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Absurdly Cool Movie Weapons
When you absolutely, positively, need to lay the smackdown...

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Here at Empire we don’t condone violence in any form. Unless your first name happens to be Chev and your last name Chelios, it rarely solves anything. Sometimes, just sometimes, though, cinematic scenarios demand a touch of the rough stuff. It's at times like that, ladies and gentlemen, that this weird and wonderful weaponfest comes in handy, gathering together the most ludicrous weapons ever wielded on screen -- and before you object, if it's just a big gun, it ain't in here. And as for the lightsaber? Well, that goes without saying...

WORDS Alastair Plumb
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Absurdly Cool Movie Weapons | The Holy Shotgun
The Holy Shotgun

First seen in: Constantine (2005)

Why it’s so ludicrous: It’s a crucifix and a shotgun. Made of gold. Covered with religious engravings and constructed from relics, it boasts a 12 shot spinning drum cylinder and an ever-so-sacrilegious mini-crucifix crosshair. Alongside the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, it’s the most blasphemous weapon to hit cinema. In anyone else’s hands, a 12-bore crucifix would look ridiculous, but in Keanu Reeves’ determined mitts, it lo… no, wait, it still looks ridiculous.

Most useful when: You want to get expelled from Catholic school. In style.

 

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1 RE: Absurdly Cool Movie Weapons
I thought the Flaming Sword was a bit unnecessary. In a year if the list was compiled again I doubt it would even be considered. But I thought the Noisy Cricket was genius. More

Posted by Non Forumite on Monday August 30, 2010, 01:51

2 RE: The suction-bomb cannon from Hudson Hawk
Well they had to fit in ANOTHER plug for Scott Pilgrim, because I've never seen a flaming sword beforegn=left] More

Posted by vader100 on Thursday August 26, 2010, 02:16

3 RE: Star Trek
Triple Barrled Shotgun from Undead or Lawnmower from Braindead?! More

Posted by Invader_Ace on Tuesday August 24, 2010, 20:33

4 RE: crotch cannon
Ummmm Light Sabers aside (Shame on you Empire) where is Rose McGowan's modified M4 Carbine with M203 grenade launcher attachment from Planet Torror Ok i know this is a real weapon BUT IT IS ATTACHED TO HER FUCKIN LEG how cool is that, i mean she could go to scratch her calf and level a school by mistake   Or the Proton Pack from Ghostbusters   Surely the the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch was onE of the first truely absurd weapons in film and deserves a place rather than a mention alongside The Holy Shotgun   More

Posted by doenutts on Monday August 23, 2010, 21:58

5 RE: Eh?
No Golden Gun! No Lightsaber Otherwise I am happy More

Posted by Charlie Green on Monday August 23, 2010, 19:42


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