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    The Best - and Worse - Movie Battle Scenes

    From CNN:

    The best -- and worst -- movie battle scenes - CNN.com

    The best ...

    1. Apocalypse Now -- Helicopter attack
    Francis Ford Coppola, 1979


    2. Saving Private Ryan -- Omaha Beach landing
    Steven Spielberg, 1998


    3= Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers -- Helm's Deep
    Peter Jackson, 2002


    3= Lord of the Rings: Return of the King -- Pelennor Fields
    (until the Army of the Dead arrive)

    Peter Jackson, 2003


    5. A Bridge Too Far -- Parachute drop
    Richard Attenborough, 1977


    6. Tora! Tora! Tora! -- Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda, 1970


    7. Zulu -- Battle of Rourke's Drift
    Cy Endfield, 1964


    8. Starship Troopers -- Battle of Klendathu, Battle on Planet P
    Paul Verhoeven, 1997


    9. Braveheart -- Battle of Stirling
    Mel Gibson, 1995


    10. Gladiator -- Battle in Germania
    Ridley Scott, 2000
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    Apocalypse Now and Private Ryan were both excellent. I haven't seen any Lord of the Rings, so can't comment.

    I know that 'it's only a film' and it would be stupid for the hero to be killed by a ricochet in the first five minutes, but still, those battle/fight scenes where one guy takes down hundreds of baddies without even reloading....

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    Agreed that Private Ryan had some excellent scenes. Has anyone watched the new "300" movie - believe that is what it is called. Heard some great reviews in regards to the fighting scenes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo
    I haven't seen any Lord of the Rings, so can't comment.
    what the hell is wrong with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by danbo
    I haven't seen any Lord of the Rings, so can't comment.
    what the hell is wrong with you?
    One of them was showing on a hotel cable once....I half watched a few minutes, went and had dinner, came back and it was still on....I had a shower, popped out and did some shopping, came back and it was still on....As far as I know it still hasn't bloody finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo View Post
    One of them was showing on a hotel cable once....I half watched a few minutes, went and had dinner, came back and it was still on....I had a shower, popped out and did some shopping, came back and it was still on....As far as I know it still hasn't bloody finished.
    Imagine sitting in the damn movie theatre watching the movie! I think I did the same thing - fell asleep, woke up, fell asleep, woke up - over and over and it wasn't finished.

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    ^
    christ, there's more weirdos in the world than i thought.

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    Sorry, but yes, admittingly I am a weirdo (apparently seeing how many people are in love with the movie and book). Just not my cup of tea...

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    I remember the scene in Gladiator. Absolutely awesome.

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    The Lord of The Rings
    It was wonderful.
    A movie that didn't disappoint in any way at all. In fact it was loads better.
    The book with all its descriptive narrative has you turning for the nightstand a bit too often.
    The movies, they were truly the dogs bollux.

    I am firmly in love with Aragon in a strange blokey that doesn't really like blokes sort of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaibook
    believe that is what it is called. Heard some great reviews in regards to the fighting scenes...
    Yeah, absolutely fantastic, you must go see it

    Quote Originally Posted by thaibook
    Imagine sitting in the damn movie theatre watching the movie! I think I did the same thing - fell asleep, woke up, fell asleep, woke up - over and over and it wasn't finished.
    LoR is completely overated. It's a boring movie for geeky thirty something who forgot to grow up. CMN loved it apparently. I am not surprised

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    I remember watching a preview for a new Thai movie and hoping that there were going to be English subtitles because the battle scenes looked very good. Can't remember the film name but the pictures of the primary actor is on some of the AirAsia planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noony
    I am firmly in love with Aragon in a strange blokey that doesn't really like blokes sort of way.
    Poof!
    Last edited by Marmite the Dog; 09-04-2007 at 09:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    LoR is completely overated. It's a boring movie for geeky thirty something who forgot to grow up. CMN loved it apparently. I am not surprised
    I wouldn't be remotely surprised if butterfly had a new red.

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    Not a battle as such, but I thought that Brad Pitt running up and killing the 'giant' at the start of Troy was rather good.

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    love that one too.
    I love battle scenes, I think lots of us do.
    I wonder if it's being part of a generation that has grown up without the risk of actually having to do it.

    Braveheart gets me every time and you can stick your historical inaccuracies up your bottom.

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    All of Danbo's original set - or at least the ones I've seen.

    But also the battle of Agincourt from King Henry V - both versions although the Branagah one concentrates on the gory battle front area while the Olivier one has more focus on the tagic charge of the French chivalry.

    The combat scenes from Battle of Britain which seem to capture the terror of aerial combat as well as celluloid allows.
    Lord, deliver us from e-mail.

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    ^ I think we're only concerned about the 'talkies' here Dougal.

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    I'd put Zulu first and then the Gladiator scene. Although I'm tempted to reverse the order 'cos it was lots of Chermans getting slaughtered in Gladiator.

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    Braveheart - the bit where they bare their arses.

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    I liked the battle scene in "We were Soldiers"

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    Unsurprisingly I'd go for Braveheart - there is one battle where the 'blood' splashes on the camera lens - pure quality.

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    i dont like battle scenes. i prefer romantic comedies anyway

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    What - No battle scenes from Japanese films? I would have thought that at least one of Kurosawa's films would have been worthy of a mention (e.g. the final battle scene in "The Seven Samurai").

    Or the scene from "Lone Wolf and Cub" where Ogami Itto fights alone against a couple of hundred (or was it a few thousands) warriors?
    Any error in tact, fact or spelling is purely due to transmissional errors...

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    Just watched 300,yeah not bad battle scenes.Lots of slow motion stuff.Also like the elephant battle scene in Alaxander.

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