Frodo, Sam and The Ring move on from the tragedies at Moria and the Falls of Rauros (though they have no knowledge of the latter) and pick up an unlikely guide along the way.
The rest of The Fellowship make the decision to help aid the kidnapped Hobbits, Merry and Pippin. Moving into the the lands of the Horse Lords though they find treachery and destruction around them, far from the influence of Sauron in Mordor. Thus a new enemy rises to challenge them.
Saruman (Christopher Lee) is close to unleashing his plans to overrun the Rohirrim when Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas arrive.
Frodo and Sam are hopelessly lost in pathless hills when they allow Gollum to be their guide has their situation become even more precarious?
Not really a sequel this as the story is simply split into three volumes. I have heard people be disappointed with the lack of a proper conclusion to the movie but that’s shortsighted.
The adventure continues with more dramatic scenery and bigger battles as the scope widens and the true scale of what’s at stake finally becomes apparent. With more creatures to play with the effects teams really get there teeth into the story. The Ents are a marvel!
Things to look out for: Christopher Lee was born to play Saruman, those Ents, Dead Marshes, battle of Helm’s Deep, Miranda Otto‘s lost Eowyn and Bernard Hill as her father – Theoden, Orthanc, The Black Gate, not forgetting we finally really get to see Andy Serkis‘ Gollum, it goes on and on…
Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Billy Boyd, Ian Holm, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Miranda Otto, Karl Urban, David Wenham, Brad Dourif
Rating: magical stuff, very highly recommended
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