The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Hohum Score

6

Engaging

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.

IMDB: 8.7
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Length: 179 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 120 out of 1000 found boring (12%)

One-line Reviews (619)

not just alterations, but blatant and frankly boring elements that have been done a hundred times before.

What upsets me are the way that he alters plot elements and turns them into banal cliches.

I can't say he deserved an Oscar as he had a smaller part than perhaps Aragorn and Frodo and Gandalf etc. Cinematography was good, the music stunning.

*Cinematography/Editing: Once again, Andrew Lesnie helps bring Middle-earth to life in an absolutely stunning manner.

The novel's best point, in my opinion, is the way that it conveys a sense of a vast, slow journey, one that criss-crosses the routes of a thousand past journeys that collectively have brought the present to pass.

The end battle should cover up for everything, but it's more silly and slapstick kinda funny than intense (dwarf-tossing...

Breathtaking.

I do love all three films of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, all are visually stunning with wonderful music and strong narratives.

The Two Towers is a grand adventure, epic war movie, compelling drama and overall, an amazing movie.

The plot was overly simplistic with a typical hollywood formulaic approach.

Gollum is quite entertaining.

the second BOOK I´ve never been too much of a fan of because of the adventures of frodo and sam are for the most part boring and uneventful.

This movie is full of rubbish, boring Hollywood conventions imposed on Tolkien, and usually when it drifts away from the book, it ends up in stupid mistakes.

Tolkien's beloved saga, Lord of the Rings, Two Towers offers vibrant characters, beautiful locations, and a truly emotional, gripping plot.

While undeniably more action-packed than FELLOWSHIP (fans particularly love the intense Helm's Deep battle), this movie is really the start of the corny-lines and moments-of-boredom that plague the rest of Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth films.

I think the second Lord of the Rings film is more manipulating than it is entertaining or epic.

It's one of the few films where there are countless thousands of soldiers fighting yet is nevertheless fascinating.

The action and battle sequences are exciting and awesome, not to mention well-choreographed.

As for the conclusion to the Helm's Deep sequence, simply breathtaking.

Just like the first movie there are some epic panning shots as Aragon, Legolas and Gimli cross some stunning terrain, and I feel that just the mere scale of this movie is so much bigger in magnitude to that in 'The Fellowship of the Ring'.

I told my friend (who did not like LOTR) to watch TTT, and she enjoyed it very much.

Rest was as bad as the worst movies.

In conclusion, overall, The Two Towers is a intriguing follow-up to The Fellowship of the Ring.

The Fellowship of the Ring can be praised for its introduction to a hefty folklore, narrowing the source material down to two and a half entertaining hours.

Gollum's great; Battle's boring; Best of Three.

In fact, IMHO, this is one of the best era-defining films since Star Wars, or at least one of the most enjoyable.

Bored of the rings again .

When I left the theater, I was convinced that I never wanted to even hear the third movie mentioned, much less ever darken the door of a theater to see it play.

Even though some Frodo-Sam-Gollum, Merry-Pippin scenes were a little bit boring, the final hour compensates it all.

Cinematography is average, music is horrible (one lame theme in 2,5 h film) and absolutely nothing happens.

Now there's an intriguing character, my precious.

I found the movie to be tedious and had to continually explain what was supposed to be happening to the kids with me.

When Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas encounter the Rohirrim, the riders surge into view over the hillside, and Jackson really gives us a feel of the power of this army with breathtaking shots from above and then ones inside the throng with horses towering over the camera.

A Beautifully Made Utter Waste of Time.

The battle scenes are engaging and terrifying.

The special effects are stunning.

There is a lot of walking around and talking in The Two Towers, and it's tough for a three hour movie to still be compelling.

There were pointless changes to the characterization from the novel and the effects were very variable, though the Gollum character was brilliantly realized.

Im not going to go into detail why, but mainly because its kind of like an intro to the world of middle earth and all of its inhabitants we meet, and it lays down the premise,so it felt new and unlike something never seen before, it went into the territory of the unknown, and when ever you go into something completely fresh its a little more exciting, at least to me anyways.

Succeeding as another spellbinding & engrossing masterpiece that effortlessly blends art & entertainment into a staggering epic, The Two Towers is an immensely satisfying sequel that ably meets & exceeds the genre-defining standards set by its predecessor & signs off by setting an even higher bar for the final chapter of Tolkien's legendarium.

The Two Towers is true to the book, and a thrilling tale of action and emotion.

lots of boring combat sequences - Indians vs cowboys Middle-Earth style, and also soaking the film in slow motion melodramatic sequences.

But it seemed like the novelty was gone, and the plot dragged on for too long.

The Fellowship of the Rings was more suspenseful.

Unfortunately, the rest of the movie seems vapid and more focused around the big battle than in the mood for telling an engaging and developing story like "Fellowship" did.

This movie from the opening scenes with Gandalf fighting the Balrog to the final scenes is captivating to the extreme, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, even if I had read the books at least 25 times and knew what was to happen next.

From the city of Edoras which was purposefully built for this film, to the truly amazing Gollum created by special effects and a very good performance from British actor Andy Serkis, to the incredible Battle of Helms Deep, this film is stunning.

i was just plain bored.

From start to finish you feel yourself immersed in an epic tale of friendship, evil, and hope.

Far, far too long!

No matter how excellent, breathtaking or expensive the original adaptation of J.

A lot of parts are dull and a lot are fun.

The FX are stunning as usual.

The settings are simply stunning; both the natural scenery of windswept plains and craggy mountains, and the built sets, such as the Kingdom of Rohan that echoes the Viking settlements of old.

I'm sure there will be even greater and more exciting battles to come.

I am usually not a fan of this type of genre,but Two Towers is so exciting,I will make an exception in this case.

Elsewhere at the IMDb one can read of dissatisfied surfers who don't want to wait another year for the finale, who think that six months is too long to wait for a SE DVD; and I think the irony here is thick.

The ending of the battle of Helm's Deep is quite breathtaking, and as Gandalf the White comes in the distance with another army to defeat the Orcs.

Just too long and boring in spots.

Make sure you see the first film before seeing this one or it will be hard to follow.

Even the parts with no action are fascinating, with breathtaking, sweeping panoramic mountain vistas and novelistic settings.

"The Lord of the Rings" is the biggest movie I've ever seen, and there's a whole lot of story, 12+ hours to be exact, and I've spent the last two days viewing the extended versions of all three movies and they are breathtaking.

He put on an intense show,Ian can do no wrong in my mind.

I would have enjoyed it enough as a simple fantasy movie if I hadn't already have read the books and reveled in the brilliance of them.

It suffers due to its transitional status, becoming unfocused and meandering; there are a few stand-out scenes, though, and it is still entertaining.

And as we move East, we have the chance to see the Middle Earth in its immensity, breathtaking landscape and one of the kingdoms of men: Rohan.

But I was reminded of watching the Baski animated version - this section of the saga suffers from cutting between gripping stuff and tedious stuff, especially Merry and Pippin on bloody boring Treebeard.

I read the books and overall enjoyed them, but they got a bit boring at some points.

The journey of Frodo Baggins and his friends in this movie is also outstanding, stunning, a masterpiece.

In a trilogy, the second part is always the most difficult to create because it loses the charm of the discovery and lacks the thrill of the conclusion.

It ends on a fantastic and suspenseful note from first a monologue from Sam, then a shorter monologue from Gollum.

They finally stop being boring unidimensional characters.

;-)) The scenery was stunning, as was the visualizations of the characters in the books, as well as the atmosphere.

