A Towering Achievement

Spectacular filmmaking! Peter Jackson has taken his work to another level. "Fellowship of the Ring" was a more deliberate and subtle film. "The Two Towers" hammers you over the head with a visceral "Welcome to Middle Earth" like a war hammer to the temple! With battle scenes (the intensity of which can only be compared to Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan) and more and scarier creatures, this film isn't for little ones so do them, yourself and everyone else in the theater a favor and find a sitter.

Don't expect a typical action film. Don't expect a prologue to get you up to speed. If you haven't seen the first film go and rent it immediately (preferably the extended special edition) This film is epic in every sense of the word. Superb. Some major plot changes from the book provide surprises and suspense for even the most well-read Tolkienite. If you have a brain and a heart I predict you will love this movie! As Winston Churchill said, "This isn't the end, or even the beginning of the end, but perhaps it's the end of the beginning" The wait is over! The wait begins!