I have watched a lot of medieval movies. I have pretty much seen them all multiple times. And my favorite part of these movies is the big melee battles. They generally are very good. And I would imagine they are generally very difficult to film.
I just recently saw one that is head and shoulders above the rest. It is from Game of Thrones and it is episode 9 of season 6 (The Battle of the Bastards). And to be blunt I have never seen anything like it. Absolutely remarkable.
The whole battle is simply a masterwork that conveys things in such a remarkable way. And, of special note is the first two minutes of the battle. *minor spoiler alert: This is where Jon Snow first gets thrown into the melee. The confusion, craziness, unpredictability and energy of a battle like this is conveyed in such a remarkable way.
I was astonished by how well done this was. I have watched the battlescene several times now and it keeps getting richer.
I just have to express kudos to the people that created this. They have done a remarkable job. The whole episode is just magnificent.
I want to do a deeper analysis of the whole battle, how it progresses, how it unfolds and the tactics that are used but I just don’t want to spoil things for you.