This was obviously going to be the more "boring" of the three movies, since it was only a midway step between the beginning and the end of the quest.

Just like the fellowship of the ring this film excels in breathtaking Cinematography, sound, original score, make up, set designs and visual effects.

This is about one of the most boring films I have ever seen.

I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole 3 ½ hours approximately it was on.

Given the extra time in the extended DVD version of Two Towers, Peter Jackson delivers a more compelling coherent story than the original book.

They are intense, complete with Howard Shore's epic score, and feature realistic effects.

Having said that, it's easy to criticise, and it's an absolutely stunning film which does the books proud.

My main beef with the film was the Ents and their incredibly slow ways; sure, they add variety and character to the series and do their part in providing an awesome action-packed ending for The Two Towers, but long and literally drawn-out dialogue is about the last thing a 179-minute film needs.

In the end, though, there are enough stand-out scenes and it's entertaining enough to make it more than worthwhile.

Perhaps The Two Towers' biggest fault is in its own accomplishments; the first two thirds of the film are well shot, well paced, and they necessarily and adequately progress the storyline, but when compared to the spectacular final hour, the first two hours seem uneventful and insignificant.

The film is long because of all the boring stuff that was added while the plot was tossed in the trash.

The Two Towers is an exciting, exhilarating, fast-paced and emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs that can leave your heart in your stomach or your stomach on the living room floor.

Not only the writing is phenomenal, but the visual effects are stunning giving a gigantic scale the movie, so well detailed visual effects that make everything look so realistic.

The best character development for a sequel I've seen and I highly recommend it

i fell asleep for 5 minutes before my friend next to me woke me up.

At the end of the battle mass audiences were stunned to witness a battle sequence as stunning as Braveheart in the part where Gandalf rides down the steep mountain with the Rohirrum as they attack the Urik-Hai to win the battle.

A great and exciting experience where the plot developed at a brisk pace .

The Merry/Pippin thread is the slightest, and while it does contain some good moments, there's also some borderline-propaganda moral grandstanding that's always grated a bit.

The first lord of the ring movie is by far one of the most overhyped and over talked about movie of our time ( I find it to be boring, and utterly a waste of time, with a story that is soooo lame that you will laugh hard when you hear it).

The film appeared to have no story at all and was just a sequence of fight scenes.

It is more action packed and some characters that are seen briefly in the first movie now have a bigger role in this one.

But all that is left is disappointment and painful boredom.

I thought Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was visually stunning and extremely entertaining.

The film has stunning cinematography and takes the best of New Zealand (The location of the filming) for it's depiction of Middle-Earth.

The great battle itself (it's progression, complications, and conclusion) is somewhat formulaic in retrospect.

This film is more intense and you get the feeling of real danger and peril throughout, while the first was more of an emotional experience due to its nice elements of friendship, love and personal sacrifice.

FAR too long!

A landmark in film history thanks to excellent writing and direction of Jackson and fantastic performances from all the cast, "The Lord of the Rings" is the epic fantasy stunning in every detail and be loved by all.

Even when this trilogy of movies directed by Peter Jackson isn't entirely faithful to the books in which it was inspired, I think that it does capture the essence of the monumental epic written by Tolkien, managing to be solemn and magnificent, but keeping all the exciting fun from the original story.

It is also obvious that Sam is trying hard to keep Frodo from falling into the Ring's power, whilst Gollum's character arc is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the movie.

The cinematography was breathtaking, the characters were stylish, and the mood of the film closely followed that of the books.

The theatrical release was a little confusing when it came to some of the scenes with the exiled Rohirrim.

And also the acting was fantastic and the battle of Helm's deep was breathtaking!!!

To run the story on nice and smoothly and keep everyone on the edge of their seat for The Return of the King it was important that The Two Towers made that happen and it did with flashing results.

Everything else, from Gollum's "My precious" to the talking and walking trees in the forest is very entertaining.

The color scheme is way too monotonous and repetitive.

Most of the film is spent on boring talk of how the group is dealing with the situation with Sauromon(or whatever the guy Christopher Lee played's name is), and the film apparently doesn't remember that it's bad@$$ characters can also swing one nasty sword and lay a beatdown on those stupid Orcs until near the end of the picture.

Let's not forget the Battle of Helm's deep, Gandalf the Grey becomes Gandalf the White, or the The breathtaking March of the Ents.

I was frustrated with the movies journey into the appendices of Tolkien and slower pace than the first.

The movie "The Two Towers" has got some scenes that are absolutely fantastic - breathtaking (e.

While it can be assumed that some of the original plot has been removed, these movies are still quite enjoyable.

Taking that as a given, would the end result still be an enjoyable movie, all by itself?

Meanwhile, Tolkien's greatest character comes to life further, and the film becomes even deeper and compelling than the first.

The Two Towers contains intense and exciting editing.

For the SMALL minority that do find The Lord Of The Rings films 'boring,' it's almost understandable with The Two Towers.

As for the Ent storyline, well, it's a complete wash, as plodding and obvious as the big tree-people characters themselves.

Some parts seem overly rushed while other bits are dragged out,for example Merry and Pippin's encounters with the Ents only take up about 7 or 8 mins while the lead up to the Battle of Helm's Deep takes forever.

It's much better and much more entertaining than the first movie he did.

Smash hit sequel to 2001's "Fellowship of the Ring," but is notably more fast-paced and more exciting.

I think Tokien would have liked these movies, but disliked at how bored you sometimes you get sitting in the chair.

Each section of the story whether it be brutal war sequences or character developing dialogue scenes, they feel fascinating and satisfying enough to engage the audience no matter who they are.

Compelling .

But being an adult i view this as an extremely well made but ultimately boring movie.

This movie has more action and fighting than the first one, which is not usually to my taste, but this was very exciting.

The Lord of the Rings films have been, to date, a terrible disappointment and a tragic waste of time and money.

Am i the only person who gets bored by constant close ups and continued Aragon, son of Bagagon, King of Caragon, Ruler of Daragon etc...

The main characters are still engrossing, and the computer generated character `Gollum' is utterly convincing and realistic, almost heartbreaking at times.

A riveting performances!

After producing a outstanding wonderfully filmed first instalment peter Jackson had to follow up with something truly stunning, he did.

Strikingly Entertaining .

R Tolkien's trilogy, and this second instalment is equally terrific as its predecessor with Peter Jackson maintaining a sweeping styled directional approach and a stunning conceptual plot.

Also, the battle of Helms Deep is a triumph - a stunning battle which more than lives up to its counterpart in the book.

It's just so boring, and it's usually cutting away from the more intriguing stories.

Overrated but Visually Stunning.

Thrilling, action-packed and the best movie in a long time.

In the book at some points Tolkiens' writing is just to slow so that some paragrahp's are just to long.

Otherwise the film is such a pleasure to watch and become immersed in.

It was not necessary, and I felt her scenes in Towers dragged the movie down a bit.

Helm's Deep proved to be the most exciting siege film since The Alamo.

The romance, or attempted romance, between Viggo Mortenson and Liv Tyler is so erksome and pointless I wonder if it is included because Liv complained about lack of screen time.

It is a consistently engaging film with plenty of awesome spectacle.

This part definitely saves the story from boring me to death and the end with the destruction of Saruman's Lair (the name escapes me) by the ents is one of the most impressive scenes I ever saw.

Yawn.

However, I had a great time, and really enjoyed it.

Visually Breathtaking.

The middle isn't too shabby either with a few great action sequences, some interesting character development and some of the most breathtaking settings ever put on film.

