The blame game - Hancock
The set-up: Hancock is everything a hero shouldn't be - selfish, arrogant, and more often than not, drunk. In trying to save people, he usually ends up making it worse.
The Super-LOLs: When a car's stuck on the railway tracks, and an oncoming train is about to smash it and its occupant to bits, Hancock does the right thing by saving the day. Only he does so by throwing the car (with occupant) out of the way onto another car, letting the train collide head-on (at full speed) into him, and thus causing immeasurable property damage and risking lives left, right and centre.
When the public rightly pull him on it, Hancock replies with all the grace and politeness you'd expect. First he calls them all stupid. Then, this happens:
Tubby bystander: "She should sue you!"
Hancock: "Yeah, well you should sue McDonald's, 'cos they f*&!ed you up"
Stay classy, Hancock.
Grandpa Gordon - Batman Begins
The set-up: Poor old James Gordon.
Throughout Nolan's entire trilogy, he's always been way out of his depth. Even if he isn't enjoying the onslaught of terror and constant threat of death, at least the audience gets to experience a few chuckles with his bewilderment along the way.
The Super-LOLs: With Batman concerned with taking the fight to Ra's al Ghul on a moving train, it's down to Jim to pilot the Tumbler to destroy the elevated tracks. Cue the most inept and worst first (Batmobile) driving lesson ever.
Pink elephant - Darkman
The set-up: If you've never seen Darkman , then you are in for a treat . Directed by Sam Raimi and starring Liam Neeson, it's just about the weirdest superhero flick you'll ever see, with a mentally unhinged lead constantly on the verge of going wibbly-wobbly nutso.
The Super-LOLs: Superheroes are supposed to have a certain level of moral certitude - the ability to rise above the pettier man, and make safe, sound and righteous judgement calls at a moment's notice.
Darkman, on the other hand, has none of those things. And so isn't best pleased when he wins at a fairground game, demands his deservedly won pink fluffy elephant, and then be cheated out of it.
I. WANT. THAT. PINK. ELEPHAAAAANT!
Doorman drama - Spider-Man 2
The set-up: Sam Raimi's traditionally on-point when he lends his quirky humour to the Spider-Man series (let's forget number 3's emo dancing haircut thing ever happened, shall we?). His predilection to including bezzie movie mate Bruce Campbell in minor roles is an almost guaranteed fanboy win.
The Super-LOLs: A late-for-the-theatre Peter Parker rushes to the front of house - and while he's battled supervillains galore to get there, Bruce Campbell's pompous twonk of a doorman is the final enemy he just can't best.
"Remember me?" - Iron Man
The set-up: Casting Robert Downey Jnr as the philanthropist playboy turned superhero was a genius move, and while there was a lot to set-up to get through with such a colourful character, he nailed it with ease in the origin story. Case in point, Stark's womanising ways, summed up and played out in one blink and you'll miss it putdown.
The Super-LOLs: As Tony strides up a red carpet, a beautiful blonde calls out.
Hot model: "Hey Tony, you remember me?"
Without missing a beat, or a stride, Tony looks straight past her and keeps on walking.
Harsh but amusing.
No cuts, no buts - Super
The set-up: Rainn Wilson stars as a superhero as unhinged as the villains he's fighting. He's got, shall we say, a short temper.
The Super-LOLs: Confronted with that most annoying of everyday maladies - people jumping into a queue - a non-costumed Super demands the queue-jumper follow the etiquette. When said jumper tells him where to go, Super strides to his car, puts on his costume and proceeds to beat the man over the face with a wrench pipe. When his screaming girlfriend gets in the way, she gets clobbered over the head too.
As shocking as it is blackly amusing, the pièce de résistance is Super's reaction to the chaos - by turning and running away.
Super-pecs - Captain America: The First Avenger
The set-up: Super-weakling Steve Rogers enters the Super-Soldier programme, and is scientifically, magically transformed into a sweaty, super-smooth Adonis.
The Super-LOLs: While Rogers recovers from the super-process, and a bunch of moustachioed bigwigs stand around chatting business, Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter can't help but reflexively touch his super-pecs.
"Could he be...?" - Superman Returns
The set-up: Years of pre-established, widespread stupidity has always been the rationale for quite why an entire building full of award-winning investigative journalists could never make the connection between Clark Kent looking EXACTLY like Superman, and - you know - actually BEING Superman. But one scene in Superman Returns confirms it.
