Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

What can I say? Feh. Ponderous, silly, filled with bad effects. I think the scene with the marsh gas was shot on left-over H.R. Puffinstuff sets. At least the first one had a lot of fantastic special effects to balance out the boredome, the ponderousness, and the bad effects. This was just silly. I had (to me, of course) a million hysterical comments to make during the film, but naturally I restrained myself.

For one thing, I couldn’t remember the last film – at least not in enough detail to parse the first 30 minutes. Who are all these people, and what are they doing, and what is going on? I kept recalling a really really really bad movie I saw a preview screening of (Timeline, based on a Michael Chricton story) and I had trouble figuring out which was which.

Can’t wait for the next one!


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