I am sitting here trying to put my thoughts in order. I have just returned from seeing the midnight show of The Two Towers with my family.
The overall feeling – while it was good (and it pains me to say this) something was missing. We all felt the first one was better. This one took me awhile to get emotionally involved and something about the special effects weren’t quite right – the scene where Legolas gets on his horse looked clumsy. I also feel it was a mistake to have the same actor who played Gimli do the voice of Treebeard.
Judging by the reaction of the audience to the end of the movie – total silence – I think I was not alone in being a tiny bit disappointed (there I have said it).
I loved the first movie and I so wanted this one to be the same.