Happy Sunday, everybody! After you go to church, how about you relax with a brand new Film Pigs Podcast? This one has everything: intros, movie news, a themed discussion, courtroom drama, strange sound clips, a game both challenging and entertaining and completely fair no matter what Todd says, and more!
This time, on a very special episode of The Film Pigs Podcast:
- 0:00:00 – Intro
- 0:01:47 – Movie News
- 0:06:20 – Host Stephen Skelton presents this episode’s theme: Favorite Movie Weapons
- 0:26:36 – Movie Jail
- 0:37:10 – The Nic Cage Memorial Bizarre Line Reading
- 0:40:13 – A Cold Reading from ALIENS
- 0:45:05 – Sequelitis!
- 1:07:52 – The Bottom 5: Dumbest 5 Movie Weapons
- 1:10:05 – A Moment Of Positivity
- 1:10:41 – Outro
7 thoughts on “Podcast #45 – Favorite Movie Weapons”
Yes, it’s back! The highlight of my week.
I’m probably only mentioning this because I’ve seen it recently but Kurt Russell’s gun with the ludicriously large laser sight in Tango & Cash is pretty sweet looking.
Speaking of Kurt Russell, Snake’s uzi with barrel + scope in Escape From New York.
How could you forget John Malkovich’s plastic pistol in In the Line of Fire?
The Terminator’s grenade launcher in T2.
Ash’s chainsaw-turned-hand in Evil Dead 2.
Bruce Lee’s fists of fury.
Also Mad Max’s double barrel shotgun.
Malkovich’s plastic gun is a good choice.
We DID mention Ash’s chainsaw, but agreed the chainsaw was more popularly associated with Leatherface.
I was 13 when Star Wars Episode 1 came out. Darth Maul’s double bladed lightsaber was the coolest thing I had ever seen, and I still like it. If you watch the choreography, Ray Park, who plays Maul, is actually using fairly standard European quarter staff and Asian stick fighting techniques. Yeah, the fight choreography is unrealistic, but so is pretty much every fencing scene committed to film. Ironically, the least energetic or inspired fencing scene in Star Wars is probably the most realistic, with Obi Wan and Darth Vader sizing each other up and just kind of taking little jabs at each other. The worst fencing in Star Wars is the final fight in Episode III. Obi-Wan and Anakin just swing at each other for twenty minutes. I seriously don’t think there was any choreography at all.
The Darth Maul choreography was really well done, which made you forget what a bad idea a double-bladed lightsaber is until you think about it later. Especially with all the flowing robes and giant sleeves Jedi love, 2 blades should totally wreck their wardrobes.
Yeah, those robes pretty much suck. It’s funny because originally Obi-Wan’s robe was supposed to be a disguise/desert gear. The designers never envisioned it being the uniform of the Jedi. Another example of Lucas forgetting what he was doing.
Yay! Really looking forward to listening to this. The weekly show is good and all, but I do miss the more casual, rambly discussions from the podcasts and the movie reviews you used to do while parked in hot, claustrophobic cars.
Then you’ll be glad to hear we’ve got another podcast coming at you before the month is done!