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Powerful and breathless ... it's totally exhausting!

WE ASKED for your reviews of the final part of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Return of the King - and the film seems to have been a massive hit. Here are some more of your thoughts on one of the year's big-screen blockbusters.

THIS is a powerful, breathless and moving film that will leave you totally exhausted. Tensions are evoked from battle scenes against the evil dark forces whilst Frodo (and the audience) carries the weight of his burden with difficulty. The film has the most excellent climax of the three, and as no significant characters are introduced, it is easier to understand! Prepare to dip into your pocket for the tissues during the love scenes and the dramatic ending. Goodbye, Frodo, we will miss seeing these films at Christmas.

Marie Shipley, Batsford Road, Coundon, Coventry.

THE movie was incredible! The actors really did themselves justice - especially Sean Astin (Sam) and Elijah Wood (Frodo). The film gripped the whole audience throughout the three hours and 15 minutes and gasps came from people of all ages. Director Peter Jackson conveys the film as if it is real and you believe it is something that really happened.

Your mind baffles as to whether Frodo will destroy the ring or not. I couldn't help but cry at least four times during the film. You lose all self-control, just like Frodo and Smeagol with the ring. It really is "one film to rule them all".

Carrie Ruddick, 17, Gleneagles Road, Wyken, Coventry.

STUNNING, amazing, mind-blowing.

From the start you are once again in Middle Earth - you are Frodo, Gollum, Gandalf and Aragorn. You'll laugh and cry.

Sean Astin (Sam) was truly moving after Frodo (Elijah Wood) was struck down and thought to be dead. Tissues are required.

The battle scenes are breathtaking and the Nazgul terrifying. Director Peter Jackson has done it again and given us a truly wonderful film. The only upset to this amazing trilogy is the missing Saruman, but matter not, it doesn't spoil the film. It is a masterpiece.

Michelle Fergusson, 41, Fallow Hill, Sydenham, Warwickshire.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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