Many a person has walked out of the theater ending up loving that pitiful creature, and how could they not with the brilliant way that WETA has brought our favorite Slinker/Stinker to life.

I enjoyed it even more because I knew a bit more about the characters and the story.

Gripping, Spellbinding, Enthralling, Mesmerizing ...

I enjoyed the movie as a whole, but it was way too long.

The stunning special effects thanks to WETA workshops render every orc, troll and other beast that appears in this movie utterly believable.

And the third covers the trio of Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli who, along with an unexpected ally, head to Rohan to warn them of an impending war.

As with the last film, the acting is great, the effects are groundbreaking (Gollum changed CGI), and the action scenes are well choreographed and exciting.

The Two Towers is still a worthy film that's relatively enjoyable, but I just felt that by splitting the characters up and in establishing separate story arcs that it felt a little disjointed and lacked the smooth and more simplistic flowing of the story in the first film.

Yet, over all, the changes made and omissions from the book are used to good effect in the exciting retelling of this chapter of the classic tale.

The Two Towers is a thrilling continuation of the events laid forth in The Fellowship of the Ring, and it builds up to one impressive climax.

Rousing Romantic Adventure .

A second opus isn't just the 'what-goes-next' but also the second offering of a director, and apart from the hypnotic presence of Gollum and his mysterious and fascinating split personality, I must admit that sometimes, throughout the film, I stopped paying attention to the screen.

In case you haven't gathered, this movie is visually stunning, literally breathtaking.

Only the most threatened critic or hardened cynic could fail to be moved by this stunning movie creation.

immensely boring .

The action elements are well-balanced with the dialogue, the visuals are totally stunning.

The two towers is unsurprisingly visually stunning in every respect and we see the first Motion capture technology put in to film using gollum.

All in all, a waste of time of a film, except for Lord of the Rings fanatics and those who really don't know what the genre of film is supposed to be about.

Although it is nowhere near as enchanting and breathtaking as FELLOWSHIP, THE TWO TOWERS is an exciting sequel that (more or less) lives up to the hype.

I found them boring and a little irritating as they didn't do much.

The fascinating story continues...

Here we have a stunning twist that reawakens the biggest dramatic event of its predecessor that instantly grabs our attention and puts us in high anticipation as familiar faces once more grace our screens.

After director Peter Jackson's exciting and emotionally affecting first chapter in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy you would think he could do no wrong.

These close-ups are made more painful from the slowness of the filming, which is 3x longer than normal movies- it is like each expression is in slow motion.

The Two Towers combines immersive setting, intense action and strong storytelling together in an overall essential experience for fans of fantasy..

It's such an intense journey for all the characters and the excitement hardly lets up.

This time round the boring bit was Sam and Frodo who seem so stupid (they get into mortal danger each time we see them) and their journey tells nothing interesting.

(With 4 hours of extras, these are what I found to be the best) Really fascinating stuff here.

You can say yes it was in the book, but still you can cut the uninteresting parts and maybe make this an hour shorter and avoid the dragging.

`The Two Towers,' on the other hand, is adult in the least fun sense of the term; it's dominated by its Rohan/Theoden storyline, and as such bogs down too much in the simplistic, boring propaganda of Tolkienian politics.

At the beginning of the movie, we are treated to about 10 minutes of footage that we've already seen in FOTR, of course intermixed with some other footage of Gandalf and the Balrog, all but confusing the viewer.

I also predict slower sales for the final movie of the trilogy.

Overall the movie is hit and worth watching, i will surely recommend this for all.

The main reason I liked this movie so much was for the engrossing war scenes.

Enjoyable .

As soon as I saw it with my parents I dragged my sister with me so I could see it again, and then finally convinced my mom to take me again.

I wouldn't say this is one of the 10 best movies ever made, but it's still very entertaining.

A Thrilling Film Epic .

long, too long, fell asleep .

Two towers is a stunning peice of work, as true to the book as it is possible to be in a film, and a worthy follow-up to "Fellowship".

One of the more boring and pointless films of all that I have seen.

Anyway, this second installment, as in the first, offers a lot of fascinating sights and sounds and a nice varied platter of action scenes and wild characters.

Gollum is quite simply the most stunning and beautifully created CGI character of all time and he displays extraordinary emotional range.

--It's rarely mentioned, but this movie has one-dimensional, boring antagonists.

This film bored me to tears for the first 2 hours.

But the battle of Helm's Deep and the luminous arrival of Gandalf , Eomer, and the Rohirrim was a breathtaking scene.

The scope and richness of detail is breathtaking, and it's hard to believe that many of the landscapes in the film exist solely in the hard drives of the animators.

Great performances, incredible special effects and intense action make Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers the best film of 2002.

THe director really did everything that he could, and what is needed in this movie, and made a movie from the book spectacular, and beyond stunning.

All the while, Middle Earth is as sumptuously gorgeous as ever (a panoramic shot of Rohan framed by the mountains with Howard Shore's soulful single violin theme in the background is arguably one of the most beautiful in the trilogy), while the CGI remains seamlessly magnificent (Treebeard in particular is a gloriously detailed creation, each notch of bark and creak of movement stunningly realized, while the Ringwraith's 'winged beasts' are also fearfully entertaining creatures).

It fails to reach classics as "Star Wars V" or "BTTF 2" and it's as dull as "Star Trek 3".

The flaws are still there, but because TTT is so action-based, it's more of an adrenaline rush.

Whilst his character is fun for a bit, his repetitive rantings and antics do start to grate after a while.

The soundtrack is breathtaking and the acting is superb - the characters all look and sound the part and the script is infallible.

Ho Hum .

And a night rainy battle will be always more exciting on a paper than on screen.

And Gollum is the most compelling character in the film.

The first one was much more exciting.

This beautiful and breathtaking fantasy film's only flaw is that being the middle book of a trilogy it doesn't have a beginning or an end.

Overall: Good visual film that can be a bit confusing.

Artistically beautiful, but bored me to tears.

What follows are some of the greatest and most exciting battle scenes ever put onto screen.

Well, then there is a huge, really breathtaking Helm's End battle.

This film is dull and choppy, with horrible dialogue and weak acting from the "regular" cast.

Boring, Slow, Unnecessary .

As if they were following a script and said ho hum.

Standing alone, the film is endearing and entertaining.

The adventure is poised and rightly so gets more fascinating.

Possibly the greatest scene in the book, 50% of the trailer, and action packed climax to this beautiful movie.

Despite that, they should have taken a few of the characters out, because they were kind of pointless.

The Wargs were absolutely pointless and showed the one weakness in the Special Effects.

This minor irritation and the fact that a few scenes dragged a bit are all that prevent me giving this film a rating of 9 or 10.

Another half exciting movie .

Everyone just looks friggin' bored.

unbearable...

I'll take this thrilling Battle of Helm's Deep over Saving Private Ryan for re-watching (with the second release of the DVD for the deleted scenes).

A few action sequences seem rushed but the middle Warg battle is thrilling and convincing-you mostly believe that the orcs are riding those creatures,and of course the lengthy Battle Of Helm's Deep is stunning,a truly great battle to rank with the best of Kurosawa and Eisenstein.

The battle for Helm's deep was truly breathtaking to watch.

Howard Shore's excellent score and the outstanding effects work by Richard Taylor, Jim Rygiel and Randy Cook (the battle for Helm's Deep setpiece especially is a stunning composite of live-action and effects) serve to make this film even more spectacular than its predecessor.

The sacking of Isengard by the Ents brought a tear of joy to my eye, but otherwise I found this middle movie dull, unimaginative, and very much a victim of "hollywood spin".

