The Lord of the Rings — The Two Towers

Dear epic adventure fans,

The Lord of the Rings — The Two TowersI have a review of the second, Lord of the Rings movie—The Two Towers.  This is a continuation of the initial, fantastic journey of Frodo Baggins.   I hope you enjoy my review of this classic movie.

The movie begins with Gandalf, “You cannot Pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. Go back to the Shadow. The dark fire will not avail you flame of Udūn!”  Gandalf battles the Balrog Demon from the Ancient World.

Balrog Demon from Ancient World

Samwise and Frodo are on a journey to Middle Earth. Gollum attacks them while they sleep. After subduing the mutant creature, they take him along on their journey. Gollum swears allegiance to Mr. Frodo as he orders, “You will lead us to the Black Gate.”

The movie switches to an army of Orcs. They are running. They have Merry and Pippin. The Orc leader smells man flesh. Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas—the elf, are pursuing the Orc brigade; they are a day behind and closing.

The Orc Leader

The Orc Leader

Aragorn and team arrive in Rohan—home of the Horse-Lords. Legolas sees the Uruks—Orcs; turning northeast. “They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard.”

Aragorn warns the villagers of the imminent war. Eothain and Freda ride from the village to Edoras to raise the alarm.

In Isengard, Sauron and Saruman are building an army of Orcs.

“The red sun rises – blood was spilled at night,” Legolas declares. They arrive in the Riddermark.

Aragorn says, “I am Aragorn-son of Arathorn, this is Gimli-son of Gloin, and this is Legolas of the Woodland Realm. We are friends of Rohan and of Théodred, your King.”

King Theordred of Rohan

Grima Wormtongue and King Théodred of Rohan

“Théodred, King of Rohan, is dying,” Eomer-son of Eomund replies.

After the brief meeting, Aragorn and team are given horses. They track the party of Uruk-hai-Orcs, westward across  the plain. Merry and Pippin escape from the Orcs into the Fangorn Forest.

In the enchanted forest, they are rescued by a tree-herder. A shepard of the forest. The Ent is called, TreeBeard.  TreeBeard promised the White Wizard, Gandalf, he would keep them safe. He takes them to Isengard.

Gandalf was sent back from the dead to finish the task. He is now, Gandalf the White. “We must journey to Edoras. War has come to Rohan,” Gandalf declares to Aragorn and his team as he appears to them. He whistles for Shadowfax—the lord of all horses.  The journey begins.

Gandalf the White and his party of Fighters

Gandalf the White and his party of Fighters

Gollum leads Frodo and Sam through the Dead Marshes to Mordor. The never ending swamp is filled with dead elves, men, and Orcs—thus the name. While in the swamp, Black Riders arrive on flying dragons. Gollum declares frightfully, “Wraiths on wings!”

Gollum leads Frodo and Sam to the Black Gate of Mordor. Frodo tells Gollum, “You’re name is Sméagol.”

Gandalf the White, along with his band of rescuers, arrived at Edoras—the Golden Hall of Meduseld.

King Théoden orders the people of Rohan to flee to Helm’s Deep—the city built in a mountain. There they can escape Saruman and the army of Orcs.

Saruman orders the Wang-riders to intercept the fleeing people of Rohan.

Sauroman - The Evil Wizard

Sauroman – The Evil Wizard and Grima Wormtongue

Pippin says while on Treebeard’s shoulders, “Saruman’s army is gathering in Mordor. The Dark One is gathering all armies to him. He has oliphaunts-giant elephants.”

The Wangs attack the Rohan people before they enter Helm’s Deep. The people survive and enter Helm’s Deep; the city built in solid rock.

Saruman is sending an army to Helm’s Deep—millions of Orc’s.

Pippin, Merry, and Treebeard are getting closer to Isengard.

Arwen, along with the other female and children elves, leave Rivendell for Valinor, before it’s too late. Elrond of Rivendell sends Elves to aid in the battle at Helm’s Deep as the  residents prepare for war.

In the darkness, the Battle of Hornburg-at Helm’s Deep begins.

At sunrise, when TreeBeard sees the trees that Saruman’s army of Orc’s cut down, he calls the Ents. They join the battle—fully expecting to perish. They use the river to flood the underground weapons factory.

Also at sunrise, Gandalf’s army joins the battle.

Battle at Helm's Deep

Battle at Helm’s Deep

After hours of fighting, during the daytime, the battle is won. Gandalf the White says, “The battle for Helm’s Deep is over. The battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin.”

Frodo and Samwise-the Brave, follow Sméagol to Mount Doom. “It’s up to us to destroy the ring,” Frodo states.

The movie ends.

This is a classic adventure. The special effects and scenery are spectacular. This longer movie is well worth the time.

I hope you like my review. Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland.


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