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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.
Every story usually consists of three acts; the first is where you introduce your tale & its characters, the second is the middle part where the majority of the plot surfaces & character development takes place, and the third & final act is where you tie up all the loose ends to bring your entire narrative to a satisfying conclusion. Almost everyone has a definite idea of how to begin & end their stories but the middle act is always the hardest part. Because no matter how great the other two acts are, if this part isn't handled correctly, then the overall experience will ultimately amount to almost nothing in the end.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is that middle act…
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…
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…
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is probably my second favorite of all time behind the original trip to a galaxy far, far away, and each year I revisit all three films over a short span of time. As the desire to do so came bubbling to the surface recently with the release of the final Hobbit film due out, something strange occurred to me regarded the timing of my yearly Frodo journey. For some reason I seem to always do so around this time of the year, when the temperatures dip below freezing outside, and I have never really considered why that is.
A part of me wondered if it is merely a coincidence, that due to the daunting…
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 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…
One might expect the second film of a series to be rather lackluster compared to the others. The Two Towers however, is far from lackluster. It manages to capture just as much magic as the other two films.
I reviewed The Fellowship of the Ring in… April and I’m incredibly sorry if anyone has been waiting for this review. Even though I highly doubt it. So what took me so long to watch the second movie? I have to be honest that I had little to no urge to watch it. In fact, I did not want to watch it at all. It is a huge, epic and long movie. You aren’t always in the mood to watch a film like this. Today I just started the DVD because I had to watch it at some point and I am always amazed how great these trilogy is. I was entertained from the first to the last second. It…
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Movie Review
The Lord of the rings trilogy. The Lord of the rings the fellowship of the ring, the Lord of the rings the two towers and The Lord of the rings the return of the king. (All three films) in extended edition blu-ray box set. One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them all, and in the land of modor where the shadows lay.
The Lord of the rings motion picture trilogy box set on blu-ray. Now before I start this review I need to address that the Lord of the rings is my favorite film of all time it's one of the fisrt films that…
my kink was legolas sliding down that staircase using a shield as a board
I saw this with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra playing the score live...it was incredible. They even made their own little new parts for scenes that were originally silent, and they worked well.
Last year they did Fellowship of the Ring. Next year they're doing Return of the King. I can't wait.
I saw The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers tonight at the Mann with the music played live. I get it now.
Since I first watched The Lord of the Rings movie a few years ago, I was a "fan." I liked them, but I didn't really care that much about them or have any particularly strong feelings for them. Well my opinion has completely changed. The experience I had tonight was, in a word, overwhelming. And I mean that in a good way. Whether it was the unbelievable Howard Shore score played live or the thousands of fans cheering and applauding at every reveal, heroic moment, and fantastic musical cue, it all clicked. Everything somehow felt heightened. The…
I tried to read the first book. Three times. But it really does go on and on. Never finished it, all three times. Nobody gets laid, nobody asks "Why can't we just fly to the mountain on one of those giant eagles?", and nobody appears to need to go to the bathroom, all of which ruin the realism for me. Hobbits and Elves and Midgets are proud creatures, and deserve a better historical record. Oh and the poems are awful, literature my ass. But anyway, the films are great, I see them as one long film, extra long actually as I prefer the extended versions. The Canadian director Lord Peter Jackson really knows how to direct and stuff. Filmed in the beautiful Australian outback, with an all Irish cast, this 26 hour enjoyathon is truly worth it.
Jesus Christ, they just keep on getting better and better.
Who knew you could amp up the epic factor?
Andy Serkis and Viggo Mortenson are both phenomenal as is the rest of the cast.
Now onto Return of the King tonight...
A list that, if nothing else, proves the day-to-day usefulness of applied statistics.
Between 2015 and 2016, a series of…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…