We judge our action heroes not by their actions but by how badass they sound just before or after their actions.A great line can make or break these films, as the following badass quotes attest. But all that matters is that two stood against many. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. Gleaned from a lifetime of trial, error, and writing it down, Hawkins provides advice everyone can benefit from in short, digestible chapters. And the German won’t not be able to help themselves but to imagine the cruelty their brothers endured at our hands, and our boot heels, and the edge of our knives. But I got a word of warning for all you would-be warriors. — Taken27) I love the smell of napalm in the morning. — Apocalypse Now John Hawkins's book 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know is filled with lessons that newly minted adults need in order to get the most out of life. And they will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disemboweled, dismembered, and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us. Each and every man under my command owes me one hundred Nazi scalps. And all y’all will git me one hundred Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead Nazis. Clearly, your Pop Culture team is on a run-and-gun, stunt-tastic high this month, thanks to the release of writer-director Gareth Evans’ adrenaline rush —are missing?The action genre’s greatest secret weapon: those snarky, hilarious (whether intentionally so or not), and succinctly timed one-liners.
Earlier this week, Complex unveiled its definitive countdown of The 50 Best Action Stars In Movie History, and, next Tuesday, we’re going to debut our revamped list of The 50 Best Action Movies Of All Time., we're referring to you), a mean-spirited one-liner has left carnage in its wake time and time again.Here are the 50 most devious lines ever uttered in movies. Let us know which ones we missed out at the bottom.Over the past decade, Neeson has transformed into Hollywood's most beloved over-50 badass, and a good part of that reputation has come from his talent at issuing intimidating warnings to those who might do him, and those he loves, harm.Ever since he told his daughter's kidnappers that he was coming for them in 2008's original , Neeson has become a master at verbal menace, and that's no doubt sure to continue with his last go-round as Bryan Mills, in which he must evade a slew of government pursuers while trying to find the individual who killed his wife.