Just when you think the internet has done all it can do, you stumble across a gallery of photos where random web denizens have taken iconic movie scenes and replaced the guns with selfie sticks.
Oddly enough, the work really well in most of the shots.
1 – The Dark Knight
2 – Black Hawk Down
Grimesy was known for his killer coffee and awesome selfies.
3 – Inglorious Basterds
If you’re going to turn in 50 scalps, you’ll selfies too.
4 – Dirty Harry
“Uh uh. I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he take six shots or only five?’ Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a iPhone 4, the most common smartphone in the world and would blow your mind, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?
5 – Saving Private Ryan
“Well, what I mean by that, sir, is…if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir…pack your bags, fellas, war’s over. Amen.”
6 – Mad Max: Fury Road
You’ll never get a good shot at that angle. You have to consider the lighting and the backdrop. Terrible.
7 – Full Metal Jacket
“What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn’t Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?”
8 – The American
Nobody saw this movie so there’s really not a lot to say about it other than to point out George Clooney is rabidly anti-gun but all too happy to use them in his movies.
9 – The Hateful Eight
Major Marquis Warren: I don’t wanna work that hard.
John Ruth: No one said the job was supposed to be easy.
Major Marquis Warren: No one said it was supposed to be that hard, neither. But that, little lady, is why they call him “the hangman”. When the handbill says dead or alive, the rest of us shoot you in the back from up on top of a perch somewhere, bring you in dead over a saddle. But when John Ruth, The Hangman, catches you, you don’t die from no bullet in the back. When The Hangman catches you…
10 – True Grit
Even “The Duke” took time out for a quick selfie. See that pink and rainbow phone? That’s a real man’s phone.
How do you know that? Because John Wayne is using it.
11 – The Outlaw Josey Wales
Josey Wales takes two things seriously – killing and selfies. Look how he’s posing to get the mountains in the backdrop. That shit is social media gold.
12 – The Deer Hunter
DeNiro likes a high quality selfie, too. Look at the effort that goes into this. With a mountain as the backdrop, clothes for contrast. This was no run-of-the-mill selfie, he was going for a viral gem.
13 – Non-Stop
It’s like Taken, in the air, but nobody saw it because, well, it’s not Taken.
14 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
John Connor: No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don’t say “affirmative,” or some shit like that. You say “no problemo.” And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say “eat me.” And if you want to shine them on it’s “hasta la vista, baby.”
The Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.
John Connor: Yeah but later, dickwad. And if someone gets upset you say, “chill out”! Or you can do combinations.
The Terminator: Chill out, dickwad.
15 – Pulp Fiction
It’s the one that says, “Bad Motherf*cker” on it.
16 – The Matrix
Would you like your picture taken, Mister Anderson?
17 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Hasta la vista, baby.
But it wasn’t just firearms that got the selfie stick treatment with several classics seeing their swords and machetes turned into selfie sticks as well.
18 – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Seriously? This is the picture you chose to go with? It’s not like there’s an iconic scene that would have been perfect for this.
Because this isn’t the single most iconic scene from the Indiana Jones serious or anything.
19 – Star Wars Episode 3
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, this was how they made 360 video. Courtesy of General Greivous.
20 – The Princess Bride
You keep using that selfie stick. I do not think it does what you think it does.
21 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Or maybe not. I can’t remember which one this is from and, honestly, they all look the same once it gets dark and brooding.