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National Geographic Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
National Geographic Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
Actor: National Geographic
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 0min

How do ordinary people find the strength within themselves to change the course of the future? What inspires a reluctant hero to become a courageous leader? Profound questions like these are the basis of The Return of the ...  more »

     

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Actor: National Geographic
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Fantasy, Television, Educational, Documentary, History
Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

LINDA P. (fan-of-fantasy) from GARLAND, TX
Reviewed on 9/22/2009...
Love this for the scenery and of course, the background info. National Geographic has done it again--this is a keeper alongside my LOTR extended editions.
Angie Kathleen L. from OREM, UT
Reviewed on 9/18/2009...
National Geographic's Beyond the Movie: Lord of the Rings -- The Return of the King is best understood by fans of the series and movies. However, the message is universal-- "Good is worth fighting for." This NG special does not claim that Tolkien got his ideas from specif historical events. However, it does compare the fiction to similar events in history. These comparisons revolve around themes of: the reluctant leader;lessons of self-imposed exile; wise vs self-serving counselors; choosing country over personal happiness; inspiring people to overcome fears; and loyal friendship. This production declares freedom and self-directed destiny ideals worth the price of defense. And states that "Myths rely on truth for their power." Turnarabout might declare that the truth of myths can inspire real defense of truth.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

About as bad as you can get
General Pete | SC | 01/01/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This has absolutly nothing to do with "The Lord of the Ring". The title was just a poor excuse to use previously filmed stuff to tie into the movie as another meathod of that great Hollywood game HYPING. I have seen some bad examples of the concept in my time but this one has got to be the worst. I mean the movie does not even mention NEW ZELAND for God's sake shouldn't a movie supposidly showcasing where the movies were filmed at least attempt to do that. Overall-Don't get suckered by the Lord of the Rings on the box, save your money."
National Geographic slipped on this one
viagrafalls | Denmark | 04/18/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Where the original National Geographic Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring was quite decent, providing an analogy of the creation of Middle Earth, and what personal events Tolkien probably inserted into his masterpiece, this one is the complete opposite.While the concept basically is the same (interviews with the cast, experts, etc), the underlying theme is extremely poor. Basically the makers of this documentary start comparing characters in Lord of the Rings to real historical figures. Wormtongue poisoned Theoden's mind with lies; Rasputin did the same. So Wormtongue might have been based on Rasputin. Aragorn dwelled in the wilderness for years, only to return and claim his throne. Theodore Roosevelt lost his wife and mother, and retreated to a ranch in Dakota; the wild. See the connection?Characters in the Lord of the Rings most likely have not been based on any real persons. And if they were, I'm quite sure Professor Tolkien would have mentioned it somewhere. While even linking world events to Lord of the Rings was speculative, this is just stretching it. Very poor."
Really disappointing
Monica_O | Mexico | 01/05/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"When I saw this I was happy for another show about Lord of the Rings because I love the books and the movies, but this is not really about the LOTR, is more about war and, really strange explanations about how is LOTR linked to history. I like History, I'm a historian myself but when I watched this I was expecting something really different :(, I give it 3 stars because I did had some spoilers about ROTK, but as a National Geographic work??, is not worth that much."