The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Stranger Says:

Frodo and Sam head to Mount Doom, Gandalf and Aragorn (SIFF honoree Viggo Mortensen) take the fight to Sauron, and you most likely know all of this already. Peter Jackson’s 2003 Oscar vacuum is the all-too-rare instance of a blockbuster where everyone involved seems to sincerely, unironically believe in the tale they are telling, from director to cast to key grip. Even the oft-lampooned multiple endings now feel like an excusable victory lap. Plus, I mean, that scene with the War Elephants, holy cripes. (ANDREW WRIGHT)
by Andrew Wright
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Peter Jackson
Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler