The Lord of the Rings is the sixth installment in the popular Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It is the first major motion picture to be made from the story of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel series.
The film was directed by Peter Jackson, who also directed three of the previous films. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is set six years after the previous Lord of the Rings film, An Unexpected Journey.
The movie is set in Middle Earth and tells the story of the Fellowship of the Ring. The heroes of the film are Boromir (Viggo Mortensen), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Aragorn (Sean Astin), Gimli (Graham McTavish), and Legolas (Orlando Bloom). These are known as the "Nine" heroes, which were accompanied by their companions Gandalf, Elrond, and Boromir.
The Movie begins with the Fellowship traveling to Mordor, in order to do battle with the Witch-king, and reclaim the ring. The Witch-king is played by Arwen Undomiel, played by Evangeline Lilly.
Gandalf is found by a wandering wizard named Frodo Baggins, who was hiding from the quest to destroy the ring. His story is told in a flashback, during which Frodo learns of the tragic death of his father, and the removal of his powers.
The movie trilogy of the Lord of the Rings continues with The Two Towers, which chronicles the First Age of Middle Earth, which is known as the First Age of the Rings. The hero of this film is Aragorn, played by Elijah Wood.
The movie The Return of the King focuses on the Third Age of Middle Earth, which is known as the Second Age of the Rings. This movie features the most intense action sequences that have ever been seen in the Lord of the Rings series. It is set two years after the events of the first Lord of the Rings movie, The Two Towers.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is now available on DVD, which can be ordered at online movie stores. Online purchase is not subject to sales tax, unlike in a local store.