I am a huge movie buff....I grew up on Christopher Lee movies at the drive in with my family and later my dates. I was awed at FOTR but was blown away by TTT! I cannot wait for ROTK!
This trilogy will be enjoyed in my home for decades to come.
Perfect for entertainment value, which is what the movies are supposed to be about.
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I would just like to say that The Two Towers is one of the greatest films ever made and that it is fitting for an actor of Christopher Lee's stature to be a part of it. The casting of him in the role of Saruman is truly inspired.
"The Two Towers" is definitely a masterpiece! But still it had not the strong emotions to me than "Fellowship of the Ring" because i didnt weep during the film. Only the scene were the small boys at Helms Klamm were equipped with arms/armor brought me to tears but i didnt cry as hard as at the scene were Gandalf fell and the Fellowship mourned for him outside of Moria... or when Frodo remembers the lines spoken by Gandalf in Moria at the end of the first film.
But its overwhelming when Grima and Saruman inspect the Uruk-Hai army from the Orthanc-Balcony... The tear flowing down Grimas cheek is moving me.
I enjoyed TTT more that TFOTR, I think that might have been because I rented TFOTR and didnt see it on the big screen, I absolutely LOVED TTT which I did see on the cinema but it is my favourite so far, it was absolutely fantastic!
i agree we all have our own opinion. i was just saying that sometimes it works and somtimes it doesn't that's all. I am a fan of Dean koontz also. if you ever read The Green Mile by stephen king they left everything from the book in but i believe 3 things.
1. was this character that wasn't in the movie, 2. was the mouse died in the book an lived in the movie and 3 was an extra scene but i forget what it is at the moment. my point in all this is sometimes they do follow the book.
We all have a right to our opinion, and that was mine, I just couldn't get in to them.
By the way Dean Koontz is one of my favourite authors.
I totally disagree with you books aren't always better than the movie. example The Godfather i read the book a few years ago and i thought that the movie was much better! i've never read the lord of the rings books myself. here's another example i read the book Carrie by stephen king the movie is a classic least i think so but the book suxed! there's more i'm sure but i can't seem to think of any at the moment. but my point is the book isn't always better no matter who writes it weather if it's JR. tolkien
or stephen king or even dean koontz or if you love mystery books even ed mcbain.
I have never read the books, and now I'm glad I never, coz I to may find flaws.
I can jugde the film as I see it not by the books.
In all things the book is always better, but no one can get a book to film dead right, we have are limits.
And the film would have to last all day just to get close to the book.
I think they did a very good job, and I think that if J. R. Tolkien was alive today I'm sure he would of been very happy with the films.
I really wanted to vote for "perfect in every way" because for me, it was. However, I ended up going with "very good" because I, too, have trouble saying that anything as huge as this movie could even aspire to be flawless. The differences between the book and the film were not of issue to me. I can't think of any screen adaptation that has been exactly like the book.
Gollum--I shall forever have his troubled soul in my dreams. And the bit where the old tree shepherd just cannot fathom why any wizard would destroy the forest certainly struck home with me. There's no one in the world with the masterful voice of Mr. Lee. I could go on and on, but let it suffice to say that I reveled in every minute of this film.
Part III cannot get here soon enough.
and the changes make it even beter .
it was never the book , so changes are o.k with in reson , and thay were:-)
i give it a 5 I enjoye actually it's more like a 4 and a half if Juan gave us a 4 and a half I mean. it was more of a 5 but since C.Lee was in it less it's between good and pretty good.does that make sense?
Sorry to add my opinion in so late- but this movie was very exciting, I liked it very much. I thought that it was a good mix of action, live actors and animation! I plan on seeing it again this weekend!
I voted very good.
I have seen it twice now and I really enjoy it, Hope to go again very soon.
Oh the other day while on the net I was e-mail by some one from e-bay telling me that he has a copy of the TTT for sell $20.
NO I was not tempted.
But I still have his e-mail address.
...but we can't really expect perfection can we? After all, that's really an impossibly high standard to hold any human too! Mr. Jackson had a mammoth task before him and he did evoke the spirit of TTT overall beautifully. The new actors were wonderful, particularily Andy Serkis' Gollum certainly. But there were a few changes from the book that I felt were unecessary (and let me just say now for the record I DID like some of the divergances!) and damaging to the flow and spirit of the original, particularily in how the nature of Faramir changed too much.
So not perfect, but still an incredible feat and clearly made with much love and effort.
