Original release: 2002
Running length: 3 hrs 55 minutes
The Two Towers balances spectacular action with emotional storytelling, leaving audiences both wholly satisfied and eager for the final chapter.
The fellowship has broken, but the quest to destroy the One Ring continues. Frodo and Sam must entrust their lives to Gollum if they are to find their way to Mordor. As Sauron’s army approaches, the surviving members of the Fellowship, along with people and creatures from Middle-earth, prepare for battle. The War of the Ring has begun.
Frodo and Samwise press on toward Mordor. Gollum insists on being the guide. Can anyone so corrupted by the ring be trusted? Can Frodo, increasingly under the sway of the ring, even trust himself? Meanwhile, Aragorn, drawing closer to his kingly destiny, rallies forces of good for the battles that must come. Director Peter Jackson delivers an amazing second movie that won 2 Academy Awards and earned 6 total nominations including Best Picture. The journey continues. So do the astonishing spectacle and splendor.