The Two Towers, second movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was on TV last night. I wasn't too impressed. The movie just was going nowhere, it had no head and no tail, it appeared just to be some unidentifiable part from the middle. 80% of the movie appeared to be about a war, and nothing else.
The characters didn't develop, Frodo at the end for example, was the same Frodo as at the start: someone who was suffering under the heavy load of the evil ring. Legolas, as another example, is just a pretty boy with an impressive skillset, especially with the bow (and did you see how he jumped onto that horse?)
Somewhere in the middle of the battle suddenly an army of elves arrived, to help the humans. The leader (Haldier?), some 2-dimensional character, was welcomed as if he was the greatest of heroes. Was I supposed to know him? It was like watching a cameo of a celebrity I didn't know. And 15 minutes later, he was dead.
The Gollem's schizofrenia was an interesting aspect, nicely put onto screen, but it was not worth spending more than 5 minutes on. And that was the best part of the movie. So, what else did the movie need 3 hours for? No idea. I actually looked at my watch several times, I wanted the movie to be over. It's something I want to have seen, but am not really enjoying watching.
I can so not believe that almost half of all people who voted for this movie on IMDB, rate it 10/10.
3 to 4 stars out of 10. The landscapes were nice. The Orks were impressively ugly. The Ents were rather cute.