The Two Thoughts

First, you've been in law school too long when your first thought on seeing the destruction of Isengard is "Okay. now I understand the holding in Rylands v. Fletcher."

And second, it's no Fellowship. It's a great and striking film, with more passages of brilliance than I can remember. But a few details were still out of place, and it doesn't always rise to the same level that Fellowship maintained for its full length. The Two Towers is still one of the best epic films ever, but it comes up just a hair or two short of its much-esteemed predecessor.