Top positive review
Great action, cool monsters, awesome story.
on November 27, 2013
This second film in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is full of many badass moments. The end fight scene is amazing. The build up to it and the actual pay off of the fight will not leave you disappointed. "Epic" is a far too overused word in today's society but the Battle of Helm's Deep truly is EPIC.
Viggo Mortensen kills it as Aragorn and he has to since this film is largely on his shoulders where the first movie was more on Frodo, Gandalf and the Hobbits. Mortensen just seems like a guy that you would want to follow and can range from sympathetic to straight up badass. The film is pretty much split into three tales. Frodo and Sam transporting the ring, Legolgas Aragorn and Gimli helping out Rohan, and Merry and Pippen with the Giant Trees which really may feel like the film is dragging when it switches to them but it really helps build to the ultimate pay off at the end battle.
The special effects and score in this movie, just like the rest of the series are amazing. The pace really picks up in this film and the stakes get raised for the final battle set to come in Return of the King.