Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
While the lightsaber battle between Darth Tyranus and Anakin Skywalker wasn't exactly in a forest, it was hardly a VFX fest. Obi Wan and Anakin's battle, while in front of a volcano was hardly a VFX fest.
Both scenes featured actors that had spent months choreographing their moves and scene.
And to the point I made earlier, Yoda is a CGI character, so it only stands to reason that his battle scenes with Tyranus and Sidious would be VFX.
And for the record, the scene with Vader and Obi-Wan in Episode 4 is hilariously bad and was in 1977.
The OT duels look archaic post-prequels, no doubt. The Vader/Obi-Wan mustafar is probably the height of two actors well-trained and pushing it. That said, the Maul duel in Theed still has more intensity, especially when he and Obi-Wan go one on one. IMO.