January 8, 2021

How to Write a Final Battle

When it comes to taking down the big boss, you gotta keep it compelling.

A story is an amalgamation of a lot of different ideas. When looked at as a whole, it’s an entertainment experience. But for writers, they always get broken down into their elements so we know how they work. Storytellers are always dissecting and formulating new ways to attack these elements so we can make our own stories just as compelling as the ones we liked to hear.

One of the hardest things to get right is the final battle.

It’s that moment during the climax where your character has to face off against their biggest fears and their villain. It’s a tense scene where we understand their arc and see what the film or episode has been building to… but it does not always go as planned.

Today I want to cover final battles and grab some tips from Lesson from the Screenplay on how you can make your battles memorable.

How to Write a Final Battle

If you watched the video, you know that they used A Few Good Men as their main example.

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Source: NoFilmSchool