Full Movie Reviews
Pat - wrote on 05/31/2016
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is unique. One may say, "I love the Return of the King and Fellowship, but the Two Towers is my personal favorite." My point is that with most film trilogies, you are gonna easily be able to isolate a favorite film out the three. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an exception. Peter Jackson dove into this project with an intention to film the whole trilogy in one 15 month shoot, and his intentions exceeded his and everyone's expectations. Sure, a ton of deviation from JRR Tolkien's beloved books was implemented throughout the movies, but the way that it was reflected onto screen was beyond brilliant and greatly complemented the masterful work of Tolkien. Let’s knitpick the second film of the three!
I adore the heck out of this movie, but there are three …
Nolane - wrote on 11/11/2013
After the outstanding "Fellowship Of The Ring", Peter Jackson managed to deliver an equally brilliant film in "The Two Towers." Since this is the middle act of the epic Lord Of The Rings tale, it could have been the weak link, but instead it concludes with the slam, bang thunder of the battle of Helm's Deep. Once again acting is top notch across the board, and all technical credits are state of the art. The scene where Gandalf charges down a hill on horseback in the final battle with horses thundering all around him and Howard Shore's unbelievably fantastic musical score soaring to the heavens is perhaps the greatest movie scene ever put on film. Words can't really describe how great all the Lord Of The Rings movies are, so just watch all three. Once again, make sure to see the …
memento_mori - wrote on 08/09/2013
After the tremendous success of the first Lord of the Rings movie, we are put back into the presence of our favorite characters, and their quest continues... and isn't as interesting as when it started.
The Two Towers is still a very good movie. I love it's depiction of good and evil, the excellent direction and scenery, and of course the awesome concluding battle, but after seeing it again, I did notice many more flaws that partly took me out of the story.
If you really look at it, not much actually happens in this movie. It's pretty bloated with effects and battles, leaving little room for the interesting continuation of the story.
This is quite typical, because often film makers believe that a sequel needs to go bigger. This is not always better.
None of the characters are …
JLFM - wrote on 08/21/2012
After a strong, if somewhat wobbly first film, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy goes significantly downhill with it's inferior sequel. The Two Towers has all the strengths and flaws of the first, though the strengths have diminished slightly, and the flaws have an even bigger presence.
The Two Towers is a continuation of the original film, in which a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins, as well as some friends, attempt to destroy a mystical ring, though dark forces oppose them.
At the end of the first film, the main characters are split up, which unfortunately, makes the film extremely complicated. Various plot lines are juggled and if the audience doesn't keep track of them all, things can get extremely confusing.
One plot line, involving Frodo and Sam attempting to destroy the …
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/29/2012
The second part of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy sees the fellowship part company. Frodo and Sam encounter Gollum, cleverly presented as a kind of wretched schizophrenic drug addict which makes for a much more interesting character dynamic than the "You're my best friend Sam! "I love you Mr. Frodo!" of the first film. Meanwhile Pippin and Merry escape their captors and persuade the forest dwelling Ent to join the fight in a rather ham-fisted eco analogy. And finally Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli whose camaraderie is developed find new allies in Rohan and rejoin Gandalf to defend the fortress of Helm's Deep in a quite spectacular and monumental battle sequence. Although The Two Towers is as long as The Fellowship Of The Ring, the intertwining story threads, all told in parallel complete with …
tecnoandre - wrote on 01/01/2012
Based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the second film in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy that was preceded by The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and concluded with The Return of the King (2003).Continuing the plot of The Fellowship of the Ring, it intercuts three storylines, as Frodo and Sam continue their quest to destroy the One Ring, they meet Gollum, its former owner and continue their journey towards Mordor. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli come across the war-torn nation of Rohan as well as the resurrected Gandalf, before fighting at the Battle of Helm's Deep, whilst Merry and Pippin escape capture, meet Treebeard the Ent, and plan an attack on Isengard.Absolute stunnning sequel and pre-climax to the exquisit Return of the King.
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Jr Movie Lover - wrote on 07/22/2010
This movie was a very worth while experience and I have enjoyed watching it over again even to this day. Let me start out by saying that there are 3 main parts I like for in a movie like this. The first is the ability to transition from novel to movie form in a flawless manor and I really do feel that the Two Towers was good at doing that.
The second is the effects and acting. I really do feel that the acting from Elijah Wood Viggo Mortenson and Ian Mckellan have probably one of the best triple threat acting performances ever done on Film. Viggo is the calm cool and collective B.A Aragorn(The Ranger from the North). Ian is the Smart and tactically genius grey wizard gone white Gandalf(The White Rider). Finally Elijah is the Small protagonist of the story with the weight of …
mdtinney - wrote on 11/05/2009
The part two installment of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy provided an exceptional cinema experience. Two Towers shows boundless imagination, exceptional direction, and good old fashioned escape quality. The battle scenes are truly epic, the scenes in the Dead Marshes are chilling and freakish, and the beginning sequence of Frodo's dream and the Balrog battle all together demonstrates sheer genius and rare quality in film making. The CGI creation of Gollum is a marvellous achievement in technology and raises the level and standard of film to new heights. The vast complicated scope of Tolkien's imagination has seen a remarkable transfer to the cinema, and the scope of the filmmaker's imagination is unlimited. Those viewers who didn't see the first film may become lost in the …
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Mr. B.K. Tinney - wrote on 04/29/2009
Much like the Empire Strikes Back in the second (or more confusing fifth) movie of the Star Wars series, The Two Towers follows the original with a much darker and richer storyline that makes it every bit as good as the first one. Masterfully directed again by Peter Jackson, the second part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy brings back Frodo (Elijah Wood), Sam (Sean Astin), Aragorn (Viggo Moretensen), Gimli (John Rhys- Davies), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gandolf (Ian McKellan) as they try to rid themselves of the ring and bring peace back to Middle Earth. New characters brought to life in this installment include the honorable King Theoden (Bernard Hill), heroic Faramir (David Wenham) and the beautiful Eowyn (played by Miranda Otto), but it is the addition of the wicked Grima Wormtongue …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/31/2008
The first movie focused on one group of characters but this one focused on three (and passed with flying colors). Each group was fascinating because different events are happening around them and each group focuses on one generalized emotion. But when one really looks into it, they're trying to tackle or defeat the same thing. The idea of universality is apparent on this one because the director is so thoughful about camera work and script. The special effects are grander this time around; it's also louder, faster, and more heart-pounding. Although I personally prefer the first one a little bit more, this is nonetheless still a masterpiece. I was so amazed with many scenes, props, costumes, sound effects, etc. so it's hard not to pay attention and appreciate how much effort was put into …