Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Martha's Five Favorite Movie Weapons

Call me old fashioned, but sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. So let's focus back on those sticks and stones, shall we?

In real life, weapons have to be practical because if you're trying to defend your own life or take someone else's, you're focused on the goal, not the journey. But in movies, ah, in movies, we can have fun.

Movies have yielded many iconic weapons. The light saber. The phaser. Again, call me old-fashioned, but I like my killing machines a little less geek chic which brings me to my five favorite movie weapons of all time.

5. The Fifth Element's ZF Gun because it literally is the all-in-one weapon of choice.



4. The Indiana Jones' gun because it gets to the point.



3. Evil Dead 2's Chainsaw because when it's a trick, nothing else will do. (Except maybe an axe.)



2. Swords in Kill Bill for being the most beautiful, elegant way to off someone.





1. Bruce Willis as John McClane in the Die Hard series. Cuz duh. Enjoy this musical tribute to my favorite human weapon.

9 comments:

juliet blackwell said...

I still haven't gotten over my light saber fixation. All the cool beauty of a sword, with the fun of a light show. And hard to fall on (as in falling on one's sword) unless it's activated.
I've been in the woods the last week, and our weapon of choice against mountain lions? Hairspray. Aerosol can. That stuff's just plain vicious.

Lisa Hughey said...

Die Hard music video was hilarious...particularly loved the refrain :) :)

Veronica Wolff said...

hahahahahahaha!!!!!!! omg, funniest. music video. ever.

Adrienne Miller said...

I obviously need to watch Die Hard again. I saw it years and years ago, and hardly remembered any of that stuff.

Martha Flynn said...

anytime you want to watch die hard, my blu ray is standing by...

Hard Boiled Mysti said...

Once in a hotel, a strange little man followed me to my room and banged on the door. He was sure I wanted to visit with him.

I was sure he was the shortest serial killer I'd ever seen. The door seemed pretty flimsy, though of course it was dead-bolted.

The only weapon in the hotel room was the phone. I actually picked it up and hefted it before thinking -- hey, use it for its original purpose, call for security!

The security guy took half an hour to come, and of course the guy was gone by then. But I always wondered if I could have done any damage with that phone if I'd needed to.

Martha Flynn said...

hahahahhahaha I love that visual of you picking up the phone then going 'oh hey' - hahahahahah

Rachael Herron said...

OMG, HB Mysti proves again she is one of us.

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