LOTR the TT knitpick list
Pat - wrote on 05/31/16
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is unique. One may say, "I love the Return of the King and Fellowship, but the Two Towers is my personal favorite." My point is that with most film trilogies, you are gonna easily be able to isolate a favorite film out the three. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an exception. Peter Jackson dove into this project with an intention to film the whole trilogy in one 15 month shoot, and his intentions exceeded his and everyone's expectations. Sure, a ton of deviation from JRR Tolkien's beloved books was implemented throughout the movies, but the way that it was reflected onto screen was beyond brilliant and greatly complemented the masterful work of Tolkien. Let’s knitpick the second film of the three!
I adore the heck out of this movie, but there are three minor problems:
1: The ents break the momentum of the battle of Helm’s Deep
2: The stakes are not high at all for the main characters compared to the first film.
3: Female characters don’t do much.
Nevertheless another great and epic LOTR movie!