Praise to "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" - Do we really have to wait another year for the third episode?

Never have I looked forward to something with such lust and want as I have "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." I was not disappointed.

Even though my dear, sweet Boromir was not among the heroic trio, I was utterly engrossed in the film. I could not sit still. It had nothing to do with the uncomfortable seating, I promise you that! I became frozen in the moment the film began its journey. The special effects were the best I've seen: the trees, the fight scenes, the water.

But the best of it has to be the creature Gollum. The movements, the facial expressions, the emotion: never has a creature of film portrayed such a realistic character. My twin sister and I (she's the next victim that I hope to get started on any and all of Tolkien's publications - wish me luck! I'm on a mission!) were thoroughly impressed with it. The anticipation has been killing me. Do we really have to wait another year for the third episode of this trilogy?

I am thirty-two years old and have not once found such a storyline to encapsulate every fiber of my being. I have such a hard life sometimes, but it seems that I'm taken to another world when I read or watch the first installment, "The Fellowship of the Ring." I am going to have to use another DVD of it soon. Do you believe I've just about worn this copy out. Thank God I have another and just received the Collector's Gift Set with Bonus DVD from National Geographic and the fantastic bookends. And don't let me forget that I received a free pas for one Adult admission good for up to $10.50! What a steal!

Today was my first visit to "The Two Towers." Tomorrow morning will be my second. Get out of the house and take all who can appreciate this fantastical drama. It is truly one of a kind.

Thank God for Peter Jackson and his vision. He has given me something to look forward to for the next year: where can I write to him for the sole purpose of trying to change his mind on the next release date? Just kidding... go see it. And then go see it again. I guarantee you'll see something you missed the first time around.

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