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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

weather: cloudy
outside: 7°C
mood: poker face
Two things:

  1. Bring a box of Kleenex. If not for yourself, for everyone around you.
  2. Don't drink beforehand.

I don't usually have hugely emotional reactions to very many things. I don't cry at weddings, "sad movies" don't usually get me. But I was near tears in five or six places during RotK. I know the story, I know it's a happy ending. I was still caught up in the hopelessness that prevailed until the very end.

The one scene that I fought tears the hardest was when Theoden was talking to Éowyn just before his last battle. He wanted her to take up the throne of Rohan after he had gone.

"And what other duty would you have me do?"

"I will have you smile again, not grieve for those whose time has come."

The dialogue with the biggest capacity for Quoted-Out-Of-Context-ness has to be:

"Ride with me!"

"M'lady?!" *big grin*

I haven't read the books, so I don't know if Arwen is supposed to be more useful. But throughout the entire trilogy, she didn't do much. I was hoping to see more of Arwen doing something interesting in RotK. I would have been happy if they just had her walk around Rivendell speaking Elvish, I really like the sound of the language and I like Liv Tyler's voice. I would have had a FIELD DAY if she and Aragorn had a long-ish conversation in Elvish so that I could dissect the hell out of the phonetic inventory, especially the differences from the first one. As it is, she just lay around being sick.

[All My Movies]


Comments

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yueni
Dec. 17th, 2003 07:21 pm (UTC)
I would like to add to the list:

3. Arrive very early if you want good seats (we went 6 hours early, and there was already a line)
4. Don't bring a box of Kleenex. Just bring a hanky so you can wring it out. Either that, or bring a towel.
bride
Dec. 17th, 2003 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: #4 — Well, you can't share the hanky with everyone else around you who will need Kleenex as well. =}
yueni
Dec. 18th, 2003 11:17 am (UTC)
RE: the edited parts post movie
This was a very tear-worthy movie, imo.
ducks
Dec. 17th, 2003 08:03 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeee!!! I can't wait to see it!!!! Just watched the extended version of Two Towers on the w/e. Refreshed my memory of the book The Return of the King. I'm READY for the movie!!!!!
razorw
Dec. 17th, 2003 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah .. it was awesome!.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 18th, 2003 12:33 am (UTC)
since it's late and dopey from lack of sleep...
1. I'm a heartless and opportunistic SOB so I'll probably laugh when I'm not supposed to and steal any that are offered only to sell it to the highest bidder at the end of the movie when all the macho guys are crying and don't want their girlfriends to see and there are no more hankeys available to be shared... after I blow my nose in it.

2. Good thing everyone and their dog in Vancouver owns an umbrella.

:) It's shashin, submitted as anonymous as it will be screened and I'm not sure how much I care to see how the rest of world will receive this comment ;) (Aside from proving how crass I am)
bride
Dec. 18th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
Re: since it's late and dopey from lack of sleep...
BWAHAHA =D
karinakarina
Dec. 18th, 2003 03:25 am (UTC)
can you please explain which parts i was supposed to cry over?

maybe i was just too tired to appreciate the scenes and stuff. =(
bride
Dec. 18th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC)
I don't think there's any "supposed to" to it. I've talked to people who saw it and didn't like it as much as Two Towers. But there were a lot of wet faces as we were leaving too.
bride
Dec. 18th, 2003 10:52 am (UTC)
Oh hey, I realized that my last comment looked snotty =P I didn't mean it to look that way, sorry... I updated my post with a bit more. =}
karinakarina
Dec. 18th, 2003 11:47 am (UTC)
haha! i think I was being the snotty one. i jsut don't get why people are all weepy. maybe i'm just all emotionally wrung out this week.

i like that scene with eowyn and her dad too. it was touching, but not a tear-jerking moment for me.
axiem
Dec. 18th, 2003 07:46 pm (UTC)
As I recall the books:

Arwen shows up at Rivendell, at the Council, and says "hi" to Aragorn.

Then in RotK, she shows up at Gondor, says "Hi Aragorn, let's get married now!" and Aragorn goes "Sure!" while everyone else goes "where the hell did she come from?"

...Peter Jackson expanded her role just a tad in the movies.

I recommend reading the books. They're well worth it.
bride
Dec. 18th, 2003 07:51 pm (UTC)
...Peter Jackson expanded her role just a tad in the movies.

Haha, okay yes, I vaguely remember hearing that three years ago. =)

I recommend reading the books. They're well worth it.

I should give it another go again. I was very young (7th Grade) when I tried to read them and couldn't really get into Hobbits singing and/or drinking on every other page.

Thanks =)
axiem
Dec. 18th, 2003 07:52 pm (UTC)
Honestly, it took me until I was in high school to get as far as the Council at Rivendell. Once I got there, though, it picked up supremely.

Yeah, they're slow at first. But they get really good later on.
bride
Dec. 18th, 2003 07:53 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks =)
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