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What is the most iconic weapon in movie history?

  1. EJ Lambert profile image73
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    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?

  2. Alphadogg16 profile image92
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely.  You really can't argue the saber.

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    Michelle Widmannposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I remember that gun.  Very unique but awesome in its own way.  I can't believe that show got cancelled.

  4. petenali profile image85
    petenaliposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Phaser is big, but which one would you choose as the staple?

    2. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Still gotta go with the lightsaber - totally awesome weapon!

    3. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Which color and/or type do you prefer?

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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    I would like to take a piece of 'cult' classic cinema weaponry and go with Bruce Campbell's BOOM stick!

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my god, YES!  That is one of my favorite movies and an unforgettable tag of a weapon.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.  big_smile

  6. Man of Strength profile image78
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, absolutely.  That Enter the Dragon scene is still one of the greatest in martial arts history.

    2. Man of Strength profile image78
      Man of Strengthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Although he's fairly new to big budget movies, how about Thor's hammer? It's exclusively his and very effective.

    3. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Also another one, but if you'll pardon the pun, it hasn't earned it's wings yet.

  7. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 5 years ago

    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" smile

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone I think agrees with you, Beth.

  8. toptendeals profile image80
    toptendealsposted 5 years ago

    Hmm how about the ghostbusters ghost trapper thingy. big_smile  Ok fine it's the light saber :p

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Particle thrower, positron collider, and power packs were frequently used terms in the movie.  I would agree with that one.

  9. ThompsonPen profile image79
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you're thinking swords, it could be Connor Macleod's katana from Highlander, or the Aragorn's sword of Elendil from LOTR.  Maybe William Wallace's broadsword in Braveheart or the golden blade of Peter Pan from Hook.  Plenty of options.

  10. JohnGreasyGamer profile image83
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That weapons is without a doubt one of my closet favorites.  So over the top and funny yet powerful since it can take down a plane.  Excellent call, Johnny.

  11. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice twist on the idea, and very true.  He's as unforgettable as it gets.

  12. siegethesketch profile image60
    siegethesketchposted 5 years ago

    I do agree that the light saber is very iconic. One of my favorites is James Bond's PPK.

  13. Thief12 profile image90
    Thief12posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you mentioned Oddjob.  I can't believe people forget that hat.  The proton packs sure, and the Assault Cannon from Robocop is indeed quite memorable.

 
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