Professional swordsman Dave Rawlings talked with Insider to break down and explain ten sword fight scenes in movies and TV. He critiques their authenticity and techniques in the video. He also gives some excellent and fascinating insight thanks to his 15 years of experience teaching Western Swordsmanship.
Rawlings looked at the skill of Henry Cavill in “The Witcher” and Dwayne Johnson in “The Scorpion King.” He also critiqued the realism of historical and fantasy scenes from “The Mask Of Zorro,” “Gladiator” and “The Princess Bride.” He also rated sword fights in “Game of Thrones,” including Brienne of Tarth and Arya Stark, and Ned Stark and Jamie Lannister. He rated the samurai-sword skill of Keanu Reeves in “47 Ronin” and Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill: Volume 1.”He analyzed the principles of sword fighting in the “Die Another Day” fencing scene and the light saber fight in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.