hey chuck - you seen it yet??

  1. hey chuck

    you seen the two towers yet???

    saw it today ..........since when did the elves go to helms deep? and the ents.........ouch. still Gollum was excellent. so what did you think?

  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Yes he has! Click below, we got a whole thread on it!

  4. by   karenG
    damm must have read the thread too fast! sorry vegas.......will try harder to pay attention!!

    I haven't made it to see it yet. I'm so ashamed of myself.

  6. by   hapeewendy
    I havent either heather...... we are bad bad girls
    we need legolas to come spank us or something
    (hey vegas is gettin a real man now so legolas is up for grabs! woot!)
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    (hey vegas is gettin a real man now so legolas is up for grabs! woot!)
    HEY!! Not so fast!!! I haven't done the creative dentistry screening yet!!
  8. by   cbs3143
    Hi Karen,

    Sorry, I haven't been online much lately, and didn't see your thread.

    Yes, I saw it on Christmas Day. Wasn't that when you were planning on seeing it Heather? You and Wendy really should see it. Wendy, if you haven't seen FOTR, you should rent it first and that will help you follow the second movie. Now that that's been said, The Two Towers really strayed a ways from the book, but the cinematography is really good. Not only didn't the elves go to Helm's Deep, but neither did Eowyn and the people of Edoras. They went to Dunharrow instead, but that would have been an extra set to build. I guess it was also more dramatic to have Aragorn fall off of a cliff into the river and be MIA.

    Then Faramir taking Frodo and Sam to Osgiliath at the end of the movie was just plain crazy. About the only reason Frodo and Sam avoided capture was staying away from areas where armies were meeting for battle. We'll have to see how they get away from there in the next movie.

    I'm kind of torn because the movie was well made if you hadn't read the books, but was very inaccurate with regard to Professor Tolkien's plot. Vegas likened it to some of the Stephen King books she had read and how different the movie versions were. The departures from the plot were bothersome to the Tolkien purists like me.

    I don't know how they could have done the ents differently. I wish that the hurons had gone to Helm's Deep. They really kicked a$$ in the book. There were significant differences in how they met Treebeard and how their interaction developed, but that's just a fact of life with the LOTR movie series. They made it look as if Treebeard wasn't aware of the wanton tree cutting until he was taking the hobitts to the border of the forest. It's still the best attempt at making a quality LOTR movie.

    Did you see any of the animated versions or combination animated and real actor versions made in the seventies and eighties. The Hobbit animated feature was done pretty well. The first LOTR movie was compressed into about two hours long and was kind of like reading the Cliff Notes. At least Peter Jackson made an attempt to tell more of the story, and did a very good job recreating locations, characters, and weapons.

    What did you think?

  9. by   karenG
    Hi chuck

    I agree with your comments- Helms deep was impressive but why change it so much..........and strider didnt tell evenstar to go to the boats....why did she go? dont understand where that is going!

    faramir was much more noble in the book and why deviate that much?

    I did see the animatied versions and yes, this is much better! any tolkein film is going to upset some people and overall I really enjoyed the film........pity about the hurons, would have been interesting to see how that would have looked.