3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Release Year: 2002
- Director: Peter Jackson
- Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, and Andy Serkis
The Two Towers is the second film of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Again, The Two Towers is not bad. It’s an amazing film! But, it’s just the least best of three amazing movies.
After splitting off from the rest of the Fellowship, Frodo and Sam venture out on their own and run into Gollum, who shows them the way to Mordor, before getting sidetracked along the way by Boromir’s brother, Faramir, and taken to Gondor. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli track Merry and Pippin to Rohan after they’ve been taken by Saruman’s orcs at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring. There, they meet Gandalf, who has returned anew after falling to the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. Together, they try to save the people of Rohan, who battle against an army of Saruman’s orcs at Helm’s Deep.
The Two Towers is just a little bit lower on the list because it’s the middle bit of an epic story. It doesn’t quite have the base that The Fellowship had, and it’s just not quite as epic as The Return of the King, which concludes one of the greatest fantasy stories of all time. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, though.
Up next is The Fellowship of the Ring!