ALL YOU NEED IS KILL
BATTLE ANGEL’S DAMASCUS BLADE AIMS TO JOIN THE PANTHEON OF ICONIC SCI-FI WEAPONS, ALONGSIDE THESE…
THE M41A PULSE RIFLE
Without a doubt, the coolest made-up firearm in movie history. Aliens’ Colonial Marines didn’t need boring old laser-blasters when they could pop holes in xenomorphs with the M41A’S 10mm caseless bullets. James Cameron designed it himself. Of course.
DARTH MAUL’S LIGHTSABER
(STAR WARS: EPISODE I — THE PHANTOM MENACE, 1999)
The science is nonsense, but who cares? George Lucas’ swooshy, glowing laser swords took knightly duelling into outer space, and playground-game combat changed forever. Then Darth Maul rocked up and made the lightsaber twice as good with twice the blade.
THE NOISY CRICKET
(MEN IN BLACK, 1997)
A pistol so teensy, it’s barely bigger than its own trigger. Loaded with comedy value, too, as Will Smith’s Agent J learns when he finally pulls that trigger, firing off an unexpectedly huge ball of energy — and getting knocked flat by the ridiculous recoil.
THE GRISTLE GUN
The ultimate assassin’s weapon, given you can build your own from, er, the carcass of an edible mutant beastie. Just gnaw the rank meat off the bones, snap the gristly bits together, then load it up with your own false teeth. Perfect! Especially if your target is a waiter.