View Full Version : The Two Towers

12-03-2002, 07:17 PM
I've been watching previews for the movie all day long..........I can't stop thinking about it. I was wondering who around here is going to see the movie??

Also, share your thoughts about it as well. :D

BTW-I'll be there!! :D

12-03-2002, 07:35 PM
HELL YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Only like 16 more days!!!!!!! hopefully we can go see it and the theatre better not be packed out or i will go insane!!!!!!!


12-04-2002, 09:39 AM
sometimes that guy leemu can ask stupid question :xp:

off course im gonne be there. itīll be sweet, i know for sure.
its great to look at the book and after at the movie. ;)

12-04-2002, 01:39 PM
I'll be getting my tickets soon.

BTW: Is it opening on the 12th in the U.S? Or the 18th?:confused:

12-04-2002, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Padanime
sometimes that guy leemu can ask stupid question :xp:

I know you're kidding Pad. :p

I'm just trying to get a little more activity going on around this place...;)

Com Raven
12-04-2002, 02:37 PM
18th worldwide I thought...

Darth Simpson
12-05-2002, 12:26 PM
Yep, that's correct Com.

Com Raven
12-05-2002, 12:58 PM
yehaaaw, right again :)

12-05-2002, 01:00 PM
yep, 18th

and guess who will be standing in front of the cinema doors ;)

Com Raven
12-05-2002, 01:02 PM
k, I go watch it 17th in the evening :)

12-05-2002, 01:12 PM
and how r u goin to do that? u got some grand opening tickets?

Com Raven
12-05-2002, 01:14 PM
well in germany every big cinema does sneak previews the night before it officially starts :)

12-05-2002, 01:25 PM
o well, germany aint that far away. i just need to cross the border and vwala im in the ttt cinema room the 17th :p

12-05-2002, 01:47 PM
I wonder if they will do that here in the states..........

I know it happened for AOTC........

Com Raven
12-05-2002, 02:10 PM
I somehow can't believe we germans get something the americans don't get...

12-05-2002, 02:41 PM
of course i'm gonna be there ... hopefully one of the first of my group of buds so i can spoil some stuff. heheh, just kidding ... i'm not THAT much of a jerk.

i got the trilogy and the hobbit (the books that is) for christmas last year because i was so psyched about the movies. i never read books so darn fast. i am a little disappointed that the movies leave out a lot of what is in the books. then again, if they DID leave all the info in there, each move would easily be 5 or 6 hours long ... not that i'd complain.

Com Raven
12-05-2002, 03:49 PM
but I am that big a jerk :)

12-08-2002, 02:09 AM
Oh I see Com...you're one of those people huh? :p j/k

I think the best part will be to see how the story is told in the movie. The FOTR was great....but made even better in the extended DVD edition! :D

That is what i'm looking forward to seeing.

Com Raven
12-08-2002, 07:37 AM
Iam getting that, along with Ep II DVD for christmas...

12-08-2002, 04:47 PM
Why are you waiting so long to get them? I got them the day they were released.....Nov 12. :)

Darth Simpson
12-08-2002, 04:50 PM
Money perhaps? I don't have them yet either. ;)

Com Raven
12-08-2002, 05:30 PM
I rather invested in MA, Splinter Cell and LIVE...

gaming always comesprior to movies for me :)

12-09-2002, 12:41 PM
Oh ok......I've always been a big movie guy though. That attitude is slowly starting to change towards becoming more into games. Well, one particular game anyways. :D I'm going to ask for those others for Christmas.

Com Raven
12-09-2002, 01:45 PM
yeah, you lamers get LIVE, I wanna rock !

Darth Simpson
12-09-2002, 02:16 PM
I would, if it were available here... :(

Com Raven
12-09-2002, 02:27 PM
oh well, march then :)

and I hope Hannibal and Leemu get it till then too :)

12-09-2002, 02:58 PM
if i happen to get MA (mech assault, right) for christmas, i'll probably end up getting LIVE. I already have the broadband connection...(that I myself pay for, btw)

Com Raven
12-09-2002, 03:40 PM
if you have broadband anyways, LIVE is a very good deal...

and MA is incredible over it, plus new downloads will come in january...

12-11-2002, 01:00 AM

12-11-2002, 01:58 AM
Yeah Prodigy I know.....I keep seeing these previews and I'm going nuts. I can't wait to see it! It's only one week away!! Counting down the days.......:D

12-11-2002, 06:34 AM
I'm not sure if I will see it.

I probably will, but I won't end up going out of my way to do so.

