We rented Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers last night (Blockbuster has a special running where you can rent it for a day for 99 cents and they guarantee availability). We’ll probably buy the Special Extended Edition that will come out in a few months.
The film was as good as I remembered. I’m still amazed by the spectacular battle of Helm’s Deep. See it, or see it again. Highly recommended.
The DVDs had several special features including a preview of The Return Of The King film coming out later this year. In it, we heard something I’d read in a newspaper article recently: that the battle scenes make the battle of Helm’s Deep look like a small skirmish. When we heard this, my son and I looked at each other in amazement. There were also many other indications that it should be the best of the three films in this awesome series. We’re very excited about it.
I started thinking about the fact that we’re excited by the battle scenes, and others would be alarmed by our reaction to this movie violence. I think I’ll write a blog post about this later.