Last week it was all about guns, but this week we’re going to focus on weapons that wouldn’t normally be a weapon in a film. They don’t have to exude a kill moment, just torture, survival, or whatever are acceptable perimeters in this scenario. The point is they aren’t items that would usually be used to save the day or do someone bodily harm. It’s using creative genius to really get your point across. You have movies like Home Alone and Bond movies that really exude great moments throughout, but these flicks impressed me as well. Please feel free to add your thoughts.
10. OXYGEN TANK IN SHARKS MOUTH
They didn’t have a bigger boat so they had to get creative on how to kill this man eating great white. Mythbuster’s may have debunked the possibility of this explosion but it doesn’t make the ending any less terrifying, suspenseful, or entertaining.
9. HEAD IN VICE
Thought about going for a Goodfellas moment with Tommy DeVito here, but Pesci’s sadistic character in Casino even challenged Tommy with his malicious diabolical ways of torturing people. I’m pretty sure I haven’t looked at a vice the same since.
8. BUCKET OF WATER
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Not perhaps utterly violent, but death by melting from a bucket of water certainly took some ingenuity. Also, makes me wonder how bad that witch smelled.
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
Here’s where most people would note a chainsaw, and here’s where I won’t. Clooney’s legendary kill with this Jackhammer has a special place in my memory and heart. Brutal.
Yeah. If I had to choose my death………well Miss Onotopp, I’ll be calling you.
5. FRYING PAN
Kill Bill is notorious for several ways of death, destruction, and mayhem, but when The Bride fends of Vernita Green with a frying pan, it’s clear shit has gotten very real. KA BOOM.
I don’t make Ripley, Aliens, and things by James Cameron #1 on all of my lists, but there is a legitimate reason why so many of his films do end up in my top tens. Creativity, originality, with a hell of a storyline to back his business up is why shit is here and real.
SHOOT ‘EM UP
This movie is ridiculous, but a carrot through his mouth as death and a weapon. Nuff said.
The pen weapon is actually my favorite, but there are too many moments in movies where it seems pens are used to stab, murder, kill, or impale. I’m sticking with the badassness of making a magazine whoop somebody.
THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK
Pitch Black is easily one of my favorite Science Fiction films and I always champion the character Riddick whom is a constant reminder to me that Vin Diesel could have an incredible career as an action star. This scene with the teacup in Riddick, shows exactly how bad ass he is, and how innovative the fight scenes actually are. It’s disgusting, in the best way possible.
Remember, we here at Man, I Love Films don’t do definitive lists. We do our favorites and we want to hear yours. So, make sure and tell us about them in the comments section below.