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Added by The Flagship on 24 Aug 2008 02:17
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Most ridiculous taglines ever conceived

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People who added this item 2730 Average listal rating (1774 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Tagline: "Lock your car or it may be... GONE IN 60 SECONDS"

This tagline is utterly steeped in cheese. Any attempt to slip the title of a film into the tagline usually ends in abrupt failure, this is no different.

Cheese Factor 10/10
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People who added this item 2197 Average listal rating (1542 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Tagline: "Cocked, locked, and Ready to Rock!"

Terrible. I wouldn't be surprised if Nic Cage came up with these himself, they're exactly the sort of calibre of awful you'd expect from him. How witty, the film title is once again included in the tagline - only 'to rock' would surely suggest that there would be some sort of heavy metal concert or that the marines were going in all guns blazing. In fact, the lead character spends most of the time snivelling around his ancient guide.

Cheese Factor 10/10
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People who added this item 963 Average listal rating (631 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
Tagline: "Go for it!"

Disappointing purely because of the fact that it has nothing to do with the film. I can't even think of a successful play on words that this capitalises on. Maybe if this was Rocky FOUR it wouldn't be so bad, but considering this isn't even a Rocky catchphrase, I just don't know what they were thinking.

Cheese Factor 3/10
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People who added this item 4643 Average listal rating (3153 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Tagline: "Time To Kick Some Asteroid"

Warning: Tagline may cause severe cringes. No need to elaborate.

Cheese Factor 10/10
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People who added this item 4137 Average listal rating (2754 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Tagline: "Twelve terrorists. One cop. The odds are against John McClane... That's just the way he likes it."

A generic enough tagline, only it fails because it makes John McClane sounds like Duke Nukem instead of the reluctant anti-hero that he is. He doesn't take out tens of terrorists on a regular basis, why would he enjoy this torture!

Cheese Factor 6/10
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Tagline: "A pulse-pounding cyber-slam"

Bahaha, there's no way this film is pulse-pounding and I'm not even going to speculate what a cyber-slam is. The only way a tagline for a film as dreadful as this could get respect is if it told the truth. "A ceaseless shit-fest that demolishes its short story inspiration" could have served the film better.

Cheese Factor 5/10
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People who added this item 3864 Average listal rating (2588 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Tagline: "The wager between heaven and hell is on Earth"

I've tried to make sense of this tagline for a long time as I used to have a poster of Constantine on my wall. I never managed. What wager exactly is going on between heaven and hell? Is Constantine the Wager? Oh, just like every other human being on the planet then.

Cheese Factor 3/10
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Tagline: "You're all going to die"

Well that's a bit of a bummer. It even suggests that there is no hero to save us all. I guess the only problem is that Raccoon City has already been thoroughly quarantined and ends up being completely levelled by a ballistic missile at the end of the film.

Cheese Factor 6/10
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Tagline: "If you have what it takes... You can have it ALL!"

No. 'If you have what it takes' refers to if you have a fast car, 'you can have it all' equates to you can win...another fast car! The miserable glorification of illegal street racing. Great.

Cheese Factor 8/10
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People who added this item 3454 Average listal rating (2260 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Tagline: "Their days of peace are over"

The villagers live in constant fear of satanic killer monsters that surround their picturesque village. That doesn't sound very peaceful to me.

Cheese Factor 5/10
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People who added this item 5701 Average listal rating (3664 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Tagline: "Be afraid of the dark"

Well, Donnie Darko isn't a horror film, there's no monster that stalks anyone through the night, so they must be referring to Donnie. I'm sure I'm not alone in being completely and utterly unafraid of eccentric spoilt schoolchildren.

Cheese Factor 5/10
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Tagline: "This time it's not just a walk in the park!"

Nor was it last time, or even the time before that.

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People who added this item 1991 Average listal rating (981 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Tagline: "How did they ever make a movie of Lolita?"

You tell us, you made it! And it couldn't have been that bad, since there have been two!

Cheese Factor 3/10
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People who added this item 722 Average listal rating (475 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Tagline: "Someone has to fix the problems."

It is almost as if this film was so-named just so that they could use this as the tag line. It's WOEFULLY tenuous.

Cheese Factor 9/10
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Tagline: "The idea behind the concept is to create a memorable phrase that will sum up the tone and premise of a brand or product (like a film), or to reinforce the audience's memory of a product."

Here's an example of taglines which have failed to do just that. Each tagline is lifted from their IMDb profile, someone has to remember them. The saddest part of all is knowing that a team of marketers have sat around the table in a bid to generate something witty and memorable, and this is the best that they could do.


Here are a few examples where they were a bit more successful.

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