August 28, 2017

RPGaDAY #28 - Game quotes

What film/series is the biggest source of quotes in your group?

Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I suspect this answer will be the most popular least for us older gamers. Even my wife who has never seen the movie (I almost stopped dating her when I heard that) will throw in quotes at the appropriate times. There is usually at least one quote a game night.

However, I am unimpressed by them. They got stale a long time ago for me. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the movie, but I've heard the quotes so often they are cliche and almost trite now. People seem to use them as some sort of badge of honor, "Hey, look at me. I have geek cred." or they try to present them as 'new'. The quotes haven't been new for over 40 years. Now I just smile and move on.

I wonder if there are other source of quotes just as big. I know Princess Bride gets a lot of quotes and some nights will surpass the Holy Grail for quotes. Are there other, more modern, film/series that can contend? Am I out of touch...or are the modern fantasy films unquotable?

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