Two readers emailed me saying that many of the weapons I mentioned in my 5 Weapons that shouldâ€™ve been in Transformers 2 post were used in new hit sci-fi movie District 9. I was considering seeing the movie, but after hearing this I decided I had to go. It was fantastic! Despite being a low budget production, they must have hired a very competent weapons consultant. The weapons used were appropriate for the task at hand and were used correctly, something few action, or even historical, movies do right.
As I was watching D9, I was trying to keep track of the various human weapons in the film, and i think I did a pretty good job, though a couple of the ones mentioned in the link above were a surprise to me. I honestly do not remember there being a pistol anywhere in the movie.