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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…
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 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!…
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…
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…
*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 focus begins to spread out a little here. Big giant battles betweens armies sound awesome in theory, but in the end they're far less memorable than the climax of Fellowship. An influx of new characters, as well, that we just don't give a crap about. Sorry, horse people. We met these other guys in the previous movie, and you're kind of cutting into their screen time.
I didn't like this movie much when it first came out, and that first paragraph is full of my old gripes. But now that I've seen what they've done with the Hobbit movies, I appreciate this one and the next one a LOT more.
Still stunning to look at, still great, still long.
I saw this in the theater. Great part 2 of the trilogy. Well made.
Helm's Deep battle is one of the best in cinematic history. Just phwoar.
SO MUCH BETTER THAN FELLOWSHIP AND I'M SO GLAD. Fellowship was a bit of a disappoint as I didn't connect to any of the characters and it just didn't really hold up to all the fuss made over it. BUT THIS MOVIE. This was exactly what I wanted in the first film--so good! My only complaint is against Arwen and Aragorn's love story which I still don't understand why it's in there. Other than that, THIS WAS SO GOOD AJSIDO;AJSKDLFAJSDIOAWJEKLD;AFJS
The adventure still remains epic as ever and love the development of the characters and the situation. It's a wonderful universe filled with unique characters.
A solid second installment in the trilogy. Although it's more action orientated it's still adventurous and has the feel of the first rather than a blatant war film.
Well directed action sequences, excellent sets and costumes again and superb performances from Bernard Hill and Andy Serkis in particular make this a very good follow up to FOTR
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