Last week I watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time in IMAX and it’s safe to say I was blown away. Considering that it’s my personal favorite film in the trilogy I was floored by just how perfect the movie was…again.
This week my family and I got the chance to see the second film in the trilogy and I was just as surprised.
The Two Towers is my least favorite film in the trilogy but it is also the movie that has the Helm’s Deep battle, one of the greatest cinematic battles of all time!!! I found myself on several occasions sitting in the movie theater wincing from the sheer noise of certain moments, like Treebeard’s epic roar when he discovers that so many of his fellow Ents had been destroyed. Woo, that part was loud.
All in all, the middle movie sets up what is going to be an epic finale in The Return of the King and I can’t wait to participate on that rollercoaster of epicness next week.
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One thought on “I Have Now Seen ‘The Two Towers’ In IMAX!”
Yeah, Two Towers is the weakest of the three movies, and it’s not really a close call. That said… Two Towers, the _book_ is really difficult to read without falling asleep. I needed about three tries to get through it when I made various attempts to read the books, and wasn’t able to make myself finish it until after I’d seen the films.
Tolkien failed utterly to really make this part of the story particularly compelling. Saruman in the books is simply not all that interesting of a villain to read about, and Christopher Lee gave him a great deal of life that Tolkien failed to do. Andy Serkis’ performance as Gollum bordered on miraculous, and creates a pathos to the film that also doesn’t really exist in the book. And Helm’s Deep in the movie was quite a bit better than the book as well. So, the fact that this film is actually watchable in general is probably Jackson’s greatest, if somewhat understated, success in adapting the films.
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