The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers takes a while to build

15 Dec

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is almost as good as the first film, but for much different reasons. Director Peter Jackson honors each of the three storylines and its characters adventures, while at the same time introducing new characters. Jackson makes some tweaks to the book, which I think for the most part work, especially changing up Faramir’s character, but he also is confronted with some pacing problems with the King Theoden of Rohan and Treebeard of Fangorn forest. Both sequences seem to drag along after awhile.

The film’s main strength is the ground breaking special effects associated with Gollum and the climatic battle scene at Helm’s Deep. The execution of the CGI and the motion capture suit brings the film to another level of creativity, while the film’s ending keeps audiences at the edge of their seats.

The Two Towers takes a while to build, but in the end it sees the light.

WORD COUNT: 157

Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: B+

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