The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 2003

Movie Info

Rating: PG-13


Age-appropriateness: Frequent, violent, and intense battle scenes. Scary images and themes. Some tobacco use. An “army of the dead” depicts ghosts as real beings.


Overview: In the conclusion of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, there are many characters who are willing to give up their lives for their mission. Jesus modeled this type of self-sacrifice. The movie title has an easy parallel to the return of Christ, who is our King.


Themes: adventure, good vs. evil, power, kingship, conflict, Jesus’ return, hope, courage, tricky people, lying, loyalty, unconditional love, purpose/calling, honor, death/dying, temptation, peace

The Quick 3

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After The Movie Discussion Guide

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Minute By Minute Guide

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