And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.
So here is #17 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Why have I never watched this movie before? Oh yeah . . . because I never watched the first two. Which is weird since I own and I've watched both Hobbit movies. I have no answer.
Well I figured I couldn't watch The Return of the King without watching the first two movies of the Trilogy . . . so Hal & I binge watched them all last weekend. Except for the last 30 minutes of the third movie . . . sigh . . . because Hal had to leave for work. When he came home a couple of days later we were finally able to watch the end.
These movies are exciting and romantic and violent (but not real graphic violence or I would have had to turn it off) and a story of heroes and evil and the good guy gets to win. What more can you ask for? The scenery was STUNNING. The costumes were incredibly imaginative. I just can't praise this trilogy enough. I'm so sad I never watched it before now.
Stuck inside on a rainy summer day? This may be the answer.
Academy Awards, USA 2004
Barrie M. Osborne
|Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|Best Film Editing|
|Best Art Direction-Set Decoration|
Grant Major (art director)
Dan Hennah (set decorator)
Alan Lee (set decorator)
|Best Costume Design|
|Best Music, Original Score|
|Best Music, Original Song|
For the song "Into the West".
|Best Sound Mixing|
|Best Visual Effects|
Randall William Cook