Today we’re quoting some movies!
We’ve all done it. We all know how it feels; to find the precise moment where we can take that semi-useless piece of movie knowledge and apply it to some random conversation or situation. Now, to a movie lover, this yearning to randomly quote movies is almost a constant feeling. I can’t tell you how many times the urge has come over me. Sometimes this feeling comes at inappropriate times, so I just shout them out in my head and laugh at my own stupid joke. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Lately, I’ve been quoting along with the movie, much to the dismay of my family and friends. The truth is, quoting movies is fun. You know it too. Because, how can you not say “Not you, fat Jesus,” every time you see Zach Galifinanakis? Or think of, “I’m the king of the world!” when you see Leonardo DiCaprio? Exactly. You can’t.
One of my favorite movies to quote is Up. The precise sum of how many times I’ve said “Squirrel!” in the past year is incalculable. The precise total of how many times I have recited Russell’s opening monologue is also incalculable. In fact, I can quote that entire movie right now if asked . . . “Good Afternoon. My name is Russell. And I’m a Wilderness Explorer in tribe 54, sweat lodge 12. Are you in need of any assistance today, sir?” I could go on . . . “My name is Dug” . . . and on . . . “But it’s a talking dog!” . . . and on, but I’ll stop here. I’ve probably just lost half of my audience. Oh, well. Let’s continue.
Over the past 10 or so years, my movie quote knowledge has become exponentially higher. And while the movies might be getting worse, the quotes from those movies keep getting better. For instance, some might remember sparkly vampires or how much I loved Eclipse, but the most enjoyable part of those movies, are the hours of side-splitting laughter gained from some of the worst quotes in history. The Twilight Saga movies hold a special place in my heart, if only for horrible writing.
“Say it. Out loud.” “Vampire.”
Or how about, “They’re NOT bears.”Or one of my favorites, “Claire de Lune is great.” That must be said in KStew’s monotone voice or it just wont be as funny. Another favorite, “Paper cut,” also said in the monotone voice.
But, the piece de resistance has to be, “Hold on tight spider monkey.” Seriously, you can’t find any cheesier quotes than those. Not even, “You had me at hello,” or “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
And I probably just lost another high percentage of my audience. But, for those who stayed . . . Hello. Thank you.
Another movie that I just have to quote constantly is Forrest Gump. Being one of my favorite movies, it ranks high on the quotable scale. And if you ask, I randomly might shout out, “Lieutenant Dan!” Of course, I do an almost perfect impression of Tom Hanks as “Forrest. Forrest Gump.” Or if you prefer for me to say, “Me and Jenny were like peas and carrots.” I’ll do it. Maybe you want the preferred quote to quote, “Run, Forrest! Run!” and “Life is like a box of chocolates . . .” Whatever the quote, Forrest Gump ranks a 10 on the quote meter (Lieutenant Dan!). I told you that randomly happens. It’s like a tick, really.
Quoting movies is an American past time. When have you not quoted a movie? It’s impossible! If I had my way, we would live in a world where we could only speak in movie quotes (We can talk about the problems and complications with that, later). But, until that day comes, “May the Force by with you, ” “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” “I’ll be back,” “We’ll always have Paris,” and “After all, tomorrow is another day!”
See you on Wednesday! – Kim
What are your favorite movie quotes? Can you name all the movies I quoted? Tell me in the comments!