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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…
Two Hobbits wander the dark land. Cold and bitter cruel winds. Shadows in the dark. Evil brews. Darkness clouds the light. Ever so gently it pours out across the lands of Middle-Earth. Nothing can stop Sauron and his armies now. They impede the progress of our halflings. Not even Aragorn or Legolas or Gimly can foresee the dangers that lie ahead... Not even Gandalf the Grey. Yes, Gandalf, so blind. So unaware of what heads his way. The fool!
Goblin Grunt: Master?
Saruman: What is it?!
Grunt: What I was going to say master (trembling)... is that if we were to amass our armies, we-
Saruman: Our armies?!
Grunt: ah, sorry me lord, I mean your armies me lord!
I want my winter
First time I have seen the extended edition. I think this is the one case I prefer the "regular" edition. I did find an extra hour a wee bit long and the extra film is mostly filler.
Still a great final battle though!
Two Towers builds upon the already-epic predecessor, upping the scale to lay a strong foundation for the eventual finale while working as a fantastic standalone as well.
I finally got to see the second installment... which does an excellent job of continuing the storyline. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first... the cast was great... the storyline was great... the battle scenes were fantastic. I don't know what more to say other then I can't wait to see the final installment.
Not as great as The Fellowship. It's just feels poorly put together.
Helms deep is awesome, but the it doesn't avoid the inevitable mid trilogy dip.
I feel the need to insist:
This movie is way too goddamn good, and the soundtrack is unparalleled.
Watch the extended edition for maximum immersion and where-did-my-day-go.
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