Stuntmen React To Bad & Great Hollywood Sword Fights

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Niko and Clint are joined by veteran swordmaster Luke LaFontaine to break down some of the craziest fights in your favorite Hollywood films!


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  • MrJeezus
    MrJeezus2 klukkustundum síðan

    These two guys bug me, but they do ask good questions and have good guests.

  • lawhorn4life
    lawhorn4life10 klukkustundum síðan

    Great explanations, but I believe he failed to add one detail in the Star Wars fighting. They use force, and don't just see things, but they feel things. So this a reason that can explain the weird parries.

  • Versus2000
    Versus2000Degi Síðan síðan

    How can he know so much about Star Wars, but also claim that lightsaber blades don't weigh anything?!?!

  • Wardeni


    17 klukkustundum síðan

    It's weird. Plus how could he forget that even if you fought with an entirely weightless blade (which it isn't), you'd still have to deal with your opponent's weight and strength. Like, even with a weak swing you'd be dealing with the weight of the other person's arms plus their muscle strength, and a good swing could use the entire body to add weight to it. And force users can augment their strength and add even more force into their swings, so in actuality in the movie the swings would be extremely heavy. So, just like George Lucas figured, it's like fighting with a real sword, just trickier. But what he does get right is that you could fence with them, rather than fight like it's a katana, but that's a stylistic choice.

  • Engine Upkeep
    Engine UpkeepDegi Síðan síðan

    This is the greatest fucking video. I could listen to these guys talk for hours

  • randalthor741
    randalthor741Degi Síðan síðan

    Ah yes, the lightsaber fight in Phantom Menace, AKA the best thing in that entire damn movie.

  • Noved Noved
    Noved NovedDegi Síðan síðan

    I subed when they got mad at why I havnt subed yet 😂

  • Enrique Moreno
    Enrique MorenoDegi Síðan síðan

    8:30 thanks for the spoiler 🤪

  • ScaredyKipp
    ScaredyKippDegi Síðan síðan

    Car chase from The Dark Knight, no CGI, all practical, including flipping an 18-wheeler end over end, with a stunt man inside driving

  • Matt Something
    Matt Something2 dögum síðan

    I’d lIke to see a breakdown of the Sword-fight between Inigo Montoya and Wesley as the Dread Pirate Robert atop the Cliffs of Insanity from Princess Bride.

  • Shaan Saharan
    Shaan Saharan2 dögum síðan

    If you wouldn't mind, the scene from Narnia: Prince Caspian, where Peter fights Miraz in a 1v1 sword duel. I think it is a very realistic fight scene and one that would be cool to break down.

  • Gmail Farmer
    Gmail Farmer3 dögum síðan

    The wistful turkish intralysosomally tow because pancake nationally reach with a innate stream. rich, bite-sized smash

  • JedHead77
    JedHead774 dögum síðan

    Lightsabers may just be lights as blades, but George Lucas envisioned them generating so much energy, hence the weight of yielding them.

  • John Peace
    John Peace4 dögum síðan

    dudes need to do a commentary on the Daredevil hallway fight

  • Brian
    Brian4 dögum síðan

    fine Ill subscribe just stop nagging Mom! jeeezzzz

  • Riley Hill
    Riley Hill4 dögum síðan

    The Lord of The Rings, The Fellowship of The Ring - Battle of Amon Hen Scenes. Please Review! :)

  • Nial Prince
    Nial Prince4 dögum síðan

    Calls a Spadroon a "Transitional Rapier". Expert status revoked

  • Alexander Gotfind
    Alexander Gotfind6 dögum síðan

    1:28 "this fight is so seamless" while watching 6 short cuts... yeah, seamless and it definetly isn't about editing...

  • David Nuttall
    David Nuttall6 dögum síðan

    Vehicle chases: One of my favourite flying sequences from Airwolf can be seen at, featuring a simulated bombing run. They really did fly the Airwolf helicopter through all those dust clouds (made by special effect land mines, not aerial bombardment) and had to do a major overhaul of both engines afterwards. In the tight turn near the end of the video, it looks the rotor gets really close to the ground. I believe the pilot who flew the Lady in this episode has only recently retired, so you may be able to get him in studio or over Zoom or something like that.

  • River Rock
    River Rock6 dögum síðan

    07:32 he is holding his arm up because the cut on his shoulder. He is so good at acting he forced his arm to feel heavier and decided to use a second hand.

  • tonybuk70
    tonybuk706 dögum síðan

    the car jump from live and let die!

