brings on a host of new characters, all of whom will figure in
the third film, Return of the King.
It doesn't waste any time and starts up
right where it left off from the first.
The acting is again terrific, just a breathtaking
film all around, mixing fairy tales with modern movie-making
tools and a director who knows when to experiment and when to
leave things alone.
There are so many things to talk about
in this film, but why ruin it? Just make sure to see this one.
Forget Harry Potter, the best fantasy-to-screen
adaptation of the year is Lord of the Rings, with more
plot, more characters, and more mind-boggling special effects
Quite possibly the most spectacular three
hours you'll ever spend in a theater, and worth every cent.
See it while it's on the big screen; this
is bound to be the trilogy of all time.
I can't wait for number 3.
Screenwriter, producer, director, and special
effects guy, Peter Jackson, has been working for four years on
his Lord of the Rings trilogy.
He has made three films in a month back
to back shooting schedule in New Zealand. In more than 100 years
of motion pictures, few cinematic campaigns of this magnitude
have been mounted.
If you like fantasy/adventure, don't miss
The Two Towers. If the final third of this puzzle is the
equal of the first two, this will go down as one of the crowning
achievements of cinema.