Lord Of The Rings:Two Towers

Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen

New Line Home Entertainment | July 1, 2011 | DVD

Lord Of The Rings:Two Towers is rated 4.7222 out of 5 by 18.
There's a truism in Hollywood that says the second film in a series is usually the best. For Star Wars, yes. For Indiana Jones, not so much. For The Lord of the Rings ... well, we won't really know until The Return of the King hits the screen. But with The Two Towers, Peter Jackson more than meets the high expectations he set with Fellowship -- no small feat since this is really the "bridge" part of the story, with little narrative resolution.

Frodo and Sam are having a rough time of it, lost in the wastes surrounding Mordor and still being followed by the treacherous Gollum, whose much-anticipated appearance does not disappoint. His CG self is heart-breakingly pitiable and positively terrifying all at once, especially as he wavers between his Gollum-self and his Sméagol-self.

Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are tracking Merry and Pippin, captives of the Uruk-Hai until a desperate escape attempt leads them to Treebeard, the oldest of the magnificent Ents. These anthropomorphized trees -- peaceable shepherds of the forest -- must determine their role in the battle for Middle-Earth and their ultimate choice prompts some very impressive scenes, indeed.

Meanwhile, Saruman's forces are waging war on the race of Men. They begin with the kingdom of Rohan, whose strength is waning with that of their ruler. King Theoden has fallen under the evil influence of Saruman's spy, Grima Wormtongue, played to oily perfection by Brad Dourif, whose scenes with the lovely, stricken Eowyn make the blood run cold.

The people of Rohan, joined by the brave but weary Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, hunker down to defend the stronghold at Helm's Deep, where the desperation, fear and tension are palpable. The battle scenes with the vast army of Orcs is a marvel of modern filmmaking: thousands upon thousands of warriors join the melee, arrows whistling and swords clashing -- the scale is nothing short of magnificent.

The film closes with the necessary narrative setups, leaving you to wonder again how you can possibly be expected to wait for the next chapter. (That sound in the background is the dump truck full of awards backing up to Peter Jackson's door.)

