Great Moments In Film – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings is a flat-out awe inspiring achievement. How someone could film those books so effectively (even over the course of several years) is simply amazing. Of all the great scenes that are seen during the entirety of the three films (and the books, as well), this one is my favorite.
It’s a scene of bravery and sacrifice. The army of Rohan had just repelled an attack from the wizard Saruman and his army of Uruk-hai (a specially created, advanced form of Orcs) in their homeland. Meanwhile, it’s sister kingdom Gondor has been facing the brunt of the evil Sauron and is about to fall. Rohan, having no time to heal, comes to their aid. The arrive at the battlefield knowing full well that most of them would more than likely not be coming back from this day. It doesn’t matter because this is bigger than all of them. They’ve come to help those who didn’t do the same because it’s simply the right things to do.
It’s a near perfect scene that’s beautifully shot and the accompanying music pulls at the heart strings. One can only wonder if they themselves would have the courage to do what these men (along with a woman and an hobbit) do in this moment.
The Ride of the Rohirrim:
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