🇺🇸 Learn English the Hard Way with “Prototype”

Chances are you are looking for improving your English language comprehension through watching game movies.

I know the drill. Take me right to the sentences.

Feel like upping your game and start catching the slightest subtleties of English?

Look no further.

However, there is a catch.


Who is this article intended for?

For English language learners, as they, all too often, tend to skip a lot of subtleties while reading books / reading stories / reading comics / watching movies /watching game movies, thus slowing down and negating their language progress. I

The catch has to do with the “THE HARD WAY” of learning English, right?

I can’t promise improving your English through this article will be easy, but I promise it will be worth it, provided you work through ALL THE SENTENCES down below. And by the way, to make it even more challenging for you, no answers are given and you are to find them on your own. There’s a reason this article is called “Learn English the Hard Way”, don’t you think?

Still no clue what I’m supposed to do…

If you’re still not really sure what’s going on here, I highly recommend you read the description of “Learn English the Hard Way” challenge.

russia-flag Для чего эта статья и что нужно здесь делать?

По своему опыту могу сказать, что когда в освоении английского приходишь на всё готовенькое, то интеллектуально расслабляешься и не особо вникаешь в детали и тонкости языка.

А вот когда, мы “пропускаем язык через себя”…

  1. внимательное чтение книг, просмотр фильмов, т.д… не знаем, что то или то означает, почему так написано, вообще не догоняем, что происходит, значит отмечаем находку
  2. анализ “любопытных” предложений, конструкций, выражений (грамматика и прагматика наши лучшие друзья)
  3. прогонка проработанного материала через правое полушарие
  4. задействование “освоенных” предложений, конструкций, выражений на письме, в устной речи (идеально, с носителями языка)
    …то результаты будут совершенно иными, нежели чем “со всем готовеньким”.

А именно, выработка силы воли, языковой интуиции, внимательности, любопытства и реальное улучшение навыка английского языка.

Ниже представлены предложения, которые заинтриговали меня при прочтении книги / прочтении рассказа / прочтении комикса / просмотре фильма / просмотре игрофильма. То есть, я сделал первый пункт из четырех выше и поделился результатами с Вами. За Вами остаются остальные три.


If you feel like up to the challenge, then here’s my list of 149 cherry-picked sentences with curious grammar and vocabulary findings from the game movie “Prototype”:

Study hard!


0:43 – They call me a killer, a monster, a terrorist. I’m all of these things.

1:27 – I’m going to find out who did this to me. And I’m going to make them pay.

1:35 – Do you have target in sight? Over.

That’s negative.

2:09 – You. With me.

3:02 – I’ll call for trans…

That won’t be necessary.

3:37 – It’s all for you, baby. All for you.

6:31 – Tornado 5, gunner hit stable. I said hit stable.

6:51 – Fire away, repeat, fire away.

7:28 – The last person responsible for all of this dies tonight.

If we make it out of here.

8:06 – Hey, I knew that guy. He was Blacklight.

Yeah, well now he’s ex-Blacklight.

8:24 – Do you think this had anything to do with the test subject on 51?

I have no idea, and even more, | I don’t want to know.

9:42 – Ahh shit.

9:46 – Wa-wa-wait! Wait!

10:09 – That was… easy.

10:13 – I need to get the fuck out of here… I can’t keep this up forever.

10:57 – What are you going to | throw at me | next, huh? What do you want from me?

11:49 – This can’t be happening.

13:02 – Fucking goose-stepping mother-fuckers.

You kiss your mother with that mouth?

13:15 – Saddle up, you’ve got a CP. Move it!

13:48 – I need to get good view point and scope the area out.

14:03 – I’m not going to hurt you.

14:36 – I haven’t even seen you in five years. Not until you show up at my door last month.

15:02 – They’re gone for a year. Patagonia, or something.

15:28 – It’s best you stay put — they’re probably combing the city for both of us.

16:24 – He’s the one…

16:42 – Oh shit. Here comes the cavalry.

17:35 – Got you now!

18:06 – Doctor, try to keep discussion high level.

18:10 – When it DOES manifest, it makes the Idaho strain look like the common cold.

18:14 – I don’t need to remind | you gentlemen how close we came to the point-of-no-return in Idaho.

18:26 – Bring it, no matter what.

19:02 – I knew Gentek was key. …. – And then there was Blackwatch.

19:37 – To tell you the truth I never thought I’d find her… I wished the hell I never had.

19:58 – Find anything?

Jesus Christ!Don’t do that!

20:23 – I’ve seen that girl before.

Well it makes sense. There are only two names in the file – – one is yours.

20:36 – My God, she’s just a girl. What kind of fucking monsters are these people?

21:03 – I want this contained by daybreak.

But sir, there are nearly 100.000 people in the blue zone.

