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30 of the deadliest movie weapons ever created (30 Photos)
Who doesn’t love movie weapons? Honestly, sometimes they’re more entertaining than the character wielding them. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites off the top of my head.
Let me be clear, I KNOW I’ve missed a lot (which I’m sure you’ll be happy to let me know in the comments). So think of this list more as a sampling of the best movie weapons, rather than a complete list.
Zorg ZF-1 (The Fifth Element)
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg’s (Gary Oldman) weapon of choice. The enhanced weapon is fitted with almost everything imaginable. While it doesn’t hold the legendary status of other weapons on this list, it deserves its place near the top. The Zorg ZF-1 holds a rocket launcher, poison arrow launcher, machine gun with replay capability, net launcher, flamethrower and freeze ray.
Jason’s Machete (Friday The 13th)
Using the very same weapon as the one which beheaded his mother, Jason brings a whole new level of weird oedipal to his killing sprees.
Scaramanga’s Gun (The Man With The Golden Gun)
Best known to me as the one shot kill gun from the N64 game Goldeneye (greatest game of all time, BTW) this gun fires a .17 millimetre 23 carat gold bullet. It’s also one of the flashier weapons you’ll ever see as well.
The Bride’s Sword (Kill Bill)
A custom-made Hattori Hanzo katana sword. An emblem for The Bride (Uma Thurman) and her vengeance streak, this sword that took out an entire fleet of Yakuza.
Thermal Detonator (Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi)
This thermal detonator threat alone is powerful enough to rescue Han Solo from Jabba. It features a very sleek and simple design that no one would probably think what it is capable of actually doing.
The Noisy Cricket (Men in Black)
This fictional weapon from the Men in Black movie came out of an arcade machine. It was wielded by Agent J of Will Smith and looks pretty much like a stunner. The Noisy Cricket is capable of blowing a hole through a wall with just a single shot. It is so powerful that it can throw the user through the wall too if he isn’t careful.
Rail Gun (Eraser)
This is one of those movies where the weapon is far more memorable than the movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger has held quite a few guns in his acting career, but few are as intimidating as his pair of railguns in Eraser. Even cooler than the explosive results of firing a railgun in Eraser is the plasma trail it leaves behind. The swirly, blue trail is eye-popping and adds an extra level of awesome to the weapon. And don’t forget the night-vision scope on the side of the gun, which even uses X-ray technology to see through walls.
The Auto 9 (RoboCop)
This weapon is a specially designed to allow the user to keep it neatly tucked away in his leg when he does not need it. The Auto 9 has the ability to fire in three round shots and is convenient to use either when battling against rude corporate executives, street criminals, or big damn robots.
Ash’s Chainsaw (Evil Dead Series)
One of my personal favorites. A red Homelite XL chainsaw, retrofitted onto Ash’s arm stump where his evil hand previously lived. It will slice through any deadite or which or ghoul that decides to tangle with Ash.
Identity Disc (Tron)
This disc in the movie Tron comes in the form of a Frisbee and has the ability to bounce off walls and turn every little thing it comes to contact with into a pile of corrupted data particles. This weapon is so powerful because it contains every last piece of information about people.
The signature weapon of the 1983 movie Krull, the Glaive is a combination of a throwing star and boomerang and has many enchanted abilities.
Scarface’s Machine Gun (Scarface)
An M161-A complete with an M-203 grenade launcher. Simply put, this is Tony Montana’s little friend.
Death Star (Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope)
The object of undeniable fear and terror, the Death Star is portrayed as a gargantuan weapon with the capability to blow up planets. And the proof is in the pudding, just ask Obi Wan.
Proton Pack (Ghostbusters)
Classified in the movie as unlicensed nuclear accelerators, the proton pack is one of the best fictional weapons introduced in science fiction movies, especially when it comes to getting rid of ghosts. In the movie, this weapon was one of the reasons why the Ghostbusters were able to rise above Slimer and the rest of the villains. But whatever you do, “don’t cross the streams…”
Or do, let’s face facts, it always works out.
Deckard’s Gun (Blade Runner)
In the movie Blade Runner, Detective Deckard used this gun both as a rifle and a pistol.
