Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: The Two Towers

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom

Year: 2002

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 179 min.

IMDB Summary: While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

With brilliant battle scenes and emotionally-charged acting, The Two Towers is a magnificent followup to The Fellowship of the Ring. Strong supporting characters such as Gollum, King Theoden, Eowyn and Faramir are introduced tactfully. Wood draws deeply upon his emotional abilities as an actor, portraying Frodo as he withers under the weight of the ring. Astin's character acting complements that of Andy Serkis, whose character Gollum clearly resents Sam. The Battle of Helm's Deep is impressive in its scope and magnitude, from the weapons to the battle strategies used by men and orcs. Packed with of action, suspense and emotion, The Two Towers is a must-see.

For Parents:
There is no crudity or language. The PG-13 rating comes from the fantasy elements--battle scenes, a man slicing his own palm, scary orcs chasing the hobbits, Gollum eating animals raw.

My Rating:
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