30 Day LOTR Challenge - Day 19 Worst Fight Sequence
Don’t hate the Battle of Helms Deep at all, but if I had to pick one it would be my least favorite just because of how dark and rainy it was. Just didn’t appeal to me visually unlike the other battles.
I loved Helms deep, its my favorite battle scene. The pathetic fallacy is the best bit, I mean it just makes the battle seem so much more raw and aggressive and theres a greater sense of survival and pressure with the noise and the rain etc. The bit where one of the Uraki throws the torch onto the bomb beneath the battlements, without the rain and the mud it just wouldn’t have that same kind of brutality and medieval sense of violence. Then again, I do think Minas Tirith is a amazing battle scene too, I just think Helms Deep creates the overwhelming sense of desperation for the side of the people of Rohan, the flashes too and from the battlements and the dungeons and the crossover of children in war and with their families is a lot more powerful in a sense of relatability and everytime I watch it I always find my heart racing when I watch the old guy shoot the first arrow, and every time it kills me! The whole battle fills me with grief and at the same time a powerful excitement, and I just had to write this cause obviously I’m too crazy about Helms deep, a lot more than I should be and I’m sorry for this :P
P.s On one more, superficial, note you cannot deny Aragorn looks damn fine with wet hair…