I’m not interested in excuses. | Get it done!

21:16 – We have a situation I think your team is well suited for, Captain. How long until your men are in place?

21:26 – With respect, sir, a suppression operation in a city of twelve-million is slightly more than my men can handle.

21:45 – He’s eliminated fifty of my men and smashed through a two-foot steel door. You interested?

I’m your man, sir.

I don’t need to tell you what’s at stake.

23:03 – No one goes in or comes out of the Gentek building. I want it sealed with Level Four protocols.

24:07 – I don’t understand.

25:25 – So, unless you want to pull shit patrol | until your momma forgets what you look like, stand your sorry ass right here until you’re told to do otherwise. | Now move it!


26:13 – It could be our guy… can’t say 100%.

26:27 – I don’t know what you are, but I know I’m going to kill you.

26:52 – I don’t fucking believe it!

27:13 – More of them! And I’m just getting started!

27:41 – I need engineers! Ow, shit!

27:50 – Does the name Karen Parker ring any bells? | Well it should. She was close to you; an ex-girlfriend.

27:56 – Get to her before the military makes her disappear.

27:59 – Look, if I can find this lead, you can bet they will too.

30:04 – It’s my job to | get your shit in order. It’s your job to shut the fuck up and learn.

31:06 – I know exactly how to drive this thing.

31:50 – I know now… freeing Elizabeth Green was a mistake. She was a monster, infecting everything she touched.

32:02 – I thought that she was the key to all of this.

And was she?

In a way.

32:23 – And we were going to put a stop to this thing together.

32:56 – Whatever’s happening here, this is only the beginning.

33:10 – Wherever they’re going, I’ll bet McMullen is there.

33:17 – Then I’m going to make sure he never does it to anyone else, ever again.

34:26 – ZEUS has slipped the net, be careful.

34:33 – They’ll pick out Dana’s safehouse – I can’t let that happen.

37:24 – At ease, Captain.

38:08 – The Captain always did | have difficulty|  seeing the bigger picture.

39:04 – He won’t touch down until all sniffers read nominal, and make sure none are destroyed.

39:09 – Engagement protocols? Anything it takes to clear the ground.

39:27 – How many more passes, Red Crown? It ain’t here.

41:09 – And Alex, for what it’s worth, I’m sorry it had to play out like this.

Don’t be sorry. | Just cure this thing.

41:24 – Mercer… you’re a hard man to find.

41:37 – You should pick your friends more carefully.

42:05 – Bring it on!

42:42 – Well I can tell you all you need to know about Penn Station.

44:04 – Man,you look like shit but… this might help.

44:22 – Wait, wait. Hold up. | There’s more.

44:52 – Who looks an awful lot like a college student these days. Not bad for fifty-five years old.

45:31 – Already said I won’t deal with you people. My medical opinion is not for sale.

45:36 – What is it you want, exactly?

45:51 – I’ll tell you what I know, but first we need to find where the military has patient zero.

46:38 – Get on the horn and tell them we’ve secured the Penn station bodies.

47:27 – Friendlies stay alert, death from above. Gun, go gun.

47:35 – Check all hatches, we don’t want any | uninvited guests.

47:41 – You did the right thing,son.

47:54 – If he doesn’t interfere, leave him be. He’s already implicated. He won’t talk.

48:23 – But I had a bigger problem – a weaponized cancer was eating me from the inside out.

48:31 – How did it feel to be infected with something you couldn’t control?

50:07 – Whoa… that’s not good.

50:46 – That was… interesting.

51:16 – If you inject it, and consume it, it should cure you.

Yeah, I’ve heard that before.

51:46 – What’s that shit?

53:33 – I think it’s had it, good job.

54:04 – So, um… what did Ragland have to say?

55:03 – Let go of me! Let go!!

56:21 – I want you to pull the trigger until they don’t get up.

56:45 – These Infected are like animals. But there’s something more – like a hidden hand, guiding them.

57:12 – I could put a stop to this right at the source if I could just get close enough to Greene.

57:17 – So I find Dana, kill Greene, stop the madness. Seemed worth a shot.

Look at your handiwork now.

Oh yeah. They’re headless. An infected army without a leader.

57:57 – It fulfills a Leader Role. The other Hunters take cues from it.

1:01:18 – You’re gonna need something heavier to pierce this material.

1:01:24 – Bravo team, we have heavy armament coming your way.

1:04:25 – Well, what now?

Looks like I’ve got plans. Do what you can for her.

1:04:34 – Mercer.

Who is this?

Not important. What I know, you want to hear.

1:05:56 – … resilient and capable of going toe-to-toe with even the strongest infected.

1:06:00 – Close combat?

It’s what they made for, sir.

