8 Movie Quotes That Became Memes
Movie quote memes are some of the best memes ever! It's nice to see those memorable quotes from our favorite movies get a second life on the internet. Way better than your nerd cousin, who still wears his Vote for Pedro shirt, randomly saying 'I love lamp' all the time. That's no life for a memorable quote! Here's a look at 8 movie quotes that became memes.
One does not simply walk into Mordor / Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
Who knew Boromir was so flipping funny? Well, okay, he's pretty serious, but there's something magical when you take his serious warning about the perils the Fellowship will soon face and put an absurd spin on it. Example:
Plus Boromir is one of my 10 imaginary boyfriends. So I'm happy to see him anywhere and everywhere. He can simply walk into my heart any day. Awww!
This is Sparta! / 300
Why is this line so absurdly funny? Perhaps it's the scenery chewing delivery of King Leonidas? Or the epic Falcon Kick of the poor messenger? This is MADNESS! Plus you gotta love anything that pays tribute to Patrick Star...amirite? I can watch this a million times:
Draw me like one of your French girls/ Titanic
This meme quote is so ridiculous sounding that it's hard to believe that it was actually said in a real live Oscar-winning movie. James Cameron really is a terrible dialogue writer...but an awesome meme caption writer. It was tumblr user Meguhime who first captioned a seductive pug with the quote, instantly creating meme greatness. Soon seductive animals everywhere were begging to be sketched. Wait...why are there so many sexy beasts out there??
Well, that escalated quickly / Anchorman
This memorable quote took off as a meme, when it became the perfect button to anything to ever go off the rails on the internet. Which is almost everything. I can totally see why. I mean nothing diffuses an out of control comment war better than a smartass meme. FACT.
Do not want / Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Okay, technically this is a botched translation of a quote, but it is so awesome and hilarious that it must be included. Plus it's pretty hard to out-dumb Darth Vader's original quote when he finds out Padme has died, 'NOOOOOOOO!'. So kudos to you Do Not Want, kudos. The quote took off after blogger Jeremy Winston purchased a Chinese bootleg copy of the movie and then posted an epic play-by-play of the whacked out subtitles on his blog. In no time 'Do not want' was captioning everything from Broccoli Dog to Paris Hilton's hooha. For some reason the more obvious the better. Case in point:
We need to go deeper / Inception
Inception has led to some of the best memes OF ALL TIME! Strutting Leo? Inception Cat? But one of the best was the Inception multi-panes that used the line 'We must dig deeper'. Especially ones that star rapper Xzibit. He's like the inception of rappers. Plus he's really mastered that blank stare that everyone had on their face after seeing the movie.
What if I told you... / The Matrix
What if I told you, 'What if I told you..." was actually just a paraphrase of something Morpheus says when he tells Neo that he is living in the Matrix? Whoa. Is your mind blown? On a side note...Am I the only one who was disappointed when Neo didn't say 'Whoa!' after hearing Morpheus' speech?
You shall not pass / Lord Of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
There are many badass ways to defeat a Balrog Demon. Screaming at them 'You shall not pass!" has got to be the most badass of them all. Perhaps that's why the phrase took off like gang busters? The best part of this memes popularity is that it gives cool teachers a way to PWN lousy students without looking to d*ckish. Well, maybe a little bit d*ckish.