10 Best The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers Moments

8. The Wargs Attack

Just when you thought you’d seen all the beasts of Mordor, here come the wargs. Think hyenas on steroids. You can almost smell the fetid breath as they roar to the camera. As far as battles go in The Two Towers, the skirmish with the wargs is relatively small.

Gimli plays pile on with an unwitting few and Théoden’s blade is busy. Jackson (and Tolkien) plays with our emotions once again as Aragorn is dragged into a ravine.

The King of Gondor is gone…

For now.

7. The Ents Take Isengard

Merry and Pippin, now in the company of Ents (walking, talking trees), have spent a long time trying to spur Treebeard (John Rhys-Davies) and his council into action. The hasty young hobbits are about to give up when Merry suggests a route home that will take the Ent right by Isengard – where Saruman is building his Uruk army.

As the Ents see the fire and destruction caused by Saruman (Christopher Lee), Fangorn Forest comes to life with furious trees. While the CGI for the Ents does not quite compare to that of Gollum or the Wraiths, it is still a highly impressive technical accomplishment.

And it’s critical for Middle Earth…

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6. Defeat of Wormtongue

Amongst a film of beautifully choreographed scenes, the defeat of Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif) is not visually spectacular. But, from a story perspective, it is such a pivotal moment in the trilogy.

Wormtongue has been acting as a conduit for Saruman’s poison, blighting the once great King of Rohan and causing rifts amongst his people.

Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas enter the court of the King and Wormtongue is no match for the white wizard. As the light returns to King Théoden’s (Bernard Hill) eyes, the whole story can head in a different direction. And while Théoden, a man, shares many of Boromir’s flaws (and a pretty old-fashioned attitude towards women in the army) he is a very important character.

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