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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…
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!…
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.…
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 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…
*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…
The least of the trilogy for me though that's relative, with the Ents section always coming in at a time when you would rather continue the scene which ended before, though Merry and Pippin remain good value.
Other than that, the battles impress and Frodo's emotional arc gets a good beating while Aragorn gets to display just why he is the best of humans.
Vrhunski nastavak ove fantazijske trilogije iako su mi prvi i treći draži i ovaj je svakako za čistu 10-ku. Nakon nešto sporijeg prvog dijela u kojem smo se upoznavali sa družinom u ovom nastavku se već radnja zahuktava do usijanja i maksimalno nas nabijava prema trećem dijelu i raspletu ove sage.
The first half is boring and the second half is enthralling. The battle of Helm's Deep is truly epic in size and scope, I wish it wasn't immediately preceded by the horrible dream sequences with Aragorn and Arwen.
"Come on Hobbits. Long ways to go yet. Smeagol will show you the way. Follow me!"
Flawed middle chapter, but still enrapturing.
Best LOTR movie ever made, and yes I'm including the Hobbit series.
The war scenes were much much better than "The Return Of The King".
“Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn. Forth, Eorlingas!”
"The Two Towers" makes you sad, makes you laugh, makes you think, and it actually gets your blood up, which is definitely what was missing in "The Return Of The King".
Part two in the LOTR saga improves on every aspect over the first one. particularly in pacing and variety, as The Two Towers features an interesting multi-threaded story that leads to an excellent stand-off between the forces of evil wizard Saruman (Lee) and humanity. Peter Jackson's own SFX company, Weta, gets to really shine in conjuring up such a vivid world filled with all manner of beasts and fantastic buildings, but very special mention must go to the character of Gollum, who is the result of a superb (and pioneering) motion capture performance by Andy Serkis. Lots to see.
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