Re: Swordsmanship in some of today's fantasy movies
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Elizabeth Apgar Triano"
> OK I am not a movie fan, or rather, I haven't made time to be one.When I was Daniel Radcliffe's age, I had very little trouble swinging
> I haven't seen many movies lately. But I've seen FOTR twice, and
> most of the first two Harry Potter movies. In fact I saw the
> second half of Chamber of Secrets last night. As Harry was
> swinging Godric Griffyndor's (sp) sword around, I had a severe case
> of being unable to suspend disbelief. No way
> could he wave that thing one-handed.
a sword of about the same size and shape. His actions in the movie
are hardly tutored (I have a bigger problem with him actually killing
the giant snake the way he does -- but then, Harry IS supposed to be
showing remarkable courage).
If the sword's weight is distributed properly, a young teenage boy
can learn to use it well enough. It's not like the Gryffindor blade
was a six foot long claymore.
And, presumably, it was also a magical sword (so the magic should
help Harry in all sorts of ways).