LotR:RotK was BLOODY FANTASTIC! I adored it, especially Minas Tirith. Though a couple of departures from the book pissed me off, and Bilbo aged unrealistically. Having now seen it, I still cannot comprehend why any of you cried (with the possible exception of at the parting scene at the end).
But yes. The Great Escape still remains the best movie ever, but I am in awe of the sheer cinematic genius I just saw.