When I’m feeling particularly rundown, tired, and bummed from life, I always get a little chuckle out of a line from the English-dubbed version of Hard-Boiled (otherwise known as “Hot-Handed God of Cops” in the title’s literal English translation). There’s a part where Tequila (yep, that his name) is talking to his mentor, and the mentor says “you can’t win everytime, but you can’t lose forever.”
I like that, because I lose a hell of a lot all the damn time. So one of these days, hopefully with something important, I’ll win.
I also like that Hard-Boiled has more on screen deaths than any other movie (a whopping 230, thanks John Woo).
On the same theme (of loser-dom), Spider-Man 2 is amazing. Don’t get me started on it or I’ll talk your ear off on how great it is. The best parts are the heartbreaking loser moments pulled off with true geek style by Tobey Maguire.
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