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.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.
And we’re not talking about lines like , we’ve assembled a collection of The 25 Best One-Liners In Action Movies.
Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child? " -- King Leonidas, [movie id="283480"]"300"[/movie] » "Sorry about the mess." -- Han Solo, "Star Wars: Episode IV" » "Hasta la vista, baby." -- The Terminator, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" » "Get away from her, you bi---!
" -- Drill Sergeant Hartman, "Full Metal Jacket" » "I'm your huckleberry." -- Doc Holliday, "Tombstone" » "Up yours, baby." -- John Shaft, "Shaft" » "Say hello to my little friend." -- Tony Montana, "Scarface" » "I find your lack of faith disturbing." -- Darth Vader, "Star Wars: Episode IV" » "Why would I try and cheat you out of anything, now? James Bond." -- James Bond, various films » "Don't push it, or I'll give you a war you won't believe. Let it go." -- John Rambo, "First Blood" » "Yippee-ki-yay, mother----er." -- John Mc Clane, "Die Hard" » "That there is one damn fine coat you're wearing." -- Marv, [movie id="253570"]"Sin City"[/movie] » "Spartans! " -- Ripley, "Aliens" » "I know what you're thinking. ' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself.
Accordingly, as we continue wrestling with the question of which character is the best movie badass of all time, we move past the '80s and into a key component of any aspiring ass-kicker: The ability to spout a no-nonsense tagline.
Here's a list of our all-time favorite badass quotes.