Fridays Are For One Question

In the movies, there is nothing like a good sword fight. Whether the swords are being wielded by Scottish freedom fighters, masked vigilantes, or knights from a galaxy far, far away, movies with a good fight scene always draw my eye.

That’s one of the reasons why this video is particularly hilarious – it’s mocking the “iffy” fight scenes in the first (or 4th, depends on how you count) Star Wars movie:

 

After you’ve recovered, maybe you’ll take a minute and comment if you share my affinity for swash-buckling:

“What’s your favorite movie sword-fight of all time?”

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8 comments on this post.
  1. Drbabymamadrama:

    The one between Inigo Montoya and the six-fingered man in the “Princess Bride”.

  2. MK:

    Nice.

  3. Andrea-Elena:

    Drbabymamadrama: Ooh, that’s tough to follow. But…

    Maybe one of the fights in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon could be a close second?

    My other favorite fight sorta involves swords but doesn’t really: River Tam fighting off the Reavers toward the end of Serenity. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you’re not a Browncoat. ;)

  4. Kelly M.:

    Love it! With three little brothers, I watched endless hours of Errol Flynn, Zorro, Star Wars, etc., and participated in more than a few sword fights myself. I didn’t fully realize until I was older that the point of a sword fight was not merely to hit the other person’s sword. :o )

    Here are some of my favorites:

    Robin Hood, 1938: http://youtu.be/L10fR31jC1w

    Mark of Zorro, 1940 (fight starts around 1:45): http://youtu.be/3VTyPWvyAF8

    Pirates of the Caribbean: http://youtu.be/OFVX-JKdYVo (The one in the cave at the end is good, too, but I couldn’t find it on YouTube.)

    Another one from The Princess Bride: http://youtu.be/lC6dgtBU6Gs

    I guess this one technically doesn’t count, but still…http://youtu.be/4DzcOCyHDqc

  5. MK:

    The Indiana Jones clip is epic, Kelly. One of my favorite all time scenes.

  6. Blake Henderson:

    Robin Hood Men in Tights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDP245bQ6Fk

  7. MK:

    I’ll be honest, Blake – very skeptical about your comment.

    Then I watched the clip. That’s brilliant.

  8. Courtney:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxG-WsSaVQg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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