The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Also known as : "The Two Towers"
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Jackson tries to keep the plates spinning as best he can, but all the bouncing back and forth can't help but become a bit tedious -
The year's greatest adventure, and Jackson's limited but enthusiastic adaptation has made literature literal without killing its soul -
The storylines are woven together skilfully, the magnificent swooping aerial shots are breathtaking, and the overall experience is awesome.
The appearance of Treebeard and Gollum's expanded role will either have you loving what you're seeing, or rolling your eyes. I loved it! Gollum's 'performance' is incredible!
The gorgeously elaborate continuation of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is so huge that a column of words cannot adequately describe co-
An epic of grandeur and scale that’s been decades gone from the popcorn pushing sound stages of Hollywood.
Seeing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is like having a second date with a woman who made you fall in love at first sight.
It can't be easy starting a movie in the middle, staying in the middle, and then ending it in the middle...
The middle third of an epic nine-
This is one case where you can actually believe the hype -
[Director Peter] Jackson and his crew have so steeped themselves in the majesty of Tolkien's writing that every frame produces new joys, whether you're a fan of the books or not.
Awesome creatures, breathtaking scenery, and epic battle scenes add up to another 'spectacular spectacle.'
Visually breathtaking, viscerally exciting, and dramatically moving, it's the very definition of epic adventure.
Meeting, even exceeding expectations, it's the best sequel since The Empire Strikes Back ... a majestic achievement, an epic of astonishing grandeur and surprising emotional depth.
Although Jackson is doubtless reserving the darkest hours for The Return of the King, we long for a greater sense of urgency in the here and now of The Two Towers.
Average Rating: 8/10
Not since Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's Ran have the savagery of combat and the specter of death been visualized with such operatic grandeur.
Peter Jackson and company once again dazzle and delight us, fulfilling practically every expectation either a longtime Tolkien fan or a movie-
Though Frodo's quest remains unfulfilled, a hardy group of determined New Zealanders has proved its creative mettle.
Yes, there are some 'middle-
Once again, director Jackson strikes a rewarding balance between emotion on the human scale and action/effects on the spectacular scale.
This film doesn't change my review of the original, but it does have me eagerly looking forward to the final installment. I liked it a lot!
Though Jackson doesn't always succeed in integrating the characters in the foreground into the extraordinarily rich landscape, it must be said that he is an imaginative filmmaker who can see the forest for the trees.
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