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5 Of The Best Lines Of The Last Decade

CinemaBlend: "As good a paper as it is, the New York Times is no stranger to puffy trend pieces they write just to get page views-- and the one they posted yesterday in the movie section was a doozy even by their standards. "Have we heard the last (truly memorable) word from Hollywood?" ponders Michael Cieply in his piece, wistfully titled "Longing for the Lines That Had Us at Hello." It's more than just some paean to movies from the days when the bulk of the Times readership was young, but an argument that in the last decade specifically, there haven't been nearly as many movie lines worth quoting. "

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Soldierone2233d ago

Some of them made me laugh, but I'm not sure if its the best quotes to be using. The Fight Club one was great, but otherwise they are not really that iconic. You could even pull better quotes from the same movies, especially Pirates.

darklordzor2233d ago

I don't know I think 'Why so serious' is kind of iconic.

Soldierone2233d ago

Its alright, but Batman had way more motivational quotes to be pulled from it too. Im not saying they were horrible choices, just better ones to be made.

darklordzor2233d ago

Yeah, that movie had quite a few of them, but as far as iconic goes, the serious line is pretty intense. It's instantly recognizable.

JL2232d ago

I agree, "Why so serious" is absolutely iconic. Probably the best line they could choose from that movie to make this point.

However, there too are several lines here that just weren't that well thought out when choosing.

What about:
"Know how I know you're gay?" -40 year old virgin. lol Me and my friends actually play that game from time to time.

"They say the best weapon is one you never have to fire. I prefer the weapon you only need to fire once." -Iron Man

"With great power comes great responsibility." -Spiderman

"That's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy, it'd just be 'the way'" -Road Trip

"My Precious" -Lord of the Rings

"I tend to think of myself as a one man wolf pack." -The Hangover

"What we do in life echoes in eternity." -Gladiator

"Shake and bake!" -Talladega Nights
"I wake up in the morning and piss excellence." -Talladega Nights

"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball." -Dodgeball

"King Kong ain't got shit on me." -Training Day

Just to name a few.

Soldierone2232d ago

JL nailed it, almost all the movies I was thinking they missed. Especially Spiderman, that has to be the greatest line ever.

Superman had a few good lines too.

darklordzor2232d ago

I know the movie wasn't that great but this line from Robin Hood was...

"Rise and rise again, until lambes become lions"

Great!

shadow27972232d ago

@Spiderman and LOTR,

Does it count if the lines were written several decades ago?

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darklordzor2233d ago

Yeah that New York Times article is a bunch of crap. There are several movies out with memorable lines that come out almost every year. Hell, you can't watch a YouTube video anymore without someone yelling "This is Sparta!" somewhere. My guess is they were just trying to pull in views by picking something cheap like that to write about. I don't think CinemaBlend gave the best examples (some were pretty good though), their point is still well made.

Soldierone2233d ago

The point was made, thus the article isnt completely garbage. They just didnt do any research and threw out there what came to mind first. Quick easy hits.

darklordzor2233d ago

Yeah I hate that stuff. Take time to research things and then make your point. In the long run you'll get more hits for repeat viewers than having a couple articles like this that upset people and they don't want to come back.

Soldierone2232d ago

Technicly with smaller sites you can still take this route. It makes people angry, thus you can keep making broken headlines or missing quality movies. That way it draws in discussion on behalf of the missed subjects. Of course you lose credibility to an extent, but overall it is the writers opinion not the sites.

darklordzor2233d ago

I'm going to throw this out there, even though I'm sure several will lambast me for it. Whether you liked them or not, the Star Wars prequels have tons of quotable lines.

I remember at one point a few years ago, an article came out in Entertainment mag, saying that Episode 1 was one of the most quoted movies ever according to a recent poll. And they do have some really good quotes in there. Like all of Yoda's Fear is the path to the darkside spiel.

Soldierone2233d ago

Of course! Those movies was good and watchable, they were above the standards and were great films. They just were not up to Star Wars terms, episode 3 was, but the other two werent. Thats why people seem to hate them, when they really dont.

SlaughterMeister2231d ago

I'd say the only quotable line from the new Star Wars trilogy was when Obi-Wan shouts at Anakin: "You were meant to be the chosen one!"

The rest of it was immature drivel.

SlaughterMeister2231d ago

No one quotes Mean Girls. Ever.