10 Bad Lines That Ruin Good Movies, According to Reddit
Even the best movies can include lines that feel a little unnatural or jarring, but that’s not usually the sign of a bad movie. More recently, fans on the internet were shocked by some of Harry Styles’ awkward lines Don’t worry honeybut few would say it ruined the film.
However, Reddit users have brought up several examples of lines that are simply so out of place and awkward that they can’t look at the movie the same way. Maybe it ruins a certain character’s personality or just denotes bad acting, but there are plenty of examples to look at.
“Still raining? I hadn’t noticed.”
Four weddings And a Funeral (1994)
There is a certain amount of cheesiness that is expected from 90s romcoms like Four weddingsbut many audiences argue that this line, delivered by Andie MacDowell at the film’s climax, is too cheesy and ruins an otherwise sweet moment.
Reddit user londoncatvet describes the line as “so unconvincing,” referring both to the words themselves and the way MacDowell delivers them. Four weddings it still stands as a romantic classic, but this line certainly doesn’t fit the emotional ending.
“My father’s work… is done.”
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Although Christopher Nolan’s three Batman The films are often referred to as the greatest superhero trilogy ever made, with the latest installment rarely getting as much love as the previous two. It’s still an exciting film, but it’s full of underwhelming moments like the death of Talia Al-Ghul, which threw off the emotional beats.
“Al-Ghul’s last words and sudden death are really, really bad,” says Redditor sielingfan. She was one of the weaker villains in the trilogy, and while Cotillard’s performance was mostly convincing, the writing of her character never allowed her to shine.
“Then I love him first.”
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Francis Ford Coppola’s third entry Godfather The trilogy is not as beloved as the others, and the introduction of Sofia Coppola’s character, Mary Corleone, is one of the main reasons. Not only was Coppola’s performance widely criticized, but many believed that her character was simply unnecessary.
This particular quote, which follows Pacino’s “he’s your first cousin” exclamation, just doesn’t fit the overall tone of the film. It’s too cheesy and tactless, with Redditor matlockga claiming it’s some of the “worst possible dialogue” for his character.
“It’s you. You’re Rocketman.”
The Rock (1996)
Throughout his action movie career, Nicolas Cage has delivered a fantastic selection of cheesy lines, but this is one that many audiences still find hilarious, but not for the right reasons. Before proceeding to kill his enemy with a rocket, he makes a quick speech about Elton John and calls his adversary “The Rocketman”.
It’s an incredibly cringe-worthy line, and while it’s a lot of fun to laugh at, it’s hard to explain exactly why it was included. Reddit user ajaxmcblastfist calls Cage’s “playful monologue” one of the worst written lines ever, which is ironic since many consider the stone for being one of Cage’s best action films.
“Only if I die.”
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
There’s a lot of talk on the internet about the MCU’s sense of humor; some of his films use comedy sparingly and develop their own unique style, and some are full of nonsensical jokes that distract from the story. while infinite war enjoyed by most fans, there are those who believe it falls into the latter category.
“He’ll kill you” are the last words Thor hears before he comes out with that line, which frankly doesn’t even make sense. There are great moments infinite warbut Reddit user burnerschmurnerimtom agrees that “not an actor on the planet” could have made this exchange meaningful.
“No, it’s because I’m so in love with you.”
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Revenge of the Sith closely follows Anakin’s transition to Darth Vader, but much of the story also focuses on his relationship with Padme Amidala. The pair have a sweet romance throughout the trilogy, but their interactions are often plagued with poorly written, creepy lines like these.
Reddit user fatneilgravytears writes that “this whole scene makes me want to crawl out of my skin” because of how awkward and unnatural it is. When the central romance is so amazing, it’s really hard to care about anything that happens between these characters.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Not much to criticize inside The Return Of The King script, but there’s a moment between Gandalf, Arigorn and Legolas towards the end of the film that feels completely out of place. After Aragorn delicately and articulately describes his plan, Legolas unnecessarily simplifies his words with “a diversion.”
It takes all the tension and emotion out of the scene, almost mocking Aragorn’s poetic language in a way that feels uncomfortable. Redditor jc-ice argues that the line is only included for “anyone in the audience too stupid to realize he’s planning a prank,” which just feels cheap.
“Talk about Beauty and the Beast: She’s both.”
Blade Runner (1982)
It’s undeniably a genre classic, but there are several things about the 80s sci-fi epic Blade Runner which have not aged well at all. Outside of the slightly awkward narration, there are several lines that today feel a little offensive and even misogynistic.
Redditor Wizchine claims they “love the movie to death,” but certain lines just ruin the story when you watch it again today. The film features a rather uncomfortable treatment of women that would never be done today, and despite the film’s classic status, these flaws cannot be ignored.
“Why is this happening to me? What did I do?”
The Matrix (1999)
He might be the internet’s favorite celebrity these days, but there are several people who just don’t click with Keanu Reeves’ acting style. Many think it can be a bit monotonous, it often seems dry and bland, which is why boring lines like this a the matrix causing many to be unable to relate to his character.
The line adds absolutely nothing to the story, and Reeves’ delivery isn’t particularly compelling. Reddit user arashi256 calls the line “completely unnecessary,” and while it might not inherently ruin the entire film, it’s a big contributor to many viewers’ dislike of the protagonist.
“I always drink for world peace.”
Groundhog Day (1993)
Day of the groundhog it’s scripted pretty flawlessly overall, but there’s a moment towards the end of the film that continues to rub off on the audience just the same. When Bill Murray’s character Phil offers to drink to the groundhog, MacDowell’s Rita gets angry and claims that they should drink for world peace.
It doesn’t make sense for Rita to be mad at Phil at this point since she’s never mentioned their unspoken rule before this point. Reddit user Ameliamangan portrays Rita as “a chore to be around” at this point, which ruins her character and her relationship with Phil.
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