The Super-LOLs: Clark Kent's just returned to The Daily Planet after years AWOL. His best friend and Lois Lane's husband ponder the possibility that Clark and Superman (both of whom have returned to the city at the exact same time) could be the same person.
The conclusion? "Nah".
Mr. Freeze - Batman & Robin
The set-up: Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a scientist who had a bit of a mishap in a cryogenics lab, leaving him dependent on a diamond-powered subzero suit. In other words, HE'S REALLY COLD.
The Super-LOLs: Whether you genuinely think each and every pun is HEELARIOUS, or if you're rolling your eyes and laughing ironically at the ludicrous banality of it all, it's impossible not to at least smirk every time Arnie's preposterous villain comes on screen.
"You're not sending me to the COOLER"
"Mercy? I'm afraid my condition has left me COLD to your pleas of mercy."
"Tonight, hell FREEZES over."
Bullseye - Daredevil
The set-up: Hitman-for-hire Bullseye hops on a plane on a mission to get to Daredevil. He does not entertain annoying old ladies kindly.
The Super-LOLs: Another one for those of a macabrely mirthful persuasion, Bullseye decides to silence the OAP next to him by flicking a peanut off the service tray in front of him, right into the back of her throat, and causing her to choke to death along the way.
To make matters worse - or at least more Weekend At Bernie's - he props her head up against him, so everyone else thinks she's dozed off.
Kryptonian redecorating - Superman II
The set-up: Lex Luthor's formed an alliance with a trio of very angry and super-powered Kryptonians. Knowing how much Lois Lane means to Superman, they target the Daily Planet on a mission to kidnap her, and thus ensues a mega-powered smackdown as Superman arrives to save the day.
The Super-LOLs: In the aftermath, Lex Luthor strolls around the wreckage-strewn devastation. In typically dry style, Gene Hackman drolly extols the downsides of having a punch-happy Kryptonian mini-army.
"Even with all this accumulated knowledge, when will these dummies learn to use a DOOR KNOB?!"
"Howdy, folks! You should see the White House; they'll be cleaning it for months."
"He's kinda hot" - Man Of Steel
The set-up: Man Of Steel got a lot of flack from critics and fans wanting a few more zingers with their superheroism. Yet while Clark Kent is never going to be as hilarious as Tony Stark, Snyder's franchise revamp still had its fair share of chuckles. After saving the world and outing himself to all and sundry, Supes destroys a government satellite intent on tracking his movements.
The Super-LOLs: In a showdown with the army general attempting to hunt him down, Superman informs them, politely, to back the hell off, before zooming off into the sky. As said army grunt turns back to his car, his subordinate gives off a girlish grin.
"Sorry, sir. I just think he's kinda hot."
J. Jonah Awesomeson - Spider-Man 2
The set-up: In the wake of Otto Octavius becoming a multi-limbed super-villain with the nickname Doctor Octopus, newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson revels at the coincidence.
The Super-LOLs: J.K. Simmons was an inspired piece of casting for the role of Peter Parker's classically curmudgeonly boss at The Daily Bugle. As one of Hollywood's best ranters, his comical outbursts consistently entertained. Particularly, the snarky following:
J. Jonah Jameson: "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
Super toilet roll - Fantastic Four
The set-up: Once the four have been made officially fantastic, director Tim Story cuts together a mini-montage of them learning to come to grips with their newfound super-skills.
The Super-LOLs: Not all the gags hit (Reed walking in on the Invisible Woman naked is just…. weird), but the one-note, base humour gag of seeing Reed nab toilet roll from another room using his super-stretching is chuckle-inducing at least.
The Birth of a(n insulting) hero - Spider-Man
The set-up: Spidey's first major blockbuster offensive nailed the key character traits, not least his snarky, pithy wittiness and ability to throw out one liners as easily as webs.
The Super-LOLs: In his first public fight, a comparatively weedy Peter Parker goes up against WWE star and man mountain Randy Savage as Bonesaw McGraw. After a playfully bewildered introduction, Spidey's locked into the ring for a cage match, and quickly jumps super-high onto the bars for safety.
Cue the beginning of what will become standard quippy Spidey banter.
Bonesaw McGraw: "What're ya doin' up there?"
Spider-Man: "Staying away from you. That's a cute outfit. Did your husband give it to you?"
Bonkers basketball - Catwoman
The set-up: Universally panned as one of the worst superhero movies ever made, Catwoman is a masterclass in inadvertent humour.
The Super-LOLs: Where do we start?
