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Thor’s Hammer & More: the 3 Simple Weapons That Give Their Wielder Great Power

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I understand that there are endless weapons in the comic book/movie universe that could be mentioned here today. I’ve selected just a few of of my favorites. Some are a little old school, but that’s just how I like it. I also wanted to focus on weapons that weren’t too overpowered like the one featured in my title picture, The Infinity Gauntlet. I understand the gauntlet is pretty tough to match and around the top of the food chain when it comes to weapons that grant their wielder powers. But lets just take it down a notch, shall we… To something a little more manageable.

First up, an oldie but goodie. One of my favorites, the weapon that at a very early age turned me on to the world of action heroes:

The Power Sword

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!
I HAVE THE POWER!!!!

The Power Sword, also known as the Sword of Power or the Sword of Grayskull, was given to Prince Adam of Eternia by the sorceress Teela Na who resides in castle Grayskull. The sword is used by Prince Adam to transform into the hero known as He-man and stop the evil Skeletor and his minions from trying to rule Eternia.

When raised to the sky with the magic phrase spoken: “I HAVE THE POWER!!” Prince Adam is endowed with great abilities, which include:

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Super Strength, Speed and agility. Some feats include being able to take a deep breathe and blow wind powerful enough to knock over enemies, transforming himself into a human tornado, He-man has even rubbed his hands together fast enough to turn sand into glass.

Next up we have my favorite Avenger, Thor.

Mjolnir

Thor wielding Mjolnir (The Avengers 2012)
Thor wielding Mjolnir (The Avengers 2012)

Of all the weapons, I would have to say Mjolnir is my favorite. Mostly due to that fact that it’s very difficult or virtually impossible for others to just grab it and use it against you. For that reason I could leave it anywhere and don’t have to worry about it. At the same time, I could call it to me at anytime.

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Mjolnir is a very powerful and enchanted weapon:

Forged out of the Asgardian metal uru in the heart of a star by Dwarven blacksmiths, no living being can lift Mjolnir unless they be worthy. Mjolnir will return to the same spot from which it is thrown. It will also return to Thor if he summons it to himself. Mjolnir also has the ability to control the elements of storm. Lightning, wind and rain. Mjolnir is a virtually indestructible weapon that also allows its wielder to travel inter-dimensionally.

Last but not least, another one of my old school favorites:

Sword of Omens

Lion O by Gonzalo Kenny
Lion O by Gonzalo Kenny

The sword of omens is wielded by Lion O leader of the ThunderCats. The sword was passed down by his father and Lord of the ThunderCats King Claudus. The Sword of Omens has many abilities:

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When Lion O begins his chant of “Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats Hoooo!” The sword begins to display its abilities. First by extending to three times it’s length. The Eye of Thundera which is embedded in the hilt of the sword comes alive. The sword of omens has the ability to emit blasts of energy, capable of stunning, electrocuting and melting through objects. The eye has shown the ability to heal its wielder after lengthy battles with Mumm-Ra. The sword never dulls and has been know to cut through some of the toughest stone. Omens has the ability to warn its wielder of impending danger and can emit a force field around them to protect from danger.

What are some other basic but powerful weapons you can think of that give their wielder great powers? Give me a shout in the comments. Thanks for reading friends.

 

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Brandon started Coastal House Media, formerly, BCactionMR.com in 2012, with the intent of publishing news he found exciting about upcoming and current events in the world of comic book, action and sci-fi movies. A year later, "BC" became a Verified Creator (Paid Writer) for Movie Pilot, a large fan site, dedicated to all things pop culture. [2013-2018] After Movie Pilot closed its doors, Brandon decided he wanted to give others the opportunity to continue writing and sharing their passion and excitement for entertainment news. We now have evolved into an ever-growing community of bloggers, writers and gamers who love to share our opinions with the world. We cover everything from pop culture, indie, horror, movies, gaming and streaming, to the most recent film trailers to hit the internet. Coastal House Media is dedicated to J.S.W. Thank you for planting the seed all those years ago. RIP Brother

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The Gentlemen | Official Teaser — Netflix

We meet Eddie Horniman as he inherits his father’s sizable estate… only to discover it’s part of a weed empire. Moreover, a host of unsavory elements of Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the operation. Determined to extricate his family from their clutches, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game. However, as he gets sucked into the world of criminality, he begins to find a taste for it.

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Release Date:

2024

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Cast:

Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie), Joely Richardson (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Giancarlo Esposito

Plot Summary:

We meet Eddie Horniman as he inherits his father’s sizable estate… only to discover it’s part of a weed empire. Moreover, a host of unsavory elements of Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the operation. Determined to extricate his family from their clutches, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game. However, as he gets sucked into the world of criminality, he begins to find a taste for it.