  • A Frayed Rope
    A Frayed Rope7 dögum síðan

    The bus from speed

  • Ventrue1830
    Ventrue18308 dögum síðan

    The final sword fight between Anthony DeLongis and Adrian Paul in the Highlander episode Duende.

  • Yellowkid
    Yellowkid8 dögum síðan

    5:32 he says the parry is nonsense and then 6:04 real footage from martial arts training she does the same thing.

  • Darth Yorkie
    Darth Yorkie8 dögum síðan

    Great video, but that random topic jump around 9:00 made me think I stroked for a second there lol

  • Darkdragon
    Darkdragon9 dögum síðan

    The Clone Wars Animated series has some awesome saber fights. My favorite is Maul vs. Asoka in the last season.

  • Nfn Kalyan
    Nfn Kalyan9 dögum síðan

    ok fuck it. i subscribed.

  • Aaron Perkins
    Aaron Perkins10 dögum síðan

    I really want to know where Niko got his shirt from the sponsored section

  • Melissa Rose
    Melissa Rose10 dögum síðan

    The chase from Bullitt. Steve McQueen

  • HolyknightVader999
    HolyknightVader99910 dögum síðan

    The lightsaber hilts themselves are heavy, because of all the machinery inside the blade hilt. Which is why the average jackass is going to end up chopping his own arms off if he tried to wield that sword.

  • CallMeLum
    CallMeLum10 dögum síðan

    Holy shit you guys gotta get this guy back soon. So much knowledge!

  • chaburchak
    chaburchak11 dögum síðan

    The Cruise samurai fight may be well staged, but the editing sucks. Why put that much effort into the choreography when you're going to cut it all to piss and stitch it back together in brief glimpses. Only slightly more watchable than the incomprehensible Tak3n...

  • t anyan
    t anyan11 dögum síðan

    It always interests me when they have someone reviewing a lightsaber fight, because they inevitably nitpick something through the lens of reality without acknowledging the facts around the universe it occurs in; the "behind the back parry" might be nonsensical in a vacuum, but if you account for the fact that these combatants are basically varying degrees of telepathic, it starts to make more sense. Reviewing a lightsaber fight doesn't really make sense because "the force" sort of explains away a lot of things that otherwise would be critique worthy.

  • Big Sad
    Big Sad11 dögum síðan

    Alternate title: ultimate Chad educates his lessers on the gentleman’s art of defending his honour

  • Marcus Yee
    Marcus Yee12 dögum síðan

    Got to say that the knife drop was in an earlier movie starring Del Toro and Tommy Lee Jones known as 'The Hunted' ( :) its got some pretty sleek choreography there. Hope you guys make an honourable mention or chat about it :)

  • zombieowen
    zombieowen13 dögum síðan

    The opening car skip from Speed Zone.

  • SkyWolf1378
    SkyWolf137813 dögum síðan

    Hey now! I subscribed after the first stuntmen react video! How about showing some love for us that HAVE subscribed?

  • Jack Rubenfeld
    Jack Rubenfeld14 dögum síðan

    "no one else will ever play Darth Maul." Well, that aged well. Exhibit A: Sam Witwer. (I hope I spelled that right) exhibit B: whoever did the stunts and CGI for clone Wars season 7 episode 10

  • Jesse Lindquist
    Jesse Lindquist14 dögum síðan

    “Ronin” Robert DeNiro driving an Audi for like a 20 min scene thru tight streets in Italy....Amazing stuff

  • Jesse Lindquist
    Jesse Lindquist14 dögum síðan

    If I could subscribe twice I would....such awesome work. I watch CC videos at least a few times every ISsofts session

  • Losa Kirosa
    Losa Kirosa14 dögum síðan

    You rly cought me on "!why you not subscribing!" so i went and sub coz yea it is kinda my 12th video and you guys are rly amazeing 👌😅😂

  • Colson Nesbitt
    Colson Nesbitt14 dögum síðan

    Just in case you wanted to know, the dude said Scott 20 times in the video.

  • xrinae
    xrinae15 dögum síðan

    He sounds like badger from breaking bad

  • Matches_Malone
    Matches_Malone16 dögum síðan

    Dumbass Ray Park didn't choreograph the fight Nick Gillard did. Also, the Jedi were based on lots of things. I mean, just go to the wikipedia page. Influences: Shaolin Monks, Shamanism, Hindu mythology, Shintō, Buddhism, Knights of the Round Table, etc.

