- The Zealots' bold commando attacks before they seal themselves inside the Masada fortress.
- Silva stopping Pomponius Falco's prisoners-catapulting scheme and defying his authority gladius in hand, putting his whole legion's loyalty to the test doing so. And winning.Silva: WE ARE LEGIONARIES! WE ARE NOT BARBARIANS!
- The siege tower's deployment (with an ominous Fanfare to boot). Weeks of hard work under a blazing sun and constant tauntings from the besieged Zealots have come to an end and it's now time for the unstoppable Roman siege genius to show off his implacable superiority and crushing might. Cue the Mass "Oh, Crap!" from the Zealots. As the picture can attest, the thing was built for real and to the appropriate scale for the filming.
Awesome / Masada