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It’s 2000s Month at ScreenAge Wasteland, so prepare yourself for some 2000s-themed ahead of a new top 100 list dropping later this month!
Do you want to know what turns a movie into a classic? Okay, there are a lot of factors in play, but the one I think is at the top of the list is the movie’s quotability factor. Are there some absolutely great lines spoken that you can slip into daily conversations? Is there a catchphrase that will take the world by storm? How about a little back-and-forth conversation that you and your best friend can do every time you see each other or go off on an adventure? Great quotes can make any movie the popular kid at the table.
So, the question I ask today is: what 2000s movie is the most-quotable in your opinion?
Wow, there are actually a few that come to mind. I thought of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie because there are quite a few lines from Curse of the Black Pearl that I still use to this day in casual conversation (I mean, Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow has a number of great lines). However, then I thought about Will Ferrell’s many 2000s comedies, specifically Anchorman and Elf (with the latter, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” is a great way for your friends and you to annoy each other). Finally, I landed on The Dark Knight, which has to be the most quoted 2000s superhero movie. Anything the Joker says and Harvey Dent’s great “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain” line have been uttered by myself. I mean, I love to say, “Why so serious?” the same way Ledger’s Joker says it in the 2008 film.
So what about you, screenagers? What 2000s movie is your favorite to quote?
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