"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

"-Such great legend cut into the heart and remembered for a lifetime, even if you have heard their child and do not understand why they cut ... But I think, Mr. Frodo, I understand. Got it now ... The heroes of these stories a hundred times could retreat, but did not retreat! They fought! Because they were, to rely on ... "(c)
If someone had any doubts regarding the commercial success of the film adaptation of grandiose fantasy" The Lord of the Rings ", then after the release of the first series of the trilogy -" Fellowship of the Ring, "the doubts finally dissipated. Still - standing a little more than 90 million (if equally divide the total budget of the whole saga), the first series was able to gather the world record nearly 900 million plus $! He enjoyed success and advertised merchendayzengom various souvenir production, issued based on the popular movie. All this, plus good sales picture in the video (in Russia, for example, the "Fellowship of the Ring" really helped imbue the masses with a new video - format - DVD), as well as the enthusiastic reception it from virtually all walks of spectators - from ordinary citizens and moviegoers - up discerning critics - allowed to hope that the next series of epic waiting at least a warm welcome. Actually what happened, and released sequel the following year - "The Two Towers" was able to collect at a similar budget - more than 900 million, as well as get 4 Oscar nominations - two of which resulted in the award (currently only "technical" - for special effects and sound editing). Everything else, at the same time was released the so-called "director's" version of the film - going for almost an hour longer. Then, in this embodiment, the trilogy is often demonstrated on TV, but fans of the saga were looking for it on video ...
The plot of the first film, as we recall talking about a fictional world - Middle-earth, the people who are in terrible danger. Once, the evil Lord Sauron decided to enslave the world using the magical power of magic rings. But united by a common disaster elves, dwarves and humans were able incredible effort to crush the enemy. However, his weapon - the One Ring was not destroyed while it was lost in the vast Middle-earth. Centuries passed, and when darkness began to gather again in the damn country - Mordor, the Ring was found. random chain of events led him to a peaceful land, a small nation - Hobbits. Heir discovered the magic ring Bilbo - the young hobbit Frodo must fulfill the will of his uncle - take it to the land of elves, where it will be placed in the hands of experienced soldiers who can get along with him in the heart of Mordor and destroy in the crater of Mount Doom - where it was once forged. So had the Fellowship of the Ring - the union of humans, elves, hobbits and dwarves that a small detachment of 8 people went to the perilous trek. And Frodo was the bearer of the Ring ... Ended the first film at the most interesting, but tragic moments - glorious knight Boromir fell in battle before losing tempting power of the Ring, Frodo and Sam, along with a dedicated left the team and the legendary Brotherhood broke up ...
second scenario the film was written by the same people that worked on the first picture: Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair and by the director - director - Peter Jackson. According to the literary epic volume of the second book is much less than the first, so almost all the conflicts of the novel were no losses transferred to the screen. Viewers will see in the second series of new characters, including: Eomer (Karl Urban), Boromir's brother - Faramir (David Wenham), the warrior Eowyn (Miranda Otto), the king of Rohan - Theoden (Bernard Hill), the wily schemer Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif) and others. And also to meet with old friends Hobbits - Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Mary - which was scattered on different sides of a great battle. While Frodo and faithful Sam, accompanied by a dangerous and unreliable a guide - Gollum come to the walls of Mordor, their comrades narrowly escapes death in captive orcs and get acquainted with the ancient inhabitants of the forest - Ents. Recent play a key role in the battle against the powerful forces of the dark mage - Saruman the White (in a manner that was perfectly master of the genre - Christopher Lee). Expand the role of Aragorn, who will be afoot almost a love affair with Eoven but true memory elf Arwen - the heir of Isildur will keep in love with him at a distance of a Woman. Playing on semitones, when omissions views and say much more than lengthy monologues which show Miranda Otto, and Viggo Mortensen - watch is no less interesting than other intricacies of the plot for the remaining characters. So suddenly tragic character appear vile creature Gollum, who will begin a grueling struggle with their own demons. Interesting to watch the development of friendly relations between the bickering before - elf Legolas and the dwarf Gimli. Last generally places pretty laugh, becoming almost a "comic relief" picture. That there is only one of his hot temper and these cries: "Give, give them to me here!" But, of course - the most important event of the film will be more than a half-hour battle for Helm's Deep, in which a small amount of the valiant defenders of the fortress will withstand tens of thousands of orcs, whose treacherous Saruman throws to storm the fortress of the legendary ...
in scenes of battle action, which show the smallest details, like Peter Jackson was going to outdo our Sergei Bondarchuk, with its spectacular carnage in BPE I Battle of Borodino! It is also encouraging that in abundance present in the computer special effects in the film the battle scenes are almost invisible, and hundreds of fighting to the death of a soldier playing real people from the thousand extras, not painted images. Which, however appear when we demonstrate the incredible scale of the carnage from a bird's flight. But, as the director plans to remove a fantasy battle even without computer technology was not possible - it is not necessary on these trifles emphasizes. Camera work just great, exactly like the installation (for which, by the way the film also nominated for an Oscar). Newly masterpiece original musical composition tape, some themes are so strong that touch the soul. In particular, the one tune that sounds during the preparation of the defenders to fight ... Almost perfect on all counts gigantic motion picture entertainment, created in the best traditions of expensive, spectacular Hollywood movies. Everything else - with an incredible love for the literary source, which in general is very rare to see in spite adaptation. The only negative - the film is not independent, and it should look only with the previous and the next series of the saga. But such is the feature of this epic trilogy.
P.S
Continuing review of the saga "The Lord of the Rings" will be followed in the review of the final part of the saga. But it will be a different review ...

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