I spent the 15 minute walk home from the premiere screening of TTT thinking of one word that would adequately describe what I had just witnessed. I settled on `awe-inspiring' after discarding `brilliant' (after a repeat viewing, perhaps), `wonderful' (ditto) and `epic' (too cheesy). `Awe inspiring' is the perfect word to describe TTT, because that is exactly what Peter Jackson achieved. He inspired awe.
Guess what? Peter Jackson's Two Towers is not perfect. That having been said, I think he did an uncommonly good job with it.
My personal (somewhat comical) reaction to the films!
Why TTT is a little different from the book....
Two types of media, two types of audiences. How do you juggle them both? The answer, perhaps, is about focus.
The Two Towers
Well, I'm reading a whole lot about people being troubled for the rendering of the TTT movie. Let me begin with saying I'm also a Middle Earth Nut! I've read and re-read the Lord of the Rings Novels shortly after my dad took me to see The Lord of the Rings animation adaptation by Bakshi in the mid seventies.
Remember, Tolkien himself wrote numerous different renditions of his stories each standing as valid "histories" despite occassional contradictions betweem them ... .
TTT [The Two Towers] is a movie experience, that will probably satisfy most of the fan audience as well as the audience that hasnt read any of the books..
There are loads of changes from the book to the film, some for the better and some for the worse . . .
Dissappointing changes make TTT a let-down, but still a good movie.