The Two Towers features a breathtaking atmosphere, amazing character development, and one of the most visually outstanding battle sequences in motion picture history.

This is an extremely intriguing film, the battle scenes, especially Helm's Deep were amazingly well done!!!!

From the beginning to the very end, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is interesting and enjoyable.

Also, there is Treebeard, a walking, talking tree (voiced by Rhys-Davies again) whose lethargic nature comes across in his ambling gait and droning, slow tones.

It's way too long, which makes the already lengthly film longer.

There are many movies that I sit and wonder after, not because of I being confusing, because that is what the director wants you to do.

Let me start out by saying I like this movie, it was engrossing and entertaining.

Non-fanboys will find it competent, certainly, but also a bit dull.

Apart from these major (and a couple of minor points) I did still enjoy the film and probably would have enjoyed it a lot more if I hadn't already read the books.

There were also many very touching scenes in Fellowship that made me walk out of the theater deeply moved long after the movie was over.

Stunning film.

' I even fell asleep during the second flick...

Darker and more action packed than its predecessor, The Two Towers is a great continuation of a great story, and a wonderful, heroic epic.

Indeed, the story of "Two Towers" moves alot slower and goes through fewer events than its predecessor.

There are some tremendously exciting fight scenes in `The Two Towers'; in fact, it's probably Peter Jackson's most excitingly choreographed work since `Braindead.

The storyline is very cliché.

Elijah Wood's Frodo Baggins goes through an intense change as the ring begins to catch hold of him and almost turns him.

from tensing every muscle during the fight and flight sequences--the breathless and compelling kind we haven't seen since Spielberg gave us a desperate charge onto the D-Day beaches of Normandy.

"); add Arwen pining over Aragorn in slomo and whole chariots of tiresome love butter clog this film's arteries.

but made for quite a boring time.

It is immensely gripping and exciting to see the story unravel, almost impossible to not be totally swept in by it all.

The story line and the way they've filmed it is so entertaining, and always interesting.

The most boring 3 hours of my life!!.

The lighting is artificial and the editing is very careless and disjointed.

Gripping.

The stunning events of the third hour of The Two Towers are undoubtedly the centerpiece of the film, and while the first two hours serve finely as story development, they primarily build anticipation for the final hour, which mostly depicts the battle of Helm's Deep.

The quality of them is awe inspiring.

I mean the books are amazing and Peter Jackson just did a great job of trasforming this classic series into three mind boggling movies.

Here is a review of book and film (to distinguish the two)BOOK: Well written, but somewhat slow paced.

For example, the book's spooky view of the Black Rider on the Buckleberry Ferry stage, seen by lantern light from across the river as the Hobbits flee the Shire - a favorite interlude of mine - was really more effective and evocative than the film's narrow escape of screeching hooves.

Boring overated flick, lightweight script, pedestrian pacing .

But also as usual, the settings are wonderfulthe acting superb, and the music breathtaking.

This ranks as one of my all time worst movies (yes, I've seen it, and I will NEVER see the third.

Absolutely Fantastic, truly stunning.

I find each film in this series too long and drawn out.

The film had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.

This movie and its counterparts were truly exciting for a 7 year-old and a great nostalgia for me now.

Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) continue their journey to Mordor in order to destroy the One Ring, and find an unexpected guide in that item's previous owner, vicious creature Gollum (Andy Serkis); Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) reunite with the reborn Gandalf (Ian Mckellen) to save the dying kingdom of Rohan from Saruman's (Christopher Lee) evil clutch; Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) have a close encounter with the Ents, ancient creatures which have unfinished business with a certain bad wizard.

For example, when Frodo (the hero) visits the dead marshes, he needs to know how they came to be; otherwise, the fact he sees corpses lying below the water is just empty decoration.

The Warg fight is a nice entrée, but Helm's Deep is a stunning main course.

All in all, this was an enjoyable piece of film-making that everyone, and I mean everyone (except of the little kids, I mean, it can get as gory as a PG-13 movie can get) should see this movie.

Gimli got the majority of these entertaining lines.

Exciting fantasy sequel .

I like that he does, because it is necessary, but some skill is lacking in the methods used and the pacing, causing some parts of the film to drag and take on a dull quality.

My only real complaint rewatching it now is the amount of comedy that occurs, especially during intense fight scenes.

From the mind blowing sequence of Gandalf fighting the Belroc demon to the explosive Helms Deep battle, it never faulters.

Although it is nowhere near as enchanting and breathtaking as FELLOWSHIP, THE TWO TOWERS is an exciting sequel that (more or less) lives up to the hype.

That's not to say there isn't a misstep here and there: in particular, Aragorn's fall and recovery is utterly pointless, and the Ents lose much in the translation to film.

The procession of new characters became tiresome especially in the wake of Gandalf's near total disappearance from the film.

> The funny thing, is that without all these storyline changes, extended action scene `slow downs', and reused scenes from FOTR, Peter Jackson could have had plenty of time to follow the storyline created by Tolkien almost exactly, removing some of the longer speeches from the book, and delivered a much better movie to LOTR fans of the book as well as the first movie.

It's a stunning middle chapter that rivals the finest sequels in movie history.

The worst movie I have seen this year...

In exchange for all this added pap, the Ents are glossed over to the point of being utterly unbelievable -- they come off as a pat, contrived resolution to the threat of Isengard that FOTR spent so much time establishing.

Some characters are severally underdeveloped (mostly new ones) and it's a bit slow at times.

Awe inspiring .

The Return of the King, meanwhile, is a true epic, nearly three and a half hours of pure adrenaline, iconic battle sequences and incredible special effects.

The landscape scenes are even more breathtaking than in Fellowship.

The music created by Howard Shore is always welcome, even in the film's most slow areas.

they would all applaud what he, Peter Jackson and company have done to take the most breathtaking aspects of New Zealand, and transform them into Middle Earth.

But even more impressive than the stunning visuals and sound-effects-like-you've-never-heard-before are the actors who breathe life into the characters.

The film is a thousand times better than the book, which is dreary, pretentious, ponderous and downright boring, not half as good as Fellowship of the Ring.

WORST MOVIES 1.

The Lord of the Rings is a fascinating glimpse into a world where honor and virtue (the immaterial world) stands always higher than the temptations of the material world (such as greed, selfishness, pettiness, etc.) Peter Jackson captures none of that.

That movie is also very good and thrilling.

Also, it makes the story all the more fascinating.

The end of the film is meandering and pointless.

The battle scenes are exciting, dramatic and believable.

The rousing score is put to even better use here, the final battle at the end, with the ladders, deserving special mention.

And then he keeps interrupting the battle in order to cut to those boring bits with the talking trees.

I mean don't get me wrong, it still has it's breath taking moments and the special effects and the direction and cinematography is brilliant but it moves at a much slower pace and takes much longer to fill in all these gaps that are required to get The Fellowship to The Return of The King.

An added warg scene is so contrived it bored me to tears -- the danger is so utterly mismatched to the character that it is impossible to take it seriously.

Before I saw "RotK" I thought "The Two Towers" was going to be my favorite from the series -- it's certainly more entertaining than the first film, even if it doesn't contain as nice scenery and cinematography (it's not as lush).

SNORE-FEST 2002!!!.

It was fast paced, and you could really feel the doom upon all the good guys.

The manipulation and dark desire are beautifully intriguing.

This installment has the most mind blowing opening sequence that I have ever seen(perhaps this is exactly how Tolkien saw his life's work?

Stunning .

