In honor of this week's release of Robin Hood, I'm finally getting to compile what I think may be the great unheralded cinematic trend of the last two decades: films in which soldiers or full armies fire waves of arrows at an opposing army or target. The truth is that even though older films may have created a scene or sequence like the ones in the movies below, there simply were not the resources be they technical or just budgetary to create an authentic – or maybe more accurate, authentically cinematic – portrait of this process. All of which is why the chosen films pretty much all come from the last two decades and feature these waves of arrows as defining moments either visually or narratively. (Of course, we welcome your suggestions as well, so let us know what your favorite "waves of arrows" scene is in the comments below!)
categories Cinematical