I absolutely LOVE Tolkien and LOTR. Whenever I read it, I feel like I live it with all of the characters. I felt that way about the movie of FOTR when I saw it, too. There were some changes (and they annoyed me, I'll admit), but as many people have pointed out, the spirit of Tolkien and his trilogy was still there. I did not remotely feel that way about the movie of TTT.
DO WE REALLY HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE 3rd EPISODE...
"Cinefex, a quarterly film magazine devoted specifically to visual effects, has announced that the publication of its winter issue, featuring an in-depth article on the making of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, will coincide with the film's eagerly awaited mid-December release..."
Two for 2002.
"New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central film in Peter Jackson's epic trilogy, took the global box office by storm on its first day in theaters Wednesday, garnering an estimated $42 million one-day worldwide gross - $26 million domestic and $16 million international - up nearly 45% from last year's one day worldwide gross of $29 million..."
11:59 Dec.17, 2002...it was worth it
Made me want to sing "La Cucaracha!" -- spoiler-loaded, so don't read if you want to be surprised....
Do I recommend it? Sure, but....
TTT rocked, I loved it and the more I think about it (the reason I waited to post a review, I needed to think a bit before writing) the more I want to go see it again. BUT, I have a few problems with this movie.
I thought rather than doing a full return, quite honestly I wouldn't know where to start there is so much, and it is so wonderful. I decided instead to comment one one of the more contoversial areas of the film: its treatment of Faramir.
I've tried not to write in any spoilers! This movie is wonderful, and deserves to be recognized in every possible way multiple times!
"I presume it is meant to be taken seriously, and am apprehensive that I can find no really adequate reason for doing so... And yet this shapeless work has an undeniable fascination:" - Peter Green on The Lord of the Rings- Daily Telegraph - August 27, 1954
It's hard to think that the Two Towers could be very different than Fellowship of the Ring -- Oh, how could I have been so wrong!
I know that even the very wise cannot see all ends, but that is not entirely true in this case. I have read the Lord of the Rings. I know how it ends.