2002. USA/New Zealand. Dir: Peter Jackson. With Elijah Wood. 179 min.
In the second installation of Tolkien’s saga, the Fellowship has disbanded but the quest to destroy the One Ring continues. There are talking trees (ahem, ents), bad boys on horses (ahem, Riders of Rohan), and a lot of CG’ed Andy Serkis (ahem, Gollum – no wait, Smeagol?), but none of that holds a candle to one of the great battles in film history: Helm’s Deep.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5