History Main / MonumentalBattle

23rd Aug '16 3:17:41 AM Randallw201238
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* The alien spacecraft in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' sure liked to hang around recognizable landmarks. The first strikes were aimed at the White House and the Empire State Building. At the end, the vanquished alien wrecks lay near the Giza Pyramids and the Syndey Opera House. If you also count the novelization, the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco TransAmerica pyramid]], [[LondonTown Nelson's Statue]], the [[GayParee Notre-Dame Cathedral]] and the [[UsefulNotes/{{Beijing}} Forbidden Palace]] get blown up in the first assault. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Why didn't they show that in the movie]]? Oh yeah, budget.

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* The alien spacecraft in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' sure liked to hang around recognizable landmarks. The first strikes were aimed at the White House and the Empire State Building. At the end, the vanquished alien wrecks lay near the Giza Pyramids and the Syndey Sydney Opera House. If you also count the novelization, the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco TransAmerica pyramid]], [[LondonTown Nelson's Statue]], the [[GayParee Notre-Dame Cathedral]] and the [[UsefulNotes/{{Beijing}} Forbidden Palace]] get blown up in the first assault. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Why didn't they show that in the movie]]? Oh yeah, budget.
22nd Aug '16 12:26:22 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' has an epic battle scene in Paris, where Cobra attempts to destroy the city with nanites. [[spoiler: They fail, but manage to destroy the Eiffel Tower. Oddly, the Joes don't seem to care.]]
** [[spoiler: The Joes may not engage in conversation about the tower destruction, but Breaker seems to be genuinely appalled by the fact.]]
*** [[spoiler:Who wouldn't be appalled by the utter and almost instantaneous destruction of a monument that possibly took a few hundred visiting tourists with it? The Joes, apparently.]]
*** [[spoiler: Please. It's GI Joe! The tourists all leaped from the tower and parachuted to safety mere moments before the nanites hit!]]

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* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' has an epic battle scene in Paris, where Cobra attempts to destroy the city with nanites. [[spoiler: They fail, but manage to destroy the Eiffel Tower. Oddly, the Joes don't seem to care.]]
** [[spoiler: The Joes
(Well, they may not engage in conversation about the tower destruction, but Breaker seems to be genuinely appalled by the fact.]]
*** [[spoiler:Who wouldn't be appalled by the utter and almost instantaneous destruction of a monument that possibly took a few hundred visiting tourists with it? The Joes, apparently.]]
*** [[spoiler: Please. It's GI Joe! The tourists all leaped from the tower and parachuted to safety mere moments before the nanites hit!]]
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15th Aug '16 6:27:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Super Best Friends" had Jesus, Buddha, Joseph Smith, Krishna, [[{{Laozi}} Lao Tzu]], Muhammad, and Sea Man (a parody of Aquaman) fighting David Blaine in Washington DC. Blaine brings the Lincoln Memorial to life to fight them, so they build and animate a giant stone John Wilkes Booth to fight back.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Super Best Friends" had Jesus, Buddha, Joseph Smith, Krishna, [[{{Laozi}} [[Creator/{{Laozi}} Lao Tzu]], Muhammad, and Sea Man (a parody of Aquaman) fighting David Blaine in Washington DC. Blaine brings the Lincoln Memorial to life to fight them, so they build and animate a giant stone John Wilkes Booth to fight back.
10th Jan '16 3:02:43 PM eroock
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** Bond fought a major [[EvilMinions minion]] or two at the Eiffel Tower in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. The final confrontation took place over the Golden Gate Bridge.

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** Bond fought fights a major [[EvilMinions minion]] or two at the Eiffel Tower in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. The final confrontation took takes place over the Golden Gate Bridge.
8th Jan '16 10:03:29 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fought three villains at once at the Eiffel Tower; in a probable reference to the trope, she also fought Dr. Drakken at [[BlessedAreTheCheeseMakers "The World's Biggest Wheel of Cheese".]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fought three villains at once at the Eiffel Tower; in a probable reference to the trope, she also fought Dr. Drakken at [[BlessedAreTheCheeseMakers "The World's Biggest Wheel of Cheese".]]
28th Nov '15 2:19:41 PM nombretomado
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* Recently done in SecretAvengers during the ComicBook/FearItself arc. A mutant Senator with vaguely defined powers to "bring history to life", animates The Lincoln Memorial and exhibits from The Smithsonian to battle the invading enemies.
* During the ''Captain Britain and MI13'' portion of the SecretInvasion event, the Skrull invasion of Britain and the remnants of the human military have their climactic battle on Westminster Bridge. It's invoked to a degree, since a good portion of the battle is fought with magic and the location has a great deal of symbolic value for the British people linked to this.

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* Recently done in SecretAvengers ComicBook/SecretAvengers during the ComicBook/FearItself arc. A mutant Senator with vaguely defined powers to "bring history to life", animates The Lincoln Memorial and exhibits from The Smithsonian to battle the invading enemies.
* During the ''Captain Britain and MI13'' portion of the SecretInvasion ComicBook/SecretInvasion event, the Skrull invasion of Britain and the remnants of the human military have their climactic battle on Westminster Bridge. It's invoked to a degree, since a good portion of the battle is fought with magic and the location has a great deal of symbolic value for the British people linked to this.
18th Nov '15 5:41:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the final battle in ''WayOfTheDragon'', Bruce Lee and a very hairy-chested Chuck Norris duke it out in Rome's Coliseum.
* The Hong Kong {{Wuxia}} ''AManCalledHero'' (as well as its original source material ''{{Manhua}}'' (Hong-Kong Manga) ChineseHero featured an epic final duel between China and Japan's greatest warriors... on top of the Statue of Liberty.

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* In the final battle in ''WayOfTheDragon'', ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', Bruce Lee and a very hairy-chested Chuck Norris duke it out in Rome's Coliseum.
* The Hong Kong {{Wuxia}} ''AManCalledHero'' ''Film/AManCalledHero'' (as well as its original source material ''{{Manhua}}'' (Hong-Kong Manga) ChineseHero Manhua/ChineseHero featured an epic final duel between China and Japan's greatest warriors... on top of the Statue of Liberty.
16th Nov '15 4:51:22 PM eroock
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* The final battle in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' between Holmes and Blackwood takes place atop the incomplete Tower Bridge.
8th Nov '15 6:44:22 AM Willbyr
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8th Nov '15 6:44:10 AM Willbyr
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