The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 2003 – dir. Peter Jackson
The Return of the King is the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new era. The age of the fair folk passes, and the age of men dawns.
In Tolkien’s books, Aragorn the Ranger has a goal of claiming the kingship from the outset. However, in the films, he undergoes a transition from reluctant leader to king of men. Of course, such a transition is interesting to watch – we first see him as a shady character at the Prancing Pony Inn, contrasted with the crowned royalty he becomes at the end of the third film.