Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Tide is High

This weekend I watched the re-make of "The Poseidon Adventure". Don't ask me why. I have no satisfactory answer.

One scene sticks in my mind. The scene is an example of the fine acting and script writing. It rivals that of Skinemax soft porn. Steve Guttenberg's character left his shoes in his room during the accident. He cut his foot while wading thru the debris. To help him walk, his girlfriend took shoes off of a dead man and handed them to Steve. In repulsion Steve said, "What are you doing?". She replied, "You want to live?". Steve thought for awhile, the music started to crescendo and he said "Yes I do", took the shoes and put them on.

Are you kidding me with some of these award wanna-be moments! The orginal movie was good, why fix it? I generally don't like remakes. If it aint' broke don't fix it. And if it was already bad to begin with, don't try to re-do it. Let it rot with the stale popcorn at a dollar movie theatre.

Does anyone remember any stupid lines/scenes from a movie which they can't get out of their head?


  • I love the Poseidon Adventure!

    I always have this really obscure
    line from the movie "Dave" in my head... "We're walking... we're walking"

    By Blogger Thora, at 10:47 AM  

  • What are you talking about? That was one of the great dialogue exchanges in cinema history!

    Okay, well in all fairness I haven't technically seen that movie. But you make it sound riveting, I imagine the actual experience of it must be breathtaking.

    By Blogger Dirk the Feeble, at 11:00 AM  

  • Eeew...I'd rather die than wear a dead man's shoes...just kidding...I'd gladly wear some starlet's used shoes if these were the shoes.

    Here's the movie line stuck in my head...

    "You'll shoot youe eyes out, kid"

    By Blogger Chick, at 11:20 AM  

  • First of all, Steve Guttenberg is a god, and so anything he stars in is inherently great. (Think: "Zeus and Roxanne," or "It Takes Two.")

    As for bad movie lines, "Nobody puts baby in the corner" is hands down the worst EVER. And for some unbeknownst reason, I always seem to say it. Wtf?

    By Blogger Vince, at 11:27 AM  

  • I haven't seen this movie. My first intro to Steve was in Police Academy of the best movies of all time! Of course there are lines in several movies which will not leave my head..that includes "What About Bob? and "Pee Wee's Big Adventure." These are classics!!!

    By Anonymous Babette, at 12:15 PM  

  • oh man !!!
    i have too many that i can't remember...

    i really should stop smoking so much pot !!!

    wait.. i'll come up with a good one soon

    By Blogger totolehero, at 12:46 PM  

  • Stop or my mom will shoot.

    By Blogger cher, at 1:34 PM  

  • Okay Babette, you just won the key to my heart.

    I am so glad that someone else acknowledges "Pee Wee's" for what it is. This is truly a great day.

    "There's no basement in the Alamo!"

    By Blogger Vince, at 2:14 PM  

  • Jessica Lange in the 1976 remake of King Kong "Come on, Kong, forget about me. This thing's just never going to work, can't you see?"

    By Blogger Walter, at 2:16 PM  

  • You lost me at "Steve Gutenberg." Sorry, Vince. Guy's a tool.

    By Blogger T. Leach, at 3:18 PM  

  • ok.. my final.. and the most known...

    "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who do you think you're talking to? Oh yeah? Huh? Ok."

    By Blogger totolehero, at 4:31 PM  

  • I see your point about remakes. But take Shakespeare. How many times have they done his plays :-)
    And each time there is something more that can be shown, that needs to expressed, some angle that nobody has seen before.

    By Blogger Wriju, at 5:09 PM  

  • Thora,
    The original movie with Pamela Sue Anderson was great! Who knew that Shelly Winters could swim underwater so long?

    There something to be said about breathing during stink.

    Those are really cool shoes. But I would rather buy a boat!! But if I do win some major lottery, those shoes are yours!!

    I completely forgot about Jennifer Grey stuck in a corner!

    I can do the Pee-Wee tequila dance!! First dance I ever learned. This was way before the electric slide!

    Anything said by Sylvester Stallone belongs on this list.

    People should not talk to animals about love.

    T. Leach,
    My sentiments exactly!

    Great one!!! You're the best!!! You always find a way to crack me up.

    Shakespeare is great. I think it's pretty hard to screw up anything he has written.

    By Blogger angel, jr., at 5:51 PM  

  • Keanu Reeves in Point Break, "I am an FBI agent."

    By Blogger mrshife, at 5:58 PM  

  • Unfortunately, I remember the whole script from the movie"dumn and Dumber".

    By Blogger Ruben, at 6:23 PM  

  • Mr Shife,
    How about his line in Paula Abdul's video "Rush, Rush"-when Paula Abdul said she's never been in love and she asked him if that was bad. He said, "No. It just reminds us that we are all alone".WTF? Did I just remember that?

    Pretty good movie, but you're right. Some of the lines run through my head at the most inappropriate times.

    By Blogger angel, jr., at 6:31 PM  

  • I started to watch it, but i got distracted. I am glad i didn't commit my time ifyou thought it sucked!

    By Blogger twolf1920, at 10:15 PM  

  • Anyone ever seen the old John Wayne movie The Conquerer (1956) ? John Wayne was a great American, but putting him in a movie as Genghis Khan was one of Hollywood's worst moments.

    The script writers were looking for a Shakesperean actor. Instead, Wayne played it in much the same way he played his cowboy roles.

    Imagine John Wayne saying lines like this:

    "I feel this Tartar wo-man is for me, and my blood says: take her!"

    "Know this, wo-man! I take you for wife!"

    Rent it for the laughs.

    By Blogger coloradohurricane, at 1:28 AM  

  • Any of the one-liners from any of the Austin Powers movies, or any Jim Carrey movie, particularly The Mask.

    "Smokin'!", "Groovy, baby!", "Do NOT go in there!"

    Need I go on? OK...

    "I lost my mojo!", "Caaaaaaable guy!", "Sex? Yes, please!"

    Or my favourite comeback line…

    “Machine gun jugglies!”
    “”Yes, you’d know that if you had ever tried foreplay!”

    I keep looking for a way to work machine gun jugglies into a conversation, but it’s hard. So few women have machine gun jugglies. (sigh)

    By Blogger blackcrag, at 4:13 AM  

  • Guttenburg sucks. He always shouts everything!

    One of his other movies, Short Circuit had some piss poor exchanges such as:


    The Gut: "What does that mean anyway?"

    "I don't know"


    By Blogger Christopher, at 11:04 AM  

  • my favorite is the "u think i'm funny?" scene from goodfellas- with ray liota and joe pescie- love it."what am i, a fuckin comedian??" lol

    By Blogger vani, at 11:36 AM  

  • Raw Deal had a few lines that were worse than Schwartzenegger's usual. Although "You should not drink and bake" was kind of funny, when he said "He molested, murdered, and mutilated her" I immediately thought "Just like you did to that sentence." They should have used words better suited to his Austrian accent.

    By Blogger Grant, at 11:38 AM  

  • I once saw a group Halloween costume that recreated the scene in Poseidon Adventure of everyone climbing up the x-mas tree for their dear lives. It was one of the best costumes I've ever scene. The (fully decorated) x-mas tree was mounted on a platform with wheels and they were all sliding up and down the road. Crazy.

    I know pretty much everyone line from "Coming to America" verbatim. And a lot of lines from Juhn Hughes' films.

    By Blogger Anhoni Patel, at 11:53 AM  

  • i really don't remember but i decided to read what the others were saying and i've got to say i can't stop laughing. Because WALTER, that was hilarious!

    By Blogger Chloe, at 5:35 PM  

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