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Film REVIEW: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - ★★★★★

Updated: Jan 6

Director: Peter Jackson

Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson

based on The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Andy Serkis.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Themes: Hobbit, Middle Earth, Wizard

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.

The sequel to 2001's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the film is the second instalment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The film was acclaimed by both critics and audiences, who considered it to be a landmark in filmmaking and an achievement in the fantasy film genre. It received praise for its direction, action sequences, performances, musical score, and CGI, particularly for Gollum.

Like the other films in the trilogy, The Two Towers is widely recognised as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made as well as one of the greatest sequels in cinema history.


Euan (Age 13): ★★★★★

"This film is amazing, it shows the abilities of Weta workshop at its finest. The siege of Helm's Deep, the wide filming shots and the editing abilities are the reasons why it got nominated for an Oscar. Although it was amazing there are still flaws. It missed out on a few things but the stunning special effects make up for it."

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