There have been some epic battles we have watched on screen and been thrilled by. Well-choreographed battle sequences not just capture the grotesque gory nature of war but also bring to life with absolute attention to detail images and stories we might have only heard or read about.
Battle sequences also mean big budgets. Until the recent past, it was only the movies whose makers could afford such high costs and deliver some fantastic battle scenes (Think 300 and Lord of the Rings). Things are slightly different now. Popular TV shows and mini-series available for streaming online these days are able to garner enough funds to produce some incredible content that otherwise was unheard of in the past.
Here is a list of some thrilling battle sequences we have witnessed in TV shows:
IMDB rates this episode as the best one ever. Deservedly so. Not only did it bring an end to one of the most-hated characters of the series but it did so at the hands of one of the most-loved ones. Kit Harrington as Jon Snow has developed as an actor and that is so apparent in the episode. The battle has all the quintessential gore required for such a sequence.
Battle of Peleliu – The Pacific
This is the most expensive mini-series to be produced with a budget of over USD 200 million. The series was produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg and the battle scene is compared with the likes of the movie Saving Private Ryan.
Fall of the Arena – Spartacus
A series based on the lives of the gladiators; it boasted of a lot of action scenes and the cherry on top was this particular battle where the whole arena came crashing down.
The Shootout – True Detective
A police-procedural drama is not essentially known for its battles but this particular climatic sequence is remembered for its mastery. The whole sequence was shot using a single tracking camera and although the production value is nowhere close to the others on the list, this one takes the cake when it comes to technique.
Mei Lin Fight – Marco Polo
This is the most expensive Netflix series ever to be made. There are various fight scenes we see in this series. Some are with hundreds on horseback while some are hand-to-hand combat between fighters. This particular scene is a perfect mix of both.
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