I thought The Fellowship Of The Ring was a fantastic movie, but irritatingly different to the books.
I just kept catching myself nitpicking, and didn't leave especially satisfied, even though I could appreciate the amazing quality of what I was watching.

I realise it would be impossible to have a film true to the book (no two people would perceive "Middle Earth" the same anyway), but my argument would tend to be that you shouldn't even try to make it into a film in the first place
At least not with an epic masterpiece of literature like that.

I don't know, as I said it was a great film, but it's not Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings, its Peter Jackson's.
Still, I guess it's probably a case of - Will I see the film? Yes (eventually).
Will I enjoy it? No.

Com Raven
12-11-2002, 06:44 AM
well, if you know you won't enjoy it, save the money for something else :)

12-11-2002, 10:11 AM
Com is right Thrift......if you're just going to nit-pick the movie and not enjoy it. You money and time could be better spent doing something else. :)

I think for Peter Jackson to even attempt to do the movies is a very brave thing. You are correct.....no one would envision things the same way. But I truly appreciate the effort that Jackson did in bringing us the story of what the book "might" look like. And I'm really excited to see his vision once again in The Two Towers. :)

12-11-2002, 11:00 AM
i hope they make a hobbit video.

Com Raven
12-11-2002, 02:26 PM
Baaaaggins........the shireeeee.....

12-15-2002, 06:29 AM
Yeah that might be the way it goes.

I want to see the new James Bond! :D Maybe I'll go to that instead...

Anyone seen it?

I was told it was quite disappointing :( I hope they're wrong!

Com Raven
12-15-2002, 10:35 AM
my mates said it's the best Brosnan Bond, and they liked the others with pretty much :)

12-15-2002, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by Com
my mates said it's the best Brosnan Bond, and they liked the others pretty much :)

Yeah, my friends have told me that it's better then Goldeneye. :)

Com Raven
12-15-2002, 04:51 PM
unfortunately, Halle Berry is not really my style...

12-15-2002, 06:02 PM
i aint a bad bond. but in my opinion it a bit too much action and a little too less bond. but besides that a KICKASS MOVIE!!!;)

12-15-2002, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Com Raven
unfortunately, Halle Berry is not really my style...

Really Com? Any woman that looks like her is my style. :D

Com Raven
12-16-2002, 07:00 AM
this sounds strange coming from a german, so please don't understand me wrong, but I prefer the nordic type...

for example, Norway has some hos chicks :)
Right Darth ?

12-16-2002, 07:16 AM
the nord is filled with hot chicks raven ;)

u suggest u go visit it sometime!:D

Com Raven
12-16-2002, 10:09 AM
been to norway 3 times, two times off which I made a short stay in sweden as well...:)

and today my aunt and uncle from Oslo come to visit us :)

Darth Simpson
12-16-2002, 11:02 AM
Say 'Hei' from me. ;)

Oh yeah, plenty of hot chicks here. I like it! :D

Com Raven
12-16-2002, 11:12 AM
that much I believe :)

12-16-2002, 12:57 PM
Oh I know there are nice looking ladies there. My grandpa was originally from Norway and my mother is of German decent. Though I've never been myself......that is one trip I really want to make. Norway, Sweden, Germany, and a few other spots. :)

I'm saving my $$$$$


12-16-2002, 02:36 PM
if i got me enough ill be travelling all around the world,
thats for sure. ;)

Com Raven
12-16-2002, 05:07 PM
yeah, there are some quite cool guys in germany :cool:

Darth Simpson
12-16-2002, 05:17 PM
Like who? I don't know any. :p

12-17-2002, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by Com Raven
yeah, there are some quite cool guys in germany :cool:

germany u say. never heared of it :p

12-19-2002, 11:59 PM
Well, I just got back from seeing the movie!! :D The only thing I will say is that Gollum steals the show! What a great blend of action/story.......I really enjoyed the movie!

Go and see it now!!!

:D :p

Darth Simpson
12-20-2002, 01:23 AM
Seeing it tonight.

Com Raven
12-20-2002, 05:33 AM
everyone who saw it seems to love Gollum...

Darth Simpson
12-20-2002, 07:03 AM
3 hours now.

12-20-2002, 11:40 AM
Gollum really is great! I can't believe they were able to make him look the way they did......just incredible. :)

It didn't even seem like it lasted 3 hrs either, that was great!

I hope you enjoyed the movie Darth Simpson!


Darth Simpson
12-20-2002, 06:08 PM
I'll just copy and paste something I posted on another forum.

