The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy adventure film and the second film in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was directed by Peter Jackson and was based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's book series, The Lord of the Rings.
After the events of The Fellowship of The Ring. Frodo Baggins and his companion Samwise Gamgee continue their trek to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring with some help from the Ring's original owner, Gollum. Meanwhile, the rest of the Fellowship: Aragorn, Legolas and, Gimli, reunite with Gandalf the White, before going to the Battle of Helm's Deep. Meanwhile, Merry and Pippin escape from their orc captives to Fangorn Forest and meet Treebeard the Ent, who plans an attack on Isengard.
Why It Rocks
- Amazing action sequences like the Battle of Helm's Deep.
- Visual effects and set pieces that look really beautiful and stunning.
- Gollum's character development was, in fact, very good.
- The acting is still spectacular as always, especially for Viggo Mortensen.
- Extravagant storytelling that follows the book that the movie is based on.
- The cinematography was quite delightful.
- Sometimes, the crosscutting can be confusing.
- Elijah Wood and Sean Astin can lack charisma sometimes.
The film gained critical acclaim from critics and moviegoers alike and has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was nominated for six awards, including Best Picture and winning two for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Editing. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Score by Howard Shore.