The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Ian Mckellen
2002 marked the year that an epic step in dork history was taken a step further. Since I’m one of the dorks of which I speak I feel no guilt for using the term so please, try to keep your focus on what’s important. That being that Peter Jackson set a whole new level of expectations for movies in general and fantasy in particular. Many may have fought off sleep as they sat in theatres all over the world for the 3+ hours of the film, but that didn’t stop any of those same people from going out to buy the DVD pack anyway. The plot is that Frodo and Sam go and destroy the one ring. Doesn’t seem like it would take almost 4 hours to explain, but it does. I’ve never been so emotionally involved in the production and release of a trilogy to the point where I actually lost brain cells, but for Lord of the Rings I would do it all over again. As long as they cut some scenes, and had some more hot elf action and evil Hobits to entertain the masses with.