Video Release: July 1, 2011

Theatrical Release: 2002

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment

UPC: 065935148272

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great part of the Trilogy The second movie of the trilogy,amazing of course,with many new characters and an exceptional new music that comes to accompany Rohan!The special effects are perfect as always and they've done a really good work with Gollum as far as its appearance,voice and character are concerned! Ents are very nice too! I give 5 stars to the movie!
Date published: 2009-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Definitely needs to be seen by everyone. And READ THE BOOK!
Date published: 2003-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this rox the HOTTEST MOVIE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!!! i luv this movie!!! i cant wait 4 the return of the king
Date published: 2003-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is Mine... My PRECIOUS!!! Like a lot of the people who wrote reviews I read the books first.. I went to see the first Movie and I went WOW... But this second one really blew me away... The special effects are grand... Gollum is Extraordinary and really blew me away.. I even used it for a college paper of Mine. That tells you how big an impression it had on me... Ok so the story is not as close to the book as some would like it ... But the actors really make up for it. Eljah Wood makes a terrific Frodo and we can really get close to the character. AS Gollum would say... So beautiful...My Precious. This is definately a movie I will add to my DVD collection...
Date published: 2003-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is the best movie ever yeah baby my friend has seen this movie in theaters like 30 times me only 2 but yeah this is the best movie i have ever seen
Date published: 2003-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I love the books but there were to many changes. in the 3rd movie there wont be the scouring of the shire and there was no tom bombadil or glorfindelin #1 and that sucks
Date published: 2003-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top movie in many ways Though I found this movie, the trilogy rather, to be one of the most spectacular films ever (though it is not yet fully released) I continue to be amazed by the numerous #1 spots it has gained: highest grossing movies of all time, most successful residualistic movie creations, largest first month cashflow after the Fellowship's release... but it also has the most mistakes of all movies, ever. From visibly wobbly and unglued hobbit feet to the excentiricities of Shadowfax, it is a barrell of laughs which strangely do add even more comedy to the movies than the antics of Gimli son of Gloin. Other Tolkien works shold be put on screen as well, not only because I find myself to be a more visual person (aren't we all in this century?) but also because that is one collection that would be priceless forever. Look out for the Lord of the Rings Musical which is rumored to be in the making: Peter Jackson purposely removing all music from the films for this very reason. By the way- try to learn Quenya.
Date published: 2003-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I have read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy along with the Hobbit twice. When I found out they were making the movies I was so excited. I have read too many books and have seen too many movies to think that everything is going to be exactly the same as the book, it just isn't possible! But when I first saw Bilbo's house in the first movie and the Ents in this one, along with all the other locations and people I was in awe. Peter Jackson and his crew deserve tons of praise for their work, it was perfect! Good job! Oh yeah and I don't care what anyone says, when Legolas rode that shield down the stairs, it was NOT skateboarding!!!!!! He's an elf, he does things like that! I think it was cool.
Date published: 2003-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Two Towers That was a good movie. The graphics were good, and the portrayal of the ents was awsome. Treebeard wasn't the best because you could tell it was the voice of gimli, the dwarf. I found the books more enjoyable. If you've read the books, you might be disapointed with the movie a lot, but if you haven't read the book, the movie will be AWESOME!
Date published: 2003-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I am not one of those people who ever cared much for books/movies about fantasy. I never played Dungeons&Dragons, i didn't read books about Wizards, or elves or gobblins; and I have never had any desire to read or watch any thing with the words Harry Potter in it. Lord of the Rings is without a doubt the one exception to my otherwise iron-clad rule for one simple reason, it has the ability to reach into the imagiantion and the hearts of the viewer/reader and remind them of the price of goodness in the face of great evil. We live in a time in which the boundaries of good and evil are crossed on a daily basis, and to most of us this appears perfectly normal. It is merely the way the world works, and one does what they must to get ahead in as comfortable a mnner as is humanly possible. It is perhaps, more imperative at this point in our history that we be reminded that courage, honesty, & compassion for ourselves and for others is still alive in the world and it must not be allowed to fade gently into the night. This is the central theme of these movies/books , they appeal to the better angels of our nature in a way that is both entertaining and heartfelt.
Date published: 2003-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two thumbs Up! This is by far the best movie I've seen in ages. I absolutly love both the books and, movies. The Two Towers by tremendrous heights succeds the Fellowship of the Ring which is a great accomplishment. The graphics are amazing, as are the actors performances, as they portray the many colourful creatures in this movie masterpiece
Date published: 2003-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the greatest movie ever This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. At first I was unsure of reading the novels but watching the movies made me really interested in reading the books. Excellent graphics, it by far out did the first movie! I have been waiting for a very long time for this to come out on dvd! I love it!
Date published: 2003-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look to see the Excellence I am a Tolkien purist, and as a purist I don't expect to view a pure movie made by some one other than JRRT himself, and we know that that is most unlikely. The movie itself is a outstanding creation. The armament, scenes, costumes, locations were produced to the most exacting detail. The acting was nothing less than incredible and the animation was as a real as life itself. The movie was true to Tolkien's view of Middle Earth but not to each letter of his story. No one will be able to produce a movie true to every detail of the book, but I feel this will be as close as anyone ever gets. The books will always stand on their own as master pieces for decades to come and so will the movies stand on their own as creations of Peter Jackson. Jackson and his entire team deserve every award they have received and then some. I look at the movies as a realist and not as a Tolkien purist.
Date published: 2003-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They Did Good, Real Good I enjoyed The Two Towers more than I have enjoyed watching any movie in the course of my life. Yes, I was angry about the changes in the plot (and they were many) But accepting that there was absolutely nothing I could do about it, I went to see it again: SEVEN MORE TIMES! It was an amazing movie form what I see, and I think in many respects it coes Tolkien proud. I would obviously call it better than Harry Potter and any other fantasy film, and enybody that even somewhat likes fantasy would love the films, and love the books.
Date published: 2003-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great movie! The only peoples that seem to have made reviews for this movie have read the book first. Not everyone will be dissapointed with it. Some peoples haven't even heard of the book before the movie. Well here it comes from that perspective. Absolutely amazing. horrifyingly amazing. The animation is superb. the story is captivating. The characters are well developed, and are played well. Personally i feel that peoples should not base their liking of a movie based on the simmilarity or difference to a book. they should like the movie for what it is. not what it should be. In any case, this movie was amazing and fully deserved 5 stars.
Date published: 2003-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Masterpiece My god... what an awesome movie. That's what I thought when I left the theatre. I knew it was going to be great, but nothing prepared me for this. It's beyond amazing. I was worried that The Two Towers was going to follow the current fad of movies where the first one is great, then there's a lot of hype for the second one, then the second one comes out and it sucks. It equals, if not surpasses, Fellowship of the Ring. I knew Gollum was computer generated, but I could almost swear that he was a real person when I saw him on screen. The acting is top-notch and the visual effects are nothing short of jaw-dropping excellence. Sure there are changes from the book, but changes in a movie can be good. It demonstrates how far the director's imagination can extend. Sadly, Return of the King will be the end of it all, but Lord of the Rings will remain a legend for decades to come.
Date published: 2003-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Im leaving right now to buy it! THIS was an awesome movie. It stayed comletely faithful to the book, which is something most book-to-movie creations have trouble doing. The graphics were amazing. It sent shivers up my spine the entire film. The war scenes are unbelievable and Gollum is mind-blowing. Really, its mostly for Gollum's mental breakdown that im running out the door to buy this dvd. Its fantastic. I plan to put it on replay all night long :) anyway, the point is if you liked the first movie, see the second because you'll absolutly love it. Peter deserved all the awards he got.
Date published: 2003-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Peter, Peter, Peter, what are you thinking. Outrage...That was my experience as I sat watching Peter Jackson change, yes CHANGE Tolkien's ageless story. Now I understand that a director needs to create his own vision of the story, but in this case creating another version goes too far. I was worried after the changes I saw in the first movie, I'm not sure I even want to see the third. Add to that some very amateur acting, especially Galadriel, and it starts bordering on sappy. Tolkien's masterpiece....sappy? Well, ok, it's not all bad. Gandalf, golum, and even Aragon are very well played. The graphics are truly outstanding. The components carry a lot of strength. So in the end, I can only blame Peter. Peter, Peter, what are you thinking...What do you think you are a better writer than Tolkien? Was his version lacking? How dare you make changes to the plot? They stick out like flaming painful boils on fair skin. Shame.
Date published: 2003-05-27

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Lord Of The Rings:Two Towers

Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen

Video Release: July 1, 2011

Theatrical Release: 2002

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment

UPC: 065935148272


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