  • Corey Resch
    Corey Resch17 dögum síðan

    To be fair, Darth Maul doesn't use a double-bladed lightsaber due to it's physical advantages in combat, rather for it's psychological ones. The Jedi primarily train with single bladed weapons and as a result, they know them very well with all the techniques. However, the double-bladed variant is unfamiliar to them, they aren't fully aware of what it can and can't do. As a result, even through the Force, they are unable to accurately predict the style and by extension they have difficulty defending against it. In actuality, having a double-bladed saber is more limiting for the user, but the confusion it causes in opponents gives the user a distinct advantage.

  • Fallen Elite
    Fallen Elite18 dögum síðan

    Says "The behind the back parry is total bs" Then 6:06

  • Ulises Muñoz
    Ulises Muñoz18 dögum síðan

    Blues brothers, all the car scenes

  • Jack Baynham
    Jack Baynham18 dögum síðan

    I understand you wanted to use Luke's choreography with this, which is why you used Avengement. But, you should also review the fight scenes in Undisputed 4: Unchained. There's not a whole lot in terms of story, but Scott Adkins has some amazing fight scenes in that movie.

  • Vault Hunter 777
    Vault Hunter 77718 dögum síðan

    I love this and I REALLY want to get into filmmaking so as I work on that I'll be here for more tips

  • Humanoid25
    Humanoid2519 dögum síðan

    Wait, so they watched and talked about The Last Samurai and mentioned sword fighting accidents yet none of them brought up the fact that Tom Cruise almost got decapitated filming that movie??

  • Kansai Fixer
    Kansai Fixer19 dögum síðan

    Recently watched this film again, and it reminded me to come comment here for a future Stuntmen React on Sword Fights. ⚔ The 2002 film, Twilight Samurai directed by Yoji Yamada and starring Hiroyuki Sanada (Mortal Kombat 2021's Hanzo Hasashi, Scorpion) is not a big, flashy, blood spurting samurai chop 'em up. Instead, it offers a very authentic depiction of sword fights, right down to the subtle footwork of trained combatants. The final fight is a tense, beautiful, claustrophobic masterpiece. 1. With a real sword, you'd be dead 2. You're going to kill me with a bamboo sword?

  • Seismic Sabers
    Seismic Sabers19 dögum síðan

    Someone else has been Darth maul

  • Mike Siegel
    Mike Siegel20 dögum síðan

    In the star wars universe many lightsaber hilts can weigh well above 50 pounds depending on what you put into it and how you customize it.

  • milesdecker1
    milesdecker121 degi síðan síðan

    Please do anakin vs. Dooku revenge of the sith but more importantly anakin Skywalker vs. Obi wan kenobi Mustafar in revenge of the Sith but my first ever sword fight favorite was blade vs. Frost in blade 1998 it's a very brief quick duel but I've hurd most real life sword fights would be quick like in blade but I'd really like you guys opinion on those fights and if you can remember to infer whether it's more realistic for quick like blade or long like anakin vs obi wan or if both could be possible depending on the skill of the opponents anakin and obi wan were pretty much equal (equal at the time anakin had more potential and would ultimately get better in time) where blade was clearly more skilled than frost but frost did put up a good fright against somebody like blade sorry I'm rambling I'd like you opinion on those frights and what's most realistic as far as the duration or time of a fight how long it would realistically last thank you great video keep up the great content.

  • David Miller
    David Miller21 degi síðan síðan

    You guys need to do another one of these. I'd love to see a review of princess bride, mask of zorro etc. The choreography in those is something else.

  • jimthar17
    jimthar1722 dögum síðan

    So the people that make the movies and do the stunts are reacting to the stunts that people who made the movies and did the stunts did. Sure makes perfect sense. These "insert job title here reacts to" videos are idiotic. Who cares? An opera singer reacting to Nightwish doesn't mean that the opera singer is better or that Nightwish is worse. A stunt man reacting to stunts in a movie means nothing. "Teacher reacts to teaching scenes in movies" Why? It's fake. It's fiction. Their "reaction" is pointless.

