The too trite Two Towers
Thursday, January 9th, 2003
Am I the only person who saw the Two Towers without first seeing the Fellowship of the Ring? (I was marooned in France, and babysitters were expensive and… )
Gee, I was appalled by TT. I was a bonefide Tolkeinite in my teens but have to say that TT, seen in a vacuum, was trite, juvenile and plastic. I’ve seen more believable characters and gripping action in a dubbed Godzilla movie.
So I rented Fellowship of the Ring on video and saw where TT was coming from. But let this be said, oh mortal moviegoers, the second act does not hold water on its own.