15 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Awesome Movie Weapons
Movies, like real life, are full of violence. But it’s the fun kind of violence, full of gizmos whose main job is to look cool. This week, we’re taking a close look at those wonderful toys, seeing what makes them so memorable ... and what makes them so ridiculous.
Some of the most interesting and exciting characters are defined by the amazing weapons they use in movies. What would Iron Man be without his armor, Luke without his lightsaber, Doomguy without his… Doom?
They'd be Shang-Chi. Oh, wait he has the rings now, right.
Anyway, we live in a weapon-crazy world, so it's no wonder that we love weapons in movies. Almost as much as we love Milk Duds, almost. Tons of cash, care and time get invested in creating the kill gadgets we all crave to watch cleave and cause carnage. Yeah, sure, sometimes movies don't get the weapons thing right. But we're not here to throw out the baby with the bullet-filled bathwater. We're here to celebrate and educate. So the next time you hear some Rando popping off about the Karate Kid's headband, you'll crane-kick'em with #3.
Sure, the movies are great, but a lot of these weapons have some interesting tales to tell themselves.