Top 5 Archers in Movie History!
Top 5 Archers in Movie History
If you’re looking for inspiration before you knock your first arrow, the folks at Battle Sports wanted to provide you with Top Five lists from movies, TV shows, video games, and comic books to find the best archers available for you to impersonate. To begin this series, here are the Top 5 Archers in movie history.
#5 – Robin Hood
While arguably the most well known archer in history, he is also the most overplayed archer, with versions of the character played by Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Sean Connery, the Fox from the Disney movie, and Battle Sports favourite, Cary Elwes from Men In Tights. The most famous archer in history has a trademarked shot named after him, and occurs when you shoot one arrow into another. If you think you can pull this off, come test your skills at our range. A new Robin Hood movie is set to release this year, and stars Taron Egerton of the Kingsmen movies.
#4 – Katniss Everdeen
The Mockingjay herself, Katniss Everdeen is Number 4 on the list. Portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the 4 Hunger Games movies, Katniss Everdeen is the young heroine who bravely sacrifices herself for her sister, and succeeds in the Games due to her exceptional skills with the bow and arrow. If you’re looking for inspiration, watch the first movie where she takes the apple out of the pigs’ mouth, or if you need to sharpen up for Archery Dodgeball, watch her mobile training in the second movie.
#3 – John Rambo
Played by action movie superstar Sylvester Stallone, Rambo is arguably the deadliest killer on the Top 5, but this troubled Vietnam Veteran can get kills with more than just the bow and arrow. Credited with roughly 503 on screen kills throughout all 4 movies, Rambo deals some of the more popular kills with his bow and arrow. Arguably his most iconic kill in Rambo First Blood: Part 2, is when he shoots and explosive tipped arrow into Lieutenant Tay’s chest, blowing his body apart. Later in Rambo 3, he would use the explosive tipped arrows again to take out a helicopter, can’t get much deadlier than that! (Explosive tipped arrows not included at Battle Sports….yet).
#2 – Princess Merida
One of the most badass Disney Princess’ in recent memory, Princess Merida of Clan Dunbroch, Pixar’s first female lead, is a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man! Merida chooses archery as the competition to win her hand in marriage, and proceeds to embarrass her three male suitors by winning her own hand in marriage! Three bull’s-eyes including a Robin Hood shot of her own, Princess Merida deserves her spot on this list. An inspiration to little girls everywhere!
#1 – Legolas
Number One on this list is the archer whose name is almost synonymous with archery is Legolas from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Easily the most famous due to the wild success and popularity of these books and movies, Legolas is the greatest archer to appear on the big screen. The Elvish Prince of Mirkwood is known for his keen vision and excellent bowmanship. One of his more famous scenes comes in The Return of the King, when he climbs aboard an Oliphaunt, killing the Orcs on top, then taking out this giant beast with 3 knocked arrows. He might not have the same amount of kills as Rambo, but he easily bests him in style and mobility. Played by Orlando Bloom, Legolas is one of a kind, and not to be redone like Robin Hood.
Honourable Mentions : Hawkeye (Avengers), Abigail Whistler (Blade)
This is my personal Top 5 list of Archers in movie history. What do you think, do you have anyone lower? Anyone higher? Did I exclude anybody you think deserves to be on here? Let me know what you think, and stay tuned for the next Top 5 installment. While you’re waiting, come visit us, and let’s see your best impression of a famous archer. Use code WC50 to get 50% off all public archery events!