Over the years I’ve incorporated an abundance of film dialogue into my day to day lingo. The following is a
useful guide parody I’ve put together of situations you may find yourself in and the some (in)appropriate and/or completely silly responses.
You probably shouldn’t ever use most of these.* However, I’ve used many of them and the rest I’m just waiting for the perfect opportunity.
Q: What do you say when someone is being a scaredy-cat and you want to exert just a bit of peer pressure on them to talk them into stepping out of their shell (for their own benefit, of course)?
A: “Come on in! The water’s… great.”
– Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) – Iron Giant
Q: What do you say when someone asks who you are?
A: “I’m batman.”
– Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer) – Batman Forever
Q: What do you say to your troops when you are about to lead them to glory and almost certain death? Or, what do you say to a bunch of friends when you are about to jump in the car to go grab some fast food?
A: “Ride now!… Ride now!… Ride! Ride to ruin and the world’s ending!”
– Theoden (Bernard Hill) – LOTR: The Return of the King
Q: What do you say when someone accuses you of cheating?
– Jack Sparrow (of the Captain variety) (Johnny Depp) – Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Q: What do you say when someone has a done a good job and you want to let them know that?
A: “Good job!”
– Hancock (Will Smith) – Hancock
Q: What do you say when someone asks you what the weather is like?
A: “It’s frickin’ freezing in here, Mr. Bigglesworth.”
-Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Q: What do you say when you are making a grand entrace and want everyone to notice?
A: “Hey, you guys!”
– Sloth (John Matuszak) – The Goonies
Q: What do you ask when you walk into a room and can’t remember why you are there and you see someone in that room looking at you quizically?
A: “Did you ever flashy-thing me?”
– Jay (Will Smith) – Men in Black
Q: What do you say when you see people rising up, exceeding expectations, and becoming more than they were before?
A: “They fought like warrior poets.”
– William Wallace (Mel Gibson) – Braveheart
Q: What do you say when you find yourself unexpectedly out front in a competition?
A: “I’m winning!”
– Enrico Pollini (Rowan Atkinson) – Rat Race