The Two Plotlines
I’m thinking about breaking my plan to read each of the Lord of the Rings books before each movie comes out. Two Towers the book ends in a radically different place than Two Towers the movie and I think that played a large part in my less-than-enthusiastic attitude toward the film. That and the fact the the true awesomeness of Shadowfax was not adequately depicted and the Ents were portrayed more as doddering whimpy fools rather than the majestic and wise saviors they should have been.
In any case, I’ll have to wait to read Return of the King until after I see Return of the King in order to keep myself blissfully ignorant of any plot inconsistencies.