Cavalry Expert Rates 8 Horseback Fights In Movies And TV

Jousting world champion Shane Adams rates eight horseback fight scenes in movies and television, such as "Lord of the Rings," for realism. Adams discusses the accuracy of horseback fight scenes in "Game of Thrones" (2011); "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002), starring Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom; and "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" (2019), with Keanu Reeves. He comments on the armor and tactics of cavalry battles in "The Last Duel" (2021), starring Matt Damon and Adam Driver; "Gladiator" (2000), featuring Russell Crowe; and "A Knight's Tale" (2001), with Heath Ledger. Adams also analyzes unconventional riding styles highlighted in Disney's "Mulan" (2020) and "Ben-Hur" (1959). Adams has 20 jousting world championships. He hosted the History channel show "Full Metal Jousting" as well as the jousting reality show "Tilt." Website: "Tilt" TV series: