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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.
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.…
*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…
"He was twitching 'cause he's got ma axe embedded in his nervous system!" - Gimli
It's interesting to compare the Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings franchises in terms of quality. As shown in Kevin Smith's Clerks., the age-old debate reigns about whether The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi is a better film. Personally, I think it's the former. Now, if I was to do the same for Peter Jackson's adaptation of Tolkein's epic series, the finale would always come out on top. It's the middle section of my favourite franchise of all time that I have somewhat of a small problem with.
The Fellowship is fragmented, Gandalf is gone and Boromir fell valiantly in…
For years I have been one of the few to believe that the second installment of this epic trilogy, The Two Towers, was the strongest film of the bunch. I decided to go through them again and see if I still agree with this notion, and I ended up falling more in love with Fellowship than I ever had before (as seen from my 5 star review on Halloween). Perhaps I had changed my tune on the trilogy as a whole? Nope. Not yet at least.
With a long awaited rewatch of Return of the King still to come, I cannot make it official, but as of right now it remains the way I feel: The Two Towers is not…
It is often considered the weakest of the trilogy and up until my latest viewing, I would've agreed. Seeing the film well over five times, I've never realized "exactly" how amazing this film. It has always been a top 20 film for me but upon my latest viewing, there are things that I've picked up about this film that could possibly make it the best of the trilogy.
The Two Towers is definitely the slowest of the trilogy but this seems to be an intential technique that Peter Jackson uses to further show the impact of the final hour. The character development falls in place absolutely perfectly, especially that of Gollum. The scene in the first film in the Mines…
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Whilst not quite as good as the first one, which let's face it, set the bar pretty high, Two Towers is still a bloody brilliant film. Everything I said earlier about the first film earlier - the acting, the effects, the scenery, the soundtrack all being incredible still applies here, as well as having one of the best battle sequences I've seen. Although for some reason, I felt the film was just lacking something that stopped it from being a five-star film like the previous one.
The Battle Of Helm's Deep was awesome though. Did I already mention that? Screw it, it's awesome enough to be mentioned twice.
Großartiger Kriegsfilm. Viel Leiden. Love it.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If you have seen my ratings of the other 2 movies in this trilogy you might wonder what makes this one so much worse. Well, the funny part is that most of the stuff they got right in the first and third installments they also got right here. The cast, obviously, is still top-notch. The special effects and CGI are remarkable. The battle scenes are intense and very exciting. This movie does keep the story moving and will certainly leave you hanging, anxious to watch the final installment. So where did this chapter go wrong for me?
The Two Towers represents every single thing that I dislike in the movie trilogy and then some. If you listen to Peter Jackson…
There are many, many things to love about this movie, but the fantastic Helm's Deep battle absolutely stands out; Dare I say that it was even more thrilling than in the book? Among all its beautiful music too, the Riders of Rohan is the crown jewel.
Nunca la había visto. Ahora que estoy leyendo los libros y he terminado de leer el segundo, la vi.
Me encantó. Maneja el tiempo en una manera diferente al libro para hacerla más intrigante, e igual es increíblemente fiel en pequeños detalles.
Esta saga se me cada vez más especial. A pesar de haber sido lanzada hace 12 años, hay efectos que no dejan de impresionarte.
There's no better battle than the Battle of Helms Deep.
Loved being back in middle earth for a second time.
A pleasure to watch! The film gets straight to business with all the non-stop action and so forth. The lighter, Shire moments like those from the first film are absent here, obviously, making this movie a little more 'serious'. I don't know what else to say. It's just really good.
The sheer scale of this is something to behold.
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