“It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it!” If I had a shiny new pound coin for every time I’d heard that, I’d be a rich, rich man. Trouble is, it’s not exactly accurate is it? Great dialogue transcends both the performance and the film from whence it came and has the ability to infiltrate popular culture and consciousness. From the endlessly quotable to the words you wish you’d said yourself, every Friday will feature an iconic iteration. So in the words of Reservoir Dogs‘ Joe Cabot…”Let’s go to work…”
You can always count on Arnie to deliver a killer pun before offing a henchman or even the big bad himself. But when you’ve gotta keep it purely bad-ass, you can’t go far wrong with Wesley Snipes in Blade, who although totally tenuous if not actually abstract, leaves you in no doubt that you should let him get away with it. In his words:
“Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill!”
I know I am.
Which quotes would come to mind before you disposed of your nemesis? Let us know in the comments below.