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SUPERCUT: “We’re not so different, you and I.”

By / 06.17.13

I can’t believe it’s taken someone this long to put together a supercut of “We’re not so different, you and I,” one of the most strangely pervasive and long-lived movie clichés that has probably been uttered less than 10 times in real life. It would make it even better if the villain looked like Stephen Hawking saying it to a hero who looked like Henry Cavill. My only criticism of this supercut that it’s only 1:43 long, when I feel like it easily could’ve been 15 minutes. Again I’m reminded of one of my favorite movie exchanges, in Adaptation:

Charlie Kaufman: The only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple personality. On top of that, you explore the notion that cop and criminal are really two aspects of the same person. See every cop movie ever made for other examples of this.

Donald Kaufman: Mom called it “psychologically taut”.

11 years later and most of the screenwriting critiques from that movie are just as relevant as when he wrote them. We have Snow White and the Huntsmen and Vin Diesel movies to thank for that.

Also, if any aspiring Supercut editors are out there, I’d really like to see a supercut of that move where the hero carefully closes a dead person’s eyes. I swear that happened roughly six billion times in the 80s and 90s.

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[Slacktory via ClipNation]


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