Real Archers Show The Hunger Games Ain’t That Tough

Real Archers Show The Hunger Games Ain’t That Tough

Don’t get me wrong, Katniss is a badass in The Hunger Games. But does she do a bunch of flippy things before she lets an arrow loose? NO.

Well, OK, maybe she’s more practical about killing people — that’s a good thing. Still, these archery trick shots by Stephen Izzi and friends are a joy to watch.

Bow and Arrow Practice [Stephen Izzi]


  • That camerman is game.

    Also I wanna see the targets they were aiming at, after each shot 😛

  • The bow looks pretty feeble. I’m surprised the arrows even left the frame.
    Seriously, agility +10, style +10, accuracy -10

    • Yeah let’s see them try that again with a 75lb compound bow instead of a toy, then we’ll talk…

    • That’s awesome!

      They guys in the post above hold an arrow in their hand, kinda like Lars. If they could combine his technique with their flair, that would really be a spectacle.

    • I really hope someone who works on games featuring archery watches this video.

      10/10 really fast archery.

    • This greatly depends on how archery is being deployed in combat. Archers that are established behind the front lines likely wont be firing from the hand quickly or from a back mounted quiver. On horseback however, a quick, in-hand technique would be much more useful. I’d imagine that rarely were people fighting in Arrow-like close quarters with bows very often tho.

  • Show them hitting anywhere near a target and it would be impressive, but since they don’t it’s as useful as using a tea strainer to wipe your arse.

  • Let’s have a minute’s silence for the 16 cameramen and women who died during the filming of this video

  • I call fake!
    Watch the video again and watch the deflection of the bow versus the draw distance. Either they are using a piece of elastic for the string or some clever digital trickery is in play.
    Also watch the arrows, in a few instances they go from held in a fist down by the feathers, to magically notched and correct grip…or not – the very first stunt the arrow is being held between his last two fingers just before he releases….

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