18 Gandalf Saves The Day
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
The Battle Of Helm’s Deep has raged all night, but with the break of dawn comes Gandalf to the rescue – and he’s not alone. Just when you’d forgotten about Eomer and his soldiers, here they are, and the tide of the battle finally turns. A glorious moment, and not just for the golden sunlight that burns the Uruk- hai hordes: contrasted with King Theoden’s desperate “Forth Eorlingas!” ride to certain death a few minutes beforehand, the Rohirrim horses galloping down the hill into the fray is the return of hope where there was none to be found.