From the brilliantly misjudged face cream maguffin on which the entire drama balances, to CGI so appalling it looks like Catwoman's permanently squeezing one out on the move, the whole thing's amazingly terrible. Our favourite bit though?
This rubbish super-powered basketball flirt-off between Halle Berry and Benjamin Bratt - to the tune of Mis-teeq's 'Scandalous', and replete with keeeer-azily drunk MTV camera angles.
Tommy Lee Jonesing - Captain America: The First Avenger
The set-up: Tommy Lee Jones plays Tommy Lee Jones with a role as a brilliantly curmudgeonly army colonel. When confronted with a 90lb asthmatic (a pre-super-soldiering Steve Rogers) being thrown into his training corp, he is not best pleased.
The Super-LOLs: The one liners are fun, but its Lee Jones' super dry delivery that brings the chuckles.
"I thought maybe he could be useful to me - you know, like a gerbil."
"You're not Superman" - Spider-Man
The set-up: Fledgling superhero Peter Parker is struggling to balance his professional and personal lives. Unbeknownst to his aunt, he's just got some snazzy new superpowers.
The Super-LOLs: One of the first examples of Marvel's playful meta-ness, Peter's offer to help his dear doddering aunt is rebuked with a fanboy-baiting response.
Peter: "Can I do anything for you?"
Aunt May: "You do too much - college, a job, all this time with me…. You're not Superman, you know."
Cranberry Jarvis - Iron Man 3
The set-up: Battered and beaten, a broken Tony Stark crash-lands in the snowy wilderness. Even worse, his suit is about to die.
The Super-LOLs: Stark's in-suit AI Jarvis is a bastion of English civility and upper class elegance. So you know things are really bad, when the absurdity starts to kick in.
"I'm sorry, sir, but there is a problem with my vocal processor- I can go on for a good while but at the end of every sentence I say the wrong cranberry."
Coming out - X2
The set-up: Director Bryan Singer uses his own personal experience and the inherent metaphor of Marvel's merry mutants (that of feeling like an outsider - whether due to race, sexual orientation, religion etc) for a scene that has Bobby 'Iceman' Drake 'coming out' to his parents.
The Super-LOLs: The parents' confusion and difficulty in coming to terms with Bobby's 'uniqueness' is brilliantly capped off with his mother delivering the ultimate, cliched coming-out riposte.
"This is all my fault. Have you tried NOT being a mutant?"
Bat banter - The Dark Knight
The set-up: The camaraderie between Bruce Wayne and his elderly man servan…. house butler Alfred gives Nolan's franchise its heart. So it's always appreciated when we see the two engaging in playful banter to break up the relentless death, destruction and nihilism going on around them.
The Super-LOLs: With Bruce facing possible imprisonment, Alfred ponders their future.
Alfred: "I suppose they're gonna lock me up as well as your accomplice."
Bruce: "Accomplice? I'm gonna tell them the whole thing was your idea."
Ah, Bat banter.
HULK HUNGRY - The Incredible Hulk
The set-up: Following Ang Lee's psychologically introspective but entertainingly dull 2003 comic-book romp, Louis Leterrier and Ed Norton intended to bring a little levity to the tale of everyone's favourite green rage monster.
The Super-LOLs: As the movie opens, we find sometime scientist/monster Banner working in a Brazilian bottling factory. Cue a wry spin on one of the most classic Hulk lines ever.
Bruce Banner: [ in poor Portuguese ] Don't make me hungry. You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry.
Tough Guy Leader: [ in Portuguese ] What the hell he is talking about?
Black magic - The Dark Knight
The set-up: The Joker's introduction is as terrifying and deranged as they come. We'll give you one thing - he certainly knows how to make a memorable introduction.
The Super-LOLs: This one probably depends on how dark your humour runs, but the Joker's reaction to his magic trick (making a pencil disappear by smashing a poor lackey's eye down on it) is bleakly hilarious.
Dragneto - X-Men: First Class
The set-up: A deleted scene from the moment in which Xavier and Magneto make first contact with Angel Salvadore offers up a side to Michael Fassbender you've never seen before.
The Super-LOLs: Affectionally known amongst the X-fans as 'Dragneto', Xavier fleetingly makes Angel see Magneto in full drag.
Nice wig, Fassy.
"You are SO hot" - Fantastic Four
The set-up: Chris Evans was the Fantastic Four 's secret weapon as the Human Torch - with cocky charisma and cheeky humour to match. As the team return from their DNA-altering space voyage, Johnny's given a medical once-over.
