12 The Flooding Of Isengard
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
An impeccable syncing of CGI, music, sound design and scripting, the torrent of water drowning the industrial fires of the ravaged Isengard is a joy to behold. But as if that wasn’t enough, there’s one final, dazzling piéce de resistance as an Ent with its branches on fire lumbers into shot, bends its trunk and douses the flames in the raging waters. It’s the kind of thing Steven Spielberg might have done back in his pomp ( only with a T- rex, perhaps). If you don’t find yourself cheering, you’re dead wood.