1:07:09 – To humans, it is completely harmless. So harmless in fact, that you’ve been breathing it since you entered this room.

1:08:20 – I’m not human. Alex is just a role I play. Part of me was relieved. Part of me died.

1:09:25 – Mercer, right now BLACKWATCH’s only motivation is fielding the Bloodtox weapon as far and wide as possible.

1:09:31 – They’re already moving to blanket the island with it, and once they have you boxed in, they’ll move in for the kill.

1:09:35 – You need to break their grip on Southern Manhattan before they can expand their coverage radius.

1:10:01 – Without you help.. that machine won’t get within a mile of Times Square.

1:10:49 – OK, people, | get your shit together and move out.

1:11:03 – Tackle him, do something!

1:13:17 – Eyes high, heads down.

1:15:14 – I can only give you four hours! Then – – it’s out of my hands!

1:15:42 – McMullen has gone to ground. You’ve come too close too many times.

1:18:20 – I want this in storage until ten minutes ago.

1:18:47 – That is a foolish thing to do.

1:19:06 – But you always were a lateral thinker: plans within plans.

1:19:22 – You died in Penn Station. But the virus found its way into your bloodstream. And here you are, | filling in the blanks.

1:19:50 – Listen, | there’s nothing else you can do to hurt me.

1:20:04 – I thought | it was time we talked.

You don’t want to do that.

1:20:18 – I’ve done your job for you. I’ve broken the back of the infection.

1:20:20 – IN a few hours, this whole place will be glass.

1:20:33 – If you help me stop him, you get your secret.

1:20:38 – There’s no way to get to that ship without being blown out of the sky.

1:20:54 – If we don’t move now, he’ll muscle his way out of Manhattan in a fleet of helicopters.

1:21:02 – I’ll try and pin down Taggart’s location.

1:21:05 – And don’t let any of them (helicopters) out of the city. Taggart could be on any one of them.

Why does it seem like I’m | getting the short end of this deal?

1:22:03 – There was one leak too many and Randall stepped in to shut it down.

1:22:14 – Blackwatch cornered him at Penn Station. With his back to the wall, he unleashed the virus on Manhattan.

1:22:19 – What Mercer did is beyond forgiveness.

1:22:30 – The virus didn’t just kill him, it became him; copied his body down to the genetic level.

1:22:58 – But now Hope has one final riddle to give up. Greene was pregnant when they found her in ’69. What happened to that child?

Do you suppose your answer is out there on the Reagen?

1:23:24 – Taggart’s air power is crippled. He’s going to make a run for it on the ground.

1:23:41 – Force him out of his hole.

1:23:46 – Keep the pressure on and he’ll keep running. But don’t let him escape. If he makes it out of Manhattan, our ticket onto the Regan is gone.

He doesn’t have a chance.

1:23:57 – Force Taggart out into the open.

1:25:04 – Splash the bogey. We can’t let him break the quarantine.

1:25:22 – And then there was one…

1:25:49 – These things they’re beyond our abilities.

I don’t want to hear one more excuse from you! You get your ass back into the field and get it done! | Or don’t come back.

1:26:54 – Welcome home.

1:27:04 – What about our men? The ones on the ground in Manhattan…?

1:27:07 – You didn’t think I was that naive, did you?

1:27:28 – We’re six minutes out.

1:27:57 – I’ve stopped this thing before. Stopped it dead.

1:28:01 – Hope, Idaho, was just a… sacrificial lamb. A necessary cruelty.

1:28:07 – Shoot anything that moves.

1:29:09 – All hands on deck, all hands on deck!

1:30:47 – Grow that back!

1:32:24 – I looked for the truth. Found it. Didn’t like it. | Wished to hell I could forget it.

1:32:55 – What have I become? Something less than human. But also something more.

Wow, it seems you’ve made it to the end of this new-vocabulary-grammar-intensive article… But did you actually work through all the findings?  No shirking? Sweet! That’s what I call being persistent at mastering English!


russia-flag Вы дочитали и проработали статью до конца? Так держать!

Если Вы дочитали до конца эту статью, то я уверен, что Вы узнали много нового про английский язык (при условии, что Вы действительно проработали предложения выше).

Проработать так много материала это совсем не шутки, а вполне серьёзный подход к делу.

Теперь же дело за малым: эффективно всё перенести в речевой актив и начать всласть применять новые знания на практике (пункт 3 и 4, соответсвенно).

Спасибо за то, что уделили время.

Удачи в Вашем языковом путешествии!


I am crazy enough to do the whole nine-yards over again. Please bring me to the beginning of the sentences. Yeah!

Did you know that you are more than encouraged to go ahead and tell me in the comments section below how the whole process went?

With that, thanks for taking your time accepting the challenge, reading and working through the article.

Until next time!


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