I giggled my way through Entertainment Weekly‘s top five worst movie lines of 2012, and yet I was surprised that several guilty pleasure (and downright awful) films didn’t make the final list. Sure, the declaration of love from Friends with Benefits‘ climax was a head-scratcher, but what about Battleship?!
Realizing that such a list is hopelessly subjective, I decided to throw my personal favorites into the mix with this post. Bear in mind that I haven’t seen every single movie of 2012, so there are probably plenty I’ve missed. In that case, it’s up to you, dear Crushable readers, to share in the comments which lines made you cringe for the actors who had to say them.
For now, here are the worst movie lines of 2012—or are they really the best?
Honorable Mention: “I’m bored. I’m so bored!” –Lindsay Lohan, Liz & Dick (because it’s a TV movie, you see)
10. “Don’t get me wrong. It’s a dream vacation. I mean, I load up. I go into space. I get inside the maximum-security nuthouse. Save the President’s daughter, if she’s not dead already. Get past all the psychos who’ve just woken up. I’m thrilled that you would think of me.” –Guy Pearce, Lockout (though really, anything he says is gold)
9. “A man only drinks like that when he’s planning to kiss a girl or kill a man. So which is it?” –Dominic Cooper, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter8. “By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and knife.” –Jason Statham, The Expendables 2 7. Dennis: “I just threw up.”
Dennis: “In my pants… out of my ass.” –Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand, Rock of Ages 6. “Mahalo, motherfuckers!” –Rihanna, Battleship 5. “Josh cut off his penis because something came out of my vagina.” –Katrina Bowden, Piranha 3DD 4. “Marines don’t die, they go to hell and regroup.” –Chris Hemsworth, Red Dawn 3. “You will tell me or I will eat your stinking soul!” –Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
2. “Now you know. Nobody’s ever loved anybody as much as I love you.” –Kristen Stewart to Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
1. “Burrito!” –Taylor Kitsch, Battleship
Yeah, I listed Battleship twice. You wanna fight about it?
Photo: Open Road Films