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

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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Genre: Epic Fantasy
Photography: Color
Running Time: 179 minutes (Theatrical)

223 minutes (Extended Edition)

Country: New Zealand

United States

Release Date: 5 December 2002 (New York City)

18 December 2002 (United States)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Written by: Peter Jackson

Fran Walsh

Phillippa Boyens

Stephen Sinclair

Distributed by: New Line Cinema
Starring: Elijah Wood

Ian McKellen

Viggo Mortensen

Liv Tyler

Sean Astin

Cate Blanchett

John Rhys-Davies

Bernard Hill

Christopher Lee

Billy Boyd

Dominic Monaghan

Orlando Bloom

Hugo Weaving

Miranda Otto

David Wenham

Brad Dourif

Karl Urban

Andy Serkis

Previous film: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Next film: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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

  1. Amazing action sequences like the Battle of Helm's Deep.
  2. Visual effects and set pieces that look really beautiful and stunning.
  3. Gollum's character development was, in fact, very good.
  4. The acting is still spectacular as always, especially for Viggo Mortensen.
  5. Extravagant storytelling that follows the book that the movie is based on.
  6. The cinematography was quite delightful.

Bad Qualities

  1. Sometimes, the crosscutting can be confusing.
  2. 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.

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