One-liners are synonymous with action movies. Theyre so encoded into the DNA of the genre that it would be bad form for the hero not to shout a pun at someone before blowing them to smithereens. Sometimes they can be ingenious, quoted endlessly and granted immortality but sometimes theyre just plain daft.
Im not here to focus on the lines you wish youd thought of, Im here to point out ones that seem like they were put into the script as placeholders and then forgotten about. The lines that are so ridiculous that it takes you a moment to comprehend what youve heard. Most of actions greatest stars are guilty of this and sometimes its good to take them to task.
Granted, it must be hard to write a perfect one-liner as you have to put yourself in the position of the action hero saying it and not everyones a Terminator or a Johnny Die Hard. When it goes right, a well-timed quip can be the coolest thing about a movie. What if it goes wrong you ask? Well, at least we can laugh.
Lets get started
Ill be discussing minor plot details so beware of SPOILERS.