The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Reviews

November 12, 2014
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is like being trapped in a nerd's bedroom.
November 19, 2013
Any sort of compelling story gets lost amidst all the spectacle.
March 3, 2005
I began to wonder, as the waves crashed about: Is it still possible for a movie to get excited about people?
January 19, 2003
A film that worships itself with every frame. A sprawling, boisterous fantasy, but one that takes itself as seriously as if it were a documentary.
January 16, 2003
Why, I asked myself, isn't it more interesting? My answer: length, violence and redundance.
December 23, 2002
The spectacle of thousands of Orcs charging on giant hyenas or hundreds of towering Ents striding across a blighted landscape impresses only so much before you want to reach for a joy stick and get in on the action yourself.
December 22, 2002
The least entertaining sequel to an event film this side of, Men in Black II.
December 20, 2002
Given his enduring success, author J.R.R. Tolkien must have been a fantasy master. He is being massively Jacksonized.
December 19, 2002
Maybe The Two Towers will stand as a more respectable and meaningful bridge between the crucial first and last entries. On its own, however, it is a crushing disappointment of ill-advised missteps and misplaced opportunities.
December 18, 2002
This go-around bored me, confused me at times and didn't really get too much deeper into its characters.
December 11, 2002
I'll be the reckless, foolish messenger and endure the wrath of LOTR devotees: Compared to The Fellowship, The Two Towers is a big, sprawling disappointment.