The Return of the King (LOTR III)

What a great movie! No detail that was too small to be overlooked. There were the beautiful stone city Minas Tirith, the grand and vast landscape of New Zealand (a.k.a Middle Earth), the carefully crafted battle scenes, and the emotional faces of warriors facing war and death.

Before taking his Army of the West to the enemy, knowing that they might be facing “certainty of death and little hope of success.” This is what Aragon told his men:

“I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. This day we fight!”

The scene touched me the most was when Faramir went on the suicide offense, trying to take back Osgiliath; Pippin was ordered to sing a song to entertain the crazy Steward, Denethor. In Pippin’s clear and sad melody, the warriors of the stone city galloped toward their death…

Home is behind
The world ahead

There are many paths to tread
Through shadow
To the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
Hope shall fail
All shall …