With Cowboys & Aliens finally upon us, I’d like to point out something I’ve thought since the first trailer.
Doesn’t Daniel Craig’s arm weapon remind you of Leela’s arm thingee in Futurama?
But then that got me thinking… there are more than a few people who have similar accessories, so I bring to you this list. Presenting A Handful Of Characters With Arm (And Hand) Appendages!
- Hellboy from, um, Hellboy
It could be a weapon; it could be his hand. All I remember is it was bigger than his other hand.
- Ash from Army of Darkness
When Ash’s hand turned evil, I’m sure he thought it was the worst thing that ever happened to him. If he had chainseen a chainsaw hand in his future, he might not have been as upset.
- Dr. Igoe from Innerspace
You might not recall this movie, or this bad guy with interchangeable hands, but sadly, I will not forget one of them – dude had a dildo hand.
- Nathan “RAD” Spencer from Bionic Commando
I haven’t played the recent version of this classic, but the original was the shizz.
- Mega Man from Mega Man
Mega Man 3 was the first video game I ever beat. Or wait… maybe it was Castlevania…
- Hacker and Doc Terror from The Centurions
I had zero interest in getting these action figures as a kid – that’s how terrible the bad guys in The Centurions toy line were. That being said, I loved the heroes in The Centurions. I still have my Max Ray and Jake Rockwell figures.
- Pretty much every character from He-Man (and one from Thundercats)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe were all about gimmicks and puns, and these few selected characters were pure gimmicks and puns. Thundercats simply ripped that formula off (but the new show looks great BTW).
- Optimus Prime from Transformers
I’ve heard rumors that Steve Jobs got the idea for iChat from Optimus Prime.
- Lucas Barton from The Wizard
This movie was ridiculous not only for its insanely obvious product placement, but for its story. A mentally ill kid gets broken out of an insane asylum by Kevin Arnold to go to California and enter a video game competition. Think Rain Man with Power Gloves.
- J.P. Pruitt from Zoolander
This movie is sadly forgotten by many, but I consider it a comedy classic. There are so many zany moments, quotable lines, and crazy cameos, like David Duchovny’s above, that if you haven’t seen it, I implore you. Implore.
- Quarterbacks in the NFL
The cinematic floodgates have been a little dry lately, and it finally appears that there’s hope on the horizon?
A few new previews have made their way online, and as I watch, I wonder if they’ll be any good?
I’m trying to keep my expectations low, hence all the question marks? Wait, that sentence didn’t need a question mark. Did it?
- Your Highness, starring James Franco, Danny McBride, and nerd goddess, Natalie Portman
- Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and nerd goddess, Olivia Wilde
- Tron Legacy, starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, and (again!) nerd goddess, Olivia Wilde
Natalie Portman’s smart for showcasing her Padmé Amidala in her preview, because me thinks Olivia Wilde might be
Gungan gunning for her? No. She’s definitely gunning for her.