12 The Flood­ing Of Isen­gard

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Tow­ers

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Greatest middle-earth moments -

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.

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