- Sep 2017
- United States
I agree, I much rather would see real Hoplite warfare. I just wanted to provide a shred of defense, that's all!I don't care what the excuse is, I just think it looks stupid and would rather see men with spears in a battle line.
The Russian film Waterloo is extremely accurate and much of it is a full-scale reproduction. However, most accurate military movies came out almost 50 years ago - or more (remember, 1970 was 48 years ago!) That has absolutely no bearing on the present crop of troglodytic pond scum, half-wits and career doggerel bards that populate The Great Satan aka Hollywood. Almost everyone who ever made a decent movie in American cinema is dead, and that ratio is not likely to change any time soon.
I think a few decent-to-good films come out every year. Now, many of them aren't the genre of history necessarily, though that's not to say they don't have anything to offer in the realm of social studies.
Honestly, though, a film could have all the inaccuracies it could fit, but if it portrayed armor as actually functional, then I think I would enjoy it. Even media that is generally realistic enough but shows a sword stabbing through mail drives me bonkers. Excalibur, for all its pretty glaring flaws, at least had the swords bounce off the armor.