We all know that fantasy movies and heavy metal music go together like peanut butter and jelly. But which metal bands really bring the heat when it comes to battle scenes in fantasy movies? Here’s our list of the top 10.
Introducing the Film
Introducing the Characters
In this film, there are two warring factions: the good guys and the bad guys. The good guys are represented by a group of brave knights, wizards, and other magical creatures. They are fighting against the forces of evil, which are represented by an army of dark elves, trolls, orcs, and other dark beings.
The film follows the journey of the good guys as they battle their way through the forces of evil. Along the way, they make new friends and allies, and learn about the true power of friendship and teamwork.
The Battle Begins
The Battle Rages On
The battle rages on between good and evil as the ultimate fate of the world hangs in the balance. The heavy metal music helps to set the tone for these epic battles and gets the blood pumping as the characters clash. Whether it’s wizards fighting dragons, humans battling orcs, or vampires fighting werewolves, there’s sure to be some awesome metal tunes accompanying the action. Here are some of the best heavy metal battle scenes in fantasy movies.
After the Battle
The war is finally over, and the kingdom is saved! The heroes all return to their homes, battered and bruised but victorious. But what happens next? In the real world, wars don’t just end with everyone going home and living happily ever after. There are always casualties, both physical and mental, and relationships that are forever changed. Let’s take a look at how some of our favorite fantasy movies would deal with the aftermath of a major battle.
Though often Deleted Scenes, sometimes
Extended Versions show us what happens after the battle is over. In Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, for example, after the Battle of Helm’s Deep is won and the Uruk-hai are defeated, we see Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) standing over the body of Lurtz (Lawrence Makoare), the firstborn of Sauron. Lurtz had killed Boromir (Sean Bean) in front of Aragorn earlier in the film, so there is a sense of revenge and satisfaction as Aragorn ends Lurtz’s life. But then Aragorn has a moment of remorse as he looks upon the corpse of his fallen foe. He says, “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” In this moment, we see that even in victory there is still danger and that the war is not yet over.
In The Return of the King, after the Battle of Pelennor Fields, we see Éowyn (Miranda Otto) lying next to the body of her uncle, Théoden (Bernard Hill). She has killed the Witch-king of Angmar (Stage actor Gordon Griffiths), but at what cost? Théoden was mortally wounded in the battle and died in Éowyn’s arms. As she mourns his loss, we see Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) walking among the dead dwarves and speaking their names aloud so that they will not be forgotten. This reminds us that even in victory there is loss and that every life is significant.
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies also shows us aftermath of battle scenes. After Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) is mortally wounded by Azog (Manu Bennett), he dies clutching the Arkenstone to his chest. This act causes much dissension among Thorin’s company as they argue over who should have possession of the stone. Meanwhile, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) tries to comfort Thorin in his final moments. We also see Bard (Luke Evans) leading the people of Laketown away from their burning homes as they flee from Smaug’s wrath. Even though Smaug is dead, there is still much work to be done before peace can truly come to Middle-earth.
These scenes remind us that war never really ends; it just changes shape. There are always casualties and always rebuilding to be done after a conflict. So even though these battles may be won, there is still much fighting to be done before the war is truly over
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