Exciting and epic. The definition of epic comes from war scenes like the ones in this movie.
The story of Israel against the Philistines, of David's 300 warriors against the armies of Saul, Hezekiah against the 4 kings... this movie helps me imagine what these real Biblical stories would've looked like in real life.
Also, Sam is my favorite character in this movie. Man, oh man, how I cried with him at the end... when his friend gets on the boat and says goodbye. What a heartbreak.
Loved the subtlety in that last scene of how they let us see that Frodo would be alright. As soon as he looks back one last time from the boat his eyes are…