The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

  1. Peter Jackson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Philippa Boyens


  3. Fran Walsh


  4. J.R.R. Tolkien


Top Billed Cast

  1. Elijah Wood

    Elijah Wood

    Frodo Baggins

  2. Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen

    Gandalf the White

  3. Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen


  4. Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler

    Arwen Evenstar

  5. Orlando Bloom

    Orlando Bloom


  6. John Rhys-Davies

    John Rhys-Davies

    Gimli / Voice of Treebeard

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 59m

Budget $79,000,000.00

Revenue $926,287,400.00


Release Information

  • December 18, 2002
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by NeoBrowser

By NeoBrowser

Peter Jackson has always maintained that The Two Towers is "the second act" of his epic undertaking, and perhaps the true greatness of the middle chapter will only be clear when viewed in context. As a stand-alone film, however, The Two Towers is not quite as good as Fellowship. (Nor, indeed, does it extend the universe or deepen the relationships in the manner of The Empire Strikes Back.) That it still merits the full five stars is merely an indication of how high the benchmark has been set.

Picking up pretty much where Fellowship left off, this is a considerably darker film, with Frodo (Wo... read the rest.

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