FILM FREAK CENTRAL (Walter Chaw)3/4 StarsMild Spoilers“As it stands, The Two Towers is a deeply conflicted picture that soars when it works, and plods along sincerely when it doesn’t–a dark, violent, frightening vision of a world in transition with the acts of a heroic few deciding the destiny of all. The scale is right, it’s the minutia of the execution this time around that gives pause.” To read more, CLICK HERE.MOVIE HOLE (Ruth)4/5 Stars
“It is difficult to find enough superlatives to describe what an outstanding job Peter Jackson has performed with the latest edition of the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers surpasses last year’s mega hit in epic scope. In large measure, because this film is not burdened with introducing so many major characters or laying the foundation for world in Middle Earth.” To read more, CLICK HERE.BOX OFFICE PROPHET (Calvin Trager)4/5 Stars“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is big. You knew that. The Tolkien novel is monumental, and Peter Jackson’s three-part production works hard to honor it. The film series has its flaws, some of which originate in the novel; for all its breathtaking scope, Tolkien’s work can be turgid and repetitive. Other books have more subtle characters, and allow actors more room to shine. Sometimes the film actually improves Tolkien, as with last year’s scene of the death of Boromir.” To read more, CLICK HERE.FILMDECULT.com (Nicolas Plaire)6/6 Stars“Bigger, better, more beautiful, more exciting than The Fellowship of the Ring. Words are not enough to convey the absolutely stunning quality of The Two Towers. Peter Jackson’s achievement is just plain breathtaking. Never before has someone put on the screen such pure, unaltered beauty. And one can only worry what will happen after The Return of the King is released next year: will we have anything left to dream about then ?” To read more, CLICK HERE.DARK HORIZON (“Hey Jude”)“What can I say, this is definately an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, if not the winner. (And if not, it would be very unfair. I mean, who even REMEMBERS “A Beautiful Mind” now??? Nobody!). I cannot wait for Dec 18, so I can see it again!” To read more, CLICK HERE.B. FATT & LAZY MOVIE REVIEWS (“B. Fatt”)3/4 StarsWarning: Vulgar Language“The movie as a whole is very entertaining. And it did what any movie that has a sequel coming down the pipe should do. It makes you excited to see the next installment. At the end of the film I found myself really looking forward to THE RETURN OF THE KING. And I find myself wishing that they wouldn’t wait a whole year between sequels. I can tell you that I didn’t feel that way after THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. ” To read more, CLICK HERE.