14 The Mû­makil Ar­rive

The Lord Of The Rings: The Re­turn Of The King

SFX - - Greatest middle-earth moments -

The Bat­tle Of The Pe­len­nor Fields seems to be go­ing well at last, but then we get a close- up of King Theo­den’s hor­ri­fied face as he spies the lat­est ar­rivals – and they’re hard to miss, be­ing im­mense, six- tusked monsters car­ry­ing reams of armed- to- the- teeth Haradrim sol­diers. Not only is this a gut- churn­ing “Oh s** t!” mo­ment for Theo­den, it’s also the chance for the film­mak­ers to show off some im­pres­sive CGI and sound FX, as you can almost feel ev­ery step th­ese gi­ants take – and the squishes when they flat­ten men and horses...

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