The Bottom Line
I found The Two Towers to be highly cinematic moviemaking and mythic storytelling. However, its basically an action-adventure movie, and for me some of the action sequences became tedious.
- Cinematic and mythic
- High production values
- Spectacular location shooting in New Zealand
- Some may find long battle sequence tedious
- Not much character development
- Some unconvincing computer-generated effects
- Two-disc DVD set containing film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- Movie is 2nd installment of story The Lord of the Rings, which spans 3 movies
- DVDs contain many special features, but provide no audio commentary track for film
- Four-disc DVD set with extended version of film and more extras scheduled for November, 2003
- Excellent picture
- Excellent sound
Guide Review - "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" DVD Review
This is the second installment in a single long story that spans three films, and it assumes you have already seen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This time around, Frodo (Elijah Wood), accompanied by Sam, continues his quest to destroy a magic Ring. Meanwhile, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) leads the way in an epic battle against evil forces. The new creature I like best is Treebeard. I found The Two Towers to be highly cinematic moviemaking and mythic storytelling. However, its basically an action-adventure movie, and for me some of the action sequences became tedious. I thought The Fellowship of the Ring was a more satisfying film, perhaps because it did a little more with character.