It’s the third… aaaaah, OK then.
You can go into tedious detail about Jackson taking licence with Tolkien’s magnum opus, but there’s no denying that this trilogy is a masterpiece of ambition and scale, and that there’d never been anything quite like it – and I’m hard pressed to think of anything since.
It’s gotten me thinking about re-reading the books – which is something I’ve not looked at since about 1984 – as well as casually reading WAY too much peripheral detail about Tolkien lore in online forums.
Just an utterly, utterly superb and timeless fantasy epic. 👍