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12 September 2004

Fantaghirò 3: Return of the King

Nice landscapes, nice special effects, action, fights, horses walking and running everywhere, it’s all very good, and the Minas Tirith battle is as excellent as everybody says, but… what about the script?

When I heard about The Lord of the Rings, I expected a great philosophical epic, full of teachings and dream and whatever, just not an action blockbuster without any surprises. But then, maybe a great philosophical epic would not become cult for legions of geeks — come to think about it, I have no idea why I expected so much better.

Fantaghirò indeed.

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The worst part is, nobody dies and the end is as corny as the original Star Wars! (Yeah, I know the inspiration went the other way, but it doesn’t change the fact that such a “happy” ending after all this is ridiculous.)

And if someone could explain to me why Sauron doesn’t think of leaving a single orc to guard the Mount Doom entrance…

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