I still say Helm's Deep. Yes all of those things were nessicary too. The women and children shots in the cave added emotional connection, you wanted them to survive (at least I did). And knowing that there are mostly old and young fighters gives a feeling of hopeless. That adds up to the feeling you get when the elves come. PJ did a wonderful thing, he played with our emotions and connected us to the scene. I don't care what anyone says, Helm's Deep is my favorite fight scene so there .
Silver flow the streams from Celos to Erui, In the green fields of Lebennin! Tall grows the grass there. In the wind from the Sea The white lilies sway, And the golden bells are shaken of mallos and alfirin In the green fields of Lebennin, In the wind from the Sea!