The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

The Two Towers

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"Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship continue their quest to destroy the One Ring and stand against the evil of the dark lord Sauron. The Fellowship has divided and now find themselves taking different paths to defeating Sauron and his allies. Their destinies now lie at two towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman waits and Sauron's fortress at Baraddur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor."--Amazon.com.

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Patch777
Jun 28, 2020

this movie is like a religion, epic . It makes grown men cry its so perfect and beautiful

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choatem
Mar 31, 2020

A super exciting movie!! It's great to watch after having read the book, as you can easily recognize some of the differences between the two. The movie, like the books, can be a bit slow to develop, and so a younger audience who isn't so interested in dialogue-heavy scenes may not want to sit through and watch it. However, in terms of transforming the books into film, I think they did a great job and did Tolkien's work justice. Plus the battles are epic!

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Shipton25
Mar 28, 2020

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Film Review

By: Mason Shipton

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is an epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson released in 2002. This film is based on the second volume of the same name of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

Before I get into this review, I would like to say that if you are reading this without seeing the first film in the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, I would highly recommend you watch that film first. Especially if you are spoiler-sensitive, as this review contains many for that film.

Taking place after the events of the first film, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), the now-broken company of the Ring are all facing troubles. Frodo and Sam continue their heroic quest of travelling to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor in order to destroy the evil One Ring and stop the Dark Lord Sauron’s dominion. They are unaware though, of the mysterious creature constantly following them, stalking their every move... Meanwhile, the other hobbits, Merry and Pippin, have been captured by Uruk-hai, and are being taken to Saruman the White’s fortress, Isengard. The rest of the company, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas, are hunting down the Uruk-hai in order to save, not just their fellow companions, but their friends.

This film’s predecessor, The Fellowship of the Ring, was held in very high acclaim by both critics and fans, upon its release. Of course, because of this, there was much hype for the second instalment, and many wondered if it would be able to live up to the hype generated, and if it would reach the acclaim of The Fellowship of the Ring, and it did. Like the first instalment in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is often called not only one of the best movies of the century, but possibly of all time. It has garnered high acclaim from both fans and critics alike, and again like its predecessor, is often called a landmark in filmmaking. Many consider this film to be better than the first, and while I do not agree with this sentiment, I do think the film is still fantastic, and I will be explaining why I believe this to be so.

First, the effects. The main reason why this film is considered a landmark in filmmaking, besides being an overall great movie, is how this film changed special effects in cinema forever, with the introduction of one character. In the first film, we learn from Gandalf in Moria, that a strange creature is following Frodo, and his name is Gollum. We learn that Gollum was the One Ring’s former owner, and that he desperately wants it back. In the Two Towers, we finally get a proper introduction to the creature, and we learn a lot about his past, who he is, and the corruption great power can have on people. This last bit is shown through Gollum’s design, which is disfigured and grotesque. This part is important as it shows the toll the One Ring took on Gollum through his hundreds of years of ownership of it. This left a very difficult job to the filmmakers, who had to translate this design to the big screen with all the components I have named above, and still manage to make him seem real, so that we may connect to him emotionally, immersing us into the film. They had to make sure that we see Gollum first as a character, and an effect second. Fortunately, the filmmakers were able to pull it off. The filmmakers created many new techniques to make Gollum, that are still used to this day. When creating Gollum, they pioneered the innovation of seeing the character’s veins through the reflection of light on and under his skin. This is something we still see in characters today like Thanos, Davy Jones, Caesar (who funny enough, was played by the same actor as Gollum), and many others.

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

Epic film, although my least favorite out of the trilogy.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 17, 2019

4/5 stars. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the second installment in film franchise, preceded by the 2001 film The Fellowship of the Ring. While it didn't wow critics enough to garner the bakers dozen of Oscar nominations that The Fellowship of the Ring received, I enjoyed this movie more than the first. Though darker, more violent than its predecessor, The Fellowship of the Ring, Towers also is more visually appealing and enthralling in the scale of its set pieces. Despite the dazzling battle of Helm's Deep rightfully taking up the majority of the film, for me the most entertaining part was the story told about Frodo, Sam, and Gollum. Andy Serkis’ motion capture performance as the corrosive gollum, and his interaction with his alter ego smeagol, is one of the most compelling character displays I have ever seen. This combined with the complex social interactions going on between Gollum, a ring seduced Frodo, and an ever noble Sam, make for an extremely intricate and personal film despite the apparent scope of the events taking place in this universe. This is a must see. @Joaquin of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

As a kid, this was my least favorite book and movie, and as an adult, it still is. I have however gained new appreciation for the movie, especially Sam's speech at the end. Though not in the book, the added scene at Osgiliath really adds to the weight of the movie.

