Enemies at war we built defenses...
Enemies at war we built defenses, and secret hiding places.
I hope I am not the only one who thinks that Smeagol/Gollum looked more like an uh, adorable creature (action figures this way, please! – do include sleek graceful Shadowfax as well). What an remarkable piece of work. And those beautiful cinematography (but dizzying camera work, at times) and sceneries.. not to mention, Aragorn – who had a meatier part in this one as well.
Battle at Helm’s Deep was simply amazing. The combat scenes were so engaging, I think I kept forgetting to breathe. It was very much more interesting than the confrontation and use of guns, grenades and tanks we see onscreen these days. Some parts not in the book were reluctantly added to the movie – and some conveniently left out – but I guess it is the norm and nature of producing a three-hour movie out of a few hundred pages of writings.
The wait of over a year for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to hit the cinemas has been well justified. I think the whole movie experience would have been simply a magical one – truly a delightful journey to the beautiful fantasy realms, if it was not for the the customary attitude of the local cinema-goers these days – sitting at the wrong seats deliberately, and burping away every now and then.
2003 is definitely going to be a great year for movies. I hope the Wachowskis are not going to disappoint me, either.
And is anyone ever going to make a movie on Drizzt Do’Urden sometime soon? Baaaah.
On air now: Gunning Down Romance, Savage Garden (Affirmation)