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What is the most iconic weapon in movie history?
Is it the .44 magnum revolver of Dirty Harry? What about the light saber of Luke Skywalker? Cinematic history is packed with memorable weaponry. Which one stands out the most to you?
I would definitely go with the light saber on this one EJ. Although Ive always enjoyed Clint and his one liners, but besides neing a sci-fi geek, the sound of the light saber when being swung is even more iconic. When you hear that sound, you know what it is.
For sure the light saber! There are a ton of guns, knives, etc. throughout movie history, but as soon as you see that blue rod, you know exactly what movie and character you're referring to.
Although personally, I can never mistake Jayne Cobb's gun in Firefly. I know it's not a film, but Firefly was my favourite show, and his gun will always be iconic for me.
The lightsaber is truly iconic and wins this hand down in my book. Another one that might qualify would be the "Phaser" from Star Trek that could be set kill or stun.
The Phaser is big, but which one would you choose as the staple?
Still gotta go with the lightsaber - totally awesome weapon!
I would like to take a piece of 'cult' classic cinema weaponry and go with Bruce Campbell's BOOM stick!
I have to agree with the light saber. You know it when you hear it and see it. An underrated weapon is Bruce Lee's nunchucks.
Oh, absolutely. That Enter the Dragon scene is still one of the greatest in martial arts history.
Although he's fairly new to big budget movies, how about Thor's hammer? It's exclusively his and very effective.
Also another one, but if you'll pardon the pun, it hasn't earned it's wings yet.
I read this question and the first weapon that came to mind was Luke Skywalker's light saber. So, if that's what comes to my mind -and I am NOT a fan of Star Wars by any measure- then yeah, it must be the epitome of "iconic"
Hmm how about the ghostbusters ghost trapper thingy. Ok fine it's the light saber :p
My first thought was a sword, though not one of any particular identity. However, now that you mention the light Saber, I'm more inclined to agree with that one. Though I do have Star Wars on the brain. We just hosted a Star Wars Vs. Star Trek night at one of the local bars last night and am amidst the administration team organizing a Star Wars festival next month.
It took me some time to think about this, but if it's not Bruce Campbell's Boomstick, it's gotta be that extremely long-barrelled revolver the Joker uses in one of the earlier Batman films. Not the most iconic, but definitely one of my personal favourites.
How about the "Terminator?" He was a weapon of destruction with that big old machine gun, on a mission. The character WAS the weapon. Very scary as it just couldn't be stopped, followed by great sequels, defining a movie era. Even the famous quote, "I'll be back," made an impression.
I do agree that the light saber is very iconic. One of my favorites is James Bond's PPK.
Yep, lightsaber is the first one that came to mind. But other cool ones are Oddjob's hat in Goldfinger, or even Anton Chigurh's air pistol in No Country for Old Men. Also, not necessarily a weapon but Ghostbusters backpacks.
Also, that big gun in Robocop they used to blow up cars and ED-209.
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