PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
One of the main reasons Sean Astin took the part of Samwise Gamgee, was the advice of his stepfather John Astin, who had previously worked with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh on The Frighteners (1996), and had been enthused with their rapport, understanding of film, and appreciation of their crew.
Don't follow the lights.
From the moment the Elves arrive (before the Battle for Helm's Deep) to the end of the battle, Legolas' armor covering his shoulders changes a couple times from leather straps to metal plating.
One section of credits is for the "Hammerhands" (presumably for carpenters). This is a reference to the name of the "historical" founder of Helm's Deep, Helm Hammerhand. Also, apprentice builders are known as "hammerhands" in New Zealand.
English, Sindarin, Old English
$1,670,389 (Austria) (20 December 2002)
$342,551,365 (USA) (21 June 2011)
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