Aroview: Peter Jackson’s mammoth adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s fantasy classic continues in grand fashion, with increased visual panache and dramatic substance bolstering a difficult three-storyline structure.
Darker in tone than FELLOWSHIP, this second installment follows Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortenson, Bernard Hill, Miranda Otto and Ian McKellen inexorably through an escalating series of battles, standoffs and deadlines with Middle Earth’s Embodiment of Evil – Sauron – that will surely climax in the final film. Distinguished by the appearance of ‘Gollum’, a wonderful CGI creature who lends twisted psychology to the story, and the epic battle of ‘Helms Deep’, where a vast clash of armies intensifies the tragedy of the dying ‘Rohan’ empire.
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4 stars (Very Good) The climax of battle scenes in the saga, this second part is more action than Hobbitshire, with some epic scenes, some beautiful CGI, and the anticipated appearance of Gollum. You will not be disappointed, precioussss.~Tom H