Even in this ground breaking climax it is constantly interrupted by Treebeard, the character that personifies the slowness of the rest of the film.

Come one, come all to see the dullest movie ever made.

Flawless execution in adaption, remarkable cinematography, convincing acting, exciting battles, great choreography and overall storytelling.

Because we saw what a bright, sweet person Frodo was before, it's all the more horrible to see him starting to slide down (even attacking his best friend -- the look on Frodo's face as he comes to his senses is stunning).

All this was fixed beautifully in the Extended Edition and fast pacing of the film was toned down, which in my opinion led in more enjoyable experience.

But Two Towers is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Again, it is visually stunning, but it still is too long, too violent and it is too convoluted in plot.

This was so incredibly dull and dragged-out, I was glad to leave at the end.

- The dream sequences with Arwen were pretty dull.

Its a exciting and emotional journey as it takes centre stage, you will never see a better final third of a movie, ever.

No story.

Stunning is simply too weak a word.

Some lovely scenery, stunning views, excellent special effects and lovely scenery (did I mention that?

The real problem being they are mostly dumb, dull, ...

It was so completely banal and dull, so completely ill-paced, so completely determined to be a slide show of computer shots set to music, that I am completely discouraged from wasting my time or money to see Return of the King.

This is an action packed film that is pretty long.

It's a good film overall, but marred by the occasional slow pacing and unnecessary camera mugging.

Saruman is now building a great army, Merry and Pippin run into a giant race of Middle Earth, Aragorn and co. go forth to save the kingdom of Rohan, and Frodo and Sam have some unexpected company in the form of Gollum.

Gollum was pretty cool, the other characters bored me....

And in spite of making his movie over nine full hours, Jackson seems to have been unable to find time for this, and the first film, as well as the first part of this instalment, precede as an unbroken series of fairly meaningless happenings, all spectacular but pointless.

It picks up exactly from where its predecessor ended: the Fellowship is split in three separate groups, all with their own problems to take care of:Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) continue their journey to Mordor in order to destroy the One Ring, and find an unexpected guide in that item's previous owner, vicious creature Gollum (Andy Serkis); Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) reunite with the reborn Gandalf (Ian Mckellen) to save the dying kingdom of Rohan from Saruman's (Christopher Lee) evil clutch; Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) have a close encounter with the Ents, ancient creatures which have unfinished business with a certain bad wizard...

At one point, Gollum gets into a argument with himself that is a very entertaining sequence of scenes here.

The Two Towers is everything Fellowship is not,it's exciting,tension filled and downright gripping.

No dought they will probally give the Best Picture Award to some film like "Chicago", rather then the classy and undeniably breathtaking "Two Towers".

far too long and drawn out!

Jackson has spiced up the dullest parts of the book by adding a fight against orcs riding wargs, kind of hyena-like beasts and Aragorn and Arwen missing each other.

In all, it's a film of painstaking detail, stunning visual effects, and a script that completely fails -- in other words a typical Hollywood film.

Although, it is recommended that you watch the first one first though, because it could be confusing as to what is happening.

Here 's now my objective opinion (which of course is a subject to other objective opinions, and these are subjects to other objective opinions, and that's how -Thank God- the exchange of ideas functions):First the good ones: We have here a breathtaking plot, full of agony that's keeping the viewer's interest in truly high levels.

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS' is among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history" i agree.

Unfortunately that was predictable, and it was a kind of traditional opposition.

The second problem is that it lingers for far too long on the Battle of Helms Deep.

That being said, all three LOTR films, whether you find them fascinating or slow, are cinematic masterpieces.

this had to be the worst movie i have ever seen.

I highly recommend it to all of you, whether you are LOTR fans or not.

Digital technology plays a major part in these scenes, but as mentioned in a previous review, it is so seamless with the real cinematography that the result is just stunning.

First part was ok, but this one is soo boring.

Stunning Masterpiece.

The stunning events of the third hour of The Two Towers are undoubtedly the centerpiece of the film, and while the first two hours serve finely as story development, they primarily build anticipation for the final hour, which mostly depicts the battle of Helm's Deep.

I find the movie absolutely riveting and have watched it numerous times.

The music is also darker and perhaps more complex, the story is richer and compelling and the dialogue is thought provoking.

This wasn't a problem with the previous film, but man did 'Two Towers' become unbearable as it went.

In case you haven't gathered, this movie is visually stunning, literally breathtaking.

the first word that came to mind when I left the theater was "overstuffed".

Long, boring, couldn't watch more .

A thoroughly enjoyable film.

From the tear jerking scenes of young boys getting tooled up for war to the rousing sight of Gandalf leading the charge, we are assaulted by a bombastic mix of sound and sights.

The movie was exciting, beautiful, and brilliantly done.

Overall a highly enjoyable way to past 3 hours.

An absolutely stunning continuation of the franchise .

There are so many characters to follow that unless you've read the book, it just gets too confusing.

I will also note that one of the most compelling war scenes EVER is Aragorn and Theoden leading the charge down the ramp and into a see of enemies.

It was much more gripping and although I enjoyed chapters like Helm's Deep, Shelob's Lair, and The Palantir.

The second film of the trilogy, and I went into the cinema without much expectations, mainly ensuring that I had a good night sleep the night before so I dont fall asleep like in the first one.

The film has its problems and its issues that need straightening out but when it's not trying to offend, it is definitely entertaining.

I do know that I found the plot hard to follow at times, and some of the dialog was hard to understand.

That's why it's far more enjoyable from beginning to end.

It really is one of the worst, most boring and tiresome films I have ever seen, and I've watched loads of films!

The action scenes are exciting and very well done, and the cinematography, editing, CGI, and especially score were all phenomenal.

The light-hearted scenes were heart-warming and the darker moments were more suspenseful.

I was amazed by the special effects of the Fellowship and was in false impression, that there wouldn't be anything as stunning in The Two Towers.

An exciting middle chapter .

I enjoyed the first movie (The Fellowship of the Ring) and this movie continues on in the same enjoyable way.

it made me yawn more than once, it was almost 100% faithful to the book with minor twists that made it more watchable.

The interaction with the human characters was breathtaking.

It's just a tiresome, cliched battle of "good" against a straw man "evil.

The movie is able to keep the story compelling in all aspects.

From this point of view, this film surpasses in adrenaline the first of the saga.

FAR too drawn out!

The story of Aragorn and Arwen is a prominent part of the film which is in the written trilogy's appendices and it seems to slow the movie down.

Cate Blanchett was probably born to play Galadriel but the real, possibly unexpected, thermonuclear casting-event was Craig Parker's elf-captain Haldir.

Legolas(Orlando Bloom), does a series of mind blowing moves, which leave you open mouthed, stunned.........

He is frighteningly unpredictable and managed to make my skin crawl.

Again the attention to detail is breathtaking, and the acting is just as good from both the old and new characters.

This film is full of exciting battle scenes, and ones full of emotional turmoil as Frodo fights the urge to give up the burden of the ring, as the eye feels its presence.

After falling asleep watching The Fellowship I decided to give the two towers a chance.

I thought that this movie was just as thrilling as the others.

All the added sequences are a real pleasure, and the whole movie is so enjoyable now.

"The Two Towers" is every bit as engrossing and well-developed as its predecessor, plus I believe its new characters (those not introduced in "Fellowship") are some of the most intriguing ever conceived and put on film.

The battle for HELMS DEEP is one of the most intense, action packed scenes ever filmed.

You'll need it to stay awake!

It was enjoyable, heart wrenching, humourous, terrifying, and awe-inspiring.

