18. Mai 2004: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (OV)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

USA/Neu-Seeland (2003)

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Regie: Peter Jackson
Schauspieler: Elijah Wood, Ian MyKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen
263 Minuten
The journey comes to an end.

Sauron launches the final battle to conquer Middle-earth. Gondor's capital, Minas Tirith, is about to fall, the once mighty kingdom is on the edge of destruction. Even though Théoden and the brave warriors of Rohan come to the aid, the human forces – among them Eowyn and Merry – stand little chance against the ferocious onslaught of the Dark Lord's forces. Elrond, who is concerned about his daughter's health, helps Aragorn reclaim his rightful heritage and get assistance from an unusual army.

The companions fight the battle of their lives – united by a single goal: distract Sauron just long enough for Frodo to fulfil his mission, the destruction of the One Ring.

Meanwhile, on his way through Mordor, Frodo has to rely more and more on Sam and Gollum, while the Ring gains more and more power over him and puts his strengh and determination to the test...

A worthy conclusion to a modern epic. Don't worry that your expectations will be too high – Return Of The King will exceed them all. (Total Film)

An absolutely absorbing finale which establishes the trilogy as perhaps the best mythic fable ever brought to the big screen. (Princeton Town Topics)

Yes, the running time is long, and yes, those many endings in a slow, dreamy coda left me feeling spent – better spent than I can ever remember. (Wall Street Journal)