From the early days of films we always liked to watch them & filmmakers were always keen to make many
Moby Dick, Ben Hur, Spartacus & Platoon are a few of the many great epics that studded the slate of films being released through decades, showing how both studio directors like William Wyler & John Huston made the genre great alongside intellectual filmmakers like Oliver Stone & Stanley Kubrick
And what about our new 21st century? Do we get our yearly feed of epic films?
We do. These are 7 21st century epic films that will make you want more action, more battles, more fights & more victory
A group of US soliders is dropped into Somalia to stop the bloodshed raged by a local warlord. Strongly underestimating the enemy, the men get into the red zone with confidence, until a Black Hawk – an army helicopter – is shot down by the local militia. What follows is the drama & the stunningly realistic battle sequences of soliders like Eversmann, Grimes, McKnight, Hoot & Sanderson, bound together in a breathtaking fight against the Somali population
Black Hawk Down is realistic & sharp, the action never lets go & the camera shots & sound effects make a spectator feel like they’re right inside the battle, fearing gunshots & bomb explosions. The spectacular sequence where the first Black Hawk is shot down is pure heart-stopping brilliance. Ridley Scott delivers a new masterpiece
A meteor shower is soon going to hit planet Earth. They hit in 48 hrs & for reasons unknown Earth’s satellitle system wasn’t able to detect them sooner. They are slowing down around all major cities. Paris, New York… & LA. Soon it’s clear that there’s something in the meteors. Something strange. Something that’s going to attack our planet. Marine Staff Sargeant Michael Nantz leads a team of young marines in the battle of their lives to save… everybody. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, starring Aaron Eckhart & Michelle Rodriguez Battle: Los Angeles is more than a regular alien invasion film. It’s literally a war film, where the enemy are aliens
Gritty, tough, fast-paced & full of pathos, Battle: Los Angeles resembles Black Hawk Down more than Independence Day. Battle: Los Angeles takes you right inside the action, right among the young marines putting their life at stake to protect the rest of the world. Will our heroes need to make the ultimate sacrifice to let our planet survive?
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Orlando Blooom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Platt, David Wenham, Jeremy Irons, Michael Sheen, Edward Norton, David Thewlis, Nathalie Cox, Brendan Gleeson, Giannina Facio, Kevin McKidd, Bronson Webb
Balian of Ibelin – a young blacksmith in Medieval France played by Orlando Blooom - has just lost his family & his faith. A noble knight named Godfrey – played by Liam Neeson - leads Balian onto a Crusade in Jerusalem, a city where – it is said – you are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be. Before dying, Godfrey reveals to Balain that he was really his father. Conflicted & determined, Balain travels to Jerusalem, where he falls in love with princess Sibylla – a gorgeous Eva Green - and discovers a gift of being a true leader. The fragile peace in Jerusalem ends with the death of King Baldwin IV and war ensues. Against all politics & reluctant to join a scheming royalty, Balian refuses to become King of Jerusalem & a new king is proclaimed. The new king wages war against the Muslim & a spectacular battle takes place
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