The Super-LOLs: The nurse takes Johnny's temperature, which charges the electronic thermometer to 209 degrees.
Nurse: "My God! You're hot!"
Johnny: "Why, thank you. So are you."
Galaga - The Avengers
The set-up: Marvel's mightiest superteam reconvene on the deck of S.H.I.E.L.D's floating fortress, the Helicarrier. Soldiers scurry around, as Nick Fury explains the grave and dire situation the world is in.
The Super-LOLs: Tony Stark rightfully points out that one of the desk monkeys is playing Galaga on the job. As random as it is hilarious, bringing an everyday jobsworth mundanity to what looks like the most badass organisation on the planet.
First time snark - The Amazing Spider-Man
The set-up: 2012's Spidey reboot nailed the teen dynamics, but it wasn't until Garfield got into the suit and started mocking the street-crims that it really felt like a Spidey movie.
The Super-LOLs: Cornering a car thief, Spidey fires off one liners as quickly as punches. When the car thief incredulously asks him if he's a cop, Spidey's teen arrogance and quippy cockiness come to the fore.
Spider-Man: "Really?! You seriously think I'm a cop? Cop in a skin-tight red and blue suit?"
"Give me a horse" - Thor
The set-up: The ultimate example of lost in translation, as Thor embarks on a mission to obtain a trusty steed upon which he can valiantly ride.
The Super-LOLs: Striding into a backwater pet store, he declares his desire for an equine. The bewildered shopkeeper notes that they only have dogs, cats and birds.
"Then give me one of those large enough to ride."
Are we the only ones who imagined man-mountain Chris Hemsworth riding a giant puppy into battle?
Failure to launch - Kick-Ass
The set-up: The opening scene of the movie finds a boldly suited and bewinged crime-fighter standing atop a skyscraper. Stretching his wings, he adjusts his goggles, and leaps into the air accompanied by a soaring score, and an army of entranced bystanders.
The Super-LOLs: He doesn't fly. Nope, he just slams straight into the car on the street below, having fallen 25 storeys or so. As genre upending surprises go, it's a brilliant subversion.
Spider-Man cameo - X-Men
The set-up: Back in 2000, the idea of a successful superhero movie was dead in the water. But in a deleted scene from the original X-Men, exists the most mind-blowing franchise crossover of all time. Well, in a way.
The Super-LOLs: During a dramatic scene, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm run into shot. Only to be interrupted by a cast member in a naff Spider-Man suit running up behind them to save the day.
Snarky sidekickery - Iron Man 3
The set-up: What could've been Iron Man 3 's most annoying trait - a child sidekick - swiftly becomes one its best, thanks to the playful, surprisingly sarcastic repartee between the two.
The Super-LOLs: Dad-less tween Harley sparks up an unlikely relationship with Stark, with both as manipulative and quick-witted as the other.
After helping each other survive a town-wide attack, Harley gives Stark the ol' puppy dog eyes, pleading for him to stay.
Call his emotionally manipulative bluff and screech off in a car, leaving the young oik cold and alone in the streets.
BatSNAP - The Dark Knight
The set-up: Christian Bale isn't exactly known for bringing levity and warmth to his role as tortured Freud-dream Batman. But by the beginning of the second movie, his character's fully comfortable with who he is and his mission statement when out on patrol. Cue quippery.
The Super-LOLs: After foiling a copycat Batman on a crime spree, Fake Batman cries out in indignation about what the difference is between Fake Batman and Real Batman.
Real Batman's one liner riposte?
"I'm not the one wearing hockey pads."
Oh no he didnnnnnnn't…..
Mentor madness - Mystery Men
The set-up: Late '90s superhero comedy Mystery Men was the mildly deranged, even more nerdy precursor to Kick-Ass you may never have known about. Equal parts spoof and homage, it toyed with a group of predominately inept, pathetically powered superheroes on a mission to save the world.
The Super-LOLs: Fulfilling every mentor role in every film ever made, The Sphinx is a genius amalgamation of useless, wistful, woefully uninspirational sayings - and ones that he regularly bombards the team with in an attempt to improve moral and develop teamwork.
Sample quote: "You must lash out with every limb, like the octopus who plays the drums."
Toilet break - Iron Man 2
The set-up: When Tony Stark goes off the rails, you know about it. And what better way for the borderline* alcoholic to spin out of control than by hosting a debauched party mid-way through a massive booze bender.
