The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  (2002)

8.7 / 10

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Country United States

Genre Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

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While Frodo and Sam, now accompanied by a new guide, continue their hopeless journey towards the land of shadow to destroy the One Ring, each member of the broken fellowship plays their part in the battle against the evil wizard Saruman and his armies of Isengard.

Keywords: middle earth, epic, ring, wizard, evil wizard

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

Cast

Liv Tyler Liv Tyler Arwen
Sean Astin Sean Astin Sam
Sean Bean Sean Bean Boromir(extendededition)
Brad Dourif Brad Dourif Wormtongue
Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Saruman
Elijah Wood Elijah Wood Frodo
Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett Galadriel
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Critics

Time and repeat viewing will tell whether the second part of Peter Jackson's magnum opus is truly better than its illustrious predecessor.
It certainly surpasses "The Fellowship of the Ring" in terms of wit, action and narrative drive. What it lacks - at least until the climax - is the first film's wow-factor. We are now accustomed to the environs and inhabitants of Middle-earth.
Without an explanation for trilogy newcomers, the story picks up where "Fellowship" left off. Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) are journeying to Mordor to destroy the world-threatening One Ring. They are jo...

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Plot

The film begins with a flashback set to the first film, with Gandalf battling the Balrog on the Bridge of Khazad-d�m, but this time continues from Gandalf's perspective, with the scene continuing to follow both as they hurtle down below, fighting while in free-fall. The moment they hit the water of an underground lake, Frodo awakens from his dream and continues his journey with his trusted and loyal friend, Sam through the rocky region of Emyn Muil, where they become lost. They are then attacked by the ring-possessed Gollum wishing to retrieve "his precious" from the ones he thinks stole it from him. The Hobbits subdue and bind him with Sam's Elven rope given to him by the Elven elder Galadriel in L�rien. Sam distrusts Gollum and wishes to abandon him, but Frodo understands the burden of the creature and takes pity on him. In need of a guide, Frodo removes the rope from Gollum's neck and persuades him to lead them to the Black Gate of Mordor.

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Tech Specs

Languages: Old English, English, Sindarin

Release Date: 05 Dec 2002 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Camperdown Studios, Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand See more