Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Starring: Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Karl Urban

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Produced by: New Line Cinema

Distributed by: New Line Cinema

Genre: fantasy

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Review by Xibo Date seen: December 24, 2002
Viewing Location: 42nd St. Ewalk, NYC Grade: A+
Summary: Better than the first, and the best of 2002.
The first movie was outstanding! This movie, the second of three, was even better. Amazingly enough, the battle for Helm's Deep, the travels of Frodo and Sam, the treants taking on Saruman... wow, it just blew me away. The computer-generated orc hordes were the best CGI that have ever been done. This series is an instant-classic and I can't wait to see the last movie. 

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Review by Finrod Date seen: December 18, 2002
Viewing Location: Atlanta Grade: A+
Summary: Some odd decisions made in book->screenplay, but still excellent
Even though this one wasn't as close to the book as Fellowship, and it ended well before the book did, it's still an excellent movie. Gollum was done amazingly well, and it's a crime that Andy Serkis didn't even get a nomination or anything. Helm's Deep was a great battle, but personally I would have rather seen the Huorns take care of the orcs as per the book. This movie ended up being the first movie ever that I saw in the theater 3 times.  

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Review by Jigen Date seen: December 19, 2002
Viewing Location: Cascade - Burlington Grade: A+
Summary: A little late on this review, but not enough A++ here
I'm not going to say much on this one. A brilliant evolution of the series. There was not a single point in this movie where I felt anything was wrong (well, except one harsh edit.. maybe ONE minor detail). Pacing, direction, acting, action, brilliant CG work. I could gush about this for hours. Yes, it's not quite the book, but it doesn't bother me nearly as much as it did when I saw Fellowship. I'm sure that by the time "Return of the King" comes out I'll have completely forgotten about the books. One subtle thing: the move from Pippen and Merry being the "comic relief" to Gimli is a move of filmmaking genius. The two hobbits have a smaller role in this film while Gimli comes a bit to the forefront. 

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