Well part 2 is just as stunning as the first. I guess the reason that I am rating this a bit lower is my personal preference. Something was missing from it that I just can’t put my finger on. Still the movie is great and I’d reccommend you see it while it’s still in theaters.
And instead of focusing on the negatives I’ll tell you what was good.
The story is the same as in the book, though done more movie-esque – having the two parts of the story played out at the same time rather than watching one then the other. Frodo and Sam have Gollum to deal with as well as getting into Mordor, while Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are waylaid while searching for Pippin and Merry.
The way the Ents are done was a bit different than I imagined, but still good. Then there was the whole Helm’s Deep battle at the end. One word for that: Wow.
Definitely see this if you can while it’s still on the bigscreen. It’s well worth it.
You’ve probably seen the movies. How would you like a chance to play out those fights? Now you have that chance with the Two Towers game.
It’s a fun little hack-’n-slash game where you get to slice through the hordes of goblins and orcs in Moria, defend Frodo’s escape at Amon Hen and even fight at Helm’s Deep – and you can do this as either Aragorn, Legolas or Gimli.
I haven’t gotten far in the game yet as I just got it for Christmas, but I’ve seen more than I’ve played and it’s an awesome game. It doesn’t follow the movies or the books very closely, but then again, when has a game ever done that?
I would definitely recommend it of you have a PS2.
Well I finally finished the trilogy of books. It’s amazing how much is in the last one and it’s the shorter of the three.
This one covers from the siege of Gondor to the destruction of the Ring and beyond. Many big enemies get destroyed: the Witch King, Saruman, and Sauron. Then there’s the return journey from Mordor to the Shire.
Through and through this book is awesome, but the ending is kinda anti-climatic, IMO. It’s still very much worth reading – and I would recommend reading it before seeing the movie (all of them if you can).
The Lord of the Rings doesn’t get much better than this. The movie didn’t follow the book as much as the first one followed the first book.
The book is split into three stories: one follows Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, another follows Pippin and Merry, and the other follows Frodo and Sam. I’m not gonna give too much away, but each one faces a major battle before the end.
This is the first in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you don’t think you need to read it because you’ve seen the movie, though, you’re sadly mistaken. There is so much more in the book than in the movie and some things weren’t even mentioned in the movie.
It starts with Bilbo’s birthday party and him disappearing, leaving everything – including the ring – to Frodo. Over the next 20 years or so (not a few days like in the movie) Gandalf learns about the Ring and gets Frodo to leave, but more prepared than he was in the movie.
The Hobbit is the prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It explains the story of Bilbo and how he found the Ring and Sting.
It starts with Gandalf unexpectedly showing up and tricking Bilbo into going on an adventure with 13 dwarves. They are going to try and retake the Lonely mountain from an old Dragon named Smaug. Smaug had taken the Mountain and it’s mines from the dwarves two generations ago.
Along the way they meet the trolls that Frodo and company stop under on their way to Rivendell, the elves of Mirkwood (which IIRC is where Legolas is from) and Bilbo plays a riddle game with Gollum and barely escapes with his life and the Ring. He also finds a short sword that, after a battle with some spiders, he names Sting.
This book is definitely worth reading. I can only hope that once the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is done, that they’d go back and make a movie from this one.