I have the privilege of studying under a fencing coach who understands all sorts of weaponry- everything from the Greeks to the French musketeers. So I have been able to ask him all sorts of questions concerning sword fencing in films today. He said that film fencing is to historical fencing what world of wrestling is to sport wrestling. Movie fencing is made to entertain, not fight. Of course some fencing in movies is much better than others. He said "The Lord of the Rings" is really good while some movies aren't good at all. For example, I recently asked him about "Troy". He said it wasn't good at all because the sweeps were way too big and bronze swords weren't used like swords are today. He said the only good fight was the very first fight in the film.