We Likes Sméagol, We Hates Gollum

I was finally able to watch the dvd of Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers. It just wasn’t getting read on my pc and I thought I’d try on it on a proper dvd player. So I popped it in my dad’s player and it worked like a charm! Ok, so to settle down and watch the second of this amazing series.

So most of you have already seen the movie long back and blah, blah, blah but I still have to complete the trilogy, so I shall keep that for this Sunday. But the ‘character’ that has left the biggest impression on me is that of ‘Gollum/Sméagol’. The conflict between the dual personalities of the ugly looking creature is the highlight of the entire movie, even if it is mostly cgi rendered. Andy Serkis was the actor & the CGI character was built around Serkis’ facial features, voice and acting choices. Serkis based his voice on sounds made by his cat. Sméagol arguing with his alter-ego Gollum is at once frightning & fascinating and the subtle difference in the apperance of the eyes & voice mark out the two personalities to the viewer.