Sunday, June 26, 2011

ON MOVIES ~ Battle Axe...

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Epic Battle Scenes...

As we end Sandy's selection month of June here at the Monday Movie Meme, for today's topic she has selected movies that feature epic battle scenes. Please visit Sandy's blog, You've GOTTA Read This for her full intro. post and picks. As for us, we had a lot of fun revisiting the guts, gore and graphics that make up awesome scenes of conflict in the movies. Share on your blog those battle scenes that are so epic, they make you stop everything to watch. Link back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Battle of Helm's Deep. The choreography, cinematography, carnage and chaos are absolutely magnetic.
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Hoth Snow Battle. Even these old school graphics hold up remarkably when watching Imperial Walkers get tripped up by circling Rebel cables.
  • The Warriors (1979) - Melee with the Baseball Furies. I'm sorry, but if you wear face paint and baseball uniforms as your gang colors, you deserve to have your bats used against you in a beat-down.
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) - The Bride vs. Tokyo - specifically young Gogo and then the Crazy 88's. Quentin Tarantino goes overboard with Uma in a visually balletic and glorious piece of campy and over the top bloody mayhem.
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) - The landing at Omaha Beach. This movie's opening sequence by Spielberg is quite possibly one of the most accurate, horrific and stunning sections of film regarding this lopsided and remarkable battle in WW2.

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17 comments:

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

Here's mine! :)

sdk_2010 said...

A great theme this week, I enjoyed writing my choices. HERE THEY ARE

John said...

got your page from a friend of mine, and love your blogs, you just did battle scenes, how about doing famous cavalry charges in movies, like return of the king, . When I was a boy, you couldnt beat watching a good western where the cavalry would blow the trumpet and ride in to save the day.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Really awesome picks! I love The Warriors. Totally forgot about that one!

The Gal Herself said...

I'm afraid to watch Kill Bill. This clip reinforces that. Very compelling combat! I could only come up with one this week ...

Kwizgiver said...

I could only come up with one that hadn't been used by other people.

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Amy said...

Great list of movies and I love the video logs! I'm not familiiar with The Warriors so I'm going to look that one up. Hopefully Netflix has it!

My list is posted:
Amy's Battle Movies!

boliyou (I {heart} Rhody) said...

We matched on Saving Private Ryan, and we both had Star Wars references. I haven't seen the other two pics, and I fell asleep (yes, I admit it) during The Two Towers. Guh.

My picks are here: http://www.endomental.com/2011/06/monday-movie-meme.html

Lindsey said...

This was so much fun and creative to come up with! Mine are HERE.

Forgetfulone said...

Lord of the Rings came to mind when I read the topic, but I chose two different scenes. http://www.forgetfulone.com/2011/06/monday-movie-meme_27.html

hmsgofita said...

I have never seen warrior or kill bill. gotta put them on my list!

Here is my list: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2011/06/monday-movie-meme-epic-battle-scenes.html

stacybuckeye said...

This week was so challenging that I had to steal half my choices from you!
http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/monday-movie-meme-epic-battle/

Julie said...

"WARRIORS!!! COME OUT AND PLAAAY!" :) Love that movie.

My choices are up.

Nicole said...

Lord of the Rings and Saving Private Ryan are fitting choices, as they both have some great battle scenes that can definitely stop audiences in their tracks, as well as Kill Bill....I forgot about that movie.

I still have to check out the first one because I only watched Kill Bill 2.

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Kathleen said...

That Saving Private Ryan scene is excruciating to watch but so powerful and well done. I've still not seen Kill Bill!

sdk_2010 said...

Youre not missing anything to be fair Kathleen.

kaye said...

since I missed this week I'm glad you included Lord of the Rings--I would have listed it too. Along with Braveheart and the Patriot.