Man, that was good movie. For over three hours long, there were no parts that dragged for me. Thank goodness I didn't have a lot to drink before the movie and nothing during it. Btw, Shelob is so frickin' scary that I had to "sort of" watch it through my hands. I probably only watched only about 1/3 of that scene. I enjoyed the pacing, the cuts between the groups and the multiple endings. There was a real sense of closure for everything shown (though, some stuff in the book was dropped). It is a toss up as to which movie I want to see again first: The Last Samurai or Return of the King. Both are worth seeing multiple times on the big screen.