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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…
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…
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!…
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 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.…
Still really long
There is a nostalgic love for the middle entry of The Lord of the Rings series: in retrospect, it is understandable why a younger me was so fond of it —The Two Towers easily has the most action when in comparison to its steep 235 minute runtime. At the same time, Towers serves as a serviceable entry in the initial franchise, but it is more of a stepping-stone: intended to work towards the fitting conclusion of the initial trilogy.
So The Two Towers splits the plot down to three different storylines: with the action picking up directly after the events of Fellowship. It has the original gang searching for Merry and Pippin, those aforementioned hobbits’ journey and finally Frodo and…
- Extedend Edition -
I guess we all have that movie we would like to watch for the first time again. The Two Towers is not that movie for me though, for one small reason. Although this might have been the tenth time I watched it, I still cry and sheer and laugh of sheer enthusiasm about everything in it. I am absolutely fascinated by the Rohan arc, the knights, the fortress, the war. It's perfect!
Lento e pesado. Ã um esplendor cênico sem duvida, mas a falta de noção temporal faz o filme despencar. O excesso de minúcias é um pecado grave nessa trilogia.
Rewatch of the extended version.
Will have opinions when I have rewatched all three.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
4/5. About an 87%. Really good, but not quite an A.
So... Gandalf didn't die.
The Two Towers is the second film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy that focuses on three main storylines: Frodo and Sam's quest to Mordor, Aragorn and the remaining Fellowship trying to help the people of Rohan, and Mary and Pippin trying to get these walking trees to help them.
The film's acting and direction are once again fantastic, with more terrific scenic shots of New Zealand, oh I mean Middle Earth. And how can you talk about this film without mentioning the Battle of Helm's Deep, probably the best fantasy battle ever put to film. This film also shows us the great talent that is Andy Serkis and introduces my favorite character of the series, Gollum. Gollum is…
Great movie, but much of it is just 2 hobbits walking. And walking. And giant f****** trees walking. Slowest and probably least eventful film of the trilogy. But the even the weakest LOTR film is still excellent.
Darker, more brooding, and even more exciting than FELLOWSHIP...
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