Short controlled bursts

Is Aliens one of the most quotable movies of all time, or is it just my imagination?  What makes it so quotable?  Is it that I spend a lot of my time moving around in tight spaces armed with a pulse rifle?  Is it because I long to join the Space Marines and wake up in my underwear after an extended sleep?  Probably not.  But the film does have lots of excellent short quotes for nearly every occasion (that involves shooting things).

I played Dead Space on the PS3 today, it’s fun (in a scary OMG what’s that moving over there OMG it’s going to eat my face) kind of way.  One of the weapons is a Pulse Rifle.  I said today at least three times, short controlled bursts, to remind myself how best to use the weapon.

As if,

  1. it’s a real weapon
  2. I actually know how to use one
  3. I was shooting real aliens

It’s funny really.  The funniest moment of course was 10 seconds after reminding myself to use short controlled bursts, a necromorph jumped out of an overhead vent and landed on me and I unloaded a full 50 round clip into it in one continuous long uncontrolled burst.

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  1. Aliens, Ghostbusters, Star Wars and, of course, The Princess Bride. For me these are all top of the list for most quotable films. I’m sure there are fans of other genres (war, western) who will have different ones at the top of their lists.

    I also seem to remember reading that “I’ll be back” is one of the most quoted lines from any film, but I suspect this will only be for a certain age group. Now it’ll probably be some line from High School Musical 2.

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