Join National Geographic for a compelling exploration of the realworld parallels to the events and characters brought to life in the epic motion picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of...
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Scattered around the world are long-forgotten engineering marvels, decaying cities and empty factories that once stood on the cutting edge of design and construction. Today they are ... See full summary »
Join National Geographic for a compelling exploration of the realworld parallels to the events and characters brought to life in the epic motion picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Discover the legacy of history's "reluctant heroes" and their striking resemblance to the film's characters. Compare the roles of "wise counselors" like Gandalf, and powerful friendships like that of Frodo and Sam, to their historic counterparts. Thrilling film footage illustrates how historychanging events are reflected in the film's story of courage and camaraderie triumphing over impossible odds. Insights from leading historians, field experts and members of the filmmaking team make this a musthave addition to every Lord of the Rings collection!
Proper mindset understanding you're watching a documentary
I think National Geographic did a fine job for a documentary. Don't expect to re-watch the movie, that was not the goal of the project. See it for yourself. You have to be prepared for this and understand that it won't be an all action packed adventure film. To most it will seem boring but to those dedicated Tolkien fans it's another piece of the collection. Again, only watch it if you're a dedicated Tolkien fan and are an adult that can handle listening to conversation about the films and Middle Earth rather than have somebody narrate it for you with pictures and music. I just think some viewers are spoiled with the great work Peter Jackson did and expect something of equal magnifience.
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