I think it has to do with the mythical idea of the sword.
I won’t be surprised if the title brings up a debate, but that’s not going to be what this is about. I’m more interested in why the ancient weapons seem to pop up in modern stories. How often have we seen a movie with guns blazing everywhere and a guy with a sword shows up? Sometimes the character is a joke and other times they’re nigh unstoppable. Yet, they’re there with a weapon that you wouldn’t see in a real world action setting. So . . . why? Here are a few reasons that I’ve thought up:
- More interesting and cinematic fight scenes. With guns, a lot of the action ends up being long distance with a few close encounter dodge/shoot events. It’s really exciting until someone wonders why the bad guys can’t hit the good guy standing in the open and they’re getting nailed while behind cover. With…
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