The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Reviews
November 23, 2012
The best in the LOTR trilogy!!!!!
August 23, 2014
Not as good as the first, but still, f***ing epic.
February 8, 2010
(First viewing - December 2002 in theaters)
August 9, 2014
Does justice to the excellent source material effortlessly.
November 15, 2012
Having a phenomenal film as its predecessor, Peter Jackson had the difficult tasks to keep and/or improve the quality of the trilogy, adapting the most difficult book of the trilogy and to make the variety of creatures look believable. All of these needed to be done in the short span of a year, so the question is: Did Peter Jackson succeed in this almost impossible challenge?
After the events of "The Fellowship of the ring", the fellowship is divided in three groups: Sam and Frodo continue their journey to destroy the ring, along the way the encounter Gollum, the former owner of the ring, who leads them to Mordor. Meanwhile Legolas and company travel to Rohan, pursuing the Uruk-hai that took Merry and Pippin at the end of the last film.
With immensely high expectations, thanks to its predecessor, "The Two Towers" continues to bring greatness to the saga. While all the greatness that I mention in my review of "Fellowship" are present in "The Two Towers", the biggest addition to the story is the new characters that made this second installment more geeky than its predecessor, while some are welcome additions other should had been left in the cutting-room floor because they pretty much don't do anything and make the already slow pacing even more slow, but the one character that even manages to steal the show is Gollum; it was the first time where the potential of CGI characters was shown and not only he looks credible but he is also an amazing character thanks to Andy Serkis performance. The storylines of each Fellowship groups have individual elements that add to the Middle Earth mythology, which was already enormous, and giving us memorable/epic moments: Merry and Pippin offer the bizarre but beautiful Ents, Aragon and company gives the phenomenal Battle of Helm´s Deep and Frodo and Sam give an amazing and intriguing character and a well done relationship with him, making it the greatest of the three storylines. But even with these fantastic additions, my big problem with the pacing remains and even is more intense because this film has even more unnecessary long scenes and even though the runtime is slightly longer than the last installment, it hurt my experience.
"The Two Towers" may not be as exciting as "Fellowship of the Ring" but it has a more mature and essential story and still is a jawdropping fantasy adventure that leaves you wanting to see how it ends. A more than worthy successor for that phenomenal first installment that leaves the door open for a epic ending.
November 25, 2013
The Two Towers is my favorite of the series. Featuring so many new and important characters, epic battle sequences, and the return of a familiar face, Jackson has cemented this film in my favorites list.
October 28, 2007
I was sorely disappointed when Requiem for a Dream didn't show up in the movie.
- 12/2002 + Spring 2003 Ext
|Sergio Adrian L||
April 2, 2013
After interned in Emyn Muil, Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee meet the creature Gollum, who tries to remove the ring by force but by being beaten, promises to guide the Hobbits to Mordor. After removing them from Emyn Muil and traverse the Dead Marshes, Morannon arrive at the 'Black Gate' of Mordor. However, the great protection that is impossible for them to get out there and Gollum proposes to take the secret path of Cirith Ungol. During the journey, they encounter an advance troop of Gondor led by Faramir, son of the Steward of Gondor and Boromir's brother, who take them as prisoners and discover that carry the One Ring. Faramir decides to bring them to his father but, on its way through the ruined city of Osgiliath Gondorian soldiers are fighting Sauron's forces led by some of Nazgul. Realizing the evil power of the Ring to Frodo, who almost captures one of the Nazgul, Faramir decides to free them to complete their mission.
Meanwhile, the Uruk-hai carrying prisoners to Merry Brandybuck and Pippin Took are killed by the Riders of Rohan and the hobbits exiles manage to escape from the battle, into the forest of Fangorn. Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, who had gone after them, they find the remains of the battle and follow in the footsteps of their friends to the forest interior. In it are reunited with Gandalf, who believed dead after falling through the bridge of Moria, and once they have left reports that Merry and Pippin in good hands, they go together to Edoras, capital of Rohan, to talk to King Theoden. However, it is haunted by Saruman with the help of the king's counselor, Grima, who works in secret to the magician. Under his influence, banished his nephew Éomer Théodred after the death of his son and heir to the throne. Gandalf and Théoden decides achieved liberate his people take refuge in the fortress of Helm's Deep in order not to risk open conflict with Edoras Isengard.
Saruman sends a huge army of Uruk-hai to destroy Helm's Deep, while Gandalf goes in search of the exiled Rohirrim for battle. The elf Haldir, the forest of Lothlorien, comes with a small army of Galadhrim Rohan's aid and together they manage to hold out until the arrival of Gandalf, Éomer and numerous Rohirrim, defeating the Uruks.
Meanwhile, Pippin and Merry, who had been entrusted by the ent Treebeard Gandalf, come along with him to a council of several members of their race in which these decide to do about war. After a long time talking, decide it is not your business. However, when Treebeard carried the hobbits out of the forest, discovers that Saruman has felled many trees and their cry again attracts all ents, who march to Isengard and destroy.
July 30, 2014
This film would have benefitted from more even spacing of action scenes and developmental dialogue and storyline.
July 25, 2014
The battle at Helm's Deep is unforgettable
July 25, 2014
A fitting second instalment continuing the high standard.
July 23, 2014
Best of the series, best fantasy movie of all time.
December 23, 2013
Wow, unbelievable movie. The best of the best of the best, it is better than Transformers and better than the Terminator movies, which is totally crazy and tough to do. Crazy year, 2002. I was surprised that such a good movie came out of such a fool's year. Tough to do, and if you watch this movie today, it's probably one of the best movies in the world and it has everything you could want and more. Even in 2013, it's the best movie. period. Maybe the best movie ever. If this movie can't get a 10/10 then a 10/10 doesn't exist.
December 19, 2013
A fantastic continuation of the story by J.R.R Tolkien.
Just as The Fellowship of the Ring, is the opening scene just as cool and deep as it is stunning. It's also an exiting and very well made film, and combined with the awesome music from Howard Shore, couldn't the film been done better. The action in this movie are just incredible to watch, and the story is spectacular! There are no negative parts of this movie, it's just that it didn't feel as a 10.
Two Towers is both stunning, massive and deep.
The Two Towers gets a 9,5/10
|Jon Mikel B||
July 11, 2014
The Two Towers is the best of the saga of The Lord of the Rings with spectacular action sequences, a good soundtrack. This film leaves the audience wanting to see the last part of the saga.
June 19, 2007
Suffers from middle-act syndrome, but still deeply beautiful and poetic, elevating a rote action film into an elegaic call for goodness and spirit.
July 10, 2009
The CGI is better, but the story doesn't progress very much. Good character development though. I think the highlight of the movie is easily the introduction of Gollum/Smeagol.
June 29, 2014
Tolkien fought in WWI. When he set out, he was with a large number of writing friends. When he returned, only one of his friends was alive. Tolkien hated war, but felt it a necessity to the book, and I think Peter Jackson should have done some research and realized that Tolkien would have extemely ashamed that a third of the film was of war. Besides that, it was a good film.
July 1, 2014
The second instalment of the LOTR saga perfectly blends the Tolkien ideas and themes with spectacular action, visuals, make up, costumes and screenplay. From Gandalf's fall into the abyss to his final heroic charge, the Two Towers is a triumphant and emotional journey that sets up the final instalment.
July 2, 2014
This movie shows more Gollum, more Gandalf, more emotion, and more action than the first. In my opinion, this movie is better than "The fellowship of the ring"