Eddie Godino As the middle child of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Two Towers has the difficult task of following up on the first installment while also setting up the third -- and it doesn't miss a beat. While Fellowship had a single party of adventurers with a clear goal, in Two Towers, the group is split, providing a much more complex but no less engaging story. The branching narrative style introduces viewers to more of Tolkien's world, but also keeps audiences keenly aware that the moving parts are all connected, and each member of the fractured Fellowship still has a role to play. Two Towers takes the franchise to new heights with some of the most epic battle scenes ever put to film, and Peter Jackson's bold strategy of filming the entire trilogy as one, long project pays off, as the characters look exactly the same as when we left them. Overall, Two Towers is the heart of the trilogy -- and the entry that most deserves to be watched in its extended edition.