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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Best and Worst Movie Taglines of All Time, #98

Check out the preamble here: http://www.mistercinecal.com/2015/06/the-best-and-worst-movie-taglines-of.html, I'm a lazy, lazy human being and I'm not going to copy and paste that everyday.



Best #98
Which: Raise a kung fu fist to Ogami-AND HE'LL CHOP IT OFF!
Where: Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death
What: Extraordinary Hyperbole
When: 1972
Why: The best kind of hyperbolic tagline is the one that threatens that you are in actual danger (see nearly every horror tagline that will be added to this list) and Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death (alternately titled Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades, because if you're not letting the Japanese title your movie you are stone cold doing it wrong) not only threatens that danger quite emphatically, it also handily explains the rules to a fun rock-paper-scissors variation; Kung Fu Fist-Katana-Nothing Else Because Your Hand Just Got Chopped Off



Worst #97
Which: All the power on earth can't change destiny
Where: The Godfather Part III
What: ???
When: 1990
Why: That was always everybody's favourite bit about the Godfather movies, yeah? All the destiny and the fact that you couldn't change it? As I recall, Michael Corleone was but a simple farm boy until an aged wizard told him that he was the Chosen One, destined to defeat the evil Emperor Grubnak. "Use the force, take the cannoli".



The Best Movie Taglines of All Time

100. "Unwittingly, he trained a dolphin to kill the President of the United States", The Day of the Dolphin
99. "They're young, they're in love...and they kill people", Bonnie and Clyde
98. "Raise a kung fu fist to Ogami-AND HE'LL CHOP IT OFF!", Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death

The Worst Movie Taglines of All Time

100. "Not to be confused with King Kong", A*P*E
99. "Great things come in bears", Yogi Bear
98. "All the power on earth can't change destiny", The Godfather Part III

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