  • scott marshallsay
    scott marshallsay22 dögum síðan

    John Wick - car stunt

  • Vexurath
    Vexurath22 dögum síðan

    as a practitionor of aikijujutsu , i do disagree with your view on the usefulness of the saber staff from darth maul. While it is correct that there is absolutly no reason to be doing hard swings with these weapons and that star wars was originally inspired by samurai, the saber staff is actually the most realistic part of all of it. He is doing the same thing as jojutsu, which uses the jo staff. of which the entire weapon is used rather than one end. The jo staff is both the simplest yet hardest weapon to master, but if mastered is unstoppable. It is the same thing with the saber staff. Where he uses the entire saber itself, rather than simply focusing on the sword. On top of that, the entire idea of jojutsu is that the Jo is a part of your body, weightless, every movement you make with your body, your jo follows suit, and that is what darth maul accomplishes. While obi wan and qui gon jin are acting like some ancient knights or whatever which of course is just not right. No weight to the sabers, they should treat them like katanas or fencing sabers. edit: also a reply to your argument of sword fighting disciplines that fight around you and in you. This technique usually only applies to sport based fighting such as Kendo. In real sword fighting your sword always goes toward the enemy from within yourself so that you are not telegraphing your movement. The wider you swing the more the enemy can see your movement. This is why sword fights in movies bother me because it seems like they are fighting for blocking the sword, rahter than fighting to achieve something, and star wars was very notorious for that EXCEPT for the original 3. ALl the saber fights in star wars are fighting to connect lightsabers rather than fighting to cut somebody down. Which is simply not realistic to real fighting unless it is a sport, which is trained in a very specific set of movements that is taught universally. Of which it simply depends on who is faster, which is not true to real battle. If you swing AROUND yourself, you are telegraphing your movement AND presenting an opening to the enemy, which they could respond accordingly. If you swing within yourself, you are presenting no target and no telegraphing yourself. This is what is taught in kenjutsu, ancient japanese sword art.

  • Thomas Kelley
    Thomas Kelley23 dögum síðan

    The lightsaber isn’t made of light it’s made from plasma and the hilt his fairly heavy, you couldn’t fence with it

  • Jared Dinges
    Jared Dinges23 dögum síðan

    He really doesn't understand lightsabers. Force equals mass times acceleration so since there is no mass to the weapon you have to compensate with the force and speed of your arm to make a quick forceful hit.

  • Barracuda18 77
    Barracuda18 7723 dögum síðan

    Ahsoka/darth maul duel siege of mandalore arc!! Motion captured with ray park 🔥🔥🔥🔥 MY FAVORITE DUEL!

  • Gustavo Balmaceda
    Gustavo Balmaceda23 dögum síðan

    The man only has an error in what he said about the lightsabers, the sword may not have mass, but your kisses do have it and therefore also have inertia, with they quote having a great movement to gain speed is not Useless. It may not be as useful as with a real sword, but it is not useless since if your arms have more inertia the blow has more power.

  • Th3 W4yneTr4in
    Th3 W4yneTr4in24 dögum síðan

    Its not made out of light tho

  • Nathan Tansingco
    Nathan Tansingco24 dögum síðan

    You should've included Kingdom of Heaven.

  • Michael Perkins
    Michael Perkins25 dögum síðan

    Ppl don’t understand w Star Wars sword fights is THEYRE USING THE FORCE so it being choreographed coincides with them predicting each other’s moves

  • DrCubano89
    DrCubano8925 dögum síðan

    Okay, I finally subbed lol. It wasn’t my 12th video though lol

  • DougKirt.
    DougKirt.26 dögum síðan

    The entire dukes of hazzard show.

  • Don White
    Don White26 dögum síðan

    4:34 Well lightsabers are more plasma then "light" and plasma does have weight so I would assume that the blade would have a little weight to it

  • Mudshrooze
    Mudshrooze26 dögum síðan

    The fight scene with Maul qui gon and obi wan is one of the greatest sword fights in cinematic history

  • ExplosiveLizard
    ExplosiveLizard27 dögum síðan

    13:54 nah Jason Brody did it first in Far Cry 3

  • Dillan Tyler
    Dillan Tyler27 dögum síðan

    I disagree with his statement about why they have to swing a lightsaber so hard. Yes it weighs minimum for sure. But do you not want to try and break your opponents guard? Good video though. Enjoyed for sure.

  • 20_2028_Ramadhan Kamil
    20_2028_Ramadhan Kamil28 dögum síðan

    Tom Cruise is probably doing training with a F34 for Top Gun Maverick right now

  • Sithontop
    Sithontop29 dögum síðan

    Bro I’m subbed don’t worry have been for a while❤️

  • Jeremy Robinson
    Jeremy Robinson29 dögum síðan

    The motorbike scene in 8 legged freaks

  • Julian Stankovic
    Julian Stankovic29 dögum síðan

    Ppl like to forget that jedi have the force so they CAN do the behind the back block, and spin.

  • Deep fakery
    Deep fakery29 dögum síðan


  • Mathew Maxwell
    Mathew MaxwellMánuði síðan

    Car chase Scene from Ronin. Some of the best driving I've ever seen in any movie

  • Dr. Strange Bat
    Dr. Strange BatMánuði síðan

    He says no one else will be Marth Maul, but Sam Witwir voicing Maul was something to remember. Then they combined them both in the final season of Clone Wars, using motion capture...and it was a match made in Heaven.

