Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
I mean, it's just as good as the previous film, even better perhaps. (I'm probably in the minority on that.) However, you can feel that it's a middle film. No matter. Jackson keeps the action moving.
Like The Fellowship of the Ring, none of the actors are out of place. Naturally, I have to speak a little bit about Andy Serkis. For a motion-capture performance, it is really good. (Wonder if I'll see such a thing in December?)
As expected, the technical aspects of the film are just stunning. The cinematography? Gorgeous. The score? Gorgeous. The makeup for the various creatures? Wonderfully hideous. Like I said, it's just stunning.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is still awesome. Perhaps not as much as the first film, but no matter. Just watch it and enjoy the show. (I hope The Return of the King is just as good if not better.)
My Rating: *****