The Two Towers’ Most Underrated Scene Isn’t What You Think

Arguably the best film of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is most lauded for the epic Battle of Helm’s Deep.

There is no argument to be made that these scenes deserve their iconic status and are rightfully cemented into cinematic history.

Yet, despite the associations of the middle film with this battle, one dramatic scene leading up to it is more likely forgotten.

As soon as Gandalf and the trio of Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) enter Rohan’s hall, a finely tuned dramatic sequence ensues.

Gandalf (Ian McKellen) releases Théoden (Bernard Hill) from Saruman’s spell in a sort of exorcism that efficiently encapsulates The Lord of the Rings at its best.

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