The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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Credit: The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers: Pierre Vinet

WHY WE CAN’T WAIT Because that’s how suspense works — we want more. At the end of ”Fellowship of the Rings,” most of us would have stayed another three hours to watch the next episode (after a quick bathroom break, of course).

SOURCE MATERIAL J.R.R. Tolkien’s ”Lord of the Rings” trilogy

WHAT’S NEW Most notably, the reemergence of Gollum, and the ultra-bloody battle of Helm’s Deep, which required nearly three months of night shoots.

BURNING QUESTION Is it true what they say about the size of a hobbit’s feet?

IN THEIR WORDS ”There’s a scene where [Gollum] takes us through marshes, and within these marshes are dead bodies floating underwater in these ethereal lights, tempting Frodo,” says Elijah Wood. ”It’s pretty wonderful.”

COME FOR The resolution to so many open ends

STAY FOR The setup for so many more

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Movie
  • 179 minutes