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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

December. 18,2002
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Frodo Baggins and the other members of the Fellowship continue on their sacred quest to destroy the One Ring--but on separate paths. Their destinies lie at two towers--Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupt wizard Saruman awaits, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.


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This is the only movie I have rated 10 on 10.. Best movie I have watched till now .


RELEASED IN 2002 and directed by Peter Jackson, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" adapts the second part of JRR Tolkien's popular fantasy trilogy about adventures on Middle-Earth. The surviving 'Fellowship' of the first film has been divided into three small groups for this one: The Hobbits Frodo and Sam (Elijah Wood and Sean Astin) team-up with the mad Gollum (Andy Serkis) to make their way to Mordor, but are captured by Faramir (David Wenham), the brother of the deceased Boromir. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas the Elf (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli the Dwarf (John Rhys-Davies) encounter the once-great King Theoden (Bernard Hill), who has fallen under the spell of Saruman (Christopher Lee) via his devious minion Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif). Meanwhile the Hobbits Pippin and Merry (Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan) try to enlist the help of huge tree creatures. Gandalf is also on hand (Ian McKellen). These story threads culminate in the great Battle at Helms Deep in the third hour. This three-hour fantasy/adventure starts out more engaging than the first film, which was laden by its overlong, convoluted and (for the most part) unnecessary prologue. Like that movie, the characters are colorful, the tale is imaginative, there's a lot of brutal action rounded out by quieter moments and everything LOOKS and SOUNDS great. Unfortunately, after the first act, Jackson opts for CGI porn (excessive use of CGI with the corresponding dizzying visual effects). The first film did this too, but this one ups the ante and so there's not as much spectacular New Zealand cinematography (i.e. real forests, mountains, rivers, etc.). If cartoony CGI is your thang then you'll likely appreciate this installment more than me. There are other problems: While the characters are imaginative, they're also shallow and rather dull, at least for mature people who require more depth to maintain their interest. Also, the wide-spanning (meandering) story with numerous characters and hard-to-remember names tends to be disengaging. I was never much captivated by the characters and their causes, although uber-fans of Tolkien might be. Another problem is the lack of prominent female protagonists. We have Miranda Otto as Éowyn, Théoden's niece, who falls in love with the noble Aragorn and that's about it, except for cameos by Liv Tyler as Arwen and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. "Mythica: A Quest for Heroes" (2014) cost LESS THAN $100,000 to make, which is a mere fraction of the $94 million it cost to make this blockbuster and the filmmakers knew enough to include a couple of prominent babes as key protagonists in the story. Despite these negatives, "The Two Towers" was an ultra-ambitious undertaking and is a must for fantasy/adventure aficionados who liked the first movie. THE MOVIE RUNS 2 hours 59 minutes and was shot in New Zealand. GRADE: B-/C+


This is up there with some of the best sequels I can think of. Taking everything that "The Fellowship of the Ring" started, and cranking it way past 11, "The Two Towers" is the ultimate rising action to an awesome climax. It has everything you could ever want out of a sequel, more action, more story, proper introductions to new characters, passion, and above all, respect. Respect is the key to this entire series. Respect for the source material, respect for the audience, respect for the characters. Characters are maturing, their personalities growing, and don't even get me started on the effects. The special effects in this have aged like a fine wine. The biggest fault this series could've run into down the line is special effects that didn't age well, but they've aged beautifully. Gollum in this looks as real as he ever did, and the mix of practical effects is greatly appreciated. The climax in this is God tier to me. Once the battle of Helm's Deep starts, the film goes into overdrive. Throwing so much action at you, yet it never outlives it's welcome, it never feels too long. It's executed to perfection, cutting between different scenarios that are all important in their own way. Peter Jackson crafted a masterclass of a film here, and one of the best sequels to ever grace a screen.


A movie about walking? What a waste of time! This movie run time is just to long for me plus im only posting this review to clear my things to do on IMDb. So i looked for a movie i really dislike to bash it. The Lord of the rings series suck!