Awesome Archers

Who hasn’t seen The Hunger Games?

Katniss in The Hunger Games

Katniss in The Hunger Games

Katniss is strong and feminine, nurturing and heroic, sincere and spunky. ¬†Little girls would do well emulate her rather than some vampire bride chick. And she strikes quite a figure with her bow and arrow — one of the sexiest weapons ever, if you ask me.

The bow and arrow is not blundering and clumsy like a club or a mace. Nor as loud and totally lacking in finesse as a grenade or an M16. This weapon, nay — instrument — is one of the most primitive, and yet one of the most sophisticated. In the right hands, it is graceful yet powerful. Flexibility is in its nature, and yet it can be unerringly precise.

So today I thought I’d feature other archers in filmdom who came before Katniss, who have drawn their bows and sent those arrows aflight.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Guinevere in King Arthur

Legolas in The Lord of the Rings

The Scorpion King

Neytiri in Avatar

Hawkeye in The Avengers

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