Peter Jackson's trilogy based on the monumental novel authored by J.R. Tolkien's final film is as epic as a movie can possibly be (since the 1924 film Greed). Everything in on par with the sequel, and potentially even better... But because this film seemed to have five different endings, the second one is slightly superior overall, but Return of the king is one hell of a film. See my other reviews for the first two films. Bottom line, this epic is one of the best films of the last decade, and definitively the best trilogy of the past decade, possibly ever. No one should miss witnessing this allegory of perfection Peter Jackson managed to assemble... A+
Peter Jackson's second installment into The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers, is, overall, the best of the three films. Once the fellowship of the ring disbands, the different groups head out separate from one another, none of them realizing the immense gravity there action will have and the importance of there journeys. If possible, the acting, direction, and design all improved upon the first film, with Howard Shore's magnificent score elevating the grandeur and scope of middle earth to even greater levels. Aside from The Dark Knight, rarely does the middle film in a trilogy carry such profound meaning and overarching plot... Though The Two Towers' beginning and ending are inherently flawed because of the epic nature of the trilogy, Jackson does an incredible job of choosing when and how to begin and end this film, making for a potent storyline. Bottom line, everyone needs to see this trilogy, and I don't just mean the films... Everyone needs to see the extended blue-ray versions with multiple-disc special features... Watch all of them... You won't regret it... Oh, and make sure you watch them in order.