The Faramir thing was probably the biggest let-down in the movie for me. Talk about a way to ruin a character. I think Jackson went completely in the opposite direction of what Tolkien was trying to show, that there in fact is strength in men. Faramir was not like Boromir, that was the point.
Therefore, I felt the entire going to Gondor trip totally unneccesary. Personally, I think they should have concentrated more on the ent battle. The ents looked fantastic by the way, no complaints there.

Gimli was pretty funny, I liked him a lot. Legolas on the shield down those steps was pretty dumb, but I guess the little kids think it's cool.

The acting was great, most of the special effects were awesome, the music was fantastic. Overall, a very good movie. But I liked Fellowship more I think.

12-20-2002, 06:56 PM

I decided to go to the Two Towers this afternoon to celebrate the start of a 2-week vacation...

To be honest, I enjoyed the movie... but I wasn't fully blown away. I'm not sure why, but I just wasn't totally psyched up about it... I know that I enjoyed FotR alot more the first time around. Perhaps it's because I hadn't had a clue what this whole LotR thing was about... I completed Return of the King about a week ago, so I already pretty much had an idea what to expect.

However, that doesn't say that I wasn't blown away with the story and the CGI. The story is very well preserved, although some liberties were made with the storyline. It still flows well tho'. Gimli, my favorite character out of the LotR books, was somewhat of a surprise for me... I enjoyed his humor, and I am *SO* glad that they preserved the killcount-contest between Legolas and Gimli.

However, I was mildly dissapointed when the movie stopped... I know that three hours is enough, and Gollum's final words gives the movie a very nice note... still, what I wouldn't have given to see the "Voice of Saruman" chapter, instead of waiting for about a year to see it.

Of course, any TTT review must have a quick piece about the Gollem, and I have to say that I liked his character. The voice is almost exactly how I pictured him to be in the books. His expressions were done incredibly well, and these expressions were used incredibly well when he was talking to himself.

HOW-EVER, I must say that I could still see that Gollem is a CGI-character. Wether it was the textures, the lightning or the compositing, or a mix, I'm not sure, but it was pretty visible throughout several occasions. I'm specifically mentioning this, because I've seen several reviews raving about how he's incredible, and that the TPM Jar Jar doesn't even come close to this character. Wow, very impressive, they've managed to outdo a character that was made about three years ago. Funny enough, I have yet to see a review which compares him to AotC Yoda.

Note that I'm not saying that the TTT is bad movie. It's done incredibly well, and I enjoyed watching it. I don't think I'll be seeing it twice in the cinemas, although I will buy the (non-extended) DVD when it's released and probably enjoy it more.


Darth Simpson
12-21-2002, 05:49 AM
Burrie, you summed it up nicely. I wasn't totally blown away either. It was a great movie, and I'll probably go see it again, but it sort of left me with an empty feeling when it was over, unlike Fellowship, where I was totally amazed.

12-21-2002, 09:14 AM
i went to se it yesterday and i even got a free gandalf poster.

i must say, a trully amazing movie. kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. great movie! :thumbsup:

12-21-2002, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Darth Simpson
......but it sort of left me with an empty feeling when it was over, unlike Fellowship, where I was totally amazed.

You know for me......at the end of Fellowship I was left with that feeling. Not this one, I got a sense about the characters and what they were struggling with and what they still have left to do.

Darth Simpson
12-22-2002, 06:57 AM
I see your point. I guess the entire Faramir thing put me off entirely. Dumbest thing ever.

12-22-2002, 02:58 PM
Yeah, I must say that the Faramir thing pissed me off too.....

12-30-2002, 09:49 PM
The key thing to remember here fella's is that if you've read the books, don't think the movies are going to be the same. Remember in Jurassic park in the book they all died at the end. There is a lot to be left out and changed via poetic license because all movies of this type have to have a happy ending, this is what makes books so cool.

Secondly, remember if you've seen the movies and havn't read the books, it would still probably be worth your while to read the books. Then you'll get what the author intended and not some hollywood style melodrama.

Don't get me wrong, I still like the movies, but it would be nothing like the books, though I havn't read the books.

Com Raven
12-31-2002, 01:22 AM
well, Faramir seems a real ******* in the movie, which he originally isn't...

and I feel sooo sorry for poor Gollum :(

01-01-2003, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by FunClown

Secondly, remember if you've seen the movies and havn't read the books, it would still probably be worth your while to read the books. Then you'll get what the author intended and not some hollywood style melodrama.

I just got the books for Christmas....I'm gonna start reading them here in the next week or so. :)