I was thinking about any movie quotes or phrases I use regularly in real life and found a few from 2012 that I am quite fond of. Most of these are pretty comedic so don’t expect any life changing quotes from 2012 as I couldn’t think of any of the top of my head! Without any further ado:
Bane was most likely my favourite character of the year and while many disliked his voice I thought it was so fantastic and unique. I love some of his quotes: When Gotham is ashes… then you have my permission to die and You merely adopted the dark, I was born in it, moulded by it…. I just love impersonating the voice in real life.
Whether you liked or disliked his voice, it’s hard to deny how memorable it is. Laremy over on the RopeofSilicon podcast does almost weekly impersonation’s of this Bane voice and it cracks me up every time. Bane was truly a memorable character of 2012 with memorable lines as well.
I dug Argo greatly, and while this line didn’t quite make me laugh as much as others in the cinema, it’s one of the few great phrases I can remember from the year, bringing some comedic charm to an otherwise highly serious film!
I’m a big fan of Pitch Perfect and the idea of putting ‘Acca’ before words is just so funny. When Aubrey says Acca-excuse me early on it catches you off guard but is part of what I love about the film (they sing Accapella if you didn’t get the joke yet!). When Rebel Wilson says Acca-awkward it’s one of the funniest moments in the whole film and while I don’t quite use it in day-to-day conversation, it was highly memorable.
This Bane quote gets it own number in my countdown, as I certainly say it in real life amongst friends. Any “and what if I don’t do that” style question can be pleasantly answered with this quote, which is both awesome in the context of the film but also in a joking mood in real life. Well, at least I’m hoping people aren’t being serious when they use it in real life!
Perhaps I am easily amused but I still can’t get over how smart this joke was in The Dictator, with General Aladeen changing key words in the dictionary such as open, closed, positive and negative to the word Aladeen. It made for great results in the film (the HIV Aladeen scene is hilarious) as well as being able to use it frequently in real life.
Whenever there were negative reviews or comments about The Dictator, calling them Aladeen was a joy and personally to me highlighted how the film at least gives you something to remember, rather than forget like so many of the other 2012 films. I am sure I will use the word Aladeen a few times a month for years to come!
I tried to not look up any quotes before making this list as if I had to look them up then they weren’t really memorable to me! What movie quotes or phrases will you take out of 2012?