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Vidunderlig kritikerjubel for "Atter en Konge"

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Kritikere verden over er enige i sin unisone hyllest av det neste kapittelet i Peter Jacksons filmtrilogi. Les hva hele verdens kritikere sier her.

Newsweek mener Jackson ikke klarte å rive seg vekk fra materialet, mens Channel 4 mener de ikke har nok positive adjektiver for å omtale filmen. Les hva de internasjonale kritikerne sier her:

Entertainment Weekly:

The conclusion of Peter Jackson's masterwork is passionate and literate, detailed and expansive, and it's conceived with a risk-taking flair for old-fashioned movie magic at its most precious."

Hollywood Reporter:

“New Line Cinema's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" is a soaring legend in its own day and destined to be cherished for many ages to come.”

“Sure to be an Oscar contender in many categories and a breathtaking argument for director Peter Jackson winning every award there is to give, "King" has none of the usual deficiencies that frequently scuttle third films.”


The emphasis on character and performance has always been this series' hidden strength, and it is perhaps the only megabuck blockbuster that one could happily watch without the special effects, glorious as they are.

Slant Magazine:

“Jackson’s majestic longshots and extreme close-ups will make you swoon. Wind and fire are their own characters, and there’s a primordial wistfulness to many of the film’s power shots”


I don't think anyone will be disappointed with this magnificent ending to Jackson's masterful telling of Tolkien's series.

Associated Press:

If you're looking for bigger and better battles than the first two chapters, "Return of the King" comes through. Jackson and his New Zealand crew, which filmed all three movies simultaneously, pile computer-generated props, sets and creatures as high as a Nazgul's eye to create the colossal combat scenes.

BBC News:

“This three-hour, 11-minute epic is an unqualified triumph, one that raises the bar for any spectacle-respecting director of the future. The Oscar, surely, must go to Peter Jackson.”

News 24, South Africa:

” The Return of the King is a rewarding and outstanding conclusion to one of the most intriguing and captivating trilogies of our time; immortalised on celluloid, it will be treasured forever.”

The Times:

“WE come at last to the great film of our time. The film which makes the heart leap, the tears flow, the adrenalin race.”

Channel 4:

“Do not think for one minute that Return Of The King fails to meet the considerable expectations that have grown up on the back of previous installments. You could open an entire can of hyperbole over this film, and still run short of adjectives to praise its majesty.”


“The second installment was better than the first, and this one is best of all. It has spectacular action scenes and imaginary creatures, and it’s by far the most moving chapter. The performances have deepened. These characters don’t pop back up like cartoon figures, unscraped by experience. They’ve been altered by their quest, and the hurt gives flavor to the glory. If there’s a flaw in this jewel it’s a generous one: Jackson gives us too many endings. Understandably, he wants to be faithful to Tolkien. Or maybe, like us, he just couldn’t tear himself away.”


“They are, too. The second half of the film elevates all the story elements to Beethovenian crescendo. Here is an epic with literature's depth and opera's splendor — and one that could be achieved only in movies. What could be more terrific?”


” Represents that filmmaking rarity -- a third part of a trilogy that is decisively the best of the lot. With epic conflict, staggering battles, striking landscapes and effects, and resolved character arcs all leading to a dramatic conclusion to more than nine hours of masterful storytelling.”

Og heldigvis er det ikke slutt her, Peter Jackson har sagt han vil lage Hobbiten også¿. Da får vi bare ”lide” oss igjennom hans gjenfortelling av King Kong først.

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