I watched the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers over the weekend. It’s a great movie and the extended edition really adds to it. A number of scenes and events in the theatrical release are clarified and improved because of the extra 43 minutes. Especially, the director’s thinking behind the changes from the book is much clearer in the extended edition. In the theatrical release, you can’t think of any reasons Peter Jackson deviated from the book and some scenes just don’t make much sense.