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Greatest Modern Adventure Speeches: 5 Memorable Monologues

By    |   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 06:11 AM

Adventure movies, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Star Wars,” take the filmgoer to exotic places and provide plenty of vicarious thrills. Both those movies are more recent examples of the genre, which goes way back to the days when “The Mark of Zorro” and “The Three Musketeers” first appeared in the 1920s.

Here are five memorable monologues from adventure movies:

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1. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)


In the first of four Steven Spielberg-directed "Indiana Jones" adventures, the villain Belloq (Paul Freeman) talks to Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) before the ark is opened. Belloq says: “All your life has been spent in pursuit of archeological relics. Inside the Ark are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This, this is history.”

2. “The Three Musketeers” (1993)

“The Three Musketeers” was remade in 1993, starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, and Chris O’Donnell. At one point, King Louis, played by Hugh O’Conor, says: “This world is an uncertain realm, filled with danger. Honor undermined by the pursuit of power, freedom sacrificed when the weak are oppressed by the strong. But there are those who oppose these powerful forces, who dedicate their lives to truth, honor, and freedom. These men are known as Musketeers. Rise, D'Artagnan, and join them.” O’Donnell portrays D’Artagnan.

3. “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991)

Kevin Costner plays Robin Hood in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” The movie also stars Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. In one scene, Robin says: “I’ve seen knights in armor panic at the first hint of battle. And I’ve seen the lowliest, unarmed squire pull a spear from his own body, to defend a dying horse. Nobility is not a birthright. It’s defined by one’s actions.”

4. “Braveheart” (1995)

Mel Gibson plays Scottish rebel William Wallace in “Braveheart.” Taking place in the 14th century, Wallace organizes a rebellion against a tyrannical English king and becomes a legend. He tells his troops: “Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live ... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives? But they’ll never take ... our freedom!”

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5. “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)

“Star Wars: Episode IV – The Empire Strikes Back” starred Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. In one scene, Yoda (voice of Frank Oz), tells Luke Skywalker (Hamill): “Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from The Force. But beware of the Dark Side. Anger, fear, aggression; the Dark Side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.” The apprentice Yoda is referring to, of course, is Darth Vader.

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