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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 its final 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…
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…
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…
better than first part... nice fantasy movie...
Two Tower's is very decent film but ultimately doesn't live up to the quality of the original. It moves slow and also expands on the two flaws of it's predecessor. The film does offer great action sequences and is really entertaining in spots but just falls short of the quality of Fellowship. The saving grace of this film is the performances by the actors most notably Andy Serkis and his brilliant and nuanced motion capture performance as the creature Gollum.
There's only one way to summarize this movie. "Shit just got real."
The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers- 5/5
Picking up from where it left off in its previous part, The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers shows the aftermath of the separation of the fellowship and exceptionally follows their different paths at trying to save the world from the evil threatening to destroy it as Peter Jackson adds so many amazing new elements to the film and gives us an incredible look into the war-struck, dangerous state of the middle-earth as well as following the journeys of our beloved ones to three unique, fascinating paths and through The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers, Jackson has exceeded the fantastic first part and made this epic part which…
Also best movie ever made.
This is my first time paying attention to how well Howard Shore’s musical themes provide storytelling and mood-setting shortcuts once the Fellowship splits into multiple branching storylines. Ring theme into Rohan violin, Uruk-Hai marching drumbeat back to Hobbit music, and so on. No matter where you go, the music lets you know where you are, and reminds you how you’re supposed to be feeling.
Also digging the array of multiple catch lights reflected in Galadriel’s close-ups. Nifty otherworldly effect - beautiful, but overtly unnatural.
A middle chapter most worthy for Middle Earth. Some shapeless musings on an umpteenth viewing:
I kind of resist some folks’ tendency to problematize a (planned) trilogy’s middle chapter. The most common critiques—Part 2’s only a bridge; there’s no beginning, and there’s no ending—strike me as lazy ones, ones that unduly distract from the smaller arcs and revelations being achieved. In a successful trilogy (like a serialized story of any sort) the middle chapter gets the chance to deepen the world and themes already introduced to us, without necessarily bearing the burden of allowing viewers access to the world (those who want in, are in), or ushering them out on a satisfactory note (that’s a problem for the next chapter).…
Part 2 of the live orchestral performance of Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings score
This time around it wasn't as awe-inspiring since I just experienced it for the first time only a few hours prior. That being said, the live orchestral performance of the Two Towers score was just as cool.
There really wasn't anything too different except for the fact that we got lots of the Rohan theme in this one, and that's not a bad thing--it's a pretty cool cue.
My experience with Two Towers was kind of spoiled by something though. Who the fuck claps during a movie? Gandalf shows up with Eomer to save the day. You don't need to clap. He's not real, he…
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