19 January 2009

The Return of the King ‘80

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, Orcs and Trolls, the longest blog entry I’ve posted so far on Black Gate. It’s a massive overview of the 1980 animated telefilm The Return of the King, being a simplified last third of The Lord of the Rings, but situated more as a sequel to the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit. This film had a big effect on my childhood love of fantasy and growing interest in Tolkien before I had come of age to read The Lord of the Rings. However, I’m surprised how many positive things I have to say about it even away from the nostalgia.

Read it all here.

And remember, “Where there’s a whip, there’s a way!”