Even a film that sucks can have a great performance or classic lines. A great example is the 1982 B movie, Vice Squad. It has two all time great lines. When the lieutenant sticks his gun in Ramrod's (Wings Hauser - whose performance is right up there with Morgan Freeman's in Street Smart if not better) mouth and says, "C'mon, c'mon. Make a move and make my day." I love Clint but he damn sho ripped that line off. Second classic from the same movie: Beverly Todd tells the pimp Roscoe, "Blink an eye motherfucker and you die in the dark." With those example given, I'm curious as to what were the best lines you heard in 2009? My personal favorite? Michael Jai White in Black Dynamite which has a shit load of classic lines (campy though they may be). First one: "I should have know it was you fiendish Dr. Wu. Your knowledge of scientific biological transmorgrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung fu treachery!" Second: "At long last the bond forged by the struggle against the man has been broken. Brotha, your death will not go unavenged! Fiendish Dr. Wu? You done fucked up now!" Okay, those are some of mine. Hit me with your best shots.
"I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you." - Liam Neeson in Taken
Yea that was a great one. Also a great introduction to a character we all knew but not at this stage in his life. I know I was wondering was Bones always so matter of fact and seemingly pessisimistic? After hearing that line I was like, "Yep."
Here are my favorites
"None of you seem to understand, I'm Not locked in here with you, YOU'RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH ME!!!!!!"-Rorschach from Watchmen
"GIVE ME YOU'RE FACE"-Optimus Prime in Transformers 2 and hey compare to the rest of dialogue in that movie, it's the BEST line in whole freakin movie
"I Do Not like the Cone of Shame"-Dug from Up
"You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, Business is a-boomin"- Lt. Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds
"This is basically a guy, and there's 3 humans here, basically trying to make a warning, you know, saying "I kill 3 humans, watch out for me"-Wikus from District 9
"Where are you, you spongy, yellow, delicious bastards? "-Tallahassee from Zombieland
"You know what you are, Flint Lockwood? A shenaneganizer! "-Mr. T from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
"A tip of the hat from Dr. Facilier"-Dr. Facilier from Princess and the Frog
"Madame, I need you to remain calm and trust me, I'm a professional. Beneath this pillow lies the key to my release"-Sherlock Holmes
"Fuck you Chelios!"-most of the characters in Crank 2
"Redemption? Sure. But in the end, he's just another dead rat in a garbage pail behind a Chinese restaurant"-Mr. Fox from Fantastic Mr.Fox
"I don't like rats, at the best of times, but that one was sounding an alarm."-Cat from Coraline
"Not bad for a 197-year-old blind lady"-Mama Odie from Princess and the Frog
and that's pretty much it for my favorite lines in 2009
True that. And, at least for me, that movie gets better and better every time I see it. The first scene with Eddie getting worked over in his apartment was too brutal for words and, even though I'm not a fan of the slow motion shot, the one of him being thrown out the window was perfect for that scene.
I read the comic after I saw the movie so I didn't have a real basis for comparison. Even before the comic I thought Rorschach was fascinating. Such a complex character who could have so easily, based on his childhood, gone a different way. I too thought the sex scene was overly gratuitous and the movie was too long. Well, too long only in that the story it was attempting to tell was done via a series for a reason.
Dr.Manhattan's story is so tragic. To have all those abilities and not get any joy out of anything. The book is so layered and is one of those stories you could disect over and over and continually gain new insights. As for his penis being improbably big...hey, if you say so.
"Young man, I guess nobody told you that I'm Madea! Ma to the damn D-E-A!" - Tyler Perry in Madea Goes to Jail
"You think it's the living who have ultimate judgment over you, because the dead will have no claim over your soul. But you may be mistaken." - Tobin Bell in Saw VI
"It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own." - Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan
"Do you know how hard it is to make it as an indie band these days? There are so many of us, and we're all so cute and it's like if you don't get on Letterman or some retarded soundtrack, your screwed, okay? Satan is our only hope." - Adam Brody in Jennifer's Body
"In the words of the late, great, Marvin Gaye. Let's... Get... It... On!!" - Roger Guenveur Smith in Fighting
"Your right. Your wedding will be huge, just like your ass at prom." - Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars
"If I were your wedding, I'd be sleeping with one eye open." - Kate Hudson in Bride Wars
"My hair's blue! IT"S BLUUUEEE." - Kate Hudson in Bride Wars
"It's crazy. They haven't spoken in a week. That's like a century in girl years." - Steve Howey in Bride Wars
"What? I got machine guns... in my butt?" - Freddie Highmore in Astro Boy
"There's enough bang in there to blow us all to Jesus. If I 'm gonna die, I want to die comfortable." - Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker
"We can't change the world unless we change ourselves." - Derek Luke and Jamal Woolard in Notorious
"The world has no use for another scared man. Right now, the world needs a fucking hero." Seth Rogen in Observe and Report
"Yeah, let's celebrate mediocrity! That's fantastic." - Andrew Wilson in Whip It!
"If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you.
But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." - Liam Neeson in Taken
All of them are chilling, hilarious, somewhat thoughtful and all out great.
Daaayyyuumm!!! You nailed it 16! Each one of them is a good'un (as we say in the deep south). I'd forgotten about the ones from Bride Wars! I thought they were corny/cheesy the first time I heard them but they actually aren't bad when you just read them. I think I'ma hafta watch that movie again. "That's like a century in girl years" (classic).