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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…
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.…
An unrivaled masterpiece of fantasy filmmaking, Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" not only betters its excellent predecessor, but it expands the possibilities of its genre. It is an outstanding achievement that thrusts its audience headlong into a continuing adventure, introduces remarkable new characters, and cements Jackson's reputation as a visionary with the talent to bring to life J.R.R. Tolkien's already reputable vision.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" begins with a brief flashback, developing a mystery from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." Jackson's script, however, quickly launches into the continuing adventure of Tolkien's brave heroes. Without the need to introduce it characters, peoples, and lands, the narrative, even…
Moving onto Part 2 of watching this trilogy for the first time, I had high hopes coming into The Two Towers but a few apprehensions too. I was worried that this would very much be a transitional film with not much happening but allowing the story to prepare for the final part. IT did prepare itself for the third part indeed, but there's still plenty of good action going on in the Two Towers including some incredible action scenes and new elements to the story that were well justified and well explained. In fact, I think it may have been better than the original.
I think the reason for this is because it definitely built upon the foundations of Fellowship…
Film #6.2 of the 2016 Awards Season Scavenger Hunt!
Task #8: A film that you consider the perfect date movie
(Before I begin, I should say that this is listed as 6.2 because I firmly believe that the perfect movie date actually involves watching the entire series, extended editions of course, in essentially one sitting. I have actual review stuff in the Fellowship review. This is just an argument for why it's the perfect date movie. There's nothing reviewey in this. Mostly because I don't have a lot to say beyond an unbearably mushy proclamation of my love.)
So, without further ado, my nine point argument for why this is the perfect date movie (series).
I. It's a test…
Great second act of a great trilogy.
Another decent adventure film from director Peter Jackson.
The Lord of the Rings series is so beautifully shot, it's almost painful. Even the battle scenes are beautiful, and that's saying something coming from me given how much I dislike movie battle scenes. Yet, there is something so ugly in this world, which consists of thousands of male characters and perhaps three females (and I'm being quite generous considering I'm counting Blanchett's two-second cameo.) I have always hated when men talk about "women and children" in the same group - as if we're both both defenseless creatures which require protection. In The Two Towers this absurd line of reasoning reared its ugly head when a boy no more than six was given a weapon, while able-bodied mothers remained hidden.…
okay but like helm's deep tho i mean
The Two Towers is a epic treat, with Frodo and Sam still on there long quest there's never a dull moment - its a feast for the eyes and with the battle of Helms Deep one of the very best action scenes committed to film.
Great as always. A movie with great memories of mine. Meant a lot to me in my childhood.
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Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…