December 22, 2002


AT THE MOVIES II: I saw the The Two Towers on Wednesday. I've never read the book, and I saw the first Lord of the Rings movie only once and a whole year ago, so I was a little hazy on what was going on toward the begining. The effects are spectacular, and Patrick Ruffini is right about the "Rumsfeldian" commentary on warfare and the impotence of a neutral stance. Mostly, though, it's a big, fantasy battle scene; the rest is just details. Perhaps some of the book's serious themes have been lost (like I said, I didn't read it), but as cinematic junk-food, it's great.

Posted by John Tabin at December 22, 2002 04:48 AM