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How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18? How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

Titled “Revenge” episode 18 was expected to be epic, especially with a short teaser floating around all week of the upcoming battle against King Aelle, with the sons of Ragnar and Floki looking ready for battle.

They were angry, Bjorn Ironside was at the helm, Ivar had a chariot and so it looked like they were ready to destroy the kingdom of King Aelle, the killer of their father King Ragnar Lothbrok.

How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

But all we soon discovered was that this teaser was actually the entire battle scene and not really a teaser at all, yes that means this epic battle that fans were looking forward to all week, literally lasted about 30 seconds.

It was the greatest army the Vikings have ever sent out, Ironside was in charge and it looked as if Ivar was finally going to be respected on the battlefield with his new chariot.

How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

It was also the first time we were going to see Ubba, Hvitserk and Sigurd in battle, though we have seen a little of Hvitserk raid alongside Ironside, but it wasn’t enough to give us any real indication on how good of a warrior he is.

Don’t get me wrong, the episode was really good but when I watched and waited in extreme anticipation for this battle after watching the preview last week, to find that I actually had seen the entire battle in that very video, was incredibly disappointing.

How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

But the Vikings are in England with the greatest army in their history, Sadly this will be the first major raid without Rollo, Ragnar obviously and Lagertha which is disappointing but, this new generation looks exciting so we should see some epic battles to come with the army heading for King Egbert’s kingdom.

 

Take a look at the sneak peak for next weeks episode here:

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2 Comments on How Disappointing Was The Fight Scene At The End of Episode 18?

  1. Juat got linked to your blog from a post in a large Vikings fan group of which I’m an admin, so thought I’d come here directly! I also work on Vikings as a background/warrior and was involved in the Great Heathen Army scenes, ao thought I’d make some points;

    We didn’t film a clash. People literally didn’t miss anything. The battle is yet to come!!!

    I hope people realise this, but we are not full time warriors. I’m a PhD student for one..( And neither were the actual Vikings, might I add)! As it was, making 250 of us look like 20000 for that scene took two full days of shooting, and running with shields, spears, and hand weapons, in heavy costume, from the different angles on a freezing mountain plateau in 80km gusts of wind. It was tough.Very tough.

    At the same time, a fair few of us were filming a separate battle in Kattegat (I was among those being a Schrödinger’s Viking at the time!) We also had to bolster the GHA with hundreds of new recruits just to film the huge, amazing “In England” battle we did (channelling my inner Trump!) and which you will also see shortly. We all additionally have to undergo a period of combat training for every battle scene for insurance purposes, whether we’ve done it before or not and to learn new choreography.

    Therefore not only was it not dramatic, (the battle with Aelle was essentially a rout by an army ten times the size of it’s opposition), it would have been more time consuming and physically costly to us than it was worth. That 30 seconds of us overrunning his tiny, badly-prepared “army” would have taken a week to film and necessitated even more new recruits being called up and trained for the upcoming fight, because the attrition rate amongst background and stunts after battle scenes is huge. All For nothing more than an inglorious rout.

    The team elected (wisely) to put all their and our efforts into the real battle. It was worth it. Trust in Vikings!

    • Well this was unexpected……. Thank you for reading my pos, as I have been a Vikings fan since the beginning of the show.

      Sorry about the small rant though and I do understand now after you’re comment on this post, about how difficult it would have been to film the battle scene.

      I only wrote this because I felt that the preview all week got us all excited, and then it was a little anticlimactic after so much excitement all week.

      The episode was great and I made that clear in my piece, I just wished there was a little more fighting haha but I do understand why there was not now.

      Also I gathered it wa sa warm up for more to come and I’m glad to hear that there are going to be some big battles coming too, and so I’m looking forward to that.

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