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For the past three months, I’ve shared with you a list of “Storming The Castle Movies Scenes” from a science fiction or comic based movie as determined by my hubby and myself. Remember, these are not in any particular order from best to least best; nor is it an exhaustive list.
So far, I’ve shared scenes from The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, Equililbrium, and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Wars IV: A New Hope and Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi.
This week, I want to share with you a movie which actually doesn’t fall in the category of science fiction or comic book (but could be considered Fantasy). I absolutely had to mention this movie as it is the quintessential STCMS. This movie is based on the works of Homer, specifically his tale of the downfall of the great city of Troy (modern day Biga Peninsula in Turkey).
In my opinion, no STCMS list is complete without mentioning this movie. Thanks to Homer, many military (legit and non-legit) campaigns have incorporated the tactic of the infamous Trojan Horse.
In Book IV of “The Odyssey“ by Homer (if you haven’t read it, try it. It’s fantastic), the Trojan Horse is depicted from the point of view of Menelaus telling how Ulysses kept everyone quiet until the proper time to pounce on the unsuspecting citizens of Troy.
In the movie, we see the destruction wrought from the deception of the “gift”, which the Trojans thought was left for the god, Poseidon. It was believed that the Greeks left the gigantic wooden statue as an offering for a safe journey home. The citizens of Troy couldn’t have been more wrong.
I love the way that this scene gives a physical eye to the legend. You hear the stories and for some people, it’s hard to imagine just how big that horse would have to be to carry a small contingent of warriors. For me, the entire scene depicts the pride and arrogance of the Trojans and the true brutality of war. Agamemnon’s forces destroy the once beautiful and prideful city with unabashed ferocity.
Here is a video with just a taste of the infiltration by the Greeks.
If you created a Storming the Castle list, would this scene be on it? Which scenes would you include? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to know what movie scenes you’d include.
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Join me next week when I discuss the final Storming The Castle Scene on my list. This scene is from one of my favorite movies off all time–Aliens. See you next week!
Video clip courtesy of YouTube.com via Anthony Vance. Footage courtesy of Warner Brothers, Helena Productions, Latina Pictures, Radiant Productions, Plan B Entertainment.