The tired old argument that Hollywood is more original than Bollywood needs to be put to rest.
Digital Spy, a media news website, has brilliantly curated 11 cliched movie lines that have appeared in hundreds of Hollywood movies from B-grade action movies to Oscar winners proving that Hollywood really isn’t as original as some Bollywood detractors think it is.
Here are the lines Digital Spy posted. I love exposes.
1. “Don’t you die on me!”
Just take a moment to repeat that sentence over and over. It sounds ludicrous when you really think about it. Now, if someone was dying while they laid on top of you, we’d understand the sentiment.
2. “Let’s get out of here”
This is one you might say in real life, but not when you realise how clichéd it is. It’s apparently the most overused piece of dialogue in movie history. Critic Roger Ebert once said: “[It is] the most common line of dialogue, due to its versatility and applicability to any situation from ‘We’re under attack!’ to ‘I’m in love with you’.”
3. “We’re very much alike, you and I”
Normally uttered by the villain, just to make sure that they’re underlining the psychological basis of all protagonist/antagonist relationships.
4. “You just don’t get it, do you?”
We all want to put someone in their place if they simply don’t understand why you’re upset or angry, but we 100% bet you’d never actually say this line without them laughing in your face, making the situation worse.
5.”There are two kinds of people”
By the sounds of it, there are at least more than two kinds of people, my friend.
If something was happening to us that could end our life or at least ruin it forever, we’d probably be too busy screaming nonsensical guttural noises or crying ourselves silly to even think about saying “no”, when no-one asked us a question in the first place. Possible exception: when Donald Trump inevitably becomes president.
7. “I can explain”
Find yourself caught in a sticky situation that there’s literally no way you can explain yourself out of without saying exactly what’s obviously happening? Here’s your go-to phrase.
8. “I’ll call you back”
Got a character who is on the phone and you need them to get off that damn phone but have no idea how to end the call? It’s still a bit rude to just hang up without saying bye, though.
9. “It’s time” / “It’s showtime”
Two completely different phrases, but they’re essentially the same. If you need to tell someone that something they’ve been dreading for ages is now about to happen: “It’s time.” No need to elaborate further.
However, if you need to explain that something big is about to go down, kickstarted by yourself: “It’s showtime.” This one has added theatrics in its delivery.
10. “I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you”
Everyone says this line as if it’s an original witty reference to Sherlock Holmes, but surely by now they know they’re no longer being smart or clever. Just tell them, for god’s sake.
11. “We’ve got company.”
Made funnier if you pretend that they’re actually talking about Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany.
Source: Digital Spy