Well, we may have seen plenty of films and some of those films have turned out to be the most iconic of all time. With the release of numerous blockbusters since the start of the 21st century, it’s not surprising that there are now so many iconic scenes that have been fondly remembered and repeatedly parodied. Here are just three films of the 21st century that have been lauded by audiences around the world and remain to be quite popular today:
Then we have King Kong, a 2005 remake directed by Peter Jackson, the same guy that did Lord of the Rings in 2001-2003 and The Hobbit. Anyway, perhaps the most exciting scene of this film would be Kong’s battle with the dinosaurs on the island as it shows the gigantic ape in action. It shows just how far special effects technology have gone and, in a way, provides us with an enhanced version of the overly famous 1930s film with new animation techniques and a fairly faithful take on the story. The dinosaurs fought in the film give us the “kaiju” theme of the original and just how scary they can be in real life. However, Kong is shown to be even more awesome when he manages to best all of them!
And now we have Lord of the Rings trilogy, also by Peter Jackson and based on the original novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The movies are divided and titled after the book’s three parts with Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and Return of the King (2003). Anyway, while all three films have some truly inspiring scenes, one of the most memorable ones would be Aragorn’s speech to his troops before they invade Mordor in order to provide Frodo and Sam the opportunity they need to destroy the One Ring. While The Hobbit is already being produced and will probably have its own share of epic scenes, one can argue that Aragorn’s speech to his troops despite the overwhelming odds of surviving, let alone winning, the upcoming battle proves to be enough to get his troops and his allies to fight the otherwise hopeless battle.