Raja's Favorite Movies
There won't ever be a Trilogy as perfect as the mighty Lord of the Rings, and it couldn't have a better start than this. It is absolutely perfect in every aspect, from the direction to the acting to the cinematography and the art direction (especially the elvish locations) the film is just flawless. But what really blew me away was Howard Shore's imaginary beautiful soundtrack who led the picture very creatively from scene to scene. The casting was very clever it seems every actor was born to play his character. It is and will remain my favorite Lord of the Rings movie, very narrowly edging the return of the king.
The perfect conclusion to the perfect saga. Peter Jackson brought back every good aspect from the predecessors, enhanced them and delivered to us the return of the king, who went on for a clean sweep of 11 academy awards, only equaled by Ben-Hur and Titanic. This is a clean masterpiece because there's absolutely no flows, and every scene is just mind-blowing. From the Battle of Minath Tirith, to the encounter with Shelob, and finally to the pinnacle with the Black Gate confrontation, this film will be remembered as one of the best battle fantasy movie ever created, and it's practically the same for the whole Trilogy, which was the best thing we had in the 2000's decade. A record breaking of 30 academy award nominations for the trilogy, winning 17 just says it all.