The Guest List: Screenkicker!
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Top 10 Coolest Movie Weapons: by Mikey
Movies are full of guns, swords, knives, bombs, lasers, and other weapons so it takes something special to stand out from this destructive crowd. Real life death tools are too serious and boring but ones from films can be spectacular devices for kicking all kinds of ass. Here’s my list of the ten best weapons in movie history.
10: Blade’s Sword: “Blade”
Apparently it has an acid edge because a normal sword isn’t sharp enough. Blade’s sword slices and dices any bloodsuckers it comes into contact with. But the best feature is it’s defence mechanism to stop any thieves from swiping it. Hands off!
9: Mjolnir: “Thor”
Otherwise known as Thor’s hammer. Mjolnir is so heavy even The Hulk couldn’t lift it. Its so powerful it makes you wonder what the hell kind of nails they use in Asgard. Almost harder to spell than it is to wield.
8: Nunchaku: “Enter the Dragon”
Nunchucks are officially bad-ass as demonstrated by Michaelangelo the turtle. Also Bruce Lee uses these to stunning effect in Enter the Dragon to take out a squad of kung fu experts. This scene was cut from the UK release due to a ban on nunchucks in Britain presumably because they look too cool.
7: District 9 Gun: “District 9”
Ever been stranded on an alien planet where the populace treats you like crap. Try out this beast of a firearm that can only be used by the prawns. This ridiculously overpowered piece of equipment can explode a man in a split second. Perfect for shortening your wait in any queue.
6: Sick Stick: “Minority Report”
Imagine having the ability to cause that annoying guy on the bus blow chunks? Why don’t they have these in real life? The sick stick is a stun rod that makes the recipient puke. It’s basically the weaponised equivalent of seeing me naked.
5: Exploding Pen: “Goldeneye”
Click it three times to arm it and it becomes a bomb. This James Bond gadget is a must have for any globetrotting spy. In this case the pen is really mightier than the sword. Try not to twirl it around in your hand if you’re an annoying Russian computer hacker.
4: Proton Gun: “Ghostbusters”
The perfect tool for catching spirits, the proton gun fits handily into a massive back pack meaning stealth is out of the question. You should only cross the streams if you need to bring down an ancient Sumerian god attacking your city.
3: Old Painless: “Predator”
Its loud, scary, deadly, and good for cutting down trees. Old painless is actually a chaingun which would normally be mounted on a fighter jet. But if you’re complaining about realism you shouldn’t be watching Predator.
2: Lawgiver: “Dredd”
The Lawgiver is the swiss army knife of guns. It fires explosive rounds, incendiary rounds, and it can probably even shoot out skittles for those times when Dredd’s blood sugar drops. Compact, powerful, and stylish, it’s the thinking Judge’s choice of weapon.
1: Double Lightsaber: “Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”
You’ve always wanted one of these. Its deadly and looks cool to twirl around. In real life you would probably cut off your own arms and legs but I think we all agree it would be worth it. Features in the greatest lightsaber fight in all of the movies.
Have I left any out? What’s your favourite? Is it a science fiction future weapon or an old-school medieval head chopping device? Let me know in the comments!
Okay all, that’ll do it for this week’s edition of The Guest List. A big thank you to Mikey for adding his list to the archive. Hope you all enjoyed it! Remember to e mail me about contributing if you feel so inclined. Have a great weekend!