Robin Hood’s Longbow (Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves)
A timeless classic, Hood’s bow and arrow gets the job done without the need for expensive cartridges. Makes a pleasant whistling sound before it tears through flesh.
Sharks with Frickin’ Laser Beams Attached to Their Heads (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
Dr. Evil’s loving son, Scott Evil, worked hard to win the heart of his father over Mini-Me. All it took was a retro-fitted laser atop a small shark, but unfortunately for movie fans, it was only used once. Still, that laser has deadly accuracy, at least on henchmen.
Head Bomb (Total Recall)
This head bomb was introduced in the movie Total Recall which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. When the actor made an entrance in this movie, he disguised himself as a gigantic, red-headed woman. In terms of power, the mask was very convincing throughout the movie but it started to malfunction towards the end. More importantly it is one of the creepier weapons on this list.
ARC Gun (District 9)
If you are familiar with the movie District 9, then you have seen the awesome carnage this weapon is capable of inflicting.
Freddy Krueger’s Glove (A Nightmare On Elm Street)
A hand glove complete with razor-sharp knives for fingers.It is so much more than simply a utensil for disembowelling terrified teens. It can also cause terror when dragged slowly down a blackboard. A devious weapon, this is.
The Alpha-Omega Bomb (Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
In the movie “Planet of the Apes,” folks virtually wiped out the entire human civilization through a nuclear war. In the sequel of this movie entitled “Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” a device called the alpha-omega bomb was introduced as something which, according to Taylor, has the capacity to “burn the entire planet to a cinder.”
Gandalf’s Staffs (Lord Of The Rings series, The Hobbit)
A wooden stick that doubles as a walking aid, Gandalf’s (Ian McKellen) staffs are topped with a powerful crystal for casting spells. The thing can stop dragon-sized demons for crying out loud.
VX Gas (The Rock)
Stanley Goodspeed described the weapon best when he calmly stated, “If the rocket renders it aerosol, it could take out an entire city of people… It’s a cholinesterase inhibitor. Stops the brain from sending nerve messages down the spinal cord within thirty seconds. Any epidermal exposure or inhalation and you’ll know. A twinge at the small of your back as the poison seizes your nervous system…Your muscles freeze, you can’t breathe, you spasm so hard you break your own back and spit your guts out. But that’s after your skin melts off.”
Lightsaber (Star Wars)
Perhaps my favorite weapon of all, the lightsaber is the ultimate killing device. The lightsaber is able to cut through pretty much anything; this civilized weapon is as powerful as they come but is meant to be handled by a Jedi or a Sith Lord only.
Made by Blade himself, his longsword is titanium, acid-etched, and silver plated making it the perfect remedy to vampires everywhere. The hilt of the sword features a timed security device that must be turned off immediately after it is grabbed or else the thief will lose a hand for his troubles.
M41A Pulse Rifle (Aliens)
The M41A Pulse Rifle is a pulse-action, air-cooled, automatic assault rifle chambered for 10×24mm Case-less ammunition. This is a weapon you do not take with you to the shooting range. If wielded properly it will hold its own against a small army of vicious aliens.
Oddjob’s Hat (Goldfinger)
A metal razor lines the rim of his hat and can cut through a stone sculpture. Tilly Masterson saw her demise at the tip of Oddjob’s hat in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Ironically enough, the hat was also the cause of Oddjob’s own death.
Can we all just agree that playing with Oddjob in Goldeneye is cheating. I have no further comment about that.
Smart-Disc (Predator 2)
This smart disc weapon in the movie Predator 2 works kind of like a really deadly boomerang. It is basically a razor-shaped Frisbee that the user can control through in-helmet sensors.
Wrist Laser (Iron Man 2)
Basically this super weapon could be used to destroy any army or villain(s) and save a whole lot of wasted movie line. Watching the movie I couldn’t help but think how unfair this weapon seemed. I mean, not cool, Tony.
Chuck Norris’ entire body. (EVERY movie)
Nobody can even count just how many body parts on Chuck’s body that are responsible for multiple deaths. Our calculator exploded when we attempted to count the death tally. True story.
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