The Return of the King Animated Movie|
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In 1980 Directors Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr completed the Trilogy finishing the work that Baskhi had left. The Cast used in the Hobbit returns where relevant which make (some of) the casting one of the positibe elements of the movie. The movie begins with a conversation between Sam and Frodo which brings them back to the events during their journey through Mordor.
The Movie has some very cool scenes from the defense of Minas Tirith and Eowyn slaying the Lord of the Nazgul.
As with the Hobbit this movie also suffers from the short timespan in which a massive tale must be told. The movie has a duration of 97 minutes in which a billion events must be pressed. This automatically results in the ommission of some of the interesting events and plots that make the Tolkien books so brilliant. Like in the Hobbit the movie features some musical interpretations of the songs and poems in the Lord of the Rings books. They work out quite nicely and could be considered as a nice addition.
Like the Hobbit and the first part of the Lord of the Rings the animated movies are simply a must-see for any Tolkien Fanatic. The movies are all quite enjoyable as long as you are not too critical and do not expect an exact interpretation of the books.