The Lord Of The Rings' Helm's Deep hailed as one of cinema's greatest battles
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Can we all agree that The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers’ battle of Helm’s Deep is one of the greatest cinematic battles we’ve watched?
It seems fitting that we turn our attention to this battle, having just celebrated The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’s 20th birthday; as old as I feel in knowing this, it warms my heart to know that so many still praise these films.
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Although we’re happy that the final conclusion to the trilogy is a joyous one, to get there we have to go through Helm’s Deep, a battle that will leave you scarred when you come out the other side of it. If you come out the other side.
So many scenes within this epic battle are iconic – Aragorn opening up those double doors, his hair half covering his grubby yet glorious face, the famous line of “nobody tosses a dwarf” (a fantastic innuendo that many of us missed as children), and Gandalf riding in on the first light of the fifth day. There is so much to see in this part of the film, it’s so easy to miss details in your first and even second re-watch.
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Helm's Deep will forever be one of the best battles I ever watched growing up pic.twitter.com/AIIvCmRrjh
Is it any wonder then, that one Twitter user has declared the battle as “one of the best battles I ever watched growing up”? Even now, with countless other battles now imprinted on my brain from television and cinema, Helm’s Deep is still up there, perhaps even on top.
With LOTR said to be the “greatest movie trilogy ever made”, anyone hating on these films (and the books that they’re based on) must be a troll – “Literally nobody is hating on LOTR (anyone who does is trolling),” said another fan.
Spurred on by this outpouring of love for this incredible battle, I won’t just be rewatching Two Towers but the entire trilogy this Christmas; it would seem I’m going to surprise Santa when he turns up and I’m dressed like an elf shooting arrows in the living room.