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Smithies89
12-04-2015, 03:20 AM
So I have been sat trying to think of movies to watch wanting something involving awesome ac style fights not necessarily huge battles just something like AC. Any suggestions? another year til the AC movie

LoyalACFan
12-04-2015, 09:10 AM
In terms of good movies, try 13 Assassins, The Last of the Mohicans, and Gladiator.

If you don't mind that the movie itself is garbage as long as the action is good, try Ironclad, The Patriot, Braveheart, and Troy.

There's also this movie in my gigantic movie backlog called Alatriste, which has one of my favorite actors, Viggo Mortensen, in 17th-century Spain. Can't attest to whether the movie or the action are good (anybody seen it?) but from my understanding it's about as close as you'll get in the genre to the AC movie in terms of setting and time period.

VestigialLlama4
12-04-2015, 09:30 AM
So I have been sat trying to think of movies to watch wanting something involving awesome ac style fights not necessarily huge battles just something like AC. Any suggestions? another year til the AC movie

I recommend The Mask of Zorro (1940) starring Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone, both Power and Rathbone were actual fencers and swordsmen so their fight scenes are much more intense than usual.

Stay the hell away from anything by Errol Flynn although those choreographed fights have essentially codified how we imagine swordfighting to be.

Generally the best ones are made by the Japanese...especially Seppuku and Samurai Rebellion, some of the best sword fights ever.

LoyalACFan
12-04-2015, 09:34 AM
I recommend The Mask of Zorro (1940) starring Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone, both Power and Rathbone were actual fencers and swordsmen so their fight scenes are much more intense than usual.

Stay the hell away from anything by Errol Flynn although those choreographed fights have essentially codified how we imagine swordfighting to be.

Generally the best ones are made by the Japanese...especially Seppuku and Samurai Rebellion, some of the best sword fights ever.

I think that's what he's asking for though, as a primer to the AC movie.

Sushiglutton
12-04-2015, 10:25 AM
I think the final duel of Rob Roy is pretty cool (spoilers obv):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27M5KWI_q50

cawatrooper9
12-04-2015, 03:39 PM
I imagine The Force Awakens will have a good lightsaber duel or two in it, if that counts :rolleyes:

Otherwise, Kill Bill Vol.1 has a pretty good swordfight in the end- it's kind of ridiculous, but so is AC when you really think about it.

I-Like-Pie45
12-04-2015, 07:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3W5GDkgf2w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPkWZdluoUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5mqQBgobTY

Ureh
12-05-2015, 12:01 AM
I think "Kingdom of Heaven" had a few decent sword fights.

UbiSmarmy
12-05-2015, 12:18 AM
Sword of Doom (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060277/?ref_=nv_sr_1) has some of my favorite sword fighting scenes. Along those lines you also have Seven Samurai (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/?ref_=nv_sr_1) as well. Both are amazing and should be watched by everyone.

http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Gary-Oldman-Yelling-Everyone-Leon-The-Professional.gif

I-Like-Pie45
12-05-2015, 12:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YyBtMxZgQs