Hobbit and Frodo, accompanied by his loyal friend Sam and Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power. The final battle for Middle-earth begins. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring.
The Return Of The King ultimately proves up to the series' increasingly difficult task: making movies that echo legends, making legends that reflect life, and reconciling it all with the fact that both legends and lives all eventually meet their ends.
For all its mythic, metaphorical weight, The Return of the King and its two predecessors finally speak to the dignity and humanity of the smallest among us. And the best movie masterpieces have always been made of such common stuff.