While guns and swords make for exciting action sequences, they're not exactly unique in film. To really grab the audience's attention, movies need to offer something unexpected. The scenes featured in this improbable weapons supercut do just that.
This video from the YouTube channel Burger Fiction demonstrates that practically anything can be used as a weapon in the hands of a capable action star. For example, in The Bourne Identity (2002), Matt Damon takes down his foes using a ballpoint pen. Vin Diesel turns a teacup into a murder device in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
But the master of the unlikely weapon may be Jackie Chan. Whether the only item within his reach is a ladder or a trashcan, he's able to turn it into a vehicle of terror in the action-comedy First Strike (1996).
Other seemingly harmless objects, including an umbrella, melons, a banjo, and a toilet seat, are used for creative ends in the video. You can view the full compilation of action heroes arming themselves in unexpected ways below. For more cinematic thrills, check out our list of the greatest action movies of all time here.