Thursday, 18 December 2014
Three days ago saw The Two Towers. Great film. Scene with Aragorn screaming after kicking helmet more amusing when you know Viggo Mortensen broke two toes when kicking this. Battle of Helm's Deep great battle, even having cameo from Peter Jackson. EE had that nice scene where Faramir asks if the man fighting for Sauron really was evil, based on dialogue from the book. More drama in Faramir originally deciding to take the ring to his father. Scene showing Denethor and his sons certainly adds more to Boromir and Faramir. Nazgul scene quite tense. Of course Gollum is a very interesting character. Sam can seem quite mean when he criticises Gollum, especially after he catches rabbits. Good showing there is good in Gollum, but his bad personality is too strong. Quite dramatic when the Ents, after seeing what Saruman did to Fangorn, march to Isengard and wreck the place, like a party was advertised on Facebook. Sam gives a great speech. Wonder if that was inspired by WWI.