31 August 2015

The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers 2002
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Bernard Hill, Viggo Mortenson, Sean Bean, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Miranda Otto, Liv Tyler, Robyn Malcolm
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in (most of them were in the Hobbit/Rings movies too):
    • Elijah Wood  The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Everything is Illuminated, Paris je t’aime, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Black and White, The Ice Storm
    • Ian McKellen – Vicious, King Lear, Extras, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, David Copperfield, Richard III, Cold Comfort Farm, Six Degrees of Separation, The Ballad of Little Jo, Macbeth, Othello
    • Cate Blanchett – Robin Hood, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I’m Not There, Notes on a Scandal, Babel, Little Fish, The Aviator, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Heaven, The Shipping News, The Gift, The Man Who Cried, Elizabeth, Elizabeth the Golden Age
    • Orlando Bloom – the  Pirates of the Caribbean films, Extras, Troy, The Lord of the Rings triolgy, Ned Kelly, Wilde
    • Bernard Hill – Wolf Hall, Valkyria, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titanic, Shirley Valentine, Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3, Richard III, Gandhi,  I Claudius
    • Sean Bean – The Lord of the Rings trilogy, North Country, The Island, Troy, Golden Eye, Equilibrium, Stormy Monday
    • Viggo Mortenson - The Road, A History of Violence, Hidalgo, Lord of the Rings, Twenty-Eight Days, A Perfect Murder, Carlito’s Way, The Indian Runner, Witness, Ruby Cairo
    • Billy Boyd – on stage at the Globe in Macbeth, Stone of Destiny, The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    • Liv Tyler – Lonesome Jim, The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    • Miranda Otto – The War of the Worlds, The Thin Red Line
    • Robyn Malcolm – Top of the Lake
  •  Why? Continuing the 6-part marathon
  • Seen: Once before. Now 28 August 2015 

       More of the same but better. I don’t detect much of a story and it is still pretentious but either I’ve got used to it all or it is actually better. I enjoy it but it’s just too ling. With more stringent editing it would have got 3 ½ * or even 4* but as it is

3* of 5

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