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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
A New Power Is Rising.
Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Did someone turn off the light?
Because it just got real dark up in here.
In all seriousness, The Two Towers isn't the cheery and delectable piece of adventure that The Fellowship of the Ring was. However, that doesn't mean that it isn't as satisfying. The danger is higher, the scope is wider, and the characters are in one helluva situation.
Basically, this reminds me of the Empire Strikes Back. It's darker, deeper, and full of choices that will reverberate throughout Middle Earth. However, that doesn't mean that it's necessarily better than its predecessor. The first film feels like an adventure, while the second feels like a challenge.
And it all leads up to Helm's Deep. A grand and absolutely…
This is a review of the extended edition of the film.
The most difficult part of any story, or a series of films that tell one story, is the middle. The beginning sets up the conflict, the end resolves the conflict, but the middle...what does the middle do? Stuff happens, sure...but what? Why? How? When? Where? Who?
Thankfully, Jackson and company dealt with this all-too-common dilemma with the deft ease and perfection as they had when dealing with every other aspect of this story. I have not read the books (though I do own them and will be diving in soon enough), but the word on the street is The Two Towers was the biggest departure from the source material.…
The 2nd film in a trilogy often has the difficult task of building the bridge between the 1st and the 3rd installments! They often get bogged down with heavy storyline and increased character development sacrificing other key elements such as action and of course thrills!
This was not the case for The Two Towers! Peter Jackson once again over delivered on all fronts! The storyline was enriched, characters explored, and yet the cinematography was just as stunning! The battles were glorious, intense spectacles to witness! I was enthralled with the legendary tale unfolding onscreen!
Time was never an issue, never was, not when the story is so engaging! In fact I wish it never had to come to an end!…
The Two Towers is that rare creature: an action film with soul. It showcases characters' personal relationships with just as much love, passion, and care as the brilliant action sequences that take up much of the film.
I'm a little stunned at the fact that The Two Towers is considered the weakest film in the LOTR trilogy, because as a viewing experience and as an emotional investment, it is far more nuanced and majestic than The Fellowship of the Ring. It's bigger, better, and far more tightly paced. It's nearly a perfect film.
Sure, the main characters are still little more than archetypes, and there are a few departures from the novel, but in exchange for the archetypal characters we…
Picking up right where the first one left off, this sequel goes even deeper into Tolkien lore, and doesn’t hold back. All of our beloved hobbits and elves and humans, broken up into three groups, encounter all sorts of creatures and villains as they reach closer to their main goal to rid the one ring that will rule them all.
Among the most memorable new additions of the series is Gollum, a CGI-created creature battling a severe case of schizophrenia. At turns hilarious and pitiful, Gollum is a terrific character, pivotal to the film’s structure and central to the struggling loyalty between the friendship of a weary Frodo and a suspicious Sam. King Theoden, Grimy Wormtongue, and Treebeard are also…
*this review is about the extended version*
My initial response to The Fellowship of the Ring (which can be read here) was one of wonder and amazement. My expectations for the Two Towers were nothing but stellar. And Jackson kept all the promises he made in the first film and then some.
Doing the second part in a trilogy is always the most difficult as it does not have a beginning and an end. In Tolkien's books this always showed as they were not initially meant as a trilogy. The story was written as six separate books, it was the publisher's choice to make it into a trilogy. Peter Jackson understands this very well. His screenplay for the Two Towers…
Where the first "LOTR" chapter was a lot of exposition and individual battle sequences, "The Two Towers" is a free-for-all of brutal violence, fought by brave and gallant warriors, vs. hideous man-beasts (Orcs).
This war -- much like "Return of the Jedi" -- is fought on many different fronts, some internal (Frodo, Gollum), some on land with weapons (Aragorn, Legolas, et al), some magical (Gandalf and Sauron), and yet more in the human heart (Arwen and Aragorn).
There are occasional lapses in action, but they are slight, and not unwelcome. Swords fly and bodies fall. One of the great battle sequences I've seen ensues, and the emotional impact is surprising.
The best addition to this already rich story is the…
I watched the extended edition of the film yesterday, and despite how many times I've watched it I will NEVER get tired of this franchise.
This is by far my favorite film of the trilogy, and I think it's mostly due to the introduction of Eowyn and Faramir/the battle of Helm's Deep/Ents....I mean the list goes on. How could this not be someone's favorite?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I did enjoy this quite a bit. This movie did make me hate Legolos with a burning passion. Hated a lot near the end and going to rant on that:
1) Quarter horses are not going through legions of heavy urakai.
2)Taking a entire regiment of horses and charging them into 20ft long spears=dead horsemen. Not everyone is OK and they fell asleep.
3) Did i mention Legolos?
4) Ents the unstoppable and ineradicable slow moving. If only they could be heard to seen from a distance...
So up and to the very end everything was great.
The good: Dialogue
The bad: Frodo and Sam
I know they're the main characters and all but as their story progresses my interest in them diminishes.
The dialogue in the trilogy is exceptional. It feels every line and scene is well thought out taking into consideration all the possible words to use and settling for the finest.
Should have won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2002.
It took me til the very end to figure out why it was called The Two Towers.
My favorite of the 3, just for its darkness and impending doom quality.
"There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
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