Jon’s review published on Letterboxd:
They're thieves! They're thieves! They're filthy little thieves! Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us, our precious. Curse them! We hates them! it's ours it is, and we wants it! We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!
Gollum steals this film. An extraordinary character, complex and twisted, Serkis does an incredible job portraying his confusion, suffering, and duality.
I said a few hours ago Fellowship was my favourite but I don't know, I just love the way the relationships are developed in this one; Sam and Frodo, Legolas and Gimli, Merry and Pippin, they're all perfect.
Add to that the expanding world. Jackson manages to introduce multiple new characters to the increasingly large cast, all of them memorable, without us feeling lost. He masterfully entwines the various plot lines and in Helms Deep, Two Towers has the greatest large-scale battle scene ever put on film.