I am pretty sure nothing will come close to the sheer epicness of the LOTR movies. Many have tried, and all have failed. That includes the Hobbit movies, which were not at all made by stretching a thin book with a simple story into as much on-screen time as the 1000-page LOTR books, to attempt to cash in on the success of those movies.
Just epic. Still get shivers watching that scene. What an amazing job Bernard Hill did as Theoden!
In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
They tried to remake the Charleton Hestion 1959 Ben Hur epic adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel by substituting CGI for star power, real stunts, and spectacle in 2016. Of course, the 1959 version was a remake of an epic silent film version, but it's hard to compare a black and white silent picture to one in color with sound. Hollywood lost their asses on the new one too.
I personally think that the Coen brothers' adaptation of the Charles Portis novel: True Grit would be hard to surpass. It was just too good and too perfect.---plus it didn't have Glenn Campbell or Kim Darby to muck it up as the John Wayne abortion did. Yeah, I know that the Duke got his one Academy Award for that movie, but that was really just a consolation Oscar for never getting one for any of his arguably better movies from the past.
Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.