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The Two Towers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Christopher Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Dourif, Orlando Bloom

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In the second installment of the series, Frodo and Sam, now split up from the fellowship, continue their journey to destroy the ring. On their journey they meet an eccentric creature named Gollum who helps them on their journey. Meanwhile the remaining fellowship battle Sarumon's forces at Helm's Deep.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer



In the second chapter of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the fellowship has now separated. Frodo, who has the powerful ring, meets the previous owner of the ring, Gollum. Argorn, Legolas, and Gimli meanwhile meet Gandalf again who has been ressurected. It all leads to a final half-hour battle at Helm's Deep between the humans, and the Orcs. This sequel actually is better then the first film in many ways. Not only has the acting and directing improved, but the screenplay is more intelligent. The special effects are wonderful, especially Gollum, and the talking trees.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison



The Two Towers is a bridge film between The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King, in which three plots happen at once. Hobbits Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee journey to Mordor with the creature Gollum, or Smeagol. Aragorn, elf Legolas, and dwarf Gimli meet up with Gandalf the wizard and ride to the land of Rohan, where the battle of Helm's Deep is engaged. Hobbits Merry and Pippin find the ent Treebeard and participate in the flooding of Isengard. There is romance between Aragorn and the elf Arwen.
The review of this Movie prepared by Beka



Frodo Baggins and his friend Sam Gamgee keep heading towards Mordor, when they get captured. Aragorn, Gimili, and Legolas go to Helm's deep where they must fight alongside Elves against the enemy. Pippen and Merry go into a forest and meet Ents(tree creatures). The Ents take them to Saurmons tower and destroy everything. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Gimili, and Legolas defeat the enemy. But Frodo and Sam get misled by Gollum.
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily Abbot



In the middle episode of director Peter Jackson's marvelous realization of Tolkien's beloved trilogy, the ring fellowship have split up: Frodo and Sam carry the ring toward Mordor; Merry and Pippin are captured by the Uruk-hai and escape into the forest and refuge among the walking, talking trees; and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli team up with friendly humans in Rohan under aging king Theoden and head with them to their mountain fortress of Helm's Deep. The two towers of Mordor and Isengard (embodied by Sauron and the evil wizard Saruman) ally against the other lands, especially their human enemies, and Sauron's horrific troops move against Gondor as well as Rohan. McKellen and Mortensen are magnificent. Although it suffers from the "middleness" of having no beginning or end, and can be slow at times, coming in just under three hours (with short but not terribly useful obligatory appearances by the characters played by Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving, and Cate Blanchett), "The Two Towers" features the same dazzling computer special effects and New Zealand landscapes as the first film, some stirring acting and battle scenes, and a little extra: the complex, startling character of Gollum/Smeagol, at whom we get a much closer and longer look. Exhausting but thrilling. On to part three . . . .
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Script Analysis of The Two Towers

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 48%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 28%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 24% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on another world/distant past Explore/1st contact    -   Yes Explore plotlet:    -   fighting across a fantasy world Invasion from human defender POV?    -   overt invasion (very visible of monsters/aliens) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with special powers/seeking enlightenment War and Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   sword fights

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British

Setting

Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside our solar system?    -   Yes Mountains?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad Kinds of F/X    -   exotic aliens    -   exotic alien landscape Is this movie based on a    -   book

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