of the ring and the passing of Sauron I could palpably feel the restlessness of the theater crowd. It is a 3 � hour movie after all – I understand that not everything in Tolkien’s richly detailed story will translate to the screen.
Bottom line, this is an incredible movie and it does justice to the source material. Go see it this holiday season.