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The Weekly Stuff #296 – Revisiting The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.
Our trilogy of The Lord of the Rings retrospectives comes to a close this week, as we dive deep with The Return of the King, the final installment in Peter Jackson’s legendary adaptation. Sixteen years later, does the film hold up as well as its predecessors, and what do we see in it now, older and in the context of a very different cinematic and cultural landscape, that we could not glimpse then? It’s a long conversation befitting this absolute behemoth of a film, but we also make time to talk about Criterion’s announcement of their Godzilla: The Showa Era Films box set for Spine #1000, Sean tells us about falling in love with the wonderful world of Dragon Quest Builders 2, and Jonathan gives first impressions on Fire Emblem: Three Houses after one weekend and 13 hours of play.
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:03:45
Godzilla for Criterion #1000: 0:03:45 – 0:14:45
Dragon Quest Builders 2: 0:14:45 – 0:34:51
Fire Emblem Three Houses: 0:34:51 – 1:02:58
Revisiting The Return of the King: 1:02:58 – 4:06:32
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