Battle of the Five Armies finds purpose and settles storylines amid a gargantuan battle, plus offers a reasonable runtime.
Tag: lord of the rings
An overlong slog through exposition territory, Desolation of Smaug leaves characters dangling on the way to a spectacular finish.
Frodo's heroism succeeds among Return of the King's endless fighting - and yet he never kills anything himself, a true pacifist's fable.
The Two Towers is an unusually optimistic middle chapter, imperfect, if ensuring Frodo is a notable, memorable hero.
While time sapped the visual effect's prowess, at its heart, The Fellowship of the Ring maintains its raw fantasy, and works in the now as it did when first …
This is too often fan service and less of a film for it, over eager like an excited child.
Bakshi's goal was to bring animation to an older audience, and to his credit, Lord of the Rings tries.
There is little that can compare to the scale on display here, and that will ensure the film lasts and carries the same appeal for future generations.
Two Towers is allowed to astound audiences from the beginning, the fantastic brawl as Gandolf battles the flaming demon Balrog while falling down a pit a visual feast.
Fellowship is a film that is both too long and too short.