The Super-LOLs: When a drunken Stark gets hold of the microphone, he asks the question everyone's been thinking - just how does he go to the toilet whilst wearing it?
His answer is as silent as it is urinary, as he proceeds to pee himself in front of all and sundry.
*(ok, blatant but never acknowledged)
Bomb disposal amateur - Batman (1966)
The set-up: The Dark Knight's '60s TV show wasn't exactly the most po-faced of affairs, but Adam West's big screen Batman debut couldn't have been camper had Liberace taken the lead. It was always a more 'KAPOW-y', classically comic book affair, but some of the humour was glorious in its ridiculousness.
The Super-LOLs: We'll always have a soft spot for Bat's conveniently placed 'Shark Repellant Bat Spray', but the silly stakes are truly risen with a madcap bomb disposal scene that foreshadowed The Dark Knight Rises ' trilogy ending setpiece.
Scraping at the doooor - Ghost Rider
The set-up: First up, Nicolas Cage taking the lead in anything is always a free ticket to crazyland. Secondly, pairing him with one of the weirdest and most off-kilter superheroes - and then giving Cage free reign to inject his own character traits into the role - guarantees inadvertent LOL gold.
The Super-LOLs: We get that conveying the intensity of having a flame-headed demon buried within your body and soul is probably not something they cover in Intro to Acting 101.
Still, this is probably not the way to go about it.
HE'S SCRAPING AT THE DOOOOOR.
That sure looks like a.... - Man Of Steel
The set-up: Krypton is on the verge of implosion-y self-destruction. A militarised coup has been overturned, and General Zod and his rebels are about to be banished to an inter-dimensional prison in which they'll likely never return. It's all very, very serious.
The Super-LOLs: Zod and co are encased in an other-worldly material that forms a spaceship prison around their bodies, and fires them off-world.
The only problem? Well, the rockets end up looking a LOT like giant, erm, penises.
Cue a healthy majority of the audience (well, the one we were in, at least) enacting their own version of THAT Austin Powers scene.
LOOOOOAHAGGH - Dredd
The set-up: With Sylvester Stallone as lead, and a weird tendency to rip off his helmet at every opportunity, Judge Dredd's first blockbuster appearance was decried by fans and critics alike. Especially thanks to its tone, which was oddly grit-lite considering the comic inspiration.
The Super-LOLs: Another inadvertent rib-tickler here. Well, we presume it is. In a moment of HIGH INTENSITY ACTING, Dredd becomes engaged in a contentious battle of wills and philosophies. Vocalised through the art of shout-talking.
Bonus points to the top YouTube commenter of the day for transcribing the whole scene:
Brotherly love - The Avengers
The set-up: As the team unites for the first time on the Helicarrier, an explanation of the threat they're facing brings everyone into dispute. Not least with Loki's brother, Thor, who is at least trying to defend his actions.
The Super-LOLs: When Bruce Banner dismisses Loki as cuckoo (or to be precise, of owning "a brain like a bag full of cats"), Thor steps in, defending his brother's honour.
Black Widow quite rightfully points out that Loki's killed eighty people in two days.
Thor, backtracking, concedes: "He's adopted."
Super babysitting - The Incredibles
The set-up: A babysitter heads obliviously to the house of the Parr family, to look after their newborn Jack-Jack.
The Super-LOLs: Despite his super-powered parentage, Jack-Jack has never displayed any super-powers.
After a few adventures of their own, his mum catches up with a host of increasingly desperate, bewildered and terrified voicemails left by a babysitter experiencing some unexpected teething problems. Wonderful short Jack Jack Attack fills in the blanks...
Shakespeare in the park - The Avengers
The set-up: The first meeting between Marvel's snarkiest hero and its most arrogant God was never going to be a subtle one. With wires crossed, the two engage in a tense meeting of the minds as they attempt to settle a rather destructive dispute.
The Super-LOLs: As the feud escalates, the two continue to bicker, leading Stark to utter one of the funniest putdowns in blockbuster history.
Thor: "You have no idea what you're dealing with."
Tony Stark: "Shakespeare in The Park? Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?"
An Introduction to Whedon Zingers 101.
"ANOTHER!" - Thor
The set-up: In the ultimate fish-out-of-water introduction, a newly Earth-bound Thor (a God from a mystical land of Norse deities) is slowly introduced to alien concepts. Like pop tarts and coffee.