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ShasCho
Dec 29, 2017

Film two of the best fantasy movie series ever created!
Peter Jackson has crafted lush, dense, authentic,
believable, magnificent videos
of each book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy,
true to both the spirit and details of Tolkien’s monumental text.
This series is a triumph in every sense.
Watch these films in sequence,
ideally after first reading the books.
Wonderful stuff.

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swyckl
Dec 11, 2017

I liked this Sci-Fi DVD. It is not appropriate for children. There is a lot of violence. I like the whole series. I like the whole series for "The Hobbit" and "The Lord Of The Rings"

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DUVIDL
Sep 14, 2017

Am I the only one who wanted Eowyn to put a lip-lock on poor Grima? Brad Dourif`s portrayal broke my heart.

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therhiannamater
Feb 25, 2017

Ugh this trilogy will always hold a special place in my heart. While I can't pick a favorite, this one is near and dear. The bond between Frodo and Sam, the sweeping shots of tundras and mountainscapes, the music. It's near-perfect.

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Tabaqui
Dec 05, 2016

Gandalf: The Battle of Helm's Deep is over. The battle for Middle-Earth is just beginning. Al our hopes now rest on the shoulders of two little hobbits, somewhere in the wilderness.

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Tabaqui
Dec 03, 2016

Legolas (to Aragorn) Le abdollen. [You're late.]
(Looks him over.) You look terrible!

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Tabaqui
Dec 03, 2016

Orc: We ain't had nothing but maggoty bread for three stinking days!
Another Orc: (about Merry and Pippin) What about their legs? They don't need those.

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Tabaqui
Dec 03, 2016

Theoden: (to Aragorn) Who will come? Elves? Dwarves? We are not so lucky in our friends as you.
(Best part: Legolas and Gimli are standing right behind Aragorn, so, it makes you wonder...)

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Jan 09, 2016

Gollum: My Preciousness...The hobbit stole it from us...He is tricksy.

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Athena_Hadley
Nov 15, 2014

Gimli (to Legolas): "I'm on 2 already!"
Legolas: "Im on 19."

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miketheboy89
Oct 23, 2013

"By rights, we shouldn't even be here"
No kidding..read the book!!! Good movie anyhow.

smaugthestupendous Aug 05, 2013

Aragorn: Legolas! What do your elf eyes see?
Legolas: The Uruks turn north-east. They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 05, 2013

Gimli: "You'll have to toss me. (Aragorn stares) Gimli: "I can't jump that far! You'll have to toss me!" (Aragorn hesitantly nods; Gimli puts his hand on Aragorn's arm) Gimli: "Don't tell the elf." Aragorn: "Not a word."

Sam: Face it, Mr. Frodo. We're lost. I don't think Gandalf meant for us to come this way.
Frodo: Gandalf didn't mean for a lot of things to happen, Sam.

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Nov 15, 2014

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Sep 16, 2014

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Dec 10, 2013

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Apr 11, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 14

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Blue_Elephant_113 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 50

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Dec 29, 2011

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: ya Gollum is kinda creepy.

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Seth2468
Dec 10, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The Orcs, Nazgul, Shelob adn Gollum are all very scary.

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Seth2468
Dec 10, 2013

Sexual Content: Kissing!!!!!

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Seth2468
Dec 10, 2013

Violence: Killing, stabbing and head chopping.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: scary scenes and scary images

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Violence: violent battle scenes,one part a orc get his intestons riped out.

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UnbreakableValour
Sep 20, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: ONe word: GOLLUM!

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UnbreakableValour
Sep 20, 2012

Violence: Battle scenes

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Violence: Sword fights and arrow shooting.

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ski4ever
Oct 28, 2007

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Seth2468
Dec 10, 2013

Frodo and Sam are on their way to Mordor, but they are secretly stalked by a shadowy character named Gollum. While Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli chase a group of Uruk-hai across the plains of Rohan to save Merry and Pippen, but along the way the meet an old friend.......

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UnbreakableValour
Nov 01, 2011

Frodo and Samwise continue their journey to Mordor. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli finally find Pippin and Merry, and who is that....Saruman? Find out in the sequel to Fellowship of the Ring.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo & Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.

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