I am not one to go to a lot of movies , I
I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did the first , maybe even more so . Although Saruman doesn't have a lot of screen time , the fact that it is spread through the entire film makes you feel his presence almost more then in the Fellowship . Mr Jackson has given himself an almighty task with the third instalment..........I'm sure he's up to the challenge .
It was marvellous. 'nuff said. I loved it so much I couldn't sleep Wednesday night once I'd gotten home! It hit me once I was 'trying' to get to sleep how good it was - much darker than fellowship, but just as good. Gollum was particularly amazing!
I'm going again soon!
As always Christopher Lee has proven his Godly excellence. Christopher Lee is God of all Evil. However Vincent Price will always be #1. After he died "A new power was rising." Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, George Lucas(don't care if he isn't Evil), Christopher Walken, & all other Evil Gods will never die. They are the Immortals who will forever live in our memories & looked upon with love & praise. They shall never die, for they are legendary & they're movies prove so. I am through now, thank you.
"May it be the evening star, shines down upon you,
May it be when Darkness falls, your heart will be true,
You walk a lonely road, oh how far you are from home.
Believe & you will find your way
No promises within you now
May it be the Shadow's call, will fly our way,
May it be you journey on, to light their day,
When the night is overcome, you may rise to find the sun.
Believe & you will find your way
No promises within you now
No promises within you.......now."
-Enya "May it be" LOTR
The movie was very good,
Gollum reminds me of my first grade teacher........
I expected more then what I got.
i loved it so much! not quite perfect, though, mostly because of some changes that were made from the books. oh well, you cant have everything, these movies are definately my all time favorites !
I watched it on Wednesday St.Helens Cineworld and thoroughly enjoyed it, I have to admit though it didn't hit me like the first one. I've never read the books and don't intend to, so I was really gobsmacked by the visual effects and everything that the 'fellowship' offered and enjoyed every minute. But even though the 'two towers' had all the same elements it didn't capture me like the first, I was keen to see the next one and can't wait to see the last installment. This might be the relection on the awards this year, it seems to have followed the same pattern, how many times can you award the same elements.
Perhaps the makers should go for a summer release of the third than going for the Xmas slot again?
I don't know if the talking trees are in the books, but I really enjoyed them as some of the extra characters along with Bernard Hill and Brad Dourif etc!
With all this said the film must have a 10 out of 10
Have a Super Christmas Everyone and all the
Best for 2003
It was perfect in every way. Just as good and magical as the book. Finished the book before I went to the cinema.
I went for very good because to say it was perfect would be some statement. Unless you mean in shear entertainment then it is. In been a perfect film, you have to have perfect everything, like continuity for example, I noticed quite a few errors without looking for them, but that's just nit-picking, it would be quite an achievement to make a 'perfect' film.
It was a perfect way to spend a Friday night though.
I was lucky to get a ticket for a premiere at the last minute and WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE experience in the theater!, second only to the Fellowship, which is my favorite movie of all time and to me the greatest movie on planet earth.
I have been reading what others have said about the Two Towers on various websites and message boards and the majority of folks say they feel that the Legolas/ Gimli relationship, particularly the "over-emphazied" humor from Gimli is out of place and ruins the flow of the picture on several occasions and I FIND THAT IGNORANT.
That is how this relationship was written in the book by J.R.R., just as was the "Kill Count" that Legolas and Gimli undertake during The Battle of Helms Deep, which SO MANY people are accusing Peter Jackson of fabricating, WHICH IS ALSO VERY IGNORANT, as the kill count gets up to much greater numbers in the book.
I am really just trying to hope that the inhabitants of this world someday understand that it is impossible to translate LITERALLY a book into a movie, and that sequences like Legolas displaying his dexterity by sliding down a staircase on a shield firing arrows is EXTRAORDINARILY POSSIBLE in the world that J.R.R. Tolkien created and in which Peter Jackson is FLAWLESSLY interperting into cinematic genius.
I hope everyone was able to enjoy Mr. Lee's performance as much as I did and don't find themselves wishing for too much more screentime overall, because quantity never outweighs QUALITY, and all of his scenes were MASTERFULLY shot. Brad Dourif and Andy Serkis will both enjoy much deserved exposure for their crucial performances as does Sean Astin, who impresses me more and more as he goes on and on.........
WHAT A MOVIE.
I just returned from seeing TTT, and I absolutely LOVED it.
I'm not one to lavish praise on undeserving productions. This is a masterpiece, without a doubt the greatest work of fantasy ever made, and one of the finest films of any genre I've ever seen.
I'm trying not to draw comparisons between TTT and FOTR, but for sheer entertainment value I actually enjoyed TTT more.
It's going to be a very long year in wait for the final installment!!
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