“Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials” – Mao Zedong. Though I am not a supporter of Mao’s ideology, I cannot help but agree with him. Men maketh weapons, weapons doth not maketh men. What I mean is, the impact of a weapon to a great extent relies on the individual using it, and no amount of artillery can make you invincible if you do not possess the quality to impose your authority through it. Most characters throughout the course of cinematic history have been handed a wide variety of weapons, that constitute an essential part of their characterization and reflect a lot about their personality and views. A weapon in drama is a companion, to tell you the truth.
Sometimes they are ignored for the dramatic havoc they ensue or the actors operating them, but they are a work of technical genius. They explore the creativity of the production designers, and the most popular ones have their own identity in the form of deliveries while using them or the sounds associated with them. No matter how big or small their appearance is, they are loved by fans and those people never miss a chance to mention it in a situation that demands their use. So without any further stalling, here is the list of coolest and best movie weapons ever.
10. Cherry Darling’s Leg Gun (Planet Terror)
For people who aren’t aware, Robert Rodriguez can be described as Tarantino’s half brother, sharing his love for stylish violence. Rodriguez’s violence though is very explosive compared to Tarantino’s and this is on full display in the zombie movie ‘Planet Terror’ a.k.a Grindhouse. When Cherry Darling’s leg gets torn off by a zombie, a modified M4 Carbine with a M203 grenade launcher attachment is attached to her thigh. She then proceeds to blow the man who tries to rape her and the zombies to smithereens. This is no doubt, one of the best human modifications we have watched and though the idea reeks of B-grade action features, the implementation is quite terrific.
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9. The Noisy Cricket (Men in Black)