My Favorite 50 Movies – #5

23 03 2008

Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – 2002

Starring: Elijah Wood; Sean Astin; Viggo Mortensen; Orlando Bloom; Ian McKellen; Christopher Lee; Hugo Weaving; Cate Blanchett; Billy Boyd; Dominic Monaghan; John Rhys-Davies; Liv Tyler; Andy Serkis, as Gollum

Director: Peter Jackson

Plot: The two towers of Barad-dur (Sauron’s tower in Mordor) and Orthnac (Saruman’s tower in Isengard) have united against all who would not join them. The fellowship of the one ring has been broken. Frodo and Sam have started their journey to Mordor. It’s about to get crazy in Middle-Earth.

Why it belongs on this list:

  • J.R.R. Tolkein = Amazing!
  • The best cast ever assembled
  • Won Academy Award for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects
  • Nominated for Best Picture (should have won!)
  • Part two of my favorite trilogy.
  • “Po-ta-toes! Boil ’em! Mash ’em! Stick ’em in a stew!”
  • The epic battle of Helm’s Deep
  • Art direction and costume design are incredible
  • Good vs. Evil never gets old

Watch this clip: The original trailer for LOTR: The Two Towers

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