Small Details Fans Noticed About Movie Swordsmen We Definitely Missed

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Vote up the most interesting movie details.

Great movie swordsmen keep viewers on their toes with eyes wide open, ready to see each deadly strike. Impressive swordfighters from movies like The Princess Bride and Kill Bill give audiences a glimpse into the reality of swordsmenship

Fans are pointing out small but interesting details they noticed about movie swordsmen and women. Take a look below and vote up the most interesting details fans noticed! 


  • 1
    69 VOTES

    The Moment The Saber Sound Switches

    From Redditor u/thejman217:

    In Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) the ignition sound of Anakin’s lightsaber previously sounded like a conventional Jedi's. In the younglings scene when Anakin activates his saber, we hear the sound of Vader’s lightsaber from the OT, symbolizing his transition to the dark side.

    69 votes
  • 2
    85 VOTES

    Aragorn's Promise

    From Redditor u/MrBladewalker:

    In Lord of the Rings, Aragorn says to Frodo, "If by my life or death I can protect you, I will, you have my sword." These lines are repeated by the choir (In Sindarin) as Aragorn leads the last charge at the Black Gate.

    85 votes
  • 3
    76 VOTES

    Trained For The Blade

    From Redditor u/BaneWilliams:

    In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor, Loki, and Hela all unsheath their blades in the same way, paying homage to their upbringing.

    76 votes
  • 4
    75 VOTES

    Ironic Achilles

    From Redditor u/Bobobiscuits94:

    While filming Troy (2004), Brad Pitt, who played the character of Achilles, actually tweaked his Achilles’ tendon, halting production for 10 weeks. Pitt himself called this “a bout of stupid irony."

    75 votes
  • 5
    80 VOTES

    Aragorn's Sword Is Tarnished

    Aragorn's Sword Is Tarnished
    Photo: user uploaded image

    From Redditor u/CamoFaSho:

    In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, when Aragorn is giving his speech in front of the black gates, his sword is suddenly tarnished before the battle commences. It's only revealed in the extended edition, that it is due to beheading the Mouth of Sauron, a scene that did not make the final cut.

    80 votes
  • 6
    79 VOTES

    Betting On Perfection

    From Redditor u/shre3293:

    In Troy (2004), Brad Pitt and Eric Bana did not use stunt doubles for their epic duel. They made a gentleman's agreement to pay for every accidental hit. $50 for each light hit, $100 for each hard blow. Pitt ended up paying Bana $750. Bana didn't owe Pitt anything.

    79 votes