Sunday, February 6, 2011

Top Ten Semi-underrated Science Fiction Movie Quotes

Blogs iZombie and Ellie Garratt are doing a Top Ten Horror/Science Fiction Movie Quotes Blogfest today, so I decided to list underrated quotes that deserve more attention (I'll have to admit that a couple are not so underrated, so I made this a list of semi-underrated quotes). I'm not much of a horror fan, so my choices are on science fiction movies. Enjoy.

10. Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
Vince Grant: All this technology and they can't put in an elevator?

9. I, Robot
Detective Del Spooner: It calculated that I had a 45 percent chance of survival. Sarah only had an 11 percent chance. That was somebody's baby; 11 percent is more than enough. A human being would've known that. Robots, [indicating his heart] nothing here, just lights and clockwork. Go ahead, you trust 'em if you want to.

8. The Matrix 
Agent Smith: I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it.

7. Inception
Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient ... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed -- fully understood -- that sticks; right in there somewhere.

EVE: Name?
WALL.E: Eeee...
WALL.E: Eeeee... aah.
EVE: "EVE"! "EVE"!
WALL.E: Eeeee... va?

5. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Yoda: When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not, hmm?

4. V for Vendetta
V: VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey Hammond: Are you like a crazy person?

3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
HAL: Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

1. Spaceballs
Dark Helmet: Say goodbye to your two best friends, and I don't mean your pals in the Winnebago.


  1. I love your underated quotes - they gave me a chance to really appreciate the movies! Thank you for taking part!

  2. Great quotes. I completely forgot about that Jurassic Park one and it's so awesome!

  3. Good one from the Lost World! I went with the first Jurassic Park.

  4. I liked the list, Reid. I love the Ian Malcom quote from Lost World. I use it all of the time. You cracked me up with Spaceballs. Well done!

  5. Oh, great quotes, esp. V for Vendetta, what a great movie.

  6. did someone say spaceballs, great semi-underrated list.

    Thank you for being part of this, it was a great time and success.
    Jeremy [iZombie]

  7. Ha! Spaceballs the flamethrower! The kids love these!
    Great list. Love Love Love Ian Malcolm.

  8. Love the quote list! Inception is the best movie ever, somehow I forgot that it is in fact a sci-fi movie when making my list. Alas!

  9. V for Vendetta is awesome. Nice list. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Ellie and iZombie, thanks for doing the blogfest!

    Just for fun, I ranked the best movie/quote based on how many times it was mentioned in a comment. The winners are:

    1. "Spaceballs" -- mentioned by Budd, James Garcia Jr, iZombie and Heather M. Gardner.

    2. "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." -- Kimberly, Alex J. Cavanaugh and James Garcia Jr like it (James also mentioned "Spaceballs," so if we only count one per person, "The Lost World" and "Spaceballs" are tied).

    3. "V for Vendetta" -- Mshatch and Lisa Potts.

    4. "Inception" -- Alexis.

  11. Kimberly and Lisa Potts, thanks for following.


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