RANKING OUT OF 5 SKULLS
Instead of starting just where the previous film left off, however, it goes far back in time to the moment the tormented creature Gollum first came to possess the One Ring. Then, the film returns to the present, following Frodo, Sam, and Gollum as they journey ever closer to the foreboding land of Mordor. All but Frodo, Sam, and Gollum will meet on the massive battlefield of the Pelennor before the gates of Minas Tirith. The former three instead engage in a battle of wills between each other and the One Ring as they head toward the fires of Mount Doom to destroy it.
Benny: It really didn't live up to my expectations. I expected more, but it was really depressing and long.
Rudy: I liked this film, and I thought even though it was a little more centrally focused on the war, that's how the story needed to be, and I thought it was as good as its predecessors.