12/21/03

Return of the King

"Return of the King" is okay.  What I don't get are all the hosannas critics heap upon it--Kurosawa has been mentioned; so has "Chimes of Midnight."  This isn't the reinvention of the wheel folks, it's an above-average adaptation of some mediocre boys' fantasy novel. I don't even think it's Jackson's best work; that would be "Heavenly Creatures."

2 comments:

prettie414ap said...

Just ok? :( I like RotK best out of the three..

noelbotevera said...

I prefer Two Towers.

Actually the whole shebang's pretty tiresome. I'd rather spend my five hours rewatching Lav Diaz's Batang West Side.