On my third and final week taking over the hosting duties of the Monday Movie Meme from the Bumbles, I allowed my husband to contribute to the theme. It shouldn't come as any surprise then that this week, it is all about epic battle scenes. We're not talking about a skirmish, or a fist fight. But knock-down, drag-out, testosterone-filled armies bent on destroying each other. These are the movies that make you want to beat your chest, scream, smear war paint on your face and grab the nearest weapon. (Really? You never feel like that?)
1. Braveheart - Of course. Best battle scene of all time.
2. Star Wars - After much passionate discussion over the dinner table, my family agreed that we best loved the Battle of Hoth, with all those Imperial Walkers crashing and burning. Not to devalue light saber duels, with various limbs being severed, of course.
3. Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers - There was no doubt in our minds that the Battle for Helms Deep was the best of the series. All those flying orc heads, all those arrows, and the enormity of just a few brave men against thousands of murderous creatures. I was almost ill from the intensity.
4. Kill Bill - The battle between The Bride and the Crazy 88's, you know the one, absolutely must go on this list just to prove that you don't have to have testosterone coursing through your body to kick ass. In this scene, when Uma sports a killer skin-tight yellow jump suit, she is outnumbered by about a hundred men wielding sabers, but she takes them all down without breaking a sweat. I really love that scene. I read somewhere that Tarantino's original version was too much for the MPAA and they made him add some black and white to this scene to tone down all the blood.
OK, so are we in tune with our inner Battle Ax? Which scenes are your favorites?