Adding to EW’s Nominees for Worst Movie Lines Ever


Entertainment Weekly has put together a pretty fun list of 15 bad lines of dialogue from a variety of films including Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Ever After, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, X-Men, As Good as It Gets and two Julia Roberts flicks.

My personal fav they listed is when Padme (Natalie Portman) says, “Hold me, like you did by the lake on Naboo,” to Anakin in Star Wars 3, that is just classic. You can check out their list here, but I thought I would add a few personal favorites to the nominees. Any of you have any you would like to add?

Morpheus in The Matrix Reloaded
THE SCENE: After meeting with the Merovingian and being escorted out with no luck Trinity says, “Maybe we did something wrong.” Morpheus then utters this “happened” filled line.

THE LINE: “No, what happened, happened and couldn’t have happened any other way.”

Elliot Moore in The Happening
THE SCENE: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening not only has some of the worst read dialogue it has this gem of a line delivered by Mark Wahlberg to his class of kids. The confusion in his voice is what really puts it over the top.

THE LINE: “You’re not interested in what happened to the bees?”

George W. Duke in Rocky V
THE SCENE: After going 12 street rounds with Tommy ‘Machine’ Gunn, Richard Gant as George Washington Duke delivers this encapsulating line. I am not sure if the line itself is what is so great or when Rocky says, “Sue me for what?” after he hits him with a Shoryuken uppercut.

THE LINE: “Touch me and I’ll sue. C’mon pug… Touch me and I’ll sue.”

BONUS: Rocky’s son yelling, “Come on, knock the bum out he took my room!”

Thunderlips in Rocky III
THE SCENE: An exhibition battle between Rocky and Hulk Hogan as Thunderlips has an abundance of awful lines, here are a couple.

THE LINES: “To all my love slaves out there: Thunderlips is here. In the flesh, baby. The ultimate male versus… the ultimate meatball. Ha, ha, ha.”

“No one can believe the superhuman strength of Thunderlips!”

Anakin in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
THE SCENE: I can’t remember exactly where or when this happens in the film, but I know it is Anakin discussing something with Padme and it causes him to say the following.

THE LINE: “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.”

Houseman in Spider-Man 3
THE SCENE: After declaring war on Spider-Man, hating him throughout Spider-Man 2, driving a wedge between Harry and Peter’s friendship and almost resulting in Harry’s death the clueless houseman finally lets Harry in on the “big secret” in Spider-Man 3 in what may be one of the worst bits of lines ever forced into a film to get to a desired outcome.

THE LINE: “If I may, Sir, I’ve seen things in this house I’ve never spoke of… The night your father died, I… I cleaned his wound… the blade that pierced his body came from HIS Glider. I… I know you’re trying to defend your fathers’ honor, but there is no question that he died by his own hand. I loved your father, as I’ve loved you, Harry… as your friends love you…”

Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing
THE SCENE: Just before the big finale Johnny Castle walks over to the Houseman family table and snatches up “Baby” with one of the corniest lines ever. It’s a classic line, but it is also a bad one.

THE LINE: “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.”

Edward Malus in The Wicker Man
THE SCENE: This is not a good film and the following couple of lines are just a sampling of why. You can watch the video below the quotes for even more fun.

THE LINES: “Is this hers? How’d it get burned? How’d it get burned? HOW’D IT GET BURNED, HOW’D IT GET BURNED?”


Now, you tell me what you think are the worst ever.