The Super-LOLs: After drinking a cup of coffee, he decides he's a fan. "ANOTHER!", he cries, before smashing the cup to the floor in dismissal.
The Manda-WHUT?! - Iron Man 3
***BIG MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING***
The set-up: Months of pre-promotion, trailers, magazine interviews, and around 90 minutes of in-movie events arguing that Tony's biggest nemesis would be Ben Kingsley's terrorist warlord, The Mandarin.
The Super-LOLs: Tony finally breaks into the Mandarin's stronghold and stalks up the stairs, gun poised and ready to take down the biggest threat he's ever faced. Realising the bad guy's indisposed, he hides in the room, before overhearing that The Mandarin is actually nothing more than an English twit of an actor called Trevor who's put the whole thing on for show.
It's one of the biggest cinematic rug pulls you'll ever experience, and amusing instead of infuriating thanks to the ridiculousness of the contrast, and Kingsley's superbly stupid performance of an utter pillock of a man.
Super-squabbles - The Incredibles
The set-up: The Incredibles succeeded in numerous ways - but excelled in its depiction of the everyday mundanities superheroes experience when they're not saving the world.
The Super-LOLs: The city's under attack, and Frozone needs his suit. The only problem? It's not where it's meant to be thanks to his wife tidying it away. As helicopters explode in the background, the drama of the calamity outside is swiftly overshadowed by the bickering in the marital home.
"The public's in danger!"
"My EVENING's in danger!"
Hulk SMASH Thor - The Avengers
The set-up: Having finally learnt to control his rage, Hulk joins the Avengers and helps save the city from an alien armada. Having ridden on the back of a giant space worm thing, bashing aliens left, right and centre, Thor and Hulk take a breather.
The Super-LOLs: Out of nowhere, Hulk side-clobbers Thor to the face. Perfect comedy timing.
So that's a no, then? - X-Men: First Class
The set-up: '60s Magneto and Xavier are on a recruitment drive for mutants to join their uncanny super-team. After a series of relatively positive responses, they enter a bar to find…
The Super-LOLs: A brilliantly unexpected cameo from the most famous movie mutant of all, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. His rather succinct, eloquent and entirely non-PG reply to their introduction? "Go f*ck yourself"
"NO CAPES" - The Incredibles
The set-up: Mr. Incredible's getting back into the superhero game on the sly, and unfortunately they just don't make good super-suits like they used to. When his is damaged, he turns to the head fashionista in the super-styling world - Edna Mode.
The Super-LOLs: One of those rare instances when storytelling, character design and voice-acting combine perfectly to form on-screen electricity, Edna's the ultimate pastiche of a fashionista bigwig, as imagined through Pixar's gloriously deranged director Brad Bird (who also voiced her).
Her dismissive, snooty and playful character is fun as is, but it's her rationale for why Mr Incredible should NEVER have a cape on his suit that highlights a hilariously practical reasoning fail in the design of some of the most iconic superhero costumes ever.
Worst. Henchman. Ever. - Iron Man 3
The set-up: Tony Stark's been captured, and after some rather impromptu escape tactics, sweeps a room clear of enemies using only part of his suit.
The Super-LOLs: As he takes down the last of the goons, he turns to find one sole henchman with his gun poised. Immediately enough, Mr Henchman drops his gun to the floor and gives up, saying: "Don't shoot! Seriously, I don't even like working here. They are so weird."
Simultaneously both the best and worst henchman ever.
"You're a dick" - X-Men
The set-up: The comics have had almost 40 years to cement the friendly rivalry between boy scout X-Man Cyclops, and his love rival bad boy Wolverine. While Bryan Singer's origin story established the friction, it was one line in particular that encapsulated their entire dynamic.
The Super-LOLs: After fighting a shape-shifter, Cyclops demands that Wolverine proof he is who he really says he is. His narky reply (which Scott accepts)? "You're a dick".
Hulk SMASH Loki - The Avengers
The set-up: The world is at stake, but the Avengers have battled back the tide of invading alien forces. Still, Norse God of Mischief Loki is willing to fight to the death. And considering he's already bested all of the non-Hulk Avengers in armed combat up until that point, audiences prepare themselves for a fisticuff smackdown to end all movie smackdowns.
The Super-LOLs: Before Loki's even thrown a punch - and mid-sentence we might add - Hulk simply picks up by the foot and starts slamming him onto the floor like he's playing Whack-a-Mole.
Terrifying threat neutralised with Looney Tunes style mega-violence. *applauds*