Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

[Gollum leads Sam and Frodo through the wilderness to a crossroads.]

Sam: "It must be getting near teatime. Leastways, it would be in decent places where there is still teatime."

Gollum: "We're not in decent places."

[Frodo stops walking. Sam turns back to him.]

Sam: "Mister Frodo? What is it?"

Frodo: "It's just a feeling. I don't think I'll be coming back."

Sam: "Yes you will, of course you will. That's just morbid thinking."

Sam: "We're goin there and back again, just like Mister Bilbo. You'll see."

[They approach a statue. It has been vandalized by Orcs. Its head has been replaced by a metal-plated stone.]

Frodo: "I think these lands were once part of the kingdom of Gondor. Long ago, when there was a king."

[The sun peeks through the clouds. The hobbits spot the statue's original head, lying on the ground.]

[As the sun strikes it they see that flowers have grown around its crown.]

Sam: "Mister Frodo, look. The king has got a crown again."

[The clouds cover the sun again, darkening the area.]

Gollum: "Come on, Hobbits! Mustn't stop now. This way."

[At night, Gandalf is standing out on a balcony, struggling with his pipe and looking towards Mordor.]

[Pippin gets up and inspects the armor and sword he has been given.]

Pippin: "So I imagine this is just a ceremonial position."

Pippin: "I mean, they don't actually expect me to do any fighting… do they?"

Gandalf: "You're in the service of the Steward now; you're going to have to do as you're told, Peregrin Took."

[Gandalf chokes again on his pipe. Pippin fills a cup of water for Gandalf.]

Gandalf: "Ridiculous Hobbit. 'Guard of the Citadel.'"

[Gandalf continues coughing as Pippin hands him the cup.]

Gandalf: "Thank you."

Pippin: "There's no more stars. Is it time?"

Gandalf: "Yes."

[Pippin walks to the railing of the balcony and leans against it.]

Pippin: "It's so quiet."

Gandalf: "It's the deep breath before the plunge."

Pippin: "I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse! Is there any hope, Gandalf? For Frodo and Sam?"

Gandalf: "There never was much hope. Just a fool's hope."

Gandalf: "Our enemy is ready, his full strength gathers. Not only orcs, but men as well, legions of Haradrim from the South, mercenaries from the coast… all will answer Mordor's call."

[Lumbering Mumakil (war Oliphants) and gliding corsairs are shown as Gandalf speaks.]

[A short pudgy pirate directs the sailors. He bears a peculiar resemblance to the belching oaf of Bree and a spearman who defended Helm's Deep…]

Pirate: "Come on!"

Gandalf: "This will be the end of Gondor as we know it. Here the hammer stroke will fall the hardest. If the river is taken, if the garrison at Osgiliath falls, the last defense of this city will be gone."

Pippin: "But we have the White Wizard… that's got to count for something. Gandalf?"

[In Minas Morgul, the Witch-king of Angmar is dressed dressed for battle.]

Gandalf: "Sauron has yet to reveal his deadliest servant. The one who would lead Mordor's armies in war. The one they say no living man can kill: the Witch-King of Angmar."

Gandalf: "You've met him before. He stabbed Frodo on Weathertop."

[A flashback of this incident is shown.]

Gandalf: "He is the lord of the Nazgûl, the greatest of the nine. Minas Morgul is his lair."

[Sam, Frodo, and Gollum approach Minas Morgul.]

Gollum: "The Dead City… very nasty place… full of… enemies."

[Gollum leads them to the side of the road.]

Gollum: "Quick! Quick! They will see! They will see! Come away! Come away!"

[Gollum points out a long, steep staircase, set into the rock.]

Gollum: "Look! We have found it, the way into Mordor. The Secret Stairs! Climb! "

[Frodo wanders towards the dead city, past a pair of gargoyles.]

Sam: "No! Mister Frodo!"

Gollum: "Not that way! What's it doing?"

Sam: "No!"

Frodo: "They're calling me."

[As Sam and Gollum pull Frodo to the stairs, the middle of the city erupts with a bright blue-green light.]

[The sight is visible to the inhabitants of Minas Tirith.]

[Gandalf consoles Pippin.]

[An army of orcs exits the Dead City.]

[The Witch-King emerges, mounted on a flying beast.]

[Frodo sees the Witch-King, and grabs his shoulder in pain.]

Frodo: "I can feel his blade."

[An orc army leaves Minas Morgul.]

Gandalf: "We come to it at last, the great battle of our time."

Gollum: "Hurry, hobbits! We climb! We must climb!"

Gandalf: "The board is set. The pieces are moving."