The 25 Best Coolest Movie Cannons: # 20- # 16
Like I said in the intro of the week, there are really only two types of movie guns, cool and lame, and based on last week’s answer, there are people who have very different ideas about what’s cool and what’s lame. And that’s the reason the internets exist, just like the Internet Movie Firearms database.
In case you missed it, you can check out Week 1’s list here. And I will always provide links to the relevant IMFDB pages so you can see what the weapons in question look like, just in case you don’t know / remember what the weapon in the movie looks like. .
And now, with nothing more, let’s move on to the second week. What are the top 25 coolest movie cannons, numbers 20-16?
The 25 Coolest Best Movie Guns – # 20- # 16
20- All weapons in Fraction of a second: Fraction of a second, Rutger Hauer’s 1992 action / sci-fi / horror classic is full of cool looking guns, and I really couldn’t pick just one. They are all cool. From the large revolver handgun that Hauer held out badass cop Harley Stone wields throughout the film (apparently it’s a paintball gun that looks more ominous and impressive), to smaller guns from revolver handguns used by other characters, like Stone Detective’s nerdy partner Dick Durkin (Alastair “Neil” Duncan), to multi-barrel automatic shotguns that Stone and Dirkin use to hunt the monster in the subway at the end. of the movie (the “big fucking guns!” that Dirkin was talking about in his collapse after seeing the monster up close for the first time). This is the future (the film is set in a waterlogged London in 2008, sixteen years in the future when the film came out) and everything is bigger, dwarfier, and far more powerful than it needs to be. I mean, everything becomes necessary when the monster shows up, but before that?
Either way, the guns in the movie are awesome, and it’s a shame we never got a sequel. I would love to know what guns are in the world Fraction of a second looked like 2012 or whatever. How big would automatic shotguns be?
Fraction of a second IMFDB page
19- Caesar’s shotgun – The Expendables : Hail Caesar character, played by Terry Crews, has mega powerful weapons in all three The Expendables movies, which makes sense since Crews is gigantic. You wouldn’t expect to see him run around with a “pee” machine gun or nonsense like that. It wouldn’t sound fair. The automatic shotgun he uses in the first film, the AA-12, is just perfect for the character of Caesar. It’s big, and when it’s pulled it makes super loud noises and obliterates all on his way. A human facing AA-12 doesn’t stand a chance. And with the attached battery charger, total destruction lasts longer because you don’t have to recharge as often. Why don’t we see this kind of shotgun in other action movies?
AA-12 IMFDB page
18- Braddock’s machine gun with grenade launcher- Braddock: Missing in Action III: When I first saw the video box for the Chuck Norris sequel Braddock: Missing in Action III I was intrigued by the harsh air pistol in Chuck’s hands. It looked like some kind of machine gun with a grenade launcher attached under the barrel. Any machine gun that also has a grenade launcher at be cool. But then, would the weapon actually appear in the movie? Think about how many awesome video box covers you saw in video libraries back then that had elements that didn’t appear in the movie. Fortunately, the pistol, which is a Heckler & Koch G3A4 with a modified AN / M5 pyrotechnic unloader, Is appear in the movie, and Chuck’s Col. James Braddock uses it towards the end of the movie, when he kicks a bunch of multi-raced kids out of jail and wastes any bad guys he can find. The Grenade Launcher also eliminates some guard towers and “standard” action movies like that because why not? What else are you going to use a grenade launcher for (well, other than the rapist that Braddock uses the grenade launcher on)?
It’s a shame Braddock couldn’t use the gun throughout the end of the movie. Using this weapon certainly would have made destroying that attack chopper a lot easier by the end of the movie.
Koch G3A4 IMFDB page with AN / M5 pyrotechnic unloader
17-Soviet double-barreled assault rifle- Red scorpion: As soon as you see the double barreled assault rifle, which is sort of a bloated FN FAL 50, you just know that Dolph Lundgren’s character is going to use it at some point in the movie. The pistol, first used by Colonel Zayas (Carmen Argenziano) in a “target movie mega pistol test” sequence, is absolutely devastating. The gun doesn’t detonate anything, but, presumably because of its two barrels, it can fire two streams of bullets at the same time, doubling the potential carnage. And when Dolph’s Lt. Nikolai Rachenko finally gets to use the gun at the end of the movie, when Rachenko leads the anti-Soviet rebels into Commie’s base to blow it up and kill everyone, the gun is more than up to the mark. height of its potential. The gun also looks “right” in Dolph’s hands, as opposed to the Colonel’s.
I think this gun needs to make a comeback in the next The Expendables. It doesn’t matter if Dolph uses it or a villain uses it. It should make an appearance, however.
Soviet assault rifle IMFDB page
Honorable mention: EM-1 Railgun- Gum: It’s the super gun at the heart of the plot for Gum. It’s not a real gun at all (the IMFDB page explains why the gun is, in reality, utter nonsense), but in the movie it’s the kind of gun that could alter the balance of power in the world (or, really, just causing all kinds of problems for people everywhere). The weapon fires “caseless aluminum shells at near-light speed” which, if real, would be insane. And if you were chased by someone with it, you wouldn’t stand a chance. The gun is super powerful and the scope attached to the gun allows the user to see through walls and so on. Again, how are you going to fight this and survive? It makes sense for Ahnold Schwarzenegger to do this because he’s Ahnold. But you? Or Vanessa Williams? We are all doomed.
EM-1 Railgun IMFDB Page
16- John Wick’s Automatic Shotgun- John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum: Over three movies (and it counts) it’s obvious that John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, is a killing machine, and that he can kill a guy with just about anything. When Wick has a weapon, any type of weapon, it’s bad news for the guy who gets in his way. Wick rocked an automatic shotgun Chapter 2, but in chapter 3, he made killing baddies with an automatic shotgun a thing of the beauty of the action movie. Wick just pulverized these guys in the Continental Attack, and it’s amazing considering how much body armor they all wore. As soon as Wick grabbed that shotgun, a Benelli M2 Super 90, those poor bastards never had a chance. This shotgun was the loudest gun in the movie (and that says something, considering how powerful the movie is in the theater, I saw it. Jesus Christ, I can always hear it) and easily the one that did the most damage. And watch the way Wick recharges as the shotgun is an extension of his body. It’s amazing, exciting and terrifying. What kind of shotgun experience are we going to have in what they call part 4?
Benelli M2 Super 90 IMFDB page
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