Reverend Jax Posted December 18, 2002 Share Posted December 18, 2002 *Minimal spoilers ahead* Obviously, The Two Towers still leaves you hangin, just like FOTR, but even going into the theater knowing that, it doesn't stop it from pissing you off when it ends. FOTR movie ended with the beginning of the 2T book (Boromir doesn't die in the books til the beginning of the 2T) and the 2T movie doesn't get nearly as far in the Frodo/Sam/Gollum plot as the book. In the book, they make it all the way to Mordor and Gollum betrays them, which he decides to do in the movie, but doesn't do yet, and Frodo gets captured. This bothers me becuase I was looking forward to it, and now have to wait another year before seeing it. I will see it evidnetly though,and I cna be patient, so I'm okay with it. That said, this movie was awesome! Better than FOTR, as most readers of the books suspected. The main thing I noticed is that the first movie took the book as literally as possible, stripped as little as it had to to get a 3 hour movie. It didn't have a new vision behind it, so to speak, which is fine, because Tolkien had plenty of vision in the books. But 2T has Tolkien's vision and the movie's own unique vision behind it too. One example was that Gimli was, from start to finished, used as the comic relief character. This came about as him being kinda useless in battle. This was a bit fo a cop out to him, seeing as he's badass. Oh well, EVERY movie needs some comic relief, and they could have turned Gollum into a Jar Jar Binks, so thank god that didn't happen. My major appriciation was Gollum. BY FAR, the single greatest CGI character I've ever seen, period. He interacted with the real characters, by grabbing clothes and stuff. The light of everything around him was affecting him adn affect by him. I keep looking at him with a critical eye and there's no other way of putting it, he looked like he was really there. And the split personality was done REALLY well, they changed the camera angle the first time he talked to himself alone, gave you a really feeling of how he felt talkign to himself. And if anyone thought that maybe Gandalf wasn't a fuckign badass mother fucker, any and all doubts are extinguished in the first scene. Fucking awesome! Go see it, now! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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