Second instalment of Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy trilogy. With the fellowship divided, Frodo and Sam (Elijah Wood and Sean Astin) are lost in the hills of Emyn Muil when they realise they are being followed by Gollum (Andy Serkis), a creature who promises to show them the way to Mount Doom. Meanwhile, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) search for Merry and Pippin (Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd) in the kingdom of Rohan, which is under attack from Saruman (Christopher Lee)'s orc armies. Whilst the Fellowship are not travelling together, they must unite against the powerful forces coming from Orthanc Tower in Isengard where Saruman has bred a deadly army of 10,000, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur.