The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is the second in the Lord of the Rings trilogy kindly suggested by @ . The last review I decided to stray from the positive way of thinking and negatively review the movie, so I wouldn’t bore you readers with the same deserving praise the movies get. So, I have simply decided to continue this trend.
Due to these movies being filmed simultaneously this trilogy is basically put together the same. The same level of CGI, make-up, etc. was used on each film. This is an extremely interesting fact but also an intelligent move from the filmmakers. No aging-actors and no replacements for characters in the sequels. All great outcomes. But when great power is used, equally as great consequences are caused. Throughout the giant battles of many well costumed extras, cleverly choreographed and extremely exciting action sequences involving two powerful sides of warriors intercut between two tales of two sets of two hobbits on their own journeys across the vast and magnificently stunning land of Middle-Earth I find myself feeling I have seen this all before. Not because I have in fact seen this movie before, but each little bit seems very similar. I’ve seen two opposing sides ride towards each other to then see bloody violence that fills my heart with joy, amusing quips fly between elf and dwarf, large set pieces (real or CGI) that leave my jaw pressed firmly upon the floor and lots of new and intriguing characters with their compelling stories about their time in Middle-Earth. I’ve seen the emotion struggles these characters bare through these tough and extremely visually satisfying times, seen wizards fall and soldiers’ brawl and heard music that would make an angel stop and listen. It just feels I’ve seen this all before… Which is funny because I have, the same things happen in the last movie. They unfortunately aren’t as good as the Fellowship and it does get a little boring... But still, I fucking love this movie. Especially when Gandalf fights the Balrog in one of the most memorable opening sequences of all time.