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

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aldor
... Sam
... Madril
... Man Flesh Uruk
... Galadriel
... Legolas
... Pippin
... Sharku / Snaga
... Eothain
... Wormtongue
... Haleth
... Theoden
... Gamling
... Theodred
... Saruman
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Storyline

The continuing quest of Frodo and the Fellowship to destroy the One Ring. Frodo and Sam discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. Aragorn, the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman's deadly spell. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and scary images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$94,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,007,528, 22 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$342,551,365, 21 June 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$926,047,111, 25 November 2011
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Trivia

Edoras was only filmed during the day, as it was nearly impossible to transport all the necessary night-time lighting equipment up to the location. See more »

Goofs

When Gandalf the White first enters Theoden's hall, the position of his staff changes from being held perpendicular to the ground to being held parallel between shots. Director Peter Jackson noticed this error for the first time while recording the Director's Commentary for the Extended Edition of the DVD. See more »

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Treebeard: We Ents cannot hold back this storm. We must weather such things as we have always done.
Merry: How can that be your decision?
Treebeard: This is not our war.
Merry: But you're part of this world, aren't you?... You must help... please.
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Isengard Unleashed
Music by Howard Shore
Lyrics by Fran Walsh
Performed by Elizabeth Fraser and Ben Del Maestro
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Great One
18 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I considered The Fellowship of the Ring to be one of the greatest movies ever. This one is better!

The scenery is marvelous, the animations great, and the story superb. This episode strays further from the books when it comes to the unfolding of events, but I feel that it stays closer in atmosphere and realism; the nazgûls are now the fear-inspiring creatures they should be. Gollum, excellently implemented, even becomes more realistic then I remember him from the books, not to mention other attempts to portray him. His schizophrenic monologues are among the highlights of the movie.

The major drawback is once again the apparent incapability of the dark-side creatures. Aragorn with fellows can ride back and forth among them unhurt, while the Uruk-Hai fall in large numbers just for being nearby. Though I enjoy many of the jokes made at Gimli's expense, this still is another thing I partly dislike. Gimli sure is no clown in the books.

I rate the movie 9/10 (my highest so far).


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