Roel Konijnendijk teaches ancient history at Lincoln College, University of Oxford.
He rates 10 battle scenes in movies and television for realism. He discusses the accuracy of ancient-warfare battle scenes from “The Northman” (2022), starring Alexander Skarsgård; penning enemies in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” (2022); and swords and buckles in “House of the Dragon” (2022), featuring Matt Smith. He also comments on “The Last Duel” (2021), with Matt Damon and Adam Driver; bolt artillery in “The Wheel of Time” (2021), featuring Rosamund Pike; bow and arrow precision in “Robin Hood” (2010), starring Russell Crowe; and walls of flame in “Barbarians” (2020). Konijnendijk analyzes the chariot tactics displayed in “The Eagle” (2011), starring Channing Tatum; pavises in “Knightfall” (2019); and ditches in “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” (1999).
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Watch him rate other ancient-warfare scenes here:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/xPGdOXstSyk
Part 2: https://youtu.be/DPMiWwqX4wI
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Ancient-Warfare Historian Rates 10 More Battle Scenes In Movies And TV | How Real Is It?