Honestly, for me, it's a dead tie between "Felowship" and "Return". I felt "Towers" just got away from the books WAY too much. And yes, I know the number of deviations in the other two are TECHNICALLY higher, but the changes made to "Towers" are WAY more drastic.
Post by ArArArchStanton on Feb 22, 2017 23:44:13 GMT
I felt Two Towers was the best easily, with the most complete story, followed by Fellowship which was brilliant. I don't think Return of the King comes close, too much sloppy CGI and a few weird cackling orcs during some battles. There is one that screams Ahhhhhhhhhhh that makes me want to laugh every time. It was still good, Shelob was excellent, and I actually love all the endings, but the first two are perfection if you ask me.
Post by ArArArchStanton on Mar 1, 2017 16:28:20 GMT
I really think Fellowship and Two Towers are clearly superior to Return. Return got the Oscar as an overall achievement for the entire series and not because it specifically was necessarily the best film of the three, but regardless, I think some of the writing and effects are clearly not as good in the last film. Moreover, I think the story arc in Towers is much more satisfying and complete. The trio riding up on a downtrodden city, only to inspire them to rise up and fight a crushing evil. The ultimate charge down the hill with Aeomer screaming "to the king!!!" is one of greatest triumphic scenes ever in cinema.