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.…
"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…
*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…
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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.
The middle part of any trilogy is always destined to be the most difficult, bridge as it must the beginning and end of a narrative. Peter Jackson is one of the few filmmakers to manage it with The Two Towers, second in his adaptation of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. This might be my personal favourite of the three, in fact, the narrative growing in complexity and darkness casting over many of the characters. It doesn't quite flow as tightly from a story perspective but it strikes a more powerful chord and builds to a climax that serves, for me, as the trilogy's high point.
As with Fellowship, Jackson starts relatively tight and contained before gradually expanding outward from…
"lord of some rings". they might not be amazing but theres a lot of value if you like monsters / want to design your own. extended edition
Despite the scenes that left me bored, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" is great.
The direction by Peter Jackson is phenomenal along with the cinematography, score, script, acting, and everything else (except the pacing). This is a good looking movie. It's beautifully shot! I like this LOTR movie a lot more than "The Fellowship of the Ring". "The Two Towers" was a lot more exciting and action packed. Those sequences really held up my rating. "The Battle of Helm's Deep" is the best part and my favorite part of the entire flick. If they didn't have that, I would of been bored out of my mind along with some other set pieces in the movie.
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The Two Towers is easily the weakest film in the LOTR trilogy. Does that mean it's bad? No, not at all. It's actually a fantastic movie. The other two films in the trilogy just happen to be better. The film is very interesting. Slow at times, but still interesting. The battle of Helm's Deep at the end in absolutely epic. Sam's speech at the end of the film is completely moving. The performances are fantastic. The story is fantastic. The visuals are fantastic as well. Overall, this is just one great movie.
Continuing my 7 year old brother's reviews of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: "Fighting Trees! Huh huh!"
This movie is amazing. There isn't much else to say then that. Unfortunately, I haven't seen this movie until now. Me and my brother are the only people in our family who like fantasy.
Screening with live performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
El inicio es algo problemático. Una serie de pretextos para colocar un gran número de piezas en su lugar. Pero es mérito de Jackson hacer de tantas escenas de gente simplemente caminando algo tan entretenido.
El final por otro lado es tal vez el momento más emocionante de la trilogía. Una batalla en tres niveles (a la Return of the Jedi) que al día de hoy no se ha superado.