  • Simon Caisse
    Simon CaisseMánuði síðan

    I would love to see a reaction to the sword fight between Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black from "The Princess Bride"

  • Matthew
    MatthewMánuði síðan

    I got to be honest, the sword guy’s speech is what convinced me to subscribe. No joke

  • Иван Иванов
    Иван ИвановMánuði síðan

    I have the only word for you - «Nobody». And also Banshee series...

  • Scott Perry
    Scott PerryMánuði síðan

    HBO’s Rome season 1 ep 11 final gladiator fight. Mostly amputated leg .

  • Flicks Snacks & Knick Knacks
    Flicks Snacks & Knick KnacksMánuði síðan

    Mifune as Obi would be amazing, but then we would have never gotten Ewan.

  • jpteknoman
    jpteknomanMánuði síðan

    one of the coolest scenes that could be a great vehicle stunt if it wasn't an anime, is in one episode of Area 88 when an enemy plane is bombing the hangars in a night raid while the mc is shooting at it and in the middle of the fire and bullets a reporter is taking pictures with both planes pulling out of the dive inches over his head

  • Liar Lyre
    Liar LyreMánuði síðan

    Where they collapse the subway train into the tunnels on James Bond Skyfall

  • Morgan O'Connell
    Morgan O'ConnellMánuði síðan

    How do you not do Princess Bride?

  • RagnaPork
    RagnaPorkMánuði síðan

    Please react to the Netflix animation series Love, Death & Robots, its rad!

  • Joshua
    JoshuaMánuði síðan

    This expert kinda lame

  • Samuel Ogunmike
    Samuel OgunmikeMánuði síðan

    I'm gonna miss Tom Cruise

  • Ian van temperley
    Ian van temperleyMánuði síðan

    My god you guys have go get your facts correct if your so called pro doesnt know the information you are screwed. ]The light saver fight was coordinated by Andreas Petrides he is British . Come on be proffesional.

  • Abhi Ach
    Abhi AchMánuði síðan

    I want Scott Adkins as Wolverine in MCU. The fight scene in Avengement shows how perfectly he can bring in the ferocity of wolverine

  • Sigurd Stallari
    Sigurd StallariMánuði síðan

    There are plenty of examples of medieval fighters gripping the sword by the blade, this is known as Half-swording or a Murder stroke if you grip the blade with both hands and use the pommel and guard as a mace. I haven't heard anything like this being in Japanese sword fighting so his point still stands that Tom Cruise wouldn't grip the blade I just thought it was a fun bit of trivia :P

  • Sigurd Stallari

    Sigurd Stallari

    Mánuði síðan

    Also if I may point out in Rob Roy, a rapier does not really weigh much less than the arming sword Liam is wielding, maybe the prop does weigh a lot less but in reality they would both be about 2 lbs. The only difference in weight is the balance point from the blade and hilt.

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  • SirTomo
    SirTomoMánuði síðan

    I kept clearing my throat for Luke, but it didn't help him.

  • Hift
    HiftMánuði síðan

    Hey hey hey... I'm subscribed

  • temmy9
    temmy9Mánuði síðan

    you can grab a blade, as long as you dont let it slice.

  • Ian Wilkerson
    Ian WilkersonMánuði síðan

    Guy says the behind the back block from episode 1 was none sense then immediately shows two behind the back blocks from other disciplines 😂

  • darvin lobaton
    darvin lobatonMánuði síðan

    These “experts” forgot the fights of Highlander 1 ....🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 lame and sad

  • Ehcoral Tterrag
    Ehcoral TterragMánuði síðan

    The 180 j turn right at the start of Baby Driver.

  • Kyle O'Connor
    Kyle O'ConnorMánuði síðan

    I just realized I now want a movie where Tom Cruise is in a wheelchair, it would be the only Tom Cruise movie where he doesn't run



    Mánuði síðan

    @Kyle O'Connor It's good. It's about a Vietnam vet who lost his legs contemplating about life in a nation that seem to hate him. I don't know if that's your cup of tea, though but it's a great companion piece to "Platoon" and both were directed by Oliver Stone.

  • Kyle O'Connor

    Kyle O'Connor

    Mánuði síðan

    @SALMAN VENTHOL I haven't seen it, is it any good?



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    Born on the Fourth of July is technically a Tom Cruise movie where he's in a wheelchair.

  • Brandon Hughes
    Brandon HughesMánuði síðan

    The Man with the Golden Gun--barrel rolling a car in mid air over a river