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The Iron Claw – Raw and Emotional

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The Iron Claw tells the story of the Von Erich family, a wrestling dynasty made up of 4 brothers. Kevin Von Erich played by Zac Efron (High school Musical, The Greatest Showman), Kerry Von Erich played by Jeremy Allen White (The Bear), David Von Erich played by Harris Dickinson (Triangle of Sadness), Mike Von Erich played by Stanley Simons and the head of the family, the father Fritz Von Erich played by Holt Mcallany (MindHunter).

The story centres around the bond the brothers have, and the expectations set by their wrestling loving father. The film tackles a variety of themes throughout, but the main one being that of living up to a fathers expectations and the how to process the demons we create.

The film is amazing; from the cinematography, to the performances on screen, the wrestling feels so real and you really feel the intensity of the ring during the fights. Each of the brothers have really put the work in, to give a very convincing physical performance.

For me, the standouts have to be Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White. Gone is Troy Bolton, Efron in this film in unrecognisable. His acting ability, holding and commanding every scene he is in with a harrowing intensity. Efron delivers a career defining performance in this film, not just from his physical performance but from his emotional delivery in the more hard hitting scenes. I never thought Zac Efron would make me ugly cry in a cinema, but he’s done it. He also proves to be one of the best working actors we have currently, portraying the expectations set upon him as the eldest brother and the emotional and mental toll that it puts on an individual.

Whites performance as well, has that flair we have come to know so well, from his performance as Carmmy on The Bear, with his overall optimism shattered by the end of the film.

The pacing and direction given by Sean Durkin in this is fantastic. It grips you from start to finish, lingering on characters for slightly longer than you would like. To feel the emotion that is being portayed on the screen is amazing to see, I like how he tells a story and a story as tough and as harrowing as this one. I couldn’t think of a better person to be behind the camera for this film. The choice he makes towards the end of the movie for a particular scene, will have even the most stoic amongst you crying, due to the build of the bond these brothers have throughout the movie. This particular scene was one of the most beautiful I have seen in cinema for a long time.

The cast outside of Efron and White are fantastic as well, everyone is giving 100 percent to the characters they are portraying. The fact it is all based on true events makes their performances that much better. It’s an emotional ride through a world which we know very little about outside the glitz and glamour of the WWE, it’s a shame that this film may miss out of the Oscar buzz because it is truly an Oscar worthy film, with a Best Actor performance given by Zac Efron.

You need to see this film, one of the most harrowing and emotional sports films I have ever seen.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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The Marvels Going Higher, Further, Faster!

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The Marvels (Marvel Studios)

Plot

Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau.

Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Marvel Studios)

Movie Review (no spoilers)

Exceptional performance by Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel respectively. Samuel L. Jackson is back with a fury as Nick Fury and bringing the much-needed energy and comic relief as usual.

I highly encourage watching the following Marvel movies and TV series in order to thoroughly prepare for The Marvels.

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  2. Captain Marvel (2019)
  3. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  4. WandaVision (2021)
  5. Ms. Marvel (2022)
  6. Secret Invasion (2023)

The Marvels’ storyline picks up right after each of the main stars’ respective storylines and manages to combine their story arc into a unique and marvelous manner, keeping it consistent with some of the current events within the broad Marvel Cinematic Universe and developing our heroes from individual stars into a team of superstars. The costumes are aesthetically pleasing.

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel (Marvel Studios)

Zawe Ashton plays the part of Dar-Benn, the antagonist in The Marvels. I would have loved to see more of her character’s backstory and hope that we get to see more backgrounds being unpacked either through Marvel TV Series or even an television special.

The movie’s runtime is 105 minutes, making it the shortest Marvel movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story felt a little bit rushed, considering a dangerous mission is underway to prevent world-level ramifications but no-time is wasted to deliver yet another masterpiece in the cinematic universe.

The story delivers a few unique twists, lots of humor and a few surprises. The movie definitely contains something for everyone, young and old, and I encourage you to take the whole family to experience The Marvels.

Teyonah Parris as Captain Monica Rambeau (Marvel Studios)

The Marvels is a story that keeps the golden thread, which is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and still manages to peak higher, further and faster into the multiversal trajectory.

The trailer doesn’t spoil much, but as always, a secret awaits for those who eagerly pay attention to the Marvel’s trailers. My only worry is that usually key spoilers tend to emerge in the week following the release of the movie in the forms of updated sneak peaks and mini-trailers.

There is a mid-credits scene that you don’t want to miss, but no post-credits scene.

I rate this movie 4 out of 5. Really excited to see what the future holds for Captain Marvel.

Watch at a cinema near you!

The Marvels Official Trailer (Marvel Studios)

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