Sword master rates 11 iconic sword fights from movies and TV

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Professional swordsman Dave Rawlings broke down 11 sword fights in movies and TV, critiquing their realism and technique. Rawlings has over 15 years' experience teaching Western Swordsmanship. He has been featured in the documentary series "Warriors" and "Bloody Tales of the Tower." He advised the Wallace Collection on its exhibition "The Noble Art of the Sword," and he teaches longsword at the London Longsword Academy. Rawlings looked at the skill of Henry Cavill in "The Witcher" and Dwayne Johnson in "The Scorpion King." He also critiqued the realism of scenes from historical and fantasy movies such as "The Mask Of Zorro," "Gladiator," and "The Princess Bride." 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."

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