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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…
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 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…
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…
party time with seo until 4 am party party.
so much junk food.
worth it though.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The darkness in this film is great, gotta love the tree people
Easily the best of the Lord of the Rings series. The battle of Helms Deep is just epic and I love the way Golum was presented.
Sam is the real hero of the series.
This middle movie in the LOTR trilogy is perhaps the most memorable. Gollum is amazing!
Thumbs Up: With Gandalf sadly missing for large parts, Gollum takes over as the most captivating performance, amazingly realised and performed by Andy Serkis (one he has never topped since), a few nice touches of strange magic like the walking trees and the cursed king, Christopher Lee and John Rhys Davies are good in support, Liv Tyler is an elven babe.
Thumbs Down: When all is said and done this really is a thoroughly unpleasant film, far more military than magic. With the fellowship dissolved the characters spread out to explore the true horror of war, hammed up to 11 (like when those stupid little kids are putting on helmets before the battle) and tonally inconsistent with the awkward moments of levity (like when Legolas and Gimli are shouting out their kill count).
Amazing... Like the others, a spectacle to behold.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Extended Edition Movie Review: Am I the only one that feels like a better person after watching an LOTR film? It's so strange how a film can be so fantastic.
The LOTR trilogy has always been my favorite trilogy of all time and my second favorite film of all time. My least favorite of them has always been The Two Towers. That's no insult at all, that's like saying "this 3 pound diamond isn't as good as this 4 pound diamond." I finally watched the extended edition of it today, and found it to improve upon the original second one in every way, except pacing wise.
The action looked terrific in the…
Extended verren, trädena drar ner. När merry & pippin hittar sarumans secret weed-stash blir det rätt gött åt de små hoberna, jisses
If The Fellowship of the Ring suffers from camp and childlike fantasy, The Two Towers mends these problems by acting as its grittier, darker older brother. The second entry captures the visual allure and storytelling prowess of the first, but by also making it less extravagant and a little more graphic (with the help of shaky-cam and tinted filters), the audience may take it more seriously and, in turn, have more fun with it.
Being the middle installment, Two Towers is the bulk of the story — the rising action of Frodo’s journey to destroy the One Ring. We therefore get less introduction and have to keep track of fewer characters, and instead can focus on the actual narrative itself…
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