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The Best / Worst Movie Poster Tagline Jokes
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The Best / Worst Movie Poster Tagline Jokes | Volcano (1997)
Volcano (1997)

"The coast is toast."


Roger Ebert quipped in his less than positive review that "The ads say The Coast Is Toast, but maybe they should say The Volcano Is Drano.” But say what you like for Mick Jackson’s ever-so-cheesy lava palaver, the tagline sticks in the mind – almost as much as the exchange, “Paper beats rock, but scissors beat paper.”; “I'm not paper; I'm lava... what beats lava?”; “My dad... I hope!”

Better than the film? By Vulcan, yes.

Marks Out Of A Pundred: 60.71537302 (taken from a seismograph reading)
 

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1 Fast and Furious
'new model, same parts'. More

Posted by spark1 on Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:16

2 RE: The Best / Worst Movie Poster Tagline Jokes
The first thing I thought about when I saw the Crank 2 tagline was John Cleese in The Holy Grail saying 'I got better' after claiming he got turned in to a newt. More

Posted by wazzock on Sunday November 11, 2012, 14:19

3 From Paris
I LOVED the one for From Paris With Love cause even it's saying no thank you to it's premise. More

Posted by AgentDesmond on Sunday November 11, 2012, 03:48

4 Other great taglines
I have a few crackers that were missed out from the list: "In space, no one can eat ice cream!" - Killer Klowns From Outer Space "Their crime was against nature... nature found them guilty" - Lost Weekend "This might hurt a little" - Sicko "Get a grip on yourself" - Spanking the Monkey "You can tell yourself IT'S ONLY A MOVIE... but it won't help!" - Night Train Murders (an Italian Last House on the Left rip-off) "It will take your breath away... all of it" - Dead and Buried "By pick, by axe, by sword, bye-bye" - The Mutilator "Herbert West has a good head above his shoulders... and another one in a dish on his desk" - Re-Animator "If you have guts... he wants them!" - Nightbeast "Where shopping can cost you an arm and a leg" - Chopping Mall More

Posted by SteveWev on Saturday November 10, 2012, 23:03

5 RE: Naked Gun 2 1/2:
Dr Giggles from the early 90's wins the schlock award - "If you're from Moorehigh and you get sick, fall on your knees, and pray you die quick!" More

Posted by Fit Kisto on Saturday November 10, 2012, 20:55

6 Naked Gun 2 1/2:
From the brother of the director of Ghost. Genius. More

Posted by rosskmiller on Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:41

7 Best Tagline Ever...
Is from 'The Dentist 2', Brian Yuzna's 1998 schlocker. I've never been tempted to watch the film as it would ruin the tagline. "You Know The Drill." Genius! More

Posted by Lazarus munkey on Saturday November 10, 2012, 04:19

8 You missed "He sits. He stays. He shoots. He scores!!"
...the tagline from "Airbud" about a basketball-playing dog that made me laugh out loud. Not enough to watch the frikkin movie of course. l'm not 3..... More

Posted by dunstabledoug on Wednesday November 7, 2012, 16:28

9 RE: The Best / Worst Movie Poster Tagline Jokes
Two of the so-called terrible ones aren't taken in the right context. From paris With Love - Two agents, one city, no merci. No merci could also be read as "No thank you" which is what I wish I'd said before watching this piece of shit. AVP - Whoever wins, we lose. This works on two levels If the movie had turned out to be good then it would have been a BAD ASS tag-line. As it stands it was an awful film so it's pretty apt. More

Posted by Evil_Bob on Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:10

10 Or how about
The brilliantly succinct tagline to the South Park movie? "Uh-oh" More

Posted by Lucy McCaul on Tuesday November 6, 2012, 21:50

11 VG
best tagline ever: "one man, one night, one gun" from the movie "Top Down City", a noir mockery poster from a videogame (which one?). More

Posted by Grimm on Tuesday November 6, 2012, 12:07

12
'You have the right to remain silent... forever.' - Maniac Cop 1 & 2. Brilliant. More

Posted by iain81 on Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:44

13 Win/Lose
'back for war' was great tag for 'expendables' shame prequel to 'alien' produced a lame one. More

Posted by spark1 on Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:21

14 Drano is...
It may not be popular (or even available) in the U.K. but Drano is a popular U.S.-based toilet bowl cleaner. More

Posted by EriCritic on Tuesday November 6, 2012, 00:47

15 Always loved Commando's, although it's not a pun.
LET'S PARTY. More

Posted by loafroaster on Monday November 5, 2012, 21:52

16 You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll hurl!
Wayne's World. More

Posted by loafroaster on Monday November 5, 2012, 21:50

17
phil.margetson, that Predator 2 one is brilliant! I always liked Black Sheep - The Violence Of The Lambs. More

Posted by benthemitchell on Monday November 5, 2012, 18:37

18 Predator 2
"He's in town with a few days to kill." Superb. More

Posted by phil.margetson on Monday November 5, 2012, 18:15


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