Whether you know what's what or not about Tolkien's trilogy, this movie will still be enjoyable and entertaining.

I'd rather have a dull, ugly humorless fantasy epic than one who's only source of comic relief is an idiot dwarf.

Two Towers is incredibly slow and if it wasn't for the climactic Helms Deep battle would be the worst excuse for a 3 hour long film since the first 2 hours of Titanic.

"Two towers" deserves for the really high place, but on the list of the worst movies.

This movie was breathtaking and would have achieved top score rating from me if it wasn't from all of the one line punchlines from the character Gimli in this movie.

The ending of the battle of Helm's Deep is quite breathtaking, and as Gandalf the White comes in the distance with another army to defeat the Orcs.

Too long, boring and unimportant.

(In the books, the Elves explained to Sam that some of their skills could have been learned by even a humble hobbit had they the time to study them) For me, the battle of helm's Deep was always one of the slower moving parts oif the original books; but here, it is fast-moving and chock full of nail-biting action.

The realisation of the ents on screen is stunning.

He, as well as Elijah Wood, solidify this film as more than entertaining filler and deepen our understanding of the characters and their hardships.

There are other problems: While the characters are imaginative, they're also shallow and rather dull, at least for mature people who require more depth to maintain their interest.

The battle scenes were both awesome and intriguing.

The shorter theatrical version of THE TWO TOWERS holds a very special place as perhaps the most exciting film ever made.

I have voted this film as 'awful' because if you have not watched the first film and are forced to watch the second, then everything is very confusing, I have to write an essay on this film and I have NO IDEA what is going on, or who is who, and what the ring actually does.

Well, it DRAGGED - oh, how it dragged!

Smeagol/Golem is also treated sympathetically and his ambiguity and the polarity of his personalities are key to his role as an unpredictable element.

Confusing, drawn out plot....

It also gives us the character of Gollum, one of the most engaging and convincing CGI creatures I've seen.

*Dialogue/Acting: From epic monologues to intimate conversations, the dialogue is gripping in every scene.

I mean, the movie is already long (some people might take it as far as unbearably long, but I have to say that I though it was short), so they didn't want people to get up and leave because they were bored (I'm talking about the mainstream audience), so they move some of the movie over to The Return of the King.

But most probably will find this film at least a highly enjoyable diversion, and that is what film is all about in the first place.

Quite enjoyable.

This story does that, it is a grand journey to take if you allow it be, or else it is a tedious trek with stones in your shoes if you prefer things that way.

Nothing Happens .

The encounter at Osgiliath, while not in the book, is a fascinating visual realization of more subtle themes in the book.

Several story lines revolve and evolve simultaneously in a suspenseful tapestry of hope, courage, and strength confronting and prevailing over the Two Towers of evil: in Isengard (Saruman) and Mordor (Sauron).

confusing but enjoyable .

Helm's deep is one of the most exciting moments in film history.

This middle slice is perfectly paced, utterly breathtaking in its story beats and visuals.

Peter Jackson directs this with the same type of style as was in the first movie--big, sweeping shots, lots of VFX, dark lighting, bombastic and rousing music.

For most viewers, both those familiar with the books and those who are not, "The Two Towers" will be a rousing adventure.

It extends the world building from Fellowship and deepens the relationships of the characters (and does it better than Empire), it's also darker, intense, undoubtedly exciting and more involving, defying viewers expectations by taking the series to heightened emotional levels and leaving the viewers satisfied and also wanting more.

Oh, then some boring talking trees show up and bore to death even the characters themselves.

The tale itself seems, at times, to exist only as a hanger for Tolkien's aesthetic experiments with the evocative aspect of language, how words sound, and how that quality can be made to resonate in the mind of the tuned-in reader: Galadriel, Celeborn, Umbar, Forlindon, Dimrill Dale, Withywindle, Rivendell, Mordor; words that often sound more like wind chimes or gonging bells than words, all strung together with equally melodious text.

There is more to come as the movie becomes very slow.

Watching this film is total waste time and money.

It is breathtaking work and a real revelation of filmmaking craftsmanship.

a must watch exciting and enticing experience!

All the performances were stunning doing justice to what is a long enduring story.

It was so intense and full of drama.

Thats how boring I thought 'The two towers' was.

But it is still a very enjoyable one.

The Two Towers is filled with rich three-dimensional characters and plotlines, beautiful performances, and numerous battle scenes amidst breathtaking landscapes.

At least more exciting action was found in the movie that came after!

Again more pointlessness and boring scenery shots of the bloody little dwarf walking throughout endless fields.

My only problem with it is Legolas, the only boring character in the film, he is just filling space and doesn't have ANY personality.

That Aragorn might seem more apt to action sequences seems a bit absurd to me; it is scads more exciting to see these tiny, little beings flee and fight the way they did in the first film (when arriving to the Brandywine Crossing).

The dream sequences create a tedious morass that should have been edited out.

The big problem this film has that despite its stunning visuals, it is fairly uninteresting from an emotional standpoint.

The rescuers Aragon, Gimli and Legolas found themselves in Rohan and had to save the king and defend the city from an attack from Saruman's forces, this defense and intense battle happened at Helm's Deep.

Bridging the first and last chapters makes "Two Towers" the weakest of the series, but it's also among the most memorable for its stirring conclusion and rousing segue into "The Return of the King.

and sadly I have ended up in the 2% that did notI loved FOTR, but where that film simply veered off the road of the text, TTT plummets off the side of the road, down a ravine, takes some untraveled dirt back roads before taking some contrived short cut back to the original text in the film's forced last 1/2 hourThough I know adjustments are always made in adaptations, this latest installment has lost the magic & sheer wonder of FOTR...

The emphasis on the battle scenes bored me, and the trite jokes about the dwarf were dumb.

i was kept on the edge of my seat all the way through this breathtaking adventure.

Highly intense moments of fighting would suddenly shift away to Merry and Pippin.

Gandalf struts around like nothing happened.

Not providing background for a character is understandable, not only due to the fact that the movie has time constrained, but also, it would become too long-winded and boring.

Totally confusing?

entertaining .

The third time I understood it completely, but the fourth time I got bored of it.

It doesn't have the variety of tones and locations of the first film, and overall it did get a little tedious at times.

A breathtaking fantasy epic.

But nevertheless,it was a wonderfully entertaining piece of filmmaking, filled with as much spectacle and wonder as any motion picture as compared to the first movie.

of course, there's Gollum, the most believable CGI creature I have ever seen (and a compelling character, too).

I enjoyed the theatrical Two Towers even more than the first - it was darker, more suspenseful, more action-filled, and introduced some of my favorite characters.

Andy Serkis and a brilliant CGI team brings the repulsive and pathetic yet compelling creature Gollum to life in a way inconceivable before the release of this movie.

Amid the three stories, we enjoying new characters, scenarios filled with visually stunning scenes.

Stunning .

The audience is on the edge of their seat, as darkness looms, while the threads of hope begin to weave together.

) But literally NOTHING happens in the Ent storyline until the very end of the film, and jumping back to it every twenty minutes or so stalls the action terribly.

Coupled with how bored I was with the first Harry Potter movie, I came to the conclusion that I was never meant to be into straight fantasy.

Although not 100% loyal to the written trilogy, the movies are done in such a way that the mainstream audience and LOTR fans from before the movies came out can say they were enjoyable and well made.

"Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" uses the best of contemporary and traditional movie magic for a rousing, romantic adventure tale of good vs.

Wood really portrays Frodo's desperation and slow descent into a form of madness due to him being influenced by the ring.

What a waste of time!

Wisely eschewing the `previously-on-The Lord of the Rings' type nonsense that so often wastes valuable screen time in such works, Jackson literally hurls you straight back into the plot, as Gandalf battles the Balrog in a stunning opening duel.

The fellowship sort of drags on a little bit more, while TTT is more fast paced.

"The Two Towers" is a much more entertaining film than we have seen in recent years.

Heartwarming & heartbreaking at the same time, Serkis' gives this CGI character its very own soul and delivers such an intense, energetic & jaw-dropping performance that it's easily the finest acting of the saga, so far.

Even during this epic battle it is interrupted by the character which personifies the slowness of the rest of the film, Treebeard.

On the whole I enjoyed it, although it had some elements that bothered me.

Don't get me wrong, Director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Ring's films are all well-done films, but the pacing of these films are just way too slow.

It just lasts far too long.

He's practically unwatchable.

Gandalf gets minimal screen time, Frodo and Sam seem totally out of place with the rest of the story, and the other Hobbits look bored for about 90% of the time.

The whole business with the ‘tree people' was pretty boring; although in the end we finally see what their purpose to the big scheme of things is.

It would keep you on the edge of your seat.

This three-hour fantasy/adventure starts out more engaging than the first film, which was laden by its overlong, convoluted and (for the most part) unnecessary prologue.

This is an overall stunning movie.

Epic, exciting, heartfelt, and frightening - this is a brilliant hub for the trilogy.

It was a breathtaking blend of fantasy, drama and action.

The longwinded scenes of him talking to himself were tiresome and soon also became repetitious.

The story is gripping, and you really care for the characters, and what they are experiencing.

The stunning events of the third hour of The Two Towers are undoubtedly the centerpiece of the film, and while the first two hours serve finely as story development, they primarily build anticipation for the final hour, which mostly depicts the battle of Helm's Deep.

JRR Tolkein has a knack for boring people to death and he pulls it off like a pro - I hope he can sleep at night!

She's supposed to be this breathtaking elf, the most attractive female you'll ever find.

The amazing detail that went into all the scenes is just mind blowing.

There is something special about the Two Towers that makes it more enjoyable than the other two parts of the trilogy.

Every facet was done properly, and the viewer is immersed the whole time.

It's almost as if Peter Jackson has made a 3-D movie that you don't need to watch while wearing those stupid glasses, to get the adrenaline rush that 3-D brings.

In other words, if you're not into cars (or battle scenes, as is the case of The Two Towers) then this film is kind of pointless.

Bored with the rings.. .

I found the film to be boring and gaudy.

Excuse my subjectivity , but I could not stand this movie , I was bored so I stopped watching in the middle ...

As a sensory spectacle, everything about this movie is breathtaking.

Tolkien and it is the most cliché story of good vs.

That aside, it maintains the stunning high quality of the previous film in every aspect of production and keeps the epic story sweeping along at a magnificent pace.

--The drab visuals make for some tedious viewing.

Now there's an intriguing character, precious.

The attack by the Uruk-hai is both awe-inspiring and suspenseful to watch.

Also impressive where the tree ents who helped hobbits Merry and Pippin to destroy Isengaard with an exciting action sequence.

The film's epic proportions and feel as well as it's intense emotion are perfectly controlled by one of the greatest director's that cinema has ever seen.

I think the books were just as boring, and can't believe the publicity they have got of how 'good' they are, they are not.

" The movie is absolutley beautiful and breathtaking, and some scenes look like gothic, epic, biblical portraits.

We also have the Gollum, one of the most engaging and convincing CGI creatures ever seen.

The story is a lot more exciting, with it continuing straight after the last film.

It was probably more exciting, and Helm's Deep may have been the best part of the series thus far.

Lord of the Boring Moments, Worst Film Ever Made .

The Two Towers is a spectacular swashbuckler, a skillful combination of special effects and computer animation, and it contains sequences of breathtaking beauty.

The moment when Gandalf charges down the mountain of Helms Deep, glowing white, the sun rising behind him, with the world on the brink of defeat and enslavement, is the most inspiring, meaningful, breathtaking and beautiful moment in the history of cinema.

But as for the film, I highly recommend it and give it 5 Stars.

It has (again) flawless acting, good characters, great scenery, good music and it is (again) unpredictable.

So, take THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, slow it down, remove Sean Bean and Ian Holm, two of the best actors in it, greatly reduce Ian McKellen's role, and replace the well-judged changes from Tolkien's story with modifications that appear to have been thought up at the last minute.

This is without a doubt where the two towers became most gripping, emotive and visually stunning and the way it unfolds is truly, truly brilliant helping the 2nd instalment roll into the third.

A breathtaking 3-hour long climax of a terrific motion picture.

The battle scenes in The Two Towers are exciting and some of the best every filmed.

The battle at Helm's Deep is riveting.

But what really bothered me most was how cliche-ridden the film was--characters giving each other meaningful looks out of a grade Z flick, characters whose good or evil qualities screamed out at you, music that was laughably heavy handed, etc. For me, there were only two strong points: the battle scenes gave an unusually good sense of what combat was like long ago, and the special effects were impressive, especially the computer-enhanced character of Smeagol.

Absorbing three hours .

Theoden's struggle as King is more intense than any other royal character in the series.

In fact, you're on the edge of it the whole twenty-seven thousand seconds of it.

The style of the film is breathtaking and just like the story raises the stakes especially with the Helms Deep battle that is utterly great.

There are absolutely great visuals, acting is still pretty good, and really entertained the crowd with a stunning cheer.

It is not that Tolkien is original in his stories, he is not, but rather it is the way that he uses his knowledge of European literature to create such a colourful and engaging world.

It is just breathtaking and dramatic and it just does everything right.

The music feels largely unsuitable for the mood set by either the books or the films themselves, and also feels incredibly repetitive.

The choreography of the battle, the visual effects, the pacing, acting, cinematography, and music, all work together in perfection to achieve grand filmmaking which is as entertaining and enjoyable as film can be.

I felt mesmerised and bewildered by the fact that I enjoyed it more than the novel itself.

It is action packed, fantasy filled and thoroughly exciting.

I thought Jackson's work to be frightfully clever and wholly engrossing.

All these magical stories come crashing down into intense battles, heart-warming character encounters, beautiful friendhsip, bravery and more.

The bear-like Whargs are violent and unpleasant; the Oliphants are amusing and breathtaking in equal measure; the Nazgul and their winged demons are fantastic to behold.

A little make up and some blonde tresses morphed the pleasant-looking Parker into a presence of mythic nobility, as opposed to Orlando Bloom's more intense, wolf-like Legolas.

This movie freaking blows i fell asleep the first hour.

Absolutely boring .

The only thing interesting in this film were the trees that walked and talked, but even they got a little tiresome especially since one of them had R2-D2 and C3-PO (Yes, I'm aware that's not their names.

Mix that with an engrossing storyline, interesting characters, and a love for teh Lord of teh Rings, you have a near flawless film.

All in all, it was well done--relatively true to the source material, exciting and entertaining.

A great film, however way too long, as all the films in this trilogy are.

Think of it as one breathtaking climax of an entire movie, and have yourself a great time.

But the gorgeous pursuit of Arwen and Frodo from Weathertop by the Ringwraiths, with its breathtaking overhead cut to the full-gallop chase, put everything back in balance.

Howard Shore's sweeping score is better than before and highlights the evocative nature of the movie, often threatening to overwhelm us with the sheer wonder of it all.

THey're entertaining, no doubt.

We've gone on An Unexpected Journey, visited The Desolation of Smaug, witnessed The Battle of the Five Armies, and met The Fellowship of the Ring.

Simply stunning.

Fellowship kept you interested throughout, even through much dialogue and so-called ‘slow spots'.

From the theme of Rohan to the thundering might of Isengard, The Two Towers is full of rousing composition.

Too drawn out...

The most INTENSE movie of all time.

Apart from a brief reprise of Gandalf's fate to deliver a rousing opening, its straight on from where the original story left off as the Fellowship, now divided into three clear factions, pursue their individual fates.

Half-empty or half-full.

After 3 hours of sweeping vistas, excellent Shakespearean acting, and otherworldly sights and sounds, we are treated to a scene that still sends chills down my back and rouses me like nothing since the final scene in Rocky.

Even on out-of-date VHS, this film was still breathtaking.

Helm's deep was fascinating!

Without the special effects and battle scenes, this is a pointless film.

Where FOTR was a story about a quest, a mission, TTT quickly becomes a tiresome story about a "war" between "good" and "evil.

worst movie ever .

Whereas 'The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)' is an episodic introduction into the breathtaking world of Middle-Earth, and 'The Return of the King (2003)' is the climax to which the entire trilogy builds, 'The Two Towers' has neither a concrete beginning nor end.

Some described the first film as three hours of walking; well the second could be described as two plus hours of folks hyping a battle and then -- a battle.

As armies march and hobbits scurry this action packed film keeps you entangled in its deep story filled with mystery, horror, excitement, war, strategy and dreams.

--One point that is related to Galdalf's contrived resurrection is this: there are various fake deaths of characters in this movie.

As stated, the road to the battle of Helm's Deep can be enormously long and painful for any viewer aware of what breathtaking scenes await towards the end of the film.

If that was to be included into the movie, it'll be a 6 hour (boring) movie instead of the exciting three.

Just as Boring as it is Rewarding .

I literally almost walked out of the theatre during the first two hours - and I NEVER walk out on movies.

But the spectacle and storycraft overall are brilliant in the main, and even better, become more enjoyable when the film is watched again.

While 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)' initially seems like an improvement upon its predecessor due to an almost instant start, to the point of totally leaving anyone not already on-board with the story behind, and constant 'in-the-moment' feel, the piece soon becomes a baggy and generally slow affair that does, in itself, seem like the so-called 'extended version' (how an actual 'extended version' exists, I'm not sure I'll ever fully understand).

The tricks and the atmosphere were great, but there the plot was also confusing.

The trio encounter a band of human riders from a country called Rohan, which tell them the direction of the uruk slaughter, which leads the trio into Fnagorn forest, where they meet an unexpected friend, and learn that the folk of Rohan are being attacked by Saruman, and must make a stand against an army of 10,000!

Also the final battle is just breathtaking in the action, direction and in its scope, and very compelling and epic.

The rousing, epic score by Howard Shore helps the viewer get "into" Jackson's vision of Middle-earth, and into the characters and on-screen action.

Once he begins his descent down the hill with his army behind him, the camera begins a slow pan over the top and down with them, showing the size and scale of their forces.

Another truly stunning feat by all involved.

The Lord of the Rings: The Boring Snorefest .

First of all it is not completely true to the story (you can very well argue it doesn't have to be), and unfortunately the additions made by Jackson and his screenwriters consist of childish, cliche scenes or dialogues.

The majority of TTT basically foreshadows what is to come in Return of the King and also sets up the most exciting aspect of this movie, the battle of Helm's Deep.

The battle scenes are simply breathtaking (and cringe-inducing at some points - dammit, that sword just came right at my face!

Helms Deep is heart pounding and breathtaking.

The whole film culminates in the most viscerally engaging and technically detailed on-screen battle ever witness.

This movie was excellent from beginning to end, being epic, emotional and thrilling.

It serves absolutely no other purpose that I can see, and is absolutely contrived.

Having read all of the books a number of times since I was little, you can imagine how I was looking forward to seeing The Two Towers in the same visual format as FOTR, as the book was full of action and exciting new monsters like the giant spider Shelob waiting for Frodo and Sam in the caverns of Mordor.

Still, the whole Treebeard part were a bit boring.

Helm's Deep was breathtaking, and the movie as a whole does not suffer too much from being the middle film.

The expansive battle at Helm's Deep is quite breathtaking, as is the March of the Ents on an unsuspecting Isengard.

His movements are flawless, his voice perfect, his amazingly realistic flesh tones breathtaking.

After watching the Two Towers, I was so disappointed that I left the theater resolved not to buy the DVD and to sell my current copy the Fellowship (which I bought in the hope that it would be redeemed by the later movies.

It can get somewhat confusing and hard to follow if you have not read the books.

A movie worth watching...

The film culminates in the dramatization of Helms Deep, a tremendously exciting battle sequence.

Read "Bored of the Rings" (a spoof) if you'd like to see my opinion.

Surrounded by orcs A dwarf will have to be tossed Helms deep is stunning

"The Two Towers" is a rousing adventure, a skillful marriage of special effects and computer animation, and it contains sequences of breathtaking beauty.

Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd provide delightful comic relief when together, compelling character development when apart.

Competent but dull, or dull but competent.

However both films are boring.

Frodo's and Samwise's scenes with Gollum are a little tedious at times.

The breathtaking landscape 'is' Middle Earth, complete with the complex creatures that inhabit it.

The Battle sequences are quite a sight to be hold,it honestly never stops,it's just so action packed you won't have time to catch your breath.

I've seen and sat through the first and third chapters, but the second one (reviewed here) bored me to sleep.

" Based on Tolkien's legendary books, the story is superior to mere scifi/fantasy trite.

I was not so keen on the constant fighting in the movie and preferred the first sequel because it had more adventurous scenes and introduced you to some fascinating creatures, such as the elfs and of course the hobbits.

For me though, Golem stole the show, a very compelling computer generated character like nothing I've seen before.

in all 3 movies, it is the same and gets boring.

The films live up to that vision and are beautifully made, well-acted and visually stunning, and capture the spirit of the books as well as is possible with film - or, if you prefer it, long poncy movies with not enough obvious entertainment value and/or (gasp shock horror} not absolutely perfect in every miniscule detail.

boring, empty, childish, ...

I liked the Fellowship of the Ring as well, but the Two Towers is simply outstanding, breathtaking, placing the viewer right in the middle of story, allowing him to be part of everything.

A few memorable bad guys and some development would have made things a lot more engaging.

What a pile of pretentious, over-hyped crap.

Well, what can i say about this apart from that i waited so long for it ( a year is too long!

This makes the film incredibly ponderous and worsens the overacting.

The battle sequences are large-scale and awe-inspiring and the plot itself is engaging over the course of an abnormally lengthy runtime.

Fortunately, much of the scenery is attractive and provides a welcome distraction from the otherwise pointless marching about.

Dull, dull, dull.

I have to say my favorite bits of The Two Towers happen during the last 30 minutes or so, when the just film becomes one visually stunning image after the next.

Like the previous film, Intensely immersive with its engaging plot

The movie is still enjoyable, and for those who have not read the books or who care little for source integrity, it will likely be excellent.

I went to this movie in anticipation of an intense three hours.

It is a little slow and nothing really happens until the battle of helms deep.

It is further enhanced with beautiful music compliments of Howard Shore and the breathtaking views of locales such as celtic Edoras, industrial Isengard, and peaceful Rivendell.

The action scenes were repetitive and overlong and some of the characterizations were terribly annoying (Merry, Pippin, Sam).