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'Just Deux It' with Empire's Best/Worst Movie Taglines

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 12, 2012 at 12:43PM

Empire has created a list of 12 movie taglines that are either "brilliant, terrible or brilliantly terrible." For example, for Francophiles who appreciate majorly corny linguistic puns, the tagline for the 2010 John Travolta vehicle "From Paris With Love" defies easy evaluation: "Two Agents. One City. No Merci."
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"From Paris With Love" poster detail
"From Paris With Love" poster detail

Empire has created a list of 12 movie taglines that are either "brilliant, terrible or brilliantly terrible." For example, for Francophiles who appreciate majorly corny linguistic puns, the tagline for the 2010 John Travolta vehicle "From Paris With Love" defies easy evaluation: "Two Agents. One City. No Merci." Full list below.

You can vote here for whether the below taglines are "utter genius!" or "utterly terrible!"

1. "Dead Snow" (2009): "Ein! Zwei! Die!"

2. "From Paris With Love" (2010): "Two Agents. One City. No Merci."

3. "Crank 2" (2009): "He Was Dead. But He Got Better."

4. "Shrek The Third" (2009): "The Wait Is Ogre."

5. "Chicken Run" (2000): "Escape, or Die Frying."

6. "Alien vs. Predator" (2004): "Whoever Wins... We Lose."

7. "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993): "Just Deux It."

8. "Gross Pointe Blank" (1997): "Even a Hit Man Deserves a Second Shot."

9. "Volcano" (1997): "The Coast Is Toast."

10. "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001): "Family Isn't a Word. It's a Sentence."

11. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989): "Yule Crack Up!"

12. "A Good Day to Die Hard" (2013): "Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.