MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Sandy at You've GOTTA Read This has chosen the themes for the movie meme the last few weeks. Today she wraps up her month with a great theme: epic battle scenes! Sandy kindly allowed her husband to contribute, hence fighting and violence predominate today! This theme lets us choose from a wonderful selection of movies! These aren't your school yard brawls or drunken skirmishes outside a pub in the wee hours of the night. As Sandy describes it so well: We're talking knock-down, drag-out, testosterone-filled armies bent on destroying each other. The kind of movies that make you want to beat your chest, scream, smear war paint on your face and grab the nearest weapon". I listed below the few films that came to mind when I thought about battles in the movies. Be sure to check out Sandy's movie choices, too and then head on over to The Bumbles Blog where they've listed their choices along with a great video preview! Share on your blog movies with epic battle scenes, and link back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) ~ a quintessential epic battle scene between good and evil at the end of the movie when four children evacuated from The Blitz enter the fantasy world of Narnia through a wardrobe they find. In Narnia they help Aslan, the huge and noble Lion, fight the forces of Jaddis the White Witch for control of Narnia and thereby ending the curse of 100 years of winter the White Witch put on Narnia.
Braveheart (1995) ~ there are many battles in this movie with one quite amazing battle scene. And there are many men in kilts!
Slap Shot (1977) ~ There's a major fight at the end of this film, on the ice, when the Charlestown Chiefs, a minor league hockey team who've become known for their violent style of play, try to play the final playoff game clean, without violence. The team the Chiefs are playing, the Syracuse Bulldogs, are beating the Chiefs bloody! Then the Chiefs find out during a break after the first period, there are scouts from the NHL in the stands. The Chiefs start playing like the goons they are, then, and All hell breaks loose!
The Princess Bride (1987) ~ There isn't an epic battle scene per se in this movie, but there is a terrific sword fight that is certainly worth seeing and is much more than a skirmish or schoolyard brawl! Westley (Cary Elwes), the man Buttercup, Princess of Florin, loves and Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) who is out to revenge the death of his father. Inigo Montoya assists in the kidnapping of Buttercup and Westley wants to avenge that....and the rest I will leave for you to discover when you watch this wonderful, very funny movie!