Bored and clicking around, clicking on bookmarks I haven’t checked in awhile, I came across this viral video clip. I wanted to share it with everyone, and was afraid that if I saved it for an “official” VVW post, I’d forget (Like a LOT of bookmarked vids). Check it:
Now, the person who made this video clip has boldly named it 100 BEST MOVIE LINES” but, as I watched it, I could think of better lines for the movies shown than the ones they featured, and other movies or lines that are completely neglected. It reminds me of the arguments over the 1001 books list.
Okay, of all the Wayne’s World quotes they coulda gone with, “Spew into this?” Really? Not “Ass sphincter says what?” “What?” “Exactly.” or “She will be mine. Oh, yes! She WILL be mine.” “Spew into this” just doesn’t even rank on the top 10 of that movie.
And “Royale with cheese” was the best they could do for Pulp Fiction? Honestly, it doesn’t even rank in the memorable lines category. “Le Big Mac” is better than that. Jules’s line, “Say ‘what’ again. Say ‘what’ again, I dare you, I double dare you” was really cool. So is “Mmm-mmmm. That is a tasty burger.” and “You mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down?” And Butch’s line, “Zed is dead, baby.” just said it all.
And of course Mia’s line “Don’t you just love it when you come back from the bathroom and find your food waiting for you?” comes to mind whenever we eat out.
Ash saying “Groovy” in Army of Darkness is acceptable, then again… most of Ash’s lines make great sound clips. It was a cool movie. And “My Precious” is definitely priceless. Everything HAL said was creepy and makes great clips, and “Heeeeeeeere’s JOHNNY!” from Jack Nicholson in The Shining will outlive the man himself, just like “No Wire HANGERS!” and “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!” have outlived their original speakers.
I totally agree “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” is one of the best movie lines ever, and I recently watched There Will Be Blood, not surprisingly based on an Upton Sinclair book, and the whole milkshake bit sold Plainview as a demented baddie… Sanity done left the mansion.
But now, where are the best quotes EVER? like, where’s Gunny Sgt Hartman’s lines? Granted, they are a bit… ooh, vulgar? But it WAS Marine boot camp, after all. Really, drop “Love means not having to say you’re sorry” (the most annoying and BS line in history) and give me “Sound off like you got a pair!” Or I could live without “I get older, they stay the same age.” (#24, I don’t even know the movie) and gimme Gunny saying “I didn’t know they could stack shit that high!”
And what about BOONDOCK SAINTS? Really! Murphy’s line “We’re sorta like 7-Eleven. We’re not always doing business, but we’re always open.” is one of the best lines. I’ll allow that the prayer couldn’t be included as it’s 100 best lines in 200 seconds. I really need to buy the DVD… then I won’t have to keep making Netflix send it to me.
So which movie lines in this vid are your favorite? Which lines should have been included? Which ones should’ve been left out?
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