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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…
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is the middle chapter of the epic trilogy by Peter Jackson, based off the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. After being impressed and swooped away by the beginning chapter, I had high expectations of this film; I had seen the film before but I have forgotten my feelings towards it, ergo I was practically coming into the film blind.
The film started off strong, continuing on the story that was left by the end of the first film; where Mary and Pippin have been taken by the raiding orcs, Frodo and Sam have divided from the fellowship and attempt to enter Mordor on their own, and the remaining of…
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.…
The first hour was great - probably better than anything in Fellowship - but after that came two more hours of nothing interesting but preparation for battles, some boring love drama, and eventually battling. I couldn't care less about the last two hours.
It's really a shame. I get that there's a lot of shit they have to cram into it, which leads to the long runtime, but I just don't find a lot of it very engaging. It's at its best when it's Frodo and Sam hiking through those stunning misty landscapes, but so much of it is dedicated to characters whose inner struggles just don't resonate with me, and I'm just sitting there frustrated at the screen wishing they'd get on with it.
The Two Towers' already brilliant cast benefits heavily from the additions of Bernard Hill and Andy Serkis. Visually stunning and emotionally powerful, The Two Towers includes just the right amount of action to keep you begging for more.
As grandes trilogias, ou quaisquer outras continuações, dificilmente se vê os dois primeiros filmes seguirem a mesma linha de qualidade. Isso aconteceu com Matrix, mas que o terceiro ato foi ridículo, e agora acontece com O Senhor dos Anéis, onde a segunda parte As Duas Torres que é mais um trailer para O Retorno do Rei é uma obra-prima.
Frodo e Sam entram em Mordor para continuarem sua jornada em busca da destruição do Um Anel, enquanto o mundo dos homens é abalado por um novo e perigoso inimigo, fiel a Sauron: Saruman. Com uma legião de 10.000 uruk-hai, o mago branco tem o objetivo de acabar com todos que não se juntarem à sua vontade. Para combatê-lo, Gandalf, Aragorn,…
A little confused compared to the Fellowship, and not quite as magical. But still great, and the battle at Helm's Deep is sensational.
In quick succession, 'The Two Towers'. The fleshiest part of the trilogy, but still not my favourite. The Two Towers is the bulk of the story line, and does include some tremendous moments.
With The Two Towers, you can almost become confused by how many different sub plots are being played out. Being familiar with the subtext, however, I enjoy it as different layers, rather than confusions.
The best characters are introduced into the story in this film, with Treebeard, Farimir and some surprisingly intuitive innovations by Jackson. Most namely the 'Warg Riders'. On the first watch I was jarred, but many times in I think they are a welcome addition to the plot.
Fantastically acted, and wonderfully action packed. The Two Towers is the pace setter that the trilogy needed, especially the siege of Isengard.
Just as awesome and memorable as the others. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" is a worthy sequel to the original and another piece of evidence that Peter Jackson is a fantastic director. As these movies go on I start noticing a theme of temptation with Frodo. I notice he keeps struggling with Sauron because Sauron keeps telling him to put on the ring and Frodo keeps listening to it. This theme is very well explored and it makes Frodo a very relatable character to anyone who has heard the devil speak to them. There is even more of a grand scale to this one than the previous films. There is excellent cinematography blended perfectly well with the…
I probably shouldn't review this since I slept through the first hour, but its still great and I'll watch it again later.
the Lord of the Rings will just never make sense to me. I have so many questions
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