Subscribe to my blog via email HERE and share with your friends.Hello Movie Buffs! The Lord of the Rings is one of the bravest projects ever attempted by a filmmaker, and Peter Jackson deserves every ovation he will receive, every award, every bit of the praise and adoration that will be spoken and written. Peter Jackson truly outdid himself when creating the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and he fails to disappoint us in the 2nd part of the Trilogy. The Two Towers shows us that he is not a one-hit wonder like so many directors are. I actually think that The Two Towers reaches the same level as the Fellowship of the Ring, and sometimes even surpasses it.
The best part of the film is
quite easily, and everyone knows it, the ending. The ending of the battle of Helm's Deep is quite breathtaking, and in accordance with size and scale Peter Jackson has truly redefined the word "epic". He pays attention to the small things that truly elevate this movie from great to amazing, including the casting. The casting for "The Two Towers" can make an individual shake their head and wonder, in retrospect, whether anyone else could have done better, the answer is no. One of the most definitive cast members is Bernard Hill as King Theoden, of Rohan. Hill's performance contributed greatly to "The Battle of Helms Deep", scenes that created a whirlwind of emotions for the viewer. Next is Viggo Mortensen (as Aragorn) goes from strength to strength and his performance is both primitive and sensitive. Mortensen's portrayal brings new aspects to the character; he is perceptive, seemingly empathic and warm, more fundamentally human, and yet super-human in company and charisma. Another is Andy Serkis as Gollum/Smeagol was an excellent mixture and could have easily been an annoying Jar-Jar-Binks-Alike. Instead, the way that Jackson and Serkis (and doubtless many others) chose to portray the CGI incarnation character was both incredibly emotional and powerful. Gollum is profoundly disturbing, amusing, almost lovable and in the end, you start to feel sorry for him. Finally, Brad Douris as the evil Grima Wormtongue is beyond words. Douris delivers both a skillful fulfillment and a truly skin-crawling performance in what was already an inspired casting. Now for those of you that still view Jackson's epic with skepticism, I implore you to put down your preconceptions and your prejudices, but most of all put down the books. The books are the ultimate fantasy epic and the pictures you draw in your head are better than anything you can imagine, and there is no one else who could have done the books justice the way Peter Jackson did. This is just one part of a wonderful masterpiece in an epic story.
quite easily, and everyone knows it, the ending. The ending of the battle of Helm's Deep is quite breathtaking, and in accordance with size and scale Peter Jackson has truly redefined the word "epic". He pays attention to the small things that truly elevate this movie from great to amazing, including the casting.
“Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like the wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come to this?”
– King Theoden
Final VoteWorth Seeing: 5 of 5 starsWorth Buying: 5 of 5 stars
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Cast & CrewDirected by: Peter Jackson Writing Credits: (Novel) J.R.R. Tolkien. (Screenplay) Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, and Peter Jackson.Produced by Peter Jackson --- producerBarrie M. Osborne --- producerFran Walsh --- producerRick Porras --- co-producer: WingNut FilmsJamie Selkirk --- co-producer: WingNut FilmsMichael Lynne --- executive producer: New Line CinemaMark Ordesky --- executive producer: New Line CinemaRobert Shaye --- executive producer: New Line CinemaBob Weinstein --- executive producerHarvey Weinstein --- executive producer
Cast:Alan Howard --- Voice of the Ring (voice)Sean Astin --- SamSala Baker --- SauronCate Blanchett --- GaladrielOrlando Bloom --- LegolasBilly Boyd --- PippinIan Holm --- BilboAndy Serkis --- GollumIan McKellen --- GandalfDominic Monaghan --- MerryViggo Mortensen --- AragornCraig Parker --- HaldirJohn Rhys-Davies --- Gimli/ Voice of Tree-beardLiv Tyler --- ArwenHugo Weaving --- ElrondElijah Wood --- FrodoDavid Wenham --- FaramirBernard Hill --- TheodenParis Howe Strewe --- TheodredMiranda Otto --- EowynKarl Urban --- EomerJohn Bach --- MadrilSam Comery --- EothainBrad Dourif --- WormtongueCalum Gittins --- HalethBruce Hopkins --- GamlingJohn Leigh --- HamaRobbie Magasiva --- MauhurRobyn Malcolm --- MorwenOlivia Tennet --- FredaRay Trickitt --- BeregStephen Ure --- GrishnakhBrent